Wine Tasting in Provence: Chateau Simone

There's this thing about wine/, tasting it, drinking a glass is meant to be a shared experience. Visiting a vineyard can be an intimate occasion when you get to crumble the soil between your fingers and hear th...

Recipe: Resto Bacon, Antibes

This month the Guru is loving this take on ceviche from Restaurant Bacon Cap’D Antibes. Raw fish in lemon and herbs For four persons : Marinade ingredients 1/10 lemon juice 4/10 olive oil a pinch...

Villas – bag a bargain

It's a nerve-racking game booking a villa for the summer. The ultra-cautious with large families leap into the market in September securing their ideal house for the following August. They pay a premium but at ...

Hotels: Life on the Rocks

Club Dauphin at the Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat A couple of years ago Tanya and I were researching an article for Conde Naste magazines on the best hotels on the Riviera. We visited them all, including the most ...

Lifestyle: A year in the markets

Provence markets Author Jamie Ivey spent a year working in the Provence markets, here he explains what goes on behind the scenes   Early one Sunday morning in July the first whisper of the day’s hea...

Antiques hunting

Provence antiques Jon Bryant investigates the enduring allure of hunting for Provence antiques Woof, woof, a little silver piece for dog lovers everywhere More rewarding than lavender fields, longer lasti...