The South of France, or as it is commonly called today, the Côte d’Azur, is little more than a cultural invention of the twentieth century. In fact to be ‘common’, in its far less eloquent Dantean volgare or vernacular, might well become its future epithet given the trashy and often glitzy lifestyle-led environment it has created over the last fifty years. Increasingly, Saint-Tropez has become a brassy Benidorm for the rich; less glamour than clamor. In effect it owes part of its… Read More >
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The color blue; emotive, vivid, royal. In physical form it becomes highly powerful, and manifested in the form of a crown issued postage stamp it is literal royalty. The ‘Mauritius Blue’ is one of the world’s most (in)famous stamps. Colored by tale, colonialism and history, last at sale in 2007 it reached £1,053,090 and continues to be heralded as… Read More >