We’ve always been inspired by the things, people and places we admire, so for our latest limited edition piece we decided to travel back to our roots. To the warm smell of pine trees, the calming chi-chi-chi of singing crickets, and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin – one of our favourite spots along the Côte d’Azur. Situated between Monaco and Menton, its mixture of pittoresque old charm and nouveau riche is the perfect personification of the French Riviera. In this newsletter we figured we’d share our favourite spots in the area.
10.00 A.M. – MORNING TENNIS
MONTE-CARLO COUNTRY CLUB
Start the morning with a workout. Regardless if you’re into tennis or not, it’s difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for a country club than The Monte-Carlo Country Club. This club is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unique settings in the world, featuring world-class courts surrounded by majestic villas, pine trees and azur blue sea. Despite the club’s name, it is not located in Monte Carlo, it is actually located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Monte-Carlo Country Club
155 Av. Princesse Grace, 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Tel. +33 4 93 41 30 15
12.30 P.M. – LUNCH
LE CABANON DE LA PLAGE DU BUSE
After a game of tennis, it would be a shame not to head to the beach. Do not miss the Cabanon with a fisherman’s shed-style restaurant, the bar facing the sea and its terrace shaded by large palm trees, this little gem is a must visit. While preserving the soul of the place and without betraying its philosophy, the owners have brought its design a modern touch without going overboard. Located on the edge of the Plage du Buse, the shed has a menu with Italian flavors, entirely reinvented by chef Silvio and his wife Rosanna. Try the gnocchetti with prawn or the tagliata with Ligurian herbs. If you like it, come back and eat dinner here under the stars, it’s magic!
La Cabanon de la Plage du Buse
9026A Avenue Le Corbusier – Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Tel. +33 4 93 83 33 93
03.00 P.M. – DESIGN HISTORY
EILEEN GRAY’S LA VILLA E -1027
Situated on a cliff, featuring astonishing views over the Mediterranean, sits the legendary E1027. Inaccessible and overrun by decay, it had witnessed wartime shootings, murder and artistic vandalism. Although never quite forgotten, some thought it might never fully recover. However, after extensive restorations and to great fanfare, it was finally brought back to life and reopened to the public a few years ago. E-1027 was the first architectural work of the designer Eileen Gray, completed in 1929 when she was 51 years old. Encouraged by her admirer and lover Jean Badovici, it was her first piece of architectural work and built to be the couple’s own home. It was a pioneering and accomplished work of modern architecture, avant-garde in its functionalism
Sentier Massolin, 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France