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Luxury Real Estate by Carlton International I Issue Seven



e Diem


c a n n e s f i l m f e s t i va l / / t h e “ r o s é s ” o f p r o v e n c e

/ / p o l o c l u b s a i n t- t r o p e z

edito So what’s new?

Forty years or so ago, early on in my professional life,

This is a new CARPE DIEM magazine, better we

in Bermuda, I had a lesson in communications from

hope than the last. Not available for purchase, not

a “wizard” in Public Relations. A promotion later, in

distributed to hotels, airports, waiting rooms and the

New York, I had lessons from a “demon” salesman

like, this magazine is intended for you, one of 5 000

and finally, wisdom and guidance from a “knight”,

recipients who, according to our statistics pass it on to

our Vice President, Marketing. Armed with my new

10 other readers on average.

found knowledge and limited experience, I felt the

Our company has a new website www.carlton-

confidence which goes with youthful unawareness, a technological reincarnation

and the presence of mind to offer my services to take

which will mature in the coming months… your

over the Marketing Direction of what was at the time,

comments and advice will be sincerely appreciated.

one of the most important hotel groups in the world.

The Carlton International “Welcome Lounge” in

A certain recognition over the time I held that post,

St Tropez is new, located in the heart of the village;

led me to believe that, if I could do it for someone

it overlooks the quays of the renowned marina. Give

else, I could surely do it for myself.

us a call and drop in to discuss buying, selling or

Some years later, and with the relative success of

renting a villa or just for a chat and a coffee.

my endeavours, I decided to quit the London grey

Our Property Management and Refurbishment

and cold, for the French Riviera to begin again, my


head bursting with potential business ventures. In the

countryside near the picturesque village of Valbonne.

process of developing the promotional plan for one

Our Moscow Bureau is new. Managed by a

such idea, I discovered the magic word nobody in my

Frenchman, speaking English and Russian..that’s new!

marketing career had taught me before… NEW!

Lastly, Carlton International opens a new office in

I was told to emblazon my documents, my advertising,

Miami, handling prestige property in the Caribbean,

my P.R. campaign with the word NEW. I followed the

the Bahamas and Florida and representing the French

instructions to the letter and reaped the benefit. In

Riviera in the USA.

reality, in business, very little is ever “new”. It is more

Whether new recipient or old recipient of Carpe

often just the rethinking of “old”.

Diem Magazine, we hope to meet you and serve your

Nonetheless, I am using this editorial opportunity

interests wherever we are present.



offices in the Cannes

of following the advice, received in France, by announcing what’s new.

Philip R. Weiser Managing Director

Carpe Diem is the Carlton International Life Style Magazine





in this still pristine, rugged,


cannes film festival

chanel n°5

hinterland of Cannes, a visionary

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A wonderful scenario

Jasmine in a state of «Grasse»

has conceived a fabulous country

saint-tropez, ramatuelle

In half a century, the Cannes Film

Eternal icon in the fashion world,

mansion with a unique past.

Festival has become one of the most

the incomparable “Coco” Chanel

important events on the planet.

invented her famous “N° 5” in


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A success it owes to a dream casting,

1921. A totally original perfume,

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glittering scenery, colourful history.

reflecting the unparalleled genius




of this designer who liberated 11

women and their looks.



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The truffle is the guilty pleasure

the Saint-Tropez Polo has, since


of more than one gourmet. For

childhood, grown up with a passion

Clement Bruno, celebrated chef

for horses.

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sophistication & sparkle cannes

the horse whisperer

the black gold of the alchemist

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a Tuscan setting in the land of Perfume

Outstanding polo player, Corinne Schuler, president of

based in Lorgues in the Var, this fungus is more than a specialty:


it’s an incredible passion!

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It feels just like being in the

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heart of Tuscany. Yet here, on


This unique property is located on

cap d’antibes

the Cote d’Azur, near Grasse,

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the Spanish Coast, the Costa Brava.

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la vie en rosé

enticing sicily The largest island of the

The “rosés” of Provence are the

Mediterranean offers a thousand

character and the accent of the

faces, each more captivating than

South. And they make you rosy

the other.

with pleasure! 49 34

boat, sweet boat

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From June 4th to 6th, 2010,

vineyard on the côte d’azur

“The World” will drop anchor in Syracuse, one of the pearls of Sicily.


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cannes film festival A wonderful scenario In half a century, the Cannes Film Festival has become one of the most important events on the planet. A success it owes to a dream casting, glittering scenery, colourful history. 2010 is an eventful year for the

200 news agencies and 150 radio

around the world, occasionally giving voice to those who would otherwise

journalists. In a few months

stations. The 64th Festival will be

have none and recognition to the successful.The Cannes Film Festival is a

time, three successive events will

no exception and for twelve days

truly great moment of freedom for the expression of the 7th art!

provide a feast for broadcasting

from the 12th to 23rd of May, the

and the press: the Winter

eyes of the world will be focused

Olympic Games in Vancouver,

on “La Croisette”.

the World Cup in South Africa, and the Film Festival in Cannes, an event which, despite its annual gathering, has nothing to envy the other two in terms of media coverage. Each major event draws over 4 500 special correspondents representing 1000 newspapers and journals, 300 TV channels,

So what is the justification for all this attention? The event is in itself the spectacle! It’s all around; imposing, glamorous,

A missed opportunity This spirit of tolerance and openness is deeply rooted in the embodiment of the Festival. It is seen as an event for everybody. It was in 1938 during troubled times when part of Europe lived under tyrannical rule, that the Venice Film festival was undoubtedly the largest in the world.

spectacular, a red carpet upon

Benito Mussolini and his followers took a keen interest in these awards

which the daily ceremony is

ceremonies. In a bid to please the Italian dictator on this occasion, the jury

played out. International stars are

awarded prizes for a series of productions close to the heart of “Il Duce”.

