Festivals Des Jardins 2017

The Festival Des Jardins is currently happening across the South of France. The Festival is actually a competition between the Riviera Towns and Cities. Each Location enters a collection of bespoke gardens…

Further Reflections on Chateau Marmont

Last year we stayed at Chateau Marmont on our visit to LA, and I was a little disappointed. More than any other hotel, the Chateau is the embodiment of Hollywood and the…

How to rent a Velo Bleu in Nice

The Velo Bleu are publicly available bikes for anyone to use in Nice. They cost just 1 euro per day and can be found across the city. To use them for the…

Postcards from Nice, April 2017

It has been two years since my last trip to Nice. We tend to visit at least once a year but chose to visit Venice & Croatia last summer. On the day…

Dreaming of a Desert Trip

One stage. Six concerts. Three nights. Desert Trip billed itself as a once in a lifetime event. Big words perhaps but with this line-up, few could argue with it. Sharing the same…