Rebecca Vallance's guide to the South of France
Fresh from the launch of her exclusive capsule collection with Net-a-Porter, designer Rebecca Vallance offers her guide to the South of France
As far as homegrown international fashion talent goes, Rebecca Vallance and her label are a formidable force. After launching with powerhouse stockist Net-a-Porter last year, Vallance has debuted an exclusive capsule collection with the e-store of seven pieces that celebrate the brands signatures of lace, playful frills, bows and silk. Here, the designer chats to Buro on a recent inspiration trip to the South of France, and the treasure trove of spots she discovered while there.
Le Cap at the Four Seasons, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
"This Michelin starred restaurant is quintessentially chic European dining. It uses on the best local French Riviera ingredients; the fish being an obvious stand-out for me. French interiors, couples with the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean and impeccable service make this a perfect date spot with your loved one."
Must try: The slow-cooked sea bass in zucchini flower with avocado, burratina and lemon caviar.
La Colombe d'Or, Saint Paul de Vence
"This eclectic restaurant has a very rustic Riviera feeling, it is true old-school Euro at it's best. Great food, ambience and a most superb backdrop as well as famous paintings that adorn the walls from Picasso to Matisse make it easy to lose track and get lost in the art."
Pro tip: Book well in advance as it can get quite busy.
Eden-Roc Grill at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes
"This is definitely my favourite place in the world to have lunch. Perched at the tip of Cap d'Antibes with stunning views over the sea, it is the perfect spot to soak in the Mediterranean sun and people-watch while drinking vodka lime sodeas. This restaurant prides itself on great seafood and lives up to the hype."
Must try: Seabass a la Eden-Roc, it is extremely tender and flavoursome, served alongside of artichoke puree - delish!
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes
"My absolute favourite hotel of all time is this place. Everything about it is perfection. From the rooms, the incredible food, the staff, the view of the Meditteranean Sea, it geniunely doesn't get any better than this. The absolute in luxury."
Four Season French Riviera Hotel, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
"Cap Ferrat is such a beautiful, old-school European experience. Boasting classic, French provincial interiors, infinity pool and stunning rooms."
Saint-Paul de Vence, French Riviera
"One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is really special."
"When we stay at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, we get around by boat. Sometimes it's fun to spend the day in Cannes or St. Tropez and then sail back later afternoon just in time for sunset cocktails at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc's balcony.
Le Club 55, St. Tropez
"My favourite beach club for lunch in St. Tropez is Le Club 55 - best people watching in the world!"
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