everywhere, dressed in the finest designer gowns, tailor-made to fit the celebrated bodies they cover and wearing jewelry a maharajah would envy. It is the epitome of luxury, beauty and fantasy. Nonetheless, our voyeurism should not allow us to forget what Cannes is all about: it is more than just a celebration or a

Awards were given for “Luciano Serra, Pilot”, a fascist propaganda film, supervised by the Duce’s son, and “Olympia”, one of the many eulogies of Nazism produced by Leni Riefenstahl, a powerful cultural figure during the Hitler regime. This was too much for the democrats who readied themselves for action, including Philippe Erlanger, a man of letters, Art Critic and senior official in the Ministry of Education and Fine Arts. Disgusted, like so many others by the Venice awards ceremonies, he foresaw an alternative to the Venice Festival; a republican equivalent: The Cannes Film Festival.

fairy tale. It offers a unique window

Things began to happen very quickly and a meeting was arranged for

of opportunity for artists from

the following year on the 1st September 1939. Louis Lumiere, Father of


Sean Connery

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Sharon Stone Cinema, graciously accepted the role of President of the Event “To encourage the development of cinematographic art in all its forms and to create a spirit of collaboration between all film producing countries.” The first official selection was finalized and “The Wizard of Oz”, by Victor Fleming was among the films scheduled. The month of August saw a host of American Stars preparing to leave for Cannes. Tyrone Power, Gary Cooper, Annabella, Norma Shearer and even George Raft, together with various heads of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, all embarked on a transatlantic Liner bound for Europe. Upon their arrival, however, on the Official Opening day, they were forced to turn back. In the early hours of the morning, German troops had invaded Poland. The Festival was

More than 60 years on, the world

a meeting place for film producers and distributors. Attended by 10,000

dead before it had begun.

of Cinema still comes together in

people, this wealth of feature films, (more than 1000 films screened

Cannes. The ambience now has

in just 12 days) represents twenty percent of the global film industry

Times change

changed somewhat. Actors can no


This turned out to be only a brief

along the Croisette. Instead,

interruption and in 1946, from

they are chauffeured around in

the 20th September to the 5th

limousines or accompanied by

October, the Croisette finally

bodyguards. The ‘wannabees’, the

played host to its Film Festival.

rising starlets have deserted the

This Premier event went well

beaches of the Croisette in the

and although it didn’t quite make

hope of being discovered by some

Headline news in the major

film producer. The thousands of

newspapers, its participants were

Festival goers who throng the

Grace Kelly leaving the Carlton Hotel to meet he who was to become

seduced by the good nature and

Palais des Festivals and the luxury

her Prince Charming. Cannes was the “New Wave”, lead by Jean Luc

ambience of the occasion and

hotels no longer speak only of

Godard and Francois Truffaut who in May 1968, succeeded in canceling

made a date for the following

art. They also discuss business in

the Festival in protest of the removal, by the Culture Minister, of Henri

year. This time for certain, a star

the aisles of the Film Market, a

Langois, an extremely popular and respected figure in French Cinema,

would be born!

trade show established in 1959 as

from his position as head of the Cinematheque Francaise.

longer stroll quietly and unseen

Something eternal Cannes still retains its magic. A magic some say it owes to its spectacular side. But more than that. If Cannes still evokes so many dreams today, it is thanks to its reputation, such good times, sometimes stormy, more often peaceful, which enchant the collective memory. Eternal images… Cannes, is the young Brigitte Bardot posing for her first pictures and


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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Brigitte Bardot It was a young Austrian body builder, flexing his muscles on the sandy beaches of the Croisette in front of the photographers who, several years later was to become the world famous actor Arnold Schwarzeneger and eventually Governor of California. It was French star Isabelle Adjani in dispute with photographers, who in 1983 turned their backs on her, as she climbed the red carpeted steps of the Festival Hall, to protest her refusal to submit to their photo calls. It’s an entire theatre whistling at Maurice Pialat, winner of the Palme d’Or in 1987 for his controversial film, Sous le soleil de Satan. It was the strap of Sophie Marceau’s dress, gently sliding from her shoulder, revealing to all, the breast that should not have been seen. Cannes is Sharon Stone, for whom the steps of the palace coincided with the screening of Basic Instinct and the enthusiastic acclaim it received taking her from unknown to Queen of Hollywood overnight. Only the Cannes Festival could recount such a fairy tale.

photos © Traverso

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cannes Situated on an exclusive, secure, private estate, this magnificent and tastefully renovated stone-built home enjoys the most stunning views over the bay of Cannes. With gardens of 6 000 sqm, the villa provides a double living-room, dining-room, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom suite with dressing room, and 5 guest bedrooms suites. There is a superb wine cellar, cut into the rock, a caretaker’s cottage, vast horizon swimming pool and a garage with room for 6 cars.

ref. 2689 price € 10 000 000 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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cannes This is a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful completely renovated, 6Â bedroom villa with magnificent sea views. The bright entrance hall gives into the vast reception area with living room and dining area, opening onto the grand terrace with wonderful sea views. Elegant grey stone floors in the reception areas and hardwood floors in the bedrooms form part of the very high standard of finishing throughout. Independent of the main house, at garden level is an apartment for guests or staff and a gym and spa area.

