love the sunny side of life

This is a blog about the lovely and sunny lifestyle of the French and Italian Riviera. I will write about great cafes and restaurants in the area, beautiful and exciting places to visit, events in the area to attend to, the best food recipes of the Mediterranean cuisine and generally how to enjoy life to the fullest here. I am a Scandinavian woman with an half-italian family and ever since I moved down to Monaco a few years ago I fell in love with this beautiful region. With lots of friends in the area I have learned the best secret places to visit and most inspiring things to do here - I hope you will feel inspired to join me in what I consider the most beautiful and enjoyable place on earth. I hope you will love the sunny side of life too.
Enjoying a nice panini on the Plateau du cap Martin with the view of Menton

Enjoying a nice panini on the Plateau du cap Martin with the view of Menton

Enjoying a nice panini on the Plateau du cap Martin with the view of Menton

Enjoying a nice panini on the Plateau du cap Martin with the view of Menton

Mushroom picking in the woods of Ligurian mountains

Absolutely stunning nature. Go by car up the Nervia valley pass Pigna and continue up the mountains. Keep your eyes open for mushrooms at the side of the road. And pick pick pick. We picked from 9-14 on Sunday and were so exhausted have a nap on the beach in the afternoon was the only option. At night we enjoyed our harvest cooking a delicious pasta al funghi (mushroom pasta). Amazing how little fresh air can effect you!

Sunday afternoon pretty great

Villefranche - enjoying a Saturday roadtrip exploring real estate opportunities ;)
We love Villefranche, so cute and unique with its colorful old houses overlooking Cap Ferrat. Lots of lovely cafés, bars, restaurants of course beaches and a train station taking you anywhere. What more could you possibly look for? 20 min drive from Menton.

#property #prospecting in #Villefranche #frenchriviera #travel  #lovethesunnysideoflife

#property #prospecting in #Villefranche #frenchriviera #travel #lovethesunnysideoflife

Marinland
We just met our new guests in our beautiful sea view apartment in Menton. They had 3 adorable kids aged 1, 6 and 8 and gave us a great advice: Marinland in Antibes (only 30 min drive from Menton)! It’s a massive park for kids offering all sorts of entertainment from slides to cuddling dolphins! So for this if you with kids planning a visit to the Riviera here is what you should do:

http://kidsisland.marineland.fr/en

Our new morning routine

Step up at 6:45, cross the street and into the sea… swimming a couple of distances watching the sunrise over Monaco. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Our new morning routine

Step up at 6:45, cross the street and into the sea… swimming a couple of distances watching the sunrise over Monaco. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Early dinner at Cafe de Paris Monaco

Early dinner at Cafe de Paris Monaco