Pleasure May 2022
How Monaco Became A Glamour Powerhouse
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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.
Style August 2020
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…
Icons July 2020
Alfonso von Hohenlohe: Prince of Clubs
Originally published in Issue 52 of The Rake, Nick Foulkes delves into the life of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe zu Langenburg, who was the founder of the Marbella Club and was amongst the most Rakish individuals to have ever graced our fair planet.
Style May 2019
How Espadrilles Became a Summer Staple
The humble espadrille is a reliable summer option, with a number of brands reinterpreting the style in luxurious leathers and suedes. Yet its origins are far from glamorous, as The Rake discovers…
Style April 2018
5 Ways to Channel Nautical Style
From maritime-inspired blazers to versatile Breton shirts, here are five ways to channel nautical style this spring.
Pleasure July 2017
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.
Style July 2017
Cote d’Allure: A Guide to Men's Riviera Style
A salute to what is surely one of the most rakish approaches to dressing at the modern man’s disposal; Riviera style.
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
The Rakes of the Riviera
The epithet pluralised above, in actuality, belonged to Gianni Agnelli — the late Fiat boss after whom this magazine is named. But, says Nick Foulkes, Agnelli was just one of the many potently charming, impeccably stylish jet-set-era gents who once turned the Côte d’Azur into an arena of amorous mastery.
Icons June 2016
Beach Bodies: The Golden Era of the Rakish Pin-Up
The Rake reflects upon some of the most iconic beach-borne temptresses of the past century.
Speed April 2016
FOR MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVIERA
The spicy lives of the late-1950s jet set were played out on the waters of Capri, Monte Carlo and Cannes. Surely they needed the ultimate luxury watercraft on which to…