ref. 2067 price ₏ 9 900 000 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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cannes Located in the heart of “Super Cannes” overlooking the city and the Islands in the bay, this spacious, elegant, 6 bedroom Provencal style Villa has been maintained to a high standard. The property is south facing with stunning panoramic sea views from the Cap d’Antibes to Saint-Tropez. The living room is spacious and bright with a central fireplace and the dining room opens onto the outside dining terrace, which is used year round. Built on level grounds of over 6 000m2, the well maintained, landscaped gardens have an array of flowering plants and mature trees. The large, 12x6m horizon swimming pool is heated and an independent 2 bedroom caretaker’s cottage provides an additional 110m2 of living space…

ref. 2705 price € 8 800 000 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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cannes Majestically positioned on the hills to the west of Cannes, in a prestigious residential area this striking villa, enjoying spectacular views, is surrounded by beautifully designed gardens of over 3 000m2 with a stunning horizon swimming pool. Providing 3 spacious bedrooms with bathrooms, study, large living and dining rooms, the villa has wonderful charm and grace and is nestled in natural beauty and tranquillity, benefiting from remarkable natural light which streams in through the windows. An independent guest apartment and an extraordinary, 10 car garage enhance the property.

ref. 2679 price ₏ 3 950 000 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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Extraordinary property with stunning panoramic views over the Bay of Juan-les-Pins, the Cap d’Antibes towards the “Baie des Anges” and Monaco. Located in the select area of “Super Cannes”, within a few minutes of the town centre, the beaches, the famous “Croisette” and boutiques of Cannes, this unique air-conditioned villa is comprised of a 4 bedroom main villa, 2 independent guest suites and separate, 2 bedroom guest apartment. The villa is ideally suited to provide a comfortable and pleasant lifestyle with vast terraces surrounding the heated swimming pool. This especially spacious home provides accommodation for up to 16 persons and lends itself perfectly for entertaining large numbers of guests.

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A stunning contemporary villa which is situated in the “La Californie” area, within 5 minutes from the famous seafront “Croisette” with it’s restaurants, 5 Star Hotels, prestigious boutiques and of course the Festival Hall. The villa offers amazing views over the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea from all 4 bedrooms and the terrace surrounding the swimming pool. The decoration is refined with modern furnishings and the villa makes the perfect holiday home.

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Very charming traditional stone built Provencal home enjoying exceptional sea views. This villa, suitable for up to 18 guests, is situated in a secure and private residential estate, 5 minutes drive from the famous “Croisette” and the elegant shopping street, “rue d’Antibes”. A large terrace overlooks the heated swimming pool, surrounded by a beautiful, exotic garden planted with ancient palm trees. The villa is tastefully decorated, well maintained and furnished in a modern Provencal style. This property is composed of the main house and 2 guest houses and is ideal for conventions and events. The villa is fully air conditioned.

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Contemporary villa, situated in a dominant position high on the hills of “Super Cannes“, within 10 minutes drive from the Croisette, its

© Meesemaecker Laurent

prestigious boutiques and restaurants. This villa has been designed in a decidedly modern architectural style combining superb proportions with large windows, providing a light and airy ambiance. All the rooms reveal spectacular panoramic sea views. This is certainly one of the loveliest vistas on the Côte d’Azur. Enjoying complete privacy, the pool is completed by a pool-house with shower and toilet.

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an exceptional domain Reflecting all the elegance and glamour of 1920s architecture, this outstanding Estate is located on the prestigious Cap d’Antibes. The principal mansion comprises 7 bedroom suites, 3 majestic reception rooms consisting of dining room, lounge, living room with fireplace and library. These rooms contain some exceptional wood panelling and original, decorative frescoes. The villa provides luxurious and refined furnishings and decoration throughout.

The guest house provides 4 suites and offers 5 further staff bedrooms. Additional facilities include a fitness room, tennis court, discotheque and an independent staff studio. The property is set in sensational landscaped grounds extending to 11 acres or 4.5 hectares of manicured lawns and gardens, and includes a vast heated swimming pool and spacious pool house with summer dining and living area, summer kitchen, lady’s and gentlemen’s bathrooms. This sophisticated private domain, besides being a vacation home of great exception, offers wonderful opportunities for both private and corporate entertaining.

ref. 128 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

cap d’antibes O.T. Antibes © M. Monticelli

O.T. Antibes © A. Schram



chanel n°5: jasmine in a state of «Grasse» Eternal icon in the fashion world, the incomparable “Coco” Chanel invented her famous “N° 5” in 1921. A totally original perfume, reflecting the unparalleled genius of this designer who liberated women and their looks. She gave them a perfume which is still the biggest seller in the world and revolutionised both the saga of the perfume industry and the history of seduction. And it was from the town of Grasse that this legend deployed its wafting fragrance to all four corners of the world. Chanel’s “N° 5” has bewitched

only comes from Grasse, the same that was used when

several generations of women.

it was created in 1921. This flower so typical of the

With its unchanged formula

Côte d’Azur has an olfactory value unique throughout

and a bottle of pure design, this

the world: it is one of the most expensive plants to

divine perfume has survived

cultivate of all those used in perfume-making. To

many wars, outlived many fads,

avoid its probable disappearance and maintain its

subjugated many rivals and sailed

cultivation so essential for N° 5, Chanel became

through many world crises. It’s

directly involved in Grasse’s jasmine production.

the perfume of the century, a real

In 1987, a contract for exclusivity was set up

legend which has never lost its

with the Mul family, a producer going back five

youth. Like all leading perfumes,

generations in the world capital of perfumes.

Chanel’s N° 5 is based on

Their fields of jasmine and roses are thus

ingredients of outstanding quality.

exclusively cultivated by the famous fashion

Though some have become rare

and fragrance house, and ploughed by two

and costly, the firm has never

draught horses which achieve what no

made any compromise to alter

tractor could ever do in their place. The

its composition. Chanel thus

“rose de mai” which also forms part of N° 5’s

continues to use jasmine which

composition grows on rosebushes without




worn by the world’s most beautiful women any thorns. Picking is a race against time and has to be done early in the morning as by noon the rose has already lost half of its olfactory power. As in the case of jasmine, Chanel controls its production in Grasse, directly and exclusively. This same control is then exercised at each stage in production, right up to the final phase of sealed packaging for N° 5 extracts, a tradition that Chanel is the very last perfumer to perpetuate. As for the N° 5 bottle, it has become a symbol of refinement and femininity. In 1959, it made its entrance into the Metropolitan Museum of New York and, in the ’sixties, Andy Warhol, who appropriated cult objects and figures of the time in the interest of art, made it the star of one of his series of works. Chanel N° 5 was again innovative in being adopted by the world’s most beautiful women: Candice Bergen, Susy Parker, Ali MacGraw, Lauren Hutton, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet and Estella Warren. And no-one has forgotten Marylin Monroe’s answer to a journalist who asked her in 1954 what she wore in bed: “Just a few drops of Chanel N° 5”!

