Villa E-1027 has a checkered and painful past. Originally designed as a private love nest, it has been abandoned by its creator, vandalised by a famous artist and left for ruin for decades. But the world has become fascinated by it because of its significance to early-modern architecture, its many innovative built-in ‘tricks’ and the fact that the architect was a woman, at a time when women weren’t even supposed to wear trousers.
The International Competition of Musical Fireworks of Monaco was created by the Principality town hall in 1966. This summer, the competition gathers once again high quality pyrotechnic shows, created by renowned artists in Monaco’s bay.
California Bliss is more than a regular frozen yoghurt company. California Bliss brings the feeling of the West Coast to France with the fresh taste of frozen yogurt, numerous toppings and a fun décor of palm trees and surfboards. Danielle Ahajot and Kylie Schuyler, the two co-founders of the French ‘froyo’ built a company that “reflects who they are”, while also helping girls in underdeveloped countries around the world access a good education.
Temperatures are set to break records again across France, as twenty departments have been placed on a red heatwave alert. A first for France to be under such high heat warning, as sixty other departments are on an orange alert with temperatures forecasted to exceed 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday 25 July.
A few months ago, Riviera Insider introduced you to Lauren Kearns, a ceramic artist who fell in love with France. At 66-years-old, she decided to sell her home in the US and set up her own artist programme in a large studio in Saint Raphaël.
Club Vivanova comes back with an exclusive event organised at the Riviera Marriott Hotel in Cap d’Ail on Thursday, 1 August. This event carries on the club’s tradition of promoting new businesses and opportunities to its members while enjoying a full buffet dinner and very special South African wines.
The first International Perfume and Arts Festival takes place in Grasse from 19 July to 28 July. Exhibitions, concerts and tributes are organised all over the town, immersing Grasse into the fantasy world of “Alice in Wonderland”.
The “Beeftro” is the newest location of Monaco’s Beefbar restaurant, in Cannes. This time around the restaurant takes up its summer quarters on the Plage 45 of the Grand Hôtel de Cannes, offering a new location and the best American and Australian meat specialties.