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The French Riviera Firefly interviews entrepreneurs living on and visiting the French Riviera and the Côte d'Azur. We talk business, marketing, tourist attractions, business books, Education, Health and lifestyle, hobbies and leisure here in the Alpes Maritimes. We also talk to inspiring local entrepreneurs and small businesses about how they started their careers in France, dealing with administration and what brought them here in the first place. Topical issues such as Brexit and what this means to expats will also be covered in 2017. Our online directory and magazine can be found on www.rivierafirefly.com

French Riviera Firefly Podcast Antonia BEAUVOISIN-BROWN by Riviera Firefly

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The French Riviera Firefly interviews entrepreneurs living on and visiting the French Riviera and the Côte d'Azur. We talk business, marketing, tourist attractions, business books, Education, Health and lifestyle, hobbies and leisure here in the Alpes Maritimes. We also talk to inspiring local entrepreneurs and small businesses about how they started their careers in France, dealing with administration and what brought them here in the first place. Topical issues such as Brexit and what this means to expats will also be covered in 2017. Our online directory and magazine can be found on www.rivierafirefly.com

    British Ambassador UK Rights in France '21 WARP | Driving | Travel

    British Ambassador UK Rights in France '21 WARP | Driving | Travel

    UK Rights in France '21 WARP | Driving Licences| Travel Issues UK Rights in France '21 WARP | Driving Licences| Travel Issues with Ambassador Llewellyn from the British Embassy in Paris. Brexit and the Pandemic having been part of the political agenda in 2020 and 2021 for the British Embassy in Paris.
    The British Ambassador to France Ed Llewellyn joins me on the Riviera Firefly podcast today to discuss the key issues facing Brits here in France in Spring Summer 2021.
    On my agenda today are the WARP (Withdrawal Agreement Residency Permit) that British nationals are strongly advised to apply for before the 30th June 2021 so as not to lose their rights here in France . Issues around driving licence exchanges and travel issues between the UK and France during the pandemic.
    It is also the Queen's 95th birthday this year and we talk about how UK Nationals can get involved virtually.
    All the links to get in contact with the Embassy and keep updated as it happens on social media are in the show notes.
    Living in France : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-france
    Also mentioned: 4 Associations helping with WARP
    WARP - RESIDENCE PERMITS (- deadline to apply 30th June
    DRIVING LICENCES
    TRAVEL ISSUES BETWEEN UK AND FRANCE
    CROSS BORDER WORKING

    UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STUDYING IN UK
    VOTING OVER 15 YEARS
    CELEBRATING THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
    Virtual summer party which will be open to British nationals apply here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-nationals-queens-birthday-party-tickets-157062432965

    For up to date information on UK Rights in France '21 WARP | Driving Licences| Travel Issues with Ambassador Llewellyn from the British Embassy in Paris.
    Contact the Ambassador and the British Embassy
    Website – www.gov.uk Facebook page - @ukinfrance Instagram - @ukinfrance Linked In  – Ambassade de Grande-Bretagne Twitter - @UKinFrance/@BritishinFrance/@EdLlewellynFCDO Other podcast episodes  you might enjoy are:
    The South of France Guide
    Personal Growth and Mindset with book circles
    Azur Wine tours in Provence
    SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation! In 2018 we expanded and  opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online. Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with www.kidooland.com  and Online classes and courses www.kidooland.online
    #anglais #stagevacances #sophiaantipolis #positiveeducation #southoffrance #bilingual #villeneuveloubet #vallauris #cotedazur #edllewellyn #brexit #WARP #embassy #stagesvacances #international #summer #vip #kidooland #cotedazurfrance #summercamp
    OUR FACEBOOK INTEREST GROUPS Cote d’Azur Living  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotedazurliving Business Support Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireflycocoon/

    • 20 min
    How to plan the perfect wedding on the Côte d'Azur

    How to plan the perfect wedding on the Côte d'Azur

    How to plan the perfect wedding on the Côte d'Azur Organise a wedding South of France. Many people dream of having a beautiful Provençal or Côte d'Azur event with a lavender field backdrop or views over the Mediterranean sea. That dream can become a reality with the right experts on hand to help you. 
    Today we chat with guests who have worked in event organisation planning weddings, organising huge events, setting up the lights and music, designing the look and feel and flower arrangements as well as the all important photographs and gifts.
    Thanks so much to our guests Danni Wing (Native Spaces) , Nick Boot (Wild Fire DJs) , Abbi Kemp , Lisa Boot (Une Pincée de Provence)  and Claire Lyons (Dandelions and Grace) for their input.
     
