In a yachting season best described as ‘expect the unexpected’, even seasoned industry professionals are still finding plenty to be surprised about. “New England historically hasn’t been the giga yacht capital of the world,” explains Renaissance Captain Douglas Meier down the line from Florida. But, this summer, the north-eastern region of the USA was “packed with parked giga yachts,” he exclaims. Or as Forbes puts it, staycations made New England the new hub of the superyacht world.
My family of four saved thousands by doing a home exchange in the French Alps instead of a traditional summer rental. Here's what it was like.
Instead of spending thousands on a vacation rental this summer, McClatchie's family opted to do a home exchange, swapping their apartment on the French Riviera for a house with a garden in the French Alps.
The world's best restaurant, located in the beautiful French Riviera, was forced to close when the pandemic began. Take a look at how it has successfully reopened, including picnic-style courses eaten in a garden and ceramic bowls full of hand sanitizer.
Mirazur is a three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the town of Menton, France, that was ranked as the World's Best Restaurant in 2019.
After the restaurant was forced to close in March for the country's 55-day lockdown due to the pandemic, head chef Mauro Colagreco spent time in the restaurant's gardens to develop a new reopening menu, says head sommelier Benoît Huguenin.
Vegetable gardens, swimming pools, and a suite for the nanny: This is the post-lockdown shopping list for wealthy Europeans' second homes
Europe's 1% have emerged from lockdown with a new set of criteria when it comes to purchasing second homes.
A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here's a look inside
The six-floor property boasts a cliffside saltwater swimming pool and was reportedly a filming location for Sean Connery's final James Bond movie.
The 11th of April this year was a record day for Hermès in Taikoo Hui Guangzhou. After two months, the French luxury brand’s flagship address had finally reopened when lockdown measures in the southern Chinese city lifted.
When the clock struck noon on May 11, the day that France began to lift its COVID-19 lockdown, a celebratory boom echoed through the city of Nice. The midday firework was not a response to the gradual ebb of a pandemic, however—it was a return to a decades-long tradition. “Just like towns have their church bells, the countryside has its roosters, and fields have their cows, for the last 150 years, Nice has had its cannon,” Philippe Arnello wrote on Facebook that morning.
This couple is on lockdown at work, which happens to be a luxury superyacht off the coast of Monaco. Here's a look into their suite life on deck.
Yacht crew in ports around the world have found themselves confined to the luxury vessels that are both their places of employment and their home.
In Monaco, Joe and Bianca are a British-South African couple who have spent the last three years working onboard a 196-foot private yacht that typically spends winter in the wealthy Mediterranean principality and cruises the Greek Islands in summer.
Sundeck BBQs, trivia nights, and strict hygiene rules: An inside look at the life of crews locked down on luxury superyachts
In late March, billionaire businessman David Geffen posted a shot on Instagram taken from his 452-foot superyacht Rising Sun. It was hastily deleted — but not before it had raised more than a few eyebrows and stirred discourse around the 1% and their self-isolation privilege.
But it's not just the rare billionaire who is bunkering down on their yacht during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is another group of people for whom this is a new reality: the yacht's crews.
There’s no question that inflatables are an essential item in any onboard toy collection. However, when it comes to the responsible disposal of them, the answer isn’t always as black and white. But it looks like that’s soon to change with the launch of The Rainbow Revival, an Antibes-based startup dedicated to breathing new life into old inflatables.
“We are at war”: This is the reality of living in France during the coronavirus lockdown.
Just a stone’s throw from the Italian border, Nice is France’s fifth-largest city and has an impressive choice of cocktail bars to match. Cradle a kir cocktail or sip on a spritz after a long day of sightseeing and sunbathing in this waterfront city.