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mougins Located in a tiny private, gated estate half way between the charming hilltop village of Mougins and the famous Royal Mougins Golf Course, this authentic, stone built, 19th century farmhouse has been converted to make a wonderful family home with 5 spacious bedrooms in the main house and two further bedrooms in the independent guest cottage. The house, enjoying complete peace and quiet, is set in beautifully maintained, level grounds extending to 1 hectare or 2.5 acres, with lovely views of the countryside. Many shady terraces provide ideal entertaining environments and lead to the heated pool, Jacuzzi, pool house and tennis court.

ref. 2686 price on request / also available for rent tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -



a Tuscan setting in the land of Perfume It feels just like being in the heart of Tuscany. Yet here, on the Cote d’Azur, near Grasse, in this still pristine, rugged, hinterland of Cannes, a visionary has conceived a fabulous country mansion with a unique past. A most astounding Château, so enchanting and rare that its name remains a mystery shared only among initiates. Built in the Renaissance style, its some three hundred meter length extends onto a superb estate of terraced gardens where guests can wander amidst vineyards and olive groves. The master of the house imagined it and turned is fantasy into a reality, stone by stone, vestiges uncovered and gathered throughout France. The building bears within it the memory of those churches and ancient homes doomed to destruction and dismantled, to be reincarnated here. Every inch of the place echoes its past, whether recent or distant. The interior ceilings are reproductions of Renaissance frescos - true works of art, executed by Italian artisans with unrivalled know-how, using the same methods and techniques as those of ancient times. With its many adjoining buildings, walkways reminiscent of Italian cloisters, and gardens exuding subtle fragrances, the Château is a unique home for hosting guests and entertaining, in a private and secure environment… the ultimate rendezvous with architecture, history and “art de vivre.”

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biot This lovingly restored historic Bastide or Provencal mansion, dates from the 18th century and was twice enlarged in the 19th and 20th century. This outstanding property is located near the picturesque medieval village of Biot, renowned for its pottery and hand blown glass manufacture. Only 10 minutes from the sea, this unusual and spacious family home has been carefully renovated using the noblest of traditional materials. An enchanting property which dominates superb landscaped and mature gardens forming a paradise of century old trees and fragrant plants, with mosaic terraces, fountains, ponds, orange trees, ancient olive trees and giant cypresses, reminiscent of nearby Italy. A Palladian summer lounge, decorated with trellis, trompe-l’œil frescoes and a murmuring fountain, provides intimate shaded al fresco dining, overlooking the 13x6m swimming pool. This outstanding property, steeped in history, is for those who appreciate the warm ambiance of the past, combined with the comfort of today. In a genuine and incomparable, magical environment; it is a world of its own, for tranquillity, inspiration and reflection. Away from the excitement of the Côte d’Azur, this is one of the most charming historic residences of the French Riviera.

ref. 2672 price on request / also available for rent tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

black gold

the black gold of the alchemist The truffle is the guilty pleasure of more than one gourmet. For Clement Bruno, celebrated chef based in Lorgues in the Var, this fungus is more than a specialty: it’s an incredible passion! Queen of the markets in Richerens, Carpentras or Aups, diva of the soil of Provence: the truffle, which the famous Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini described as “The Mozart of Mushrooms”, offers no alternative, you either love or hate the heady woody aroma it exudes as you might expect or find it, according to its detractors, “overpowering”. But no sacrifice will deter those who adore it. The Kings of France, for example, had them delivered to Paris by stagecoach. A custom which began with Francois the 1st who, having tasted this mushroom in Spain, when he was a prisoner of Charles V, commanded that it be kept in the royal kitchens on his return to France. Henry IV on his part, aware of its aphrodisiac qualities, served it to his favorite ladies at dinner.

Prophet in his country France is fiercely Republican, yet the truffle, some types of which are considered a dish fit only for a king, are traded for thousands of dollars



black gold

per kilogram, and support a

yet at that time, believe it or not,

kingdom of their own in Provence:

the only thing I used to dream

Lorgues is a small, vineyard lined

about was biting into a piece of

town situated in the eastern Var.


record without doubt! The tuber melanosporum, pride of Provence,

The wheel has turned full circle

Theophrastus the 4th century philosopher, the tubercle, which is harvested

It was here, thirty years ago that a young country boy set up his kitchen. Virtually unknown in his little piece of countryside on

for Mr. Bruno. Today, with the help of Samuel, his eldest son, he presides over a star rated restaurant

The truffle in all its forms Each year, Clement Bruno and his staff cook five tons of truffles. A world accounts for 80% of French production. Praised in Antiquity by Pliny and between November and March, is named the “black diamond”, not for its high price but for the shapes on its surface when cleaned. The restaurant in Lorgues also offers the magnatum tuber, better known as “white Alba” or

the outskirts of town, Clement

and six beautiful bed and breakfast

Bruno struggled for years to make

establishments, nestled in a quiet

a living. Then, twenty years

Eden. This paradise, adorned with

ago he found his true vocation,

numerous sculptures from Tosello,

putting his talents and hardwork

De Lucchi and many others,

into the service of the truffles

welcomes not only, stars, kings,

resist asking that quintessential question “How?”

that he loves so much. “It comes

billionaires or ministers. All come

“How” is my secret! All I can say is that it is alchemy. Indeed, like a

from my youth,” he confides. “In a

to share this quasi-religious event,

parfumier who combines different scents, I make my recipes with eight

modest home with my mother and

a cult of gourmets to whom Bruno

different species of truffle. Truffles such as Tuber brumale, Tuber aestivum

grandmother, we lived a simple

plays host with a rare devotion.

