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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 super...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  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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