Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Monaco Grand Prix 2014, the Glitz, Glamour and the Racing!

Monaco may be small – the entire principality could fit inside London's Hyde Park – but it packs a punch.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been eagerly-anticipated and should be on everyone’s ‘to do list’, the atmosphere this year was absolutely electric and not just during the race dates!

Monaco has been the epicentre of all racing activity In the 85 years since the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929.  The cars may have evolved enormously into the amazing Formula one vehicles we see today, But the Monaco track layout and many of the buildings and the harbour and cliffs surrounding it have remained almost exactly as they were way back then...

Monaco Grand Prix 1929

Monaco Grand Prix 2014.

Monaco with is Glitz and Glamor is a sought after destination with one of the most challenging and difficult tracks in the world, following the narrow and twisty roads of Monaco making overtaking almost impossible in most places, this is where all the World Class F1 racing professionals gather as this is the event which truly defines a racers career, the great Nelson Piquet said, “a win here is worth two anywhere else!”.
Nino Farina Winner 1950     Nico Roseburg Winner 2014

The city of Monaco is a sought after destination in its own right all year round, with people wishing to stay in some of the many splendid and luxurious Belle Epoque Mansions in close by Cap Martin, Eze, Beaulie and Cap Ferrat, all just a short drive to Monaco, but the city really reaches fever pitch during the Granx Prix week  when the famous harbour stipe jostles to house an even  larger than average number of  ‘super yachts’ all demanding prime views of the track, their decks heaving under the weight of the very rich an d famous with their advantageous  and relaxed view of the race whilst sipping champagne along with their entourage.

The glamorous city has wealth of luxury shops and boutiques where you can find all the top designers such as Christian Dior which will certainly satisfy the most insatiable shopper not to mention the fine cuisine which is has a heavy Italian influence.

As the sounds of the Forumla one engines fade and nigh begins to fall, the VIP’s and stars arrive to enjoy the evening private parties, yacht dinners and Grand Prix Launch and Winners parties get underway with music playing until the early hours…

                                    Pixie Lot entertains Monaco     Paris Hilton before the Grand Prix Launch Party

Grace Kelly, who went onto become Princess Grace of Monaco, now portraid in a new movie showcased at Cannes Film festival earlier this week, starting Nicole Kidman, with beautiful scenes of Monaco and the French Riviera.

Given the status of this event, securing a luxury villa or Chartering a Yacht in the South of France during the Grand Prix can be very difficult, so whether you are a hardened Grand Prix veteran or a first time visitor please contact Elegant Address and one of our experienced South of France property consultants will  guide and inspire you.  
Elegant Address are the UK’s largest specialist property consultants for the South of France and we know the area and our properties and are able  locate the perfect property for your requirements, whether to purchase or to rent, leaving you to just arrive and enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Monaco…

Friday, 23 May 2014

Cannes Film Festival 2014

In a time when televisions were not available to the masses but only to the affluent, and when celebrities were but a dream to meet and “follow”, the Cannes Film Festival began in 1946. This marked the era of glitz and glamour on the Cote d’Azur, and put Cannes firmly on the map as playing host to the most famous artists in the world.

Brigitte Bardot, Kirk Douglas, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Gina Lollobrigida to name but a few are some of the celebrities to have graced this marvellous festival. Celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot fell in love with the area and many stars eventually made it their home purchasing some of the most luxurious properties on the Cote d’Azur. Now the consultants at Elegant Address are in the privileged position to present to you some of the most luxurious villas on the French Riviera.

Today in 2014 stars travel to Cannes by private jet or luxury yachts to witness this magnificent setting. This year has seen many of the most famous people gather in hopes of winning awards such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson and so many more… The festival itself was opened by the master of ceremonies Lambert Wilson with his charisma and cheerfulness and with his guest of honour the legendary Sophia Loren they set the tone for the 67th Festival de Cannes. Now we wait with great excitement and anticipation for May 24th when the winners of the prestigious awards are made public.

When travelling to the Cote d’Azur earlier this year we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the making of the Grace of Monaco, whilst being filmed in the grounds of the Grand Hotel du Cap. Obviously therefore we do wish the stunning Nicole Kidman, and the cast and crew the best of look at this year’s Festival de Cannes.

All of the staff at Elegant Address would like to wish everybody at the Festival de Cannes the very best of luck.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

This Week Marks the Week…

Of the Cannes Film Festival… 2014

The week of glitz and glamour as many of the world’s most famous celebrities fill the Croisette of Cannes

The week Jennifer Lawrence was spotted with her 
Hunger Games co-stars

The week even more than usual  SUPER yachts cruising and hosting VIP parties throughout the Cote d’Azur

The week that legendary Sophia Loren is the guest of honour at the Festival de Cannes

The week Elegant Address launch their blog…

Elegant Address was founded in 2004 with our aim to present a company who did not need reference guide books to be able to discuss in detail their properties or regions, but a company with specialist consultants who had a true passion and belief in the South of France and who knew in detail the properties and locations they presented with unrivalled service. 
Today, we are now the largest independent UK based specialist consultants in the South of France. with some of the French Riviera’s  most beautiful villas featuring on our websites, and an exclusive private portfolio of stunning chateaux, Palaces and ‘pied dans’s l’eau properties for our VIP clients and celebrities... 

Whether you are looking for a luxurious escape to one of the charming Cote d’Azur villages, an exotic waterfront location on Cap d’Antibes or Cap Ferrat, or a ultra-modern villa in Cannes or Saint Tropez, Elegant Address have an extensive portfolio of villas and luxury apartments to suit the most discerning client.

Our aim at Elegant Address is simple, to provide our clients with a personal and bespoke service from their own experienced consultant who will ensure that they find the perfect villa to rent or purchase in these desirable locations.