(called the summer truffle), or Tuber borchii (also known as “Bianchetta”).

life. Often in winter, as we had

The house of the prophet knows

“And the result is simply delicious, the simplest dishes taste fabulous. In

chickens and knew where to dig

no ecumenism. Here, there is

the inimitable style which has made Restaurant Bruno famous: take half a

up some mushrooms, we used to

only one god: the tuber. It reigns

potato cooked in its jacket, coat generously with truffle cream, add a few

flavour our scrambled eggs with

supreme, an enlightened despot on

shavings of truffle. The taste is out of this world!”

truffles. It was all quite normal.

all menus, foie gras, crayfish and

I even ate the leftovers for lunch

steaks ,used uniquely to make it

on a slice of warm bread. And

something special.

“Piemont”. Extremely rare, it is highly appreciated for its delicate garlic flavour. But the chef from the Var doesn’t just work with these two jewels. He also treats his customers to a selected variation on the theme. His admirers can’t

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An astounding property set amidst green open fields and pretty orchards, only 30 minutes from Nice International Airport or the beaches of Cannes and surrounded by numerous Golf courses. The ancient, 14th century former watermill takes its name from the river that flows through the property and was owned by the monks of the "Iles de LĂŠrins", the islands in the Bay of Cannes. The property bestrides the stream with a private bridge joining both sides, providing stunning views over the river and its waterfalls.

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The 13 hectares or 32 acres of gardens are a botanical wonder, and are punctuated by fontains, ponds and superb points of view. The property can be reached by helicopter and is ideal both for entertaining and as the perfect, secluded, holiday residence.


The charming mediaeval village of Valbonne, famous for its restaurants and boutiques is only 5 minutes walk from this appealing, recently renovated Bastide or Manor house. The 5 bedroom villa, filled with natural light, has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard combining a lovely mix of modern and original character features. Delightful, level gardens surround the house with lawns, flowering Provencal bushes and an attractive covered terrace ensuring shaded outside dining, adjoins the barbecue and swimming pool areas.

ref. 327 also available for sale tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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mougins countryside Superb 16th-century olive mill with absolute privacy located within 25 minutes of Nice airport, 5 minutes from Mougins, 15 minutes from Cannes and 5 minutes from Golf Courses and Tennis Courts. This character property has been totally renovated using the best quality materials. The sandstone mill was kept in its original style furnished with warm coloured kilims, antiques and authentic Provencal pieces. 3 hectares of botanique gardens surround the property including 110 olive trees, various roses, fig trees, lavender, rare plants and flowers imported from all over the

ref. 400 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 -

world. Footpaths and jogging tracks run alongside the canal of the river Siagne and the mill house. The villa has been presented in the renowned “World of Interiors”. Heated pool, half court tennis and many sporting facilities. Caretaker’s house, housekeeper and gardener provided.


Wonderful Old Bastide, or Country Mansion, situated in a tranquil environment between Grasse and Cannes with splendid open views, only 30 minutes to Nice Airport and 20 minutes to the sea. The house has been stylishly renovated and furnished whilst retaining all its charm, Provencal style and homely atmosphere. The house comprises 5 bedrooms, a spacious double living room with fireplace, a generous dining room, television room with fireplace and library. The property, which is set on 3 hectares or nearly 8 acres of grounds, planted with numerous olive trees, makes its own olive oil and enjoys beautifully maintained terraced gardens with an exceptionally large swimming pool of 17x8 meters with pool house.

ref. 285 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 -

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mougins A truly renowned and outstanding property positioned on the hillside overlooking Cannes and the sea and despite the close proximity to the charming village of Mougins, which offers a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries and day to day facilities, the property enjoys a private and discrete position in a wonderful mature setting. Surrounded by over 6 acres or 2.6 hectares of landscaped grounds, this remarkable, charming, manor house, with master suite and guest bedrooms, built in the 1920s, offers spacious living areas and reception rooms with antique fireplaces, veranda, and vast family kitchen with fireplace. Numerous rooms for staff and for storage, a chapel, art studio, separate guest house, independent staff accommodation and office facilities add to the accommodation. The gardens were designed by one of France’s leading landscape gardeners, to capitalise on the terraced setting of the property. Steps lined by impressive Cyprus trees lead to a magnificent swimming pool area and stone walled all-weather tennis court.

ref. 2052 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -


la vie en rosé The “rosés” of Provence are the character and the accent of the South. And they make you rosy with pleasure! Courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes, black olive-paste, red-mullet and Mediterranean sea-bass, supions, sea-urchins, violet clams: a market in Provence is worthy of a still-life, painted by an Impressionist master. Colours, savours and smells transform it into a gourmet feast. The soil of Provence is bountiful and its wines are perfect accomplices for this natural cuisine. The most popular colour? Rosé: it alone accounts for 80% of all wine production in Provence. Rosé wine is one of the oldest in the world. It’s also the most difficult to succeed, because it needs careful attention, like milk on the hob… Rosé is made with red grapes. When the fruit is pressed, the skin soaks in the juice. But rosé only takes a few hours to obtain its colour, structure and aroma. Vigilance, rigor and subtle sensitivity are the watchwords which guarantee quality.

