Today is incredible day in Nice: indian summer is back for a day bringing us 25 degrees! That is why we decided to share one of the warmest summer memories with you.They are inspired by Nina Transfeld, an inspiring young clothes designer who has definitely found the passion of her life. Nina is always full of fresh ideas and is in love with the town as much as we are. She moved here from Paris around two years ago and already became a part of it after she opened her charming boutique on rue Rossetti where you can also find [...]
Sun, Oct 23, 2016, Continue reading at the source
French Riviera has become the seaside destination number one for conceptual photographers. Dreamteam photography is a successful international project founded by two girls: Maya Tetter, incredible fashion photographer and Gala Borzova, worldwide famous stylist. They travel around the world creating the story behind the image of each person. This summer they came to Cote d'azur to make several projects come true in collaboration with Anna Khomenko, talented make up artist. Luckily they had just a few days for an enchanting break at Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de Méditerranée to make the best of being away from home and shared their [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
This fall, the 6th Edition of the Festival Franz Liszt is presenting a super lineup of concerts on the Côte d'Azur. www.franzlisztlevenscotedazur.com Music lovers, from the most erudite to the complete novice, will enjoy concerts every weekend from October 1 to 22, 2016. Featured composers: Borodine – Brahms – Dvorak – Fauré – Moussorgsky – Rachmaninoff. In pictoresque villages like Biot, Levens, Villeneuve-Loubet, Mandelieu-La Napoule. Check out the website for details and reservations www.franzlisztlevenscotedazur.com Hope to see you all there! Artists include HarpAzur, Nicolas Bringuier, Elena Sommer, The Cannes Provence Alps Côte d'Azur Ochestra, Amy Christianna Blake, [...]
Fri, Aug 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
This fall, the 6th Edition of the Festival Franz Liszt is presenting a super lineup of concerts on the Côte d'Azur. www.franzlisztlevenscotedazur.com Music lovers, from the most erudite to the complete novice, will enjoy concerts every weekend from October 1 to 22, 2016. Featured composers: Borodine – Brahms – Dvorak – Fauré – Moussorgsky – Rachmaninoff. In pictoresque villages like Biot, Levens, Villeneuve-Loubet, Mandelieu-La Napoule. Check out the website for details and reservations www.franzlisztlevenscotedazur.com Hope to see you all there! Artists include HarpAzur, Nicolas Bringuier, Elena Sommer, The Cannes Provence Alps Côte d'Azur Ochestra, Amy Christianna Blake, [...]
Fri, Aug 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The French Riviera is the place to be when it comes to partying in stunning castles, celebrating weddings with gorgeous views and just enjoying life the best way possible.Nice presents us with a variety of bands for all kinds of events. Live music is essential in this region and you can find it almost everywhere.We selected one of our favourite bands this month. They are the Monarchs.The Monarch is an image of elegance, sophistication, transformation and a mysterious power. The Monarchs Band is the dream of three people to travel the world sharing meaningful music with friends and strangers.Formed by [...]
Sun, Aug 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
We have always been charmed by lifestyle photographers who capture you in the moment asking you to forget about camera. It uncovers who you become looking at this or that part of the city: what you feel, how you look like, what makes you inspired or sad.Both girls Gaёlle Simon and Kate are our good friends for a long time: they met in spring and that's what came as a result. It was pure refreshment bringing up the warmth after cold and griefs.Gaëlle likes to choose very different locations and to show them via person's feelings. We are happy to [...]
Sat, Jul 23, 2016, Continue reading at the source
This month has definitely brought us that true summer that makes you happy as a kid and which we have been waiting for so long. After a week we start hiding from the Sun because it's too hot though still there is so much to enjoy: those incredible warm summer nights, fresh mornings and warm breeze. And it is so good to travel around Nice: by train, by car, by bike and of course, to spend some time on the beach doing that dolce-farniente! Today we are sharing our best feelings discovered in June that will be your inspiration in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
La Fête de la Musique is the official day of music celebrated in France and around the world on June 21st. Musicians simply go to the streets and perform: the music off all kinds, styles and for any mood is all around the cities! It's hardly possible to stand still, soon you start dancing: happy men and women of different ages laugh and sing to their favourite songs together! People who experience it for the first time mark June 21st as a special date to be part of the celebration next year. It's a great idea to start the journey [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
I have for some years now wanted to do a post on the time honored tradition of Petanque, also known as Boules.No, not a treatise on the subject, there have been many, and with a far greater understanding than I.No... something different.... but... different has thus far eluded me.So.... it was with great pleasure when I spotted it .Our local arts community commissioned an exhibit of photos by photographer Hans Silvester.They have been on exhibit these past few weeks in front of the town's Mairie (city hall).His masterful images in black and white, capture the romance and traditions [...]
