No one can deny that Monaco , especially Casino Square, has more than its fair share of beautiful people with even more beautiful cars.  The perfectly manicured lawns, tended borders and gracious flowing fountains with flags still fluttering from that other famous wedding in front of  what surely must be one of the most photographed Casinos in the world (shame the bride looked a bit sulky… but then she was trying to make a bolt for it).

We were there to interview for a new full time broker for our Nice Airport office, where business especially at this time of year is booming, and an extra pair of hands are definitely needed. Don’t panic Marina, re-inforcements are on the way.  Over the next few days we interviewed several talented and ambitious candidates, but no final decision as yet, so if you think you have what it takes and want the opportunity to work and live in this most special part of Europe, then don’t hold back.  Contact for your chance to work in the Cote d’Azur.

We were so busy, we didn’t realise that Thursday was Bastille Day, so we had an unexpected day off.  We took the opportunity to go to one of our favourite hidden gems, (please don’t tell the tourists).  Bay de Garoupe is a lovely small bay just on the Cap d’Antibes, sheltered from the wind and with a fabulous beach restaurant Kellar Plage that Mr C and I have frequented for many years, (thats how you get your guaranteed place ‘sur la ponton’ even when its manically busy).  Run by the formidable Madame Danni, we have celebrity spotted many a famous face, feasting on the best buffalo mozzarella I have personally ever experienced and their signature dish of whole Sea Bass in a sauce vierge, washed down with a Provence Rose and the sun shining what more could a girl ask.  Only one problem!  At around 4pm the sky went grey and great fat drops of rain made us run for shelter.  Suddenly we were in full flash flood mode – unbelievable.  Thank god for ghd’s!

Heading back over the weekend we took the scenic route, and overnighted at the rather lovely Chateau Andre Ziltner, where a little wine degustation was on offer… well it would have been rude not to wouldn’t it.  Yes we did end up buying a few splendid examples which should be saved for a few years before drinking.  Do we think Mr C can wait that long?  It was a super drive back the next day, I have never seen so many fields of sunflowers.  Why don’t we plant them in the UK?  I have decided to plant my own and start a new trend!