To each his method Ah, rosé! A total paradox… A wine that is simple and pleasant to drink, but complex and delicate to produce. For, contrary to general thinking, it’s not a blend of white and red. That would be too easy! And, what’s more, illegal! procedure. Except for pink champagne, to which a few drops of red wine are added to give it a romantic hue, all rosé wines in France therefore rely on two different techniques, more and more highly developed: “saignée” (bleeding) and “pressurage” (pressing). While elsewhere in France, each region favours one of these two methods, Provence makes use of both. Each one has its fans, depending on the character one wants to give the wine. The “saignée” method gives wine of intense colour and distinct aromas. As for red wine, the grapes are first pressed and destalked: the stalk (the linear part of a bunch of grapes) is

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Unlike many of its European neighbours, France in fact outlaws this type of


Š F. Millo


skin is then burst open. Then the grapes are placed in the vat, during which time the solid matter (“marc” or grape-pomace) remains in contact with the juice. This maceration allows the liquid (grape-must) to absorb the substances which partly determine its taste and colour. By halting this operation when the “robe” becomes perfectly rose-coloured (24 hours maximum after it was placed in the vat), one prevents the colour from evolving further. It’s then said that the vintner bleeds the vat, meaning that he recovers part of the grape-must. Perfectly filtered, it begins its fermentation (transformation of the sugar in alcohol) without undergoing any further change in colour.

The winning colour Whether it is obtained via © F. Millo

separated from the grape, whose


“saignée“ or “pressurage”, Provençal rosé is a joy for its producers. On the wings of its popularity, the Southern vineyards are doing extremely well. The three regional

been able to flourish, to the point where it has become a real art of living;

“appellations” or controlled labels

it’s definitely that of the Mediterranean coast. To such an extent that the

- Côtes de Provence, Coteaux

South of France does not produce rosé, but rosés. It’s all to do with nuance;

d’Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux

from a wine tasted for enjoyment, really chilled beneath the bower at

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the height of summer, to a wine accompanying high gastronomy, well-

than 67,500 acres of land in the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Var and, to a much lesser extent, the Alpes-Maritimes. As much as the vineyards of Burgundy!

structured, full-bodied, with strong aromas and flavoursome in the mouth. A wide palette of tastes, now enabling rosés of Provence to take their place proudly on tables the world over!

As a result, the vine-growing

Out to conquer the world

and wine-producing industry in

The trend for rosé is winning over more and more countries. This wine

Provence represents a significant share of the region’s economy: 580 professionals produce almost 160 million bottles of wine, giving

is in fact meeting with huge success on European markets, in the United States, Canada, Brazil and on Asian markets including Japan, China and Taiwan. Rosé is the wine that best complements Asian cuisine. Furthermore, this ability to adapt now gives it further strength on its

The second wine-making

turnover of over 500 million euros.

technique is pressing. It suits the

Of course, the region also

most strongly coloured grapes.

different accords with “exotic” tastes, it is benefiting more and more from

produces some excellent reds and

The idea is to treat the red grapes

Westerners’ enthusiasm for “world cuisine”.

superb whites. But more than ever

as one would the white. White

the winning colour is rose. Already

wine is in fact made without

accounting for close on 10% of

maceration. Once harvested, the

worldwide production and over

crop is pressed quickly so that the

40% of that in France, production

naturalness, simplicity, lightness, conviviality. It offers its consumer

grape-must, expunged of any traces

from the three Provençal AOCs

immediate, authentic enjoyment, liberated from the traditional codes and

of marc or impurities, commences

has shown regular progression over

rituals of wine. We’re now going back to the philosophy of Antiquity

its fermentation immediately. This

the past ten years. A development

regarding the pleasures offered by wine. A sort of glance back to the age of

technique produces pale wines

which is not surprising given the

Dionysus! A well-justified comeback… For the history of rosé in Provence

with delicate aromas, perfect for

expertise of local vintners. For, if

dates back to the Age of Antiquity. When the Greeks founded Marseille


there’s a region in which rosé has

2600 years ago, they brought to France a marvellous plant… the vine.

traditional markets, starting with France itself. Since the rosé lends itself to

Development forecasts are therefore optimistic, especially as rosé, the forefather of all wines, has never been as modern as today. If it’s appreciated so highly, it’s because it bears aloft the values of our day:

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vineyard on the côte d’azur

Far from the madding crowds, in the hinterland of Saint-Tropez and set in the heartland of the famous Provencal wine producing region, this vineyard property combines all the charm of an ancient 16th century Chateau with an up to date wine producing cellar. Set in an exceptionally verdant and peaceful environment, near a famous golf course, with astonishing views of the hills, 30 minutes from Saint-Tropez, the property consists of 200 hectares or 500 acres of land, suitable for hunting, with 26 hectares of vineyards. This magnificent stone house, needing modernisation, offers 7 bedrooms 2 spacious living-rooms with fireplaces, study and vast terrace overlooking a beautiful swimming pool, a pool-house and the horizon. 2 heliports. Complete wine producing equipment, 3 magnificent vaulted cellars and an enchanting wine-tasting room.

ref. 2075 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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In St Tropez, our clients are received in the warm ambience of our Carlton International Lounge, discretely situated in the ancient Chateau adjoining the village Town Hall square, with windows overlooking the legendary “Port de St Tropez”. In this reserved environment, Corinne and Karim, our property consultants, speaking most European languages, will provide advice and assistance in all the property related areas of Sales, Rental, Real Estate Marketing, Interior Design and Property Management. 1 place de l’hôtel de ville - Château Suffren - Saint-Tropez email : Tel. +33 (0)4 94 97 12 18

saint-tropez On arrival, your concierge is there to welcome you to this magnificent estate, conveniently located in the heart of the village of Saint-Tropez. Within walking distance of the Marina and the “Place des Lices”, this outstanding property has 4 suites in the main villa and 4 additional suites in the guest villa. All suites are luxuriously furnished with a living room, dressing room and bathroom. A substantial landscaped garden leads to the pool where your relaxation is assured by the efficient and attentive personnel who are also present to organize your receptions in collaboration with the chef and his team. The property, fully air conditioned, is decorated in an eclectic style creating a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere.

