A month before Cannes

A month before Cannes

  We came to the city of Cannes in April, a month before movie stars took flight to grace the yearly Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is nice, but overrated. Just because the rich and famous come here, so some phony critic glorifies and romanticizes the area and spreads...
Saw super yachts in Antibes

Saw super yachts in Antibes

We were curious to see how big are super yachts, so we took the train from Nice and hopped off at Antibes, where Port Vauban is located. It is the largest marina in Europe. The yachts here are huge! Two-three stories high. Hubby explained that the biggest yachts in...
Eze and the unforgettable toilet

Eze and the unforgettable toilet

Walt Disney and I have one thing in common: we both love Eze in France. I fell in love with it at first glance, the moment I held my chin high to spot the medieval town that’s perched on a hilltop. Eze, also called Eagle’s nest because of its location, has a...
The scent of Grasse

The scent of Grasse

Grasse, the world’s perfume capital. I just had to see it because of the film “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” (2006), which is based on a novel, whose setting is Grasse. It is one of the last train stations from Nice. And we had to take a bus to...
Nice the Beautiful

Nice the Beautiful

Nice is the second most popular French city after Paris. Nice is also called Nice la belle, which means Nice the Beautiful. A deserving name for a beautiful city. These were the places we’ve been at in Nice: 1. Castle Hill  2. Promenade du Paillon 3. Promenade...
Beggars created seaside walkway

Beggars created seaside walkway

Nice in France became popular in the 18th century when upper class Englishmen came to the place to avoid winter. It became a place of relaxation and climate therapy. While we were sitting by the beach restaurant sipping our cocktail drinks at Opera Place and our...
Missed the castle on Castle Hill

Missed the castle on Castle Hill

On our second day in Nice, France, we decided to see Castle Hill, popular for its view of the beachside city. We started out early morning, taking the tram from Place Massena to the Old Town Area. Then we walked all the way up the hill. Yup, and my six-year old...
Enjoyed Promenade du Paillon

Enjoyed Promenade du Paillon

We went to the coastline French Riviera on Easter week 2014. The Riviera is popular – the place boasts of 300 days of sunshine per year! Our base was in Nice, France. A city that was once Italian. We loved it, the atmosphere, the parks and the sea. The moment we...
Oui, Paris!

Oui, Paris!

Flirtatious men, mime artists, outdoor restaurants as people-observation decks, dog poop on the streets and the music of Edith Piaf in the air. Oui, that’s Paris for me!   I was in Paris, the world’s fashion hub,  summer 2005. Going there without a...
Remembering Versailles

Remembering Versailles

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding was set in Italy last weekend. But the rehearsal dinner was done in Versailles, I’ve heard (not that I care!). It’s a nice place to rehearse. I remember my visit in Versailles 2006. The palace and its grounds...
Candid Cannes

Candid Cannes

  One day in Cannes, France. Hopes were high. But once again, we were not so impressed. I’d prefer Eze and Grasse over Cannes. But then again, Cannes is known for being the host of the Cannes Film Festival. Movie stars from all over the world grace the...
Chic ala French Riviera

Chic ala French Riviera

The French Riviera is the place where there are many bearers of french sigtunature bags, most especially Louis Vuitton. People wear a lot of light-colored clothes with soft, flowing material and sailor-inspired styles:  sailor collars, stripes and combination of...