My love affair with the South of France began in 2001 when I flew out of a very chilly, snow-bound Brussels early one February morning and landed in Nice airport. As I walked out of Terminal One, I found myself bathed in warm sunshine and exquisite light. If a place could be a soul-mate this region is surely mine.
In 2004 I created AMB-Cote d’Azur, a comprehensive online travel guide to the many towns, villages, excursions and events found throughout the French Riviera.
Over the years, what started out as a small website turned into something much bigger as guest writers such as Ted Jones and Peter Mayle shared their love and discoveries of the region too.
My photos of the Maeght Foundation, St Paul de Vence, were published in ‘Icons of Twentieth-Century Landscape Design’ by Katie Campbell and published by Francis Lincoln (2006).
In 2010 my husband wished to return to the UK which gave me the opportunity to attend several photographic workshops and training courses thereby honing my photographic skills and further developing my creative eye (and mind).
But the pull of the South of France was too strong and towards the end of 2015 I returned to France and to the region I love.
In 2016 I created and produced ‘Out & About in Vieux Nice‘ for iPads. Through it I shared my love of this remarkable part of Old Nice with pop-up info, photos, diagrams and maps, videos and detailed information about each walk you can do while there (or from the comfort of your armchair).
This year, 2017, I decided to inject new blood into an ageing AMB Côte d’Azur. So much had changed since last living on the French Riviera that I felt everything needed to be revisited, photographed again and brought up to date and thus I created Treasures of Provence.
Through it I continue to share my love and discoveries with you of this very enticing region. I hope you enjoy them very much.