Provence

A court has ruled France’s Closer magazine must pay €100,000 (£91,700) in damages for publishing topless pictures of the
Everything about this hotel says French Riviera - the chateau, the sophistication, the period furniture, the magnificent wines (there are over 12,000 bottles in the cellar), the 300 century old olive trees, and its location - nestled between the mountains and sea...
A cool glass of rosé may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your meal for Christmas day, but there's actually something rather wonderful about drinking pink at this time of year. There are many styles to go for, but my heart's in Provence...
Life is better when it isn't chased. People in these little villages in the Luberon - the hilly middle of Provence - get that. The locals look like tourists even as they go about the business of making a living, earning their bread and butter.
Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.
Do you ever have the urge to pack your bags and explore the world after you've watched a good film? Most of my favourite films have been set in exotic locations or based on crazy travel adventures. Something about these foreign backdrops seems to trigger this itch to have an adventure of my own.
Summering in the South of France has long been a society favourite, but we like to sidestep the glitz and glamour of Monaco and Cannes and get lost in the rich history, scenery and tranquillity of the Provence countryside.