‘I have the simplest tastes; I am always satisfied with the best.’ Oscar Wilde
Sicily: Why Now is the Time to Visit
Sicily has long been where the Italians holiday, but its reputation as a mafioso stronghold has held it back. Not for much longer, as The Rake discovers.
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc: The Jet-Set’s Hideaway
In its heyday, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc was a hotbed of debauchery where the who’s who of the jet-set came to party in shrouded secrecy.
The Yeatman Hotel: Porto’s Best Cellar
For lovers of exceptional port, there is no finer destination than The Yeatman Hotel, whose vast cellars and beautiful surroundings are an ode to the Douro Valley’s greatest export.
Hotel Byblos: St Tropez’s Grande Dame
The lively Hotel Byblos is both a tribute to and an authentic representation of St Tropez’s heyday, when social codes were broken down and an anything-goes attitude prevailed.
How Monaco Became A Glamour Powerhouse
The Riviera microstate’s motto translates as “With God’s Help”. But it was a triumvirate of mortals who turned post-war Monaco into a playboy’s playground.
Sotheby’s Rallye on the Riviera
The Rake had the pleasure of taking part in this year’s inaugural Sotheby’s Rallye. Join us for our photo diary of the event, where we discover that true Riviera style isn’t lost at all, if you’re in the right company.
What (Else) To Do At The Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is a highlight of the F1 calendar, but what else is there to do in the infamous Principality?
Finca Cortesin: Suite Escape
How has luxury resort and spa Finca Cortesin made a name for itself as a destination in its own right? The Rake takes a trip to one of Andalucia’s most beautiful properties to find out.