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Favorite Beach in the French Riviera


It’s a lovely day in the French Riviera with my boy. The sun is shining hot. I slip on a pair of oversized glasses and look for a empty space on the crowded beaches of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. We’re surrounded by an international assortment of men, women and children, socializing and swimming in the clear turquoise water. Their picnic baskets, blankets and uncovered bosoms are scattered...

Tabacco Toscano | Vanilla and Smoke


While in Cannes, I discovered a little shop called Santa Maria Novella. Her luxurious old world aroma drew me inside where she piously engaged me in the 600 year old secrets of her alchemy. The creation of the distilled rose, the cure for the Black Plague, as well as the post dinner digestif. Impressed, she then exposed her...

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