Wed, Jun 15, 2016, Continue reading at the source
The places you spend your very special days become part of your life: you simply leave your heart there and come back to live these feelings again.We are very happy to wish lots of love and happiness to a beautiful couple – Ekaterina and Ratmir Ronami which is a bit crazy in a very good way. Rock your life and love each other a good madness, only as you can! This photoshoot is very special for us because it was taken by our one of the most favourite photographer Anastasia Volkova who captures moments and emotions so well that you [...]
Tue, Jun 14, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Gaёlle Simon is one of our most favourite impressively talented photographer from Nice who fall in love with it transforming emotions into pictures.On 20th of April her exhibition "Dream of elsewhere" was opened at the National Theatre of Nice. You can visit it till mid of June. Gaёlle changes perception and discoveres the city from another angle: showing it has something of the most different parts of the world. She shared some of her thoughts about the concept.As a 22 years old girl, i've never left Nice (besides some summer holidays in Britany). After 8 years taking the pictures of [...]
Wed, Jun 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
5. Discover Park de la Grande CornicheJust 20 minutes (19km) from Nice by car you can find a very peaceful place being surrounded by nature.Grand Corniche is situated 700m above the sea and the road lies in the exceptional place opening breathtaking views on the French Riviera: Nice, Villefranche sur Mere, La Thuirbi and Eze from one side and the picks of the magnificent Alps from another side.Direction: from Nice go to Moyen Corniche and then go up to Grande Corniche (RM 2465), route de la Revere. Climb up to the top by foot.6. Have an open air lunchYou don't have to order oysters at the expensive restaurant to feel happy.Find your favourite place for a picnic. You simply don't imagine how much tastier a simple sandwich or pizza would be if you try it at the Port on wooden cover with soundtrack of the splashes of the water. 7. Catch the moment!Don't be afraid to start something new especially this summer.Take your very first video, overcome the fear of hight and get a lesson of paragliding, try pétanque or buy a dog.They say if you are afraid of doing something that's the first thing to do.Summer's so short, catch every moment!Find out more discoveries
Lisa is in love with photography and lives between Nice and Moscow, going back and forth.Her account @smirnova_lisa is truly one of our most favourites as she shows the brightest moments as colourful patches.Lisa spent May on French Riviera and it was a beautiful month with lots of discoveries she is sharing with us!1. Notice the first signs of summer.The first signs of summer come with martlets who start singing their songs during the blue may nights flying somewhere in the sky here and there.Stop for a second and look at these incredible birds who are drawing perfect circles in [...]
