Icons June 2019
Brigitte Bardot: Queen of the Côte d’Azur
A gust of fresh air in the stifling social atmosphere of her time, Brigitte Bardot lived up to the ‘sex-kitten’ role as well as she embodied it…
Pleasure May 2019
Byblos: The Hotel built for Bardot
Built in pursuit of the most beautiful woman in the world, Hotel Byblos in St. Tropez is an oasis of charming luxury, as Ryan Thompson discovers.
Style June 2017
Style Heroes: Serge Gainsbourg
One of the more unintentional style icons of the 1960s and beyond, Serge Gainsbourg was a walking definition of French insouciance and alternative cool.
Code June 2017
A History of the French Riviera
The French Riviera was once saturated with humble fishing ports rather than luxury yachts. Just how did this picturesque stretch of land become an infamous luxury destination?
Code June 2017
The Impractical Choice: Riva Ariston 576
Still to this day, Riva resides at the zenith of the luxury speedboat world and the Ariston, the brand’s most iconic model, is testament to its majesty.
Icons June 2017
Slim Aarons: The Life Aquatic
No one has better encapsulated the sun-kissed haute vie of the blue-blooded “splasherati” than Slim Aarons.
Style May 2017
How The Breton Shirt Earned Its Stripes
The Rake shines a light on a garment that has transcended time, sailed through changes in fashion, has adorned some of the most rakish icons of the past, and continues to influence luxury menswear today.
Style September 2016
And God Created Eterna
To celebrate its 160th anniversary, Eterna re-issues the Golden Heart — the tiny 1950s wristwatch that was championed by Brigitte Bardot.
Icons June 2016
Beach Bodies: The Golden Era of the Rakish Pin-Up
The Rake reflects upon some of the most iconic images of beach-borne temptresses from the golden age of the jet-set.
Pleasure May 2016
From Cognac to Cannes
Rake Towers discovers the history of Cannes Film Festival with the help of Rémy Martin and their limited edition XO cognac.