Cat Caroff: enchanting illustrations from the French Riviera

Her charming watercolour characters capture the personality of the modern day woman and entertain us with their words. Despite the light-heartedness of her work, Cat Caroff’s past collaborations with big brands such as Galeries Lafayette and fashion brand COS prove that she is an artist to be taken seriously.Read more

Expat focus: Tracy Leonetti

Anyone who has lived in France will know how difficult it can be to get even the most simple of forms completed, let alone accepted. Tracy Leonetti, an English woman living in Vallauris, knows this better than most considering her perhaps unusual line of work. In between enjoying the sun and sea of the region, Tracy helps expats getting through the mounds of paperwork that could drive the calmest person into a frenzy of scribbles and frustration. Here she tells Riviera Insider where it all started and how she can help with your bureaucratic woes. Read more

US Presidential Election Day at the Hotel Negresco

The Riviera Chapter of Democrats Abroad is hosting a live results event at the Hotel Negresco on 9th November. From the early hours until 11am, the group and its members will be glued to the screen as the polls come to a (hopefully) conclusive close.Read more

Rolling with the times

Tom Brault is a man’s man. Sincere, hands on and with a beaming smile shining through his bushy beard, he welcomes us into his vintage car treasure trove. Models of all sizes and build years are parked in the 1,000sqm hall. Some are in great shape, others in dire need of professional restoration. Tom, the Automobile Classic Car Club’s president, loves them all the same as if they were his children.Read more

The superyacht vet

From coastal city living in Auckland, New Zealand to picturesque island life on the Isle of Wight in the UK, Superyacht Veterinary Service founder Siobhan Brade has always lived by the sea. So it seemed almost natural to join her two great passions of animals and the water when a chance opportunity came up just three years ago. Read more

Yachting through the lens

Climbing aboard a superyacht is an experience reserved for few, but that’s exactly what acclaimed photographer Ed Holt has been doing for the last 30 years. He has traversed the decks of many of the world’s most iconic vessels, flown high above their masts and toured their interiors, all in pursuit of the perfect shot. Riviera Insider caught up with the photographer to talk technique and technology in an ever-changing industry.Read more

Amber Summer closing party

After four incredible and exciting months, Amber Summer is officially bidding goodnight to the summer with its closing party on Friday 30th September: open from 5pm until late with a full-glamour fashion show and live entertainment planned. Read more

Urban sanctuary

With the toils of city living often wearing hard on the mind and body, it was by no means a coincidence when Océanide Spa and Wellness resort chose to open their retreat in the centre of Nice.Read more

Golds apiece for Eden sister hotels

Antibes’ Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc and St Barth’s Eden Rock have both clinched top gongs in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers' Travel Awards in 2016 with each winning their continental category for Best Hotel.Read more

The next generation of private security

SRX Commercial Director, Gareth Nesbit, explains how private security has evolved from protecting the high-net-worth community and their villas into something we all have a requirement for in the modern day.Read more

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