Tue, Jun 07, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Nice is Love was born as an inspiration after true great story happen when you less expect. And it is so good to find the proof again and again. Today, exactly one year ago, one pretty girl @ozlem_koksall didn't expect to meet her happiest day on Promenade des Anglais together with @alicansavaswho dared to propose her right by the Sea!Their 11 seconds video shared happy vibes all over the world and made us smile for a couple of the days after. Today they are getting married which is the best reason to say "thank you" for being who they are [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016, Continue reading at the source
April is the time when the Sun is becoming warmer, the days longer and we all start making plans and dreams for summer!We have collected the brightest events and discoveries brought by April. 1. BOATS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOUNTAINStarting with the very first day of April more known in Nice as Poisson d'Avril (April Fish) celebrating foolishness in a good way was bringing up surprises to unexpected places. This year colourful boats appeared on Promenade du Paillon just in the middle of the fountain. It reminded a bit Venice in the centre of Nice!photo: Syl Lerou Henaff2. RUN [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source
April started in Nice with run in colours, famous in France as a RunBow. Natália Pizarro, discoveries-lover, has tried it this year for the first time and shared her bright impressions.I have first arrived in Nice almost two years ago and this city never stops to amaze me.Last New Year's Eve I vowed to go to a new place or do something new every weekend. My latest adventure was super colorful! A group of friends and I went running through rainbows in Saint Laurent du Var at the RunBow Colors race.We picked our kits up the day before and got [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2016, Continue reading at the source
PHOTO: REEGO PHOTOGRAPHIESunshine, smile and a couple holding hands - Jo and Lee from Korea. Their dreams are made of tenderness, warmth, love, poesy, fresh breeze and imagination. It is their honeymoon finely captured by the talented Wedding & Life style Reego Photographie - an inspirational artistic photo shoot in Nice, that evokes imagination. His photos make us think about summer, idyll, cuddles and sweet kisses, and what are your memories? [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016, Continue reading at the source
It has now been almost four years since Ellinor @nice__livingmoved to Nice. She always discovers new things and shares small details on her instagram that inspire her. It was meant to be only during a three months period, but then... Better read her story and read more about her March discoveries during such a daily thing as morning jogging! It was meant to be only during a three months period, but I truly felt already the first day that here, here I would like stay. It was just something with the light, the buildings and the nature, and how the [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Conceptual photoshooting with a story by legendary Peter Lindbergh discovering the secrets of two lovers who enjoy dolce vita on the French Riviera. Live moments captured with attention to all the details so well that you want to rewatch again and again. Photographer: Peter LindberghStylist: Grace CoddingtonHair: Odile GilbertMUA: Stephane MaraisLocation: Promenade des Anglais, Old Town of Nice, Hotel Negresco | Nice, France [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Bright sunshine, lively terrace facing the sea, modern design, Mediterranean food and fine wines – that's Di Più in a few words.This place gives you a touch of French Riviera lifestyle right away and can be a perfect choice for your first lunch or dinner in Nice when you have just arrived.Opened in June 2013, Di Più is the youngest and the trendiest out of 5 great Nice restaurants (Boccacio, Villa D'este, La Voglia, La Favola and Di Più) owned by Philippe Cannatella, Serge Cannatella and Jérôme Quilichini. The owners are proud of the exceptional quality of the products making [...]
Sun, Mar 20, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Piers McEwan and Kreete Pruul live in Portsmouth, England where they met some four years ago whilst Kreete, originally from Estonia, was studying at the university there.Kreete now works in digital marketing whilst Piers works in higher education and is also a freelance writer and has his own blog I got addicted to straight away. Piers and Kreete enjoy travelling together, walking and the simple pleasures and moments in life. They have a soft spot for the culture and landscape of France and already have thoughts on when their next jaunt across the channel will be. I am happy to [...]
Sun, Mar 13, 2016, Continue reading at the source
St. Valentine's is about sharing sheer joy, pure happiness and a good madness with your dearest people not just today but every day.James Pouliot more known as @19rivoli_photography and the founder of French Riviera Photography Tours has shared one of his liveliest walks around Nice that would absolutely make you smile. Happy St. Valentine's! If you would love to have the same, contact James directly and 5 % is off if you mention Nice is Love!See more at www.19rivoli.com.PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES POULIOTwww.19rivoli.com [...]
Sun, Feb 14, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Christmas would hardly be Christmas without Tchaikovsky's ‘The Nutcracker'. My own first experience with this glorious confection took place many years ago at New York's Lincoln Center. I watched, entranced, as a giant Christmas tree rose from the stage as if by magic and an enchanting girl, hardly older than myself, leaped and pirouetted around the stage with an assortment of exotic characters. The Sugarplum Fairy! Drosselmayer! Dancing mice! Toy soldiers! I resolved then and there to be a ballerina. Well that never happened. What did happen was a lifelong love of ballet which I can now indulge with the [...]
