Saturday, 15 September 2012

Colors of the Mediterranean

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

There is so much that draws me to the area in France known as the Cote d'Azur, or The French Riviera.

For me its definitely not the yachts, the glamourous beach parties or the 'to be seen' places. It's not Monte Carlo, Nice or Cannes.

For me it's the light, the turquoise and azur sea, the warmth of the water, the colors and architecture, the moments spent watching the sun go down and the moon rise over the mediterranean.

Sitting by the water's edge sipping rosé on a warm evening, listening to the jingle jangle of the small colourful 'pointu' fishing boats, and watching the moon play over the flat still sea. 

Its about the incredibly gorgeous villages and small towns, not only along the coast but inland in the hills, medieval and historical villages looking out over the mediterranean and its coastline. 

It's the scent of Jasmine in the air in early summer, and the smell of the pine trees as I wander along the endless coastal paths that can take me from Nice to Italy.

Bisous x

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Au secours!.....graffiti, France

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I love surprises, albeit pleasant ones!

When I jumped off the train in Villefranche sur Mer tonight I ran straight into one. 

Grafitti artists were doing their thing....and doing it right in front of a bunch of interested police officers!

Having my cameras handy, I started to shoot the colourful scene. 

Actually, it was all totally legal, and was part of 'Franchement Art' (Art exhibiton and festival), currently taking place in Villefranche.

One of the artists told me the police were making frequent appearances thanks to some vigilant train drivers, who each time they passed through the station gave them a quick emergency call, which in turn meant groups of different officers turning up at various times of the day asking the same questions!

A little more communication may come in handy for next year's event!

The guys were great, happy for me to snap away while they were creating....merci bien!

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

© Copyright Millie Brown 2012

Millie x

Previous posts on Villefranche sur Mer, France

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Help the children of Nepal in Nice, France

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While wandering the colorful streets of old Nice recently, I came across La boutique pour les enfants du Népal.

I spent some time talking to the girls working there, and they wanted to reiterate to me that all profits from this shop go directly to their organization in Nepal, Peace & Beautiful Children Welfare, as well as to the school they have set up in Kathmandu.

Both the school and the organization help educate, shelter, feed and provide much needed health care to Nepalese children.

Take a look at their website, and if you are in Nice pop in to the shop. Enjoy learning more about the work they do, purchase one of their gorgeous Nepalese artisanal made products, and at the same time help the children of Nepal.

Address: 34 rue Centrale, Place Rossetti, Nice

Millie x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Find a Spa; Cote d Azur, France

Anytime is the right time for a spa treatment, and if it were at all possible, I would happily spend most of my day with my face down a hole enjoying a body massage, or tail down feet up for a foot or leg massage.

In fact, I've never met anyone who wouldn't jump at the opportunity for at least an hour of massage bliss in their day.

As I perch myself uncomfortably on the couch with my laptop (no space for a table and chair where I am), and as I get progressively stiffer by the minute, I'm dreaming of a massage and some TLC here on the Cote d'Azur in France....and, just in case you are also in the area, here are a few addresses to add some tender loving care to your day!


4 Avenue de la Madone
Tel: (+377) 9315 1370

2 Avenue de Monte Carlo
Tel: +377 9806 2626


71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle
Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat
Tel: +33 (0) 4 9376 5050


5 Boulevard du Maréchal Leclerc
Beaulieu sur Mer
Tel: +33 (0) 4 9301 0001


1312 Avenue Raymond-Poincaré
Eze Bord de Mer
Tel: +33 (0) 4 9376 2929


50 Boulevard Victor Hugo
Tel: +33 (0) 4 9316 4168


Chemin de la Quessine
tel: +33 (0) 4 9449 4444

rue Paul Signa
Saint Tropez
Tel: +33 (0) 4 9456 6800


3100 Route de Bahnols-en-Foret
Domaine de Terre Blanche

Bliss to you.

Millie x

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