ref. ST1012 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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In a prestigious residential domain of 130 Ha, or nearly 300 acres,

An outstanding, newly completed contemporary villa, perfectly situated

this unique, new, contemporary five bedroom villa will delight

only 5 minutes from the famous “Place des Lices”, at the heart of Saint-

nature lovers. Located 5 minutes from the beaches of Pampelonne,

Tropez. The decorations, furnishings and appointments are of the highest

there are enchanting views of the sea over the Gulf of Saint-

standard. This exceptional location provides easy access to the beaches

Tropez and its surrounding villages. The interior decoration is

of Pampelonne and the celebrated “Club 55” in only 10 minutes.

elegant and modern and the rooms are bright and spacious.

ref. ST908

ref. ST937



The perfect holiday home built recently in a contemporary style

This superb, new seven bedroom property is located only 800 metres

providing a 180 degrees view along the coastline and beaches.

from the beach in a completely quiet environment. The rooms are

The 5 bedrooms rooms are decorated with taste and there is a

spacious and the decoration and furnishings are modern. The villa and

pronounced modern feel. The closest beach is only 100 metres distant.

swimming pool are surrounded by pleasant landscaped gardens.

ref. ST1007

ref. ST939

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saint-tropez Superb property located in a sought-after area. This 5-bedroomed villa offers 400m2 of living space with luxury appointments and an interior designed by a renowned architect. This home affords wonderful sea views, magnificent, carefully designed and landscaped gardens extending to over an acre.

ref. 2593 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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saint-tropez This sublime, recently constructed villa is only 1 km from the famous beaches of Pampelonne, at the edge of Saint-Tropez. Positioned on nearly 2 acres of land, this very secure property provides 5 bedrooms, caretaker’s studio, games room, hammam and gym, home cinema room and a garage for 5 cars. The exceptional gardens have a swimming pool and helicopter landing pad.

ref. 2582 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

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ramatuelle This superb, recently-constructed country house, built along traditional lines, harmoniously marries the authentic with the contemporary and includes high standard appointments. The rooms are spacious and the decoration is elegant and refined. The delightful gardens of 5,000 sqm provide complete quiet and pleasing open views.

ref 2690 price e 7 000 000 tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -

“The horse, the faithful steed“ Pegasus, Bucephalus, Jappeloup, Milton, First of May, so many legendary horses that make up our history. Of all animals, the horse is probably the one which has had the greatest influence on the practical evolution of humanity. The first signs of domestication date back to around 3500 BC. Very soon, man adopted the horse as his faithful companion and team mate, especially built for hunting, warfare, agricultural work and transportation. Together, there exists a strong and respect for one another, still very much alive today.

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bond of mutual admiration


the horse whisperer Outstanding polo player, Corinne Schuler, president of the Saint-Tropez Polo has, since childhood, grown up with a passion for horses. It is said that the horse is the

Babylonians and resurrected by the British, who founded the

greatest conquest of man. Corinne

first club at Silchar, in the Tibetan Himalayas in 1859.

Schuler will not say otherwise. The famous horsewoman continues to live her love for this noble animal but above all, it is her love of horseriding that fascinates this German industrialist’s daughter. A severe allergy to horsehair forced her to give up her passion for several years, however, she never gave up her dream and began a lengthy medical treatment for a total desensitization. Eventually, she was back in the saddle. It was during a random

Two teams of four play within a grassy area 275 metres long, with a ball, mallets – bamboo mostly – with which to hit the ball and two goals 7.50 metres wide. They play for periods of 4, 6 or 8 “Chukas” (a period of 7 minutes 30). And in this sport, Corinne Schuller has no equal. What is it about polo that she likes so much? The team spirit, tactics, humility, but more especially the partnership formed with the horse. A quasi-fusion which ensures that the lady becomes totally immersed in the sport. She trained relentlessly, endless practice, participating in all the major tournaments and in 2004, she became the first French women’s polo champion. As well as her sporting achievements, Corinne Schuler has fulfilled another dream: the establishment of her own polo club, in Saint-Tropez, where she’s been improving her mallet swing for the past twelve years.

walk when her riding teacher

Today, the Saint-Tropez Polo Club is one of the most active clubs in Europe

made her “hit the ball” that she

and home to a dozen international tournaments, giving Corinne Schuler,

discovered Polo. One tap and

the opportunity to share, with as many people as possible, the energy

very soon she was hooked on this

and emotion of this great sporting spectacle, illustrating perfectly, the

ancient sport, invented by the

interaction which has existed for so many years between man and horse.



mas mateu This unique property, a short distance from the French border, is located on the Spanish Coast, the Costa Brava, only 15 minutes from the local Mediterranean beach villages, 35 minutes from the airport and the town and 90 minutes from Barcelona. Certainly the most renowned private equestrian estate in Spain and amongst the most celebrated in the world, this extraordinary home surrounded by 63 hectares (155 acres) of Parkland, provides a noble, traditionally constructed Manor House of 1 400m2 with 10 bedrooms. It has been entirely renovated with elegance and refinement and provides independent staff and guest houses. The state-of the art equestrian facilities were also designed and constructed with a view to being considered as the finest in all of southern Europe. They comprise over 1 000m2 of stabling, 2 outdoor tracks, a circular track,16 meters in diameter, together with an extraordinary covered track of 2 350m2 accommodating judges cabins and an important area for entertaining.

ref. 2585 price on request tel. : +33 (0)4 93 95 11 11 - -


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enticing sicily The largest island of the Mediterranean offers a thousand faces, each more captivating than the other. History has bequeathed monuments, an appealing mix of cultures and made Sicily one of the most treasured areas in Italy. The change of scenery at each street corner will amaze you.