Tue, Dec 15, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Christmas would hardly be Christmas without Tchaikovsky's ‘The Nutcracker'. My own first experience with this glorious confection took place many years ago at New York's Lincoln Center. I watched, entranced, as a giant Christmas tree rose from the stage as if by magic and an enchanting girl, hardly older than myself, leaped and pirouetted around the stage with an assortment of exotic characters. The Sugarplum Fairy! Drosselmayer! Dancing mice! Toy soldiers! I resolved then and there to be a ballerina. Well that never happened. What did happen was a lifelong love of ballet which I can now indulge with the [...]
Tue, Dec 15, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Culture vultures who want to experience the very best operas and ballets can now satisfy their tastes close to home. You don't have to fly to London to enjoy the Royal Opera House season! Just head to Le Cinema de Beaulieu in Beaulieu-sur-Mer where selected operas and ballets are broadcast live and direct from the Royal Opera House. This coming Tuesday, September 22 Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet is on the program. ¨Prokofiev's score will be conducted by Koen Kessels and the doomed lovers will be danced by Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae. Here is a preview to whet your [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Culture vultures who want to experience the very best operas and ballets can now satisfy their tastes close to home. You don't have to fly to London to enjoy the Royal Opera House season! Just head to Le Cinema de Beaulieu in Beaulieu-sur-Mer where selected operas and ballets are broadcast live and direct from the Royal Opera House. This coming Tuesday, September 22 Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet is on the program. ¨Prokofiev's score will be conducted by Koen Kessels and the doomed lovers will be danced by Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae. Here is a preview to whet your [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
On this day of a national taxi riot, the price, availability and conduct of taxi drivers is being scrutinized, particularly here in Nice, the unhappy home of the world's highest taxi fares. Furious at competition from Uber, taxi drivers are shown above at Nice Airport demanding papers from rental cars to prove that it's a “legitimate” rental. Although the government has already declared Uber's low-cost service, UberPop, illegal, French courts have yet to weigh in on the matter and the highly popular service exists now in a legal limbo. I'll tell you a secret. Everyone but everyone living in [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015, Continue reading at the source
On this day of a national taxi riot, the price, availability and conduct of taxi drivers is being scrutinized, particularly here in Nice, the unhappy home of the world's highest taxi fares. Furious at competition from Uber, taxi drivers are shown above at Nice Airport demanding papers from rental cars to prove that it's a “legitimate” rental. Although the government has already declared Uber's low-cost service, UberPop, illegal, French courts have yet to weigh in on the matter and the highly popular service exists now in a legal limbo. I'll tell you a secret. Everyone but everyone living in [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Question often posed, "when did you first fall in love with...."?Predictably, "oh... on first sight" or some other similarly shallow response.When exactly did I fall in love with France, or rather the French way of life. Not until I came south. Like the Impressionist painters before me, yes, I was dazzled by the light. I mean who wouldn't be. Here there are over 300 days plus of sunshine. Did that just register with you? Then, you have that French sensibility toward life, no where more than here in the south.One works to live. The long [...]
Sat, Jun 13, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Ask and ye shall receive. Last year I bemoaned the fact that the Nice Jazz Festival was relying too much on regulars. Sponsored by singer/pianist Jamie Cullum, this year's program presents several rarely-seen-in-Nice artists such as Brad Mehldau, The Roots, Jason Moran and Roberto Fonseca. In addition to up-and-coming artists, look out for jazz legends Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Barron and Charles Lloyd as well as soul artists Lauryn Hill and Kool and the Gang. The price has not gone up (yay!), remaining at €35 (€31 if purchased before 15 May) with a variety of reductions available. Check out the Nice [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015, Continue reading at the source
It always starts with a walk through the gardenStop...savor the view & off we go, down rue General Rose End of the rue and you're in the "old town" left or right on rue Gaillard & I've got choices.Do I go down rue Barthelemy de Don?Or... rue Siat Marcellin? Wandering back across rue Gaillard.Or do I take my most often choice?Marcellin, near the endPijaud to the PortThe Port is in sight at Place Michel PachaAaaah.... the PortStrolling along Quai Charles de Gaulle, about to pass the Hotel de la Tour"Pointu" boats alongside the QuaiBeautiful Blvd. CourbetAn ancient on CoubertBegin [...]
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source