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    1. December 6, 2013

      Brazil property: Armação dos Búzios, Bardot’s beach hideaway

      Búzios may have a reputation as the St Tropez of Brazil but for Brazilians it is as much a family-friendly destination as it...

    2. May 10, 2013

      The pavement as catwalk

      The flashbulbs may be popping in the south of France but it’s not all about the red carpet. What Carey Mulligan (in town for...

    1. January 8, 2013

      Hollande mired in taxation policy paradox

      There was a distinct sense of anticlimax in Paris on Tuesday, after a week in which Gérard Depardieu had led a media circus...

    2. January 4, 2013

      Bardot joins Depardieu’s Russian exit threat

      A French furore over the apparent departure into tax exile in Russia by flamboyant film actor Gérard Depardieu lurched into...

    3. November 23, 2012

      The louche and the lovely

      Where would you start a history of the Café Royal? Perhaps on the night that Oscar Wilde got so high on absinthe that he...

    4. October 5, 2012

      Shaken to my foundation

      I don’t know if my eyesight is going, but lately I’ve noticed I’m misreading the names of things that arrive on my desk. A...

    5. September 28, 2012

      Dances with woollens

      As designers reveal their latest visions at Paris Fashion Week, the city’s Musée Galliera has found a way to breathe new...

    6. March 12, 2012

      Sotheby’s to sell Sachs’ pop art collection

      The sizeable art collection of the late Gunter Sachs, the German playboy and wealthy heir to two industrial fortunes, is to...

    7. February 21, 2012

      Le Pen loses fight for secret backing

      Marine Le Pen, firebrand leader of France’s far-right National Front, suffered a rebuff in her presidential campaign on...

    8. February 10, 2012

      Grasse gets greener

      Grasse is where the Côte d’Azur began – the town to which English, Russian and Belgian royalty flocked to build Belle Epoque...

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      January 10, 2012

      China's Riviera?

      The purchase by China’s state-owned Shandong Heavy Industry Group of Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti Yachts conjures...

    10. December 4, 2011

      Bewkes relaxed over Time Warner prospects

      Halfway through a professorial two-hour analysis of what the digital future holds for Time Warner’s film, television and...

    11. September 23, 2011

      Selfish hosts, egoistic guests

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    12. July 15, 2011

      Off the wall

      Graffiti on the streets is nothing new. Declarations of love, territorial stamps and political statements have marked city...

    13. July 8, 2011

      Sea scrapers

      It’s an irony that, in 19th century Brazil, land along the tropical north-east coastline was often abandoned or given away...

    14. May 21, 2011

      ‘Married Brigitte Bardot’ was only half the story

      From Mr John D. Goldsmith. Sir, May I compliment your paper on publishing one of the more accurate obituaries of Gunter...

    15. May 14, 2011

      Opel scion who married Brigitte Bardot

      Gunter Sachs, who has died aged 78, was proud to be called a “playboy”. To many, he was the ultimate exponent of that art....

    16. December 30, 2010

      Sharper focus

      In New York there are 58 dealers specialising in photographic prints, Paris has dozens, but in London there are just six....

    17. July 28, 2010

      This week’s film releases

      Serge, je t’aime: Eric Elmosnino and Lucy Gordon in ‘Gainsbourg’ Celebrity is not drama. The question every biographical...

    18. March 12, 2010

      Object of desire and seduction

      In the end, it came down to sex. Well, it often does, doesn't it? Just ask the American Democratic party, suffering from a...

    19. October 10, 2009

      ‘It’s central, lively and not too chic’

      Willy Rizzo, 80, is a photographer and furniture designer. After covering the Nuremberg trials, he photographed Audrey...

    20. August 14, 2009

      And God created Brigitte Bardot

      Brigitte Bardot in a scene from ‘La Femme et le Pantin’, 1959 It was a movie that blasted through the 1950s like the...

    21. May 4, 2009

      Revolution in the Air

      Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol 1: 1957-73 By Clinton Heylin Constable £20, 482 pages FT Bookshop price:...

    22. April 8, 2009

      Ferretti debt restructuring deal approved

      Ferretti, the ailing Italian yachtmaker, on Wednesday secured approval from its lenders for a debt restructuring deal that...

    23. January 27, 2009

      Ferretti defaults on debts

      Ferretti, the Italian yacht builder for the super-rich, has defaulted on its debt amid sinking sales of luxury craft,...

    24. January 27, 2009

      Ferretti default adds to pressure on Candover

      Candover, the private equity group, is likely to face pressure from banks to inject more money into Ferretti after the...

    25. January 26, 2009

      Ferretti default adds to pressure on Candover

      Candover, the private equity group, is likely to face pressure from banks to inject more money into Ferretti after the yacht...

    26. January 17, 2009

      Ferretti luxury yacht sales hit the rocks

      Ferretti, the world's second-largest yacht maker, is preparing for the worst after sales of its €1m-plus yachts to the...

    27. January 17, 2009

      Ferretti luxury yacht sales hit the rocks

      Ferretti, the world's second-largest yacht maker, is preparing for the worst after sales of its €1m-plus yachts to the super...

    28. January 17, 2009

      Ferretti trims sail for debt revamp as the rich become landlubbers

      One of the world's biggest suppliers of yachts to the super-rich, Italy's Ferretti, is to hire financial advisers for a...

    29. January 17, 2009

      Ferretti to call in advisers over debt

      Ferretti, the world's second-largest yacht-maker, is to hire financial advisers for a debt restructuring in a surprise move...

    30. January 16, 2009

      Ferretti trims sail for debt revamp

      One of the world’s biggest suppliers of yachts to the super-rich, Ferretti, is to hire financial advisers for a debt...

    31. June 22, 2007

      Of poseurs and painters

      I spent a couple of days in and around St Tropez recently, visiting friends and investigating the excellent and absurdly...

    32. May 11, 2007

      Playground of champions

      Cannes: Inside the World’s Premier Film Festival by Kieron Corless and Chris Darke Faber ₤15, 277 pages FT bookshop price:...

    33. March 9, 2007

      So who is bringing home the bacon?

      The big-money art sales last month in London caused banner headlines. Prices soared, records were broken, superlatives were...

    34. March 2, 2007

      The prints and the paupers

      It has still not happened. Despite the record prices enlivening the recent sales of Impressionist and modern art in London...

    35. February 9, 2007

      Painting by Bacon sells for £14m at Christie's

      A painting by Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait II, was sold for £14m at Christie's in London last night, as sales of...

    36. February 5, 2007

      Auction houses hope to make big impression on record books

      Christie's and Sotheby's stand to make record profits for a European auction at this week's London sales of impressionist,...

    37. November 23, 2006

      Picasso’s Jacqueline period

      Villa La Californie. No one could possibly have imagined the world that existed behind that old wall and infrequently opened...

    38. November 11, 2006

      Prince of pop

      Sale: Space, Speed, Sex: Prints and Multiples by Gerald Laing. Location: Sims Reed Gallery, 38 Bury Street, London SW1....

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