Here is a place where fans of

square, which remains enclosed

streets disappear beneath restaurant tables, all the better for pedestrians.

Greek art and the Baroque will

in many parts of Italy, its shape

The central feature of the city is the Piazza del Duomo, with its elephant

be overjoyed! For this is Sicily,

reminiscent of the ancient arenas.

fountain and where Fashion victims denude the shops of the Via Etnea

a strip of land combining Greek

Today the games are verbal.

and Corso Sicilia, known for their chic shoe shops and trendy clothes.

temples, castles and cathedrals

The place to visit, for the intellectual is the Museo Civico where you can

of Roman, Byzantine and Arab

admire the Roman sculptures, fine porcelain objects and a large collection

architecture, Hispanic Baroque-

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style palaces and churches and

Capital of the island, with

sumptuous oriental gardens.

Staying in Sicily without visiting Cefalu would be regarded as a sin.

730,000 inhabitants, Palermo,

A happy blend bathed in the

Tourists so love this picturesque fishing village with its wonderful beach.

surrounded by mountains

morning sunshine. Inimitable

A must to see, between a dip in the water and getting a tan is the Norman

is located on the northwest

Sicily! And such Italian spirit. As

Dome and Cathedral, one of the high points of the island. And don’t

coast. A Metropolis of trade

all over the boot of Italy, daily

forget Noto, known as the baroque city of Sicily. It belongs to the cultural

in antiques at its zenith, under

heritage of UNESCO.

life unfolds... in the street. Here,

the Saracens, it offers tourists

generations come together and

a rather unique mixture of

when the weather allows, the

architectural masterpieces. At the

elderly sit at their doorsteps, as

foot of Mount Etna, Catania is

did their ancestors, to talk about

the second largest city of Sicily.

everything and nothing, the

Living, vibrant and bearing the

Lose yourself in a journey through time as you survey the Valley of the

latest gossip and the weather.

stigma of the volcano on the walls

Temples remembering that it was the Greeks who founded it. Brucoli,

Another meeting place, the town

of its houses. At nightfall, the

a small town on the west coast may appear to have little of interest,

of weapons.

Famous for its ceramics industry, Caltagirone has seen its craft successively influenced, first by the Arabs and then the Spanish. The result is a city of quite unique and unusual, style. Of Agrigento, the poet Pindar said it was “The most beautiful of mortal cities.”



Siracuse, Oreille de Dyonisos

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© Phototèque ENIT - Vito Arcomano

© Ollirg - Fotolia

Vallée des temples Agrigento

Cefalu however, come the weekend and it attracts the youth of Italy, coming there to party. It’s a must to enjoy the atmosphere and enjoy its numerous restaurants.

I want, so much, to see Syracuse... The town bears the name of the most eastern provinces of Sicily and remains a striking example of a tourist destination. Founded in the eighth century by Greek colonists from Corinth, it was declared by Cicero to be “The most beautiful city in the world.” Beautiful but rebellious, Syracuse waged war against Athens and won but was forced to bend under the yoke of Carthage. Devastated by the terrible earthquake of 1693, it was partly rebuilt, and since 2005, its old city centre was written into the List of World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Its most famous citizen is of course Archimedes and the story goes that here he dreamed of giant mirrors reflecting the sun’s rays and setting alight, the sails of the invading enemies. Syracuse the seductress is now separated in two parts: Neapolis with its Archaeological Park and the island of Ortigia. The ruins of the temple of Apollo are the only visible remains of antiquity in Ortigia. Legend says that its name, meaning “quail” in Greek, comes from hundreds of these birds which fell from the sky thanks to Santa Lucia, in 1646. The Saint thus saved the local residents from starvation.



boat, sweet boat From June 4th to 6th, 2010, “The World” will drop anchor in Syracuse, one of the pearls of Sicily. A paradise destination like no other, for this particular ship.

Appearances can be deceptive!

ultimate in relaxation, with four

calls in port for several days so that passengers can better explore the

“The World” is much more than

restaurants, shops, snack bar,

country. In 2010, for example, it was seen in Australia, Bali, Phuket and

a private yacht: the first floating

swimming pool, a golfing space,

the Seychelles. In spring, it will pass through Dubai, Alexandria, Santorini,

resort in the world. In effect, aside

tennis court, jogging track, spa,

Venice and Sicily.

from a few privileged passengers,

fitness center... and all without the

this boat, managed and crewed

main disadvantage: the holiday

by “Residensea” offers 165 private


residences, from 100 to 300 square metres, leased for 50 years, the

Thereafter, it will continue its trip through the French Riviera, up the Atlantic Coast, upwards to Iceland and Greenland before skirting the American continent, from Quebec to Ushuaia, via the Caribbean paradise and important cities in South America.

estimated life of the vessel. This

Around the world

The adventure is made even more wonderful as it is done in pure luxury.

particularly innovative concept

Each residence in “The World”

Your nest is nothing like a ship’s cabin. Design and amenities within the

has already attracted many buyers

offers new sensations. Since it

apartments are what one might expect in modern apartments ashore. Fully

and not without reason! The

left the docks of Oslo, its port

fitted kitchen, large bathroom, living rooms opening onto a terrace with, the

lucky owners are able to enjoy all

of origin in 2002, this travelling

inevitable breathtaking sea view! And above all, this is your home. It’s more

the benefits of a luxury second

village has ploughed the oceans

than an ideal, it’s a reality. The walls are adorned with your favorite keepsakes,

home: personalized decor, private

of the world. In one year, it has

paintings and photographs, and your wardrobe is full of your sarongs, shirts,

areas, and an environment and

visited more than a hundred

suits or best evening dresses. And in the middle of your own kitchen table,

infrastructure conducive to the

destinations, sometimes making

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