Riviera in New York

Temperatures are rising in New York. Crouched on my tiny Brooklyn fire escape, I seek relief from the sweltering August heat, the Manhattan skyline quietly pulsating.
Despite the stickiness and excruciatingly torrid, overcrowded subway rides - it’s now that the slight sense of entitlement New Yorkers feel over tourists turns into pure repugnance - summertime in the Big Apple still has its charms.Read more

Food from "home"

You’ve been away from home too long when the cravings, mild at first, become unbearable. Lemons and briny Ligurian anchovies. Focaccia - plain, with onions, or di Recco, with creamy crescenza cheese gushing out of the warm, crisp dough. Aïoli and fuming tripes à la niçoise. Handmade trofie al pesto. Seppie in umido - or cuttlefish stew, so tender and succulent it melts in the mouth. Ratatouille.Read more

Overview issue June

This month, EU elections will put the spotlight on Europe. Here at The Riviera Times however, we’ve gone one better - with a truly international issue.Read more

...Coco Chanel

Mademoiselle is back. Eight decades after her designs revolutionised the fashion world, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel continues to fascinate. With not one, but two biopics about her life and legacy presented at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Coco Avant Chanel, starring a highly praised Audrey Tautou, and the more cooly received Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, directed by Jan Kounen - Chanel's myth is more alive than ever.Read more