    WE TALK WITH:
    Danielle Wing Native Spaces
    Hello, I'm Danni. I have been living on the French Riviera for the last ten years and have been working as a freelance event professional for the last eight. I have organised everything from weddings to corporate events to birthday parties, photoshoots and all in between. Recently I have started working with a fantastic start up based in Nice called Native Spaces. Native Spaces is a platform that connects clients with a whole of host of unique and extraordinary event spaces across the Riviera and beyond. Via the platform you can choose your venue, converse with the host directly, receive a quote and pay securely.
    Website
    Instagram - Native Spaces
    Instagram - Danielle Wing
    Nick Boot Wild Fire DJs

    I moved to the South of France with my wife and then baby boy 6 years ago as we wanted a new adventure as well as a lot more sunshine than we were getting in London! I set up Wildfire DJs (or UK DJs Abroad as it was then) at the same time. The aim was to provide a premium DJ, sound and lighting service to couples coming from abroad, predominantly the UK, to marry here in France. People pay an awful lot for their wedding, especially in this region, and I think it's a crime for the day to end with a party that doesn't absolutely blow the roof off. We ensure that the wedding day of each of our clients is remembered as the best party that they and their guests have attended. We provide the speakers and lighting plus organise all the music from the ceremony to the last song of the night. We make the process not only simple but fun and enjoyable too.
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    Abbi Kemp - Visuals by Abbi


    My name is Abbi and I'm an English speaking lifestyle photographer based in the South of France. Photography has been my passion for 15 years and I've been lucky enough to capture weddings all over the world for 9 years now. My work aims to capture the real and genuine moments of a wedding day through honest yet beautiful photography.
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    Claire Lyons - Dandelions & Grace
    I moved to the French Riviera over 18 years ago after finishing a degree in International Business and French! Floristry has always been a passion of mine from a young age and when the opportunity arose to train professionally I jumped at the chance. My floral business - Dandelions & Grace was founded and I create bespoke floral arrangements for weddings, events and yachts from the cote d'azure to Provence. My floristry style is both organic and romantic, growing up in the English countryside has no doubt influenced this!
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    Lisa Boot - Une Pincée de Provence


    Une Pincée de Provence creates beautiful gifts from the South of France. For weddings and events we offer a complete range of gift ideas for guests and VIPs;
    1. Handmade rustic Provençal wedding favours and gift packs for that truly authentic Provençal experience. Our carefully selected Provençal specialities are each created by enthusiastic, committed artisans, using only the finest traditional method. Our handmade miniatures can be fully personalised with the couples name and wedding date.
    2. We also create perfect welcome or thank you gif

    • 45 min
    Côte d'azur tourist staycation guide

    Côte d'azur tourist staycation guide

    Côte d'azur tourist staycation guide Rediscovering the Cote D'azur with local restaurants, events, music and communities are all on this week's podcast with Nicole Ruskell New launches| restaurants| events | bucket list | Nicole Ruskell Côte d'azur tourist staycation guide. Bookmark and share this episode and rediscover  the Côte D'azur .  Ambassador #Côtedazurfrance Nicole Ruskell Editor in Chief to the Riviera Insider shares her do not miss bucket list to the South of France. We chat about all the top ideas for every kind of person here .. those that have been here a while or recently arrived, foodies, adrenalin junkies, glitz and glamour and get away from it all.
    Summer Cote d'Azur Living – we are ready to get out and about, to dine out, have fun, meet new friends,  enjoy new experiences. Discover all things local. 2021 is going to the THE year for us locals to really staycation and become tourists in our own backyards. This is why we wanted to give you a Côte d'azur tourist staycation guide.
    So who better than to tell us her top bucket list and  share some top calendar do not miss it's  for this  summer than the Editor in Chief of the luxury lifestyle magazine the Riviera Insider, International journalist , Ambassador for the Cote d'Azur and my friend  Nicole Ruskell.
    Nicole is originally from California but has lived all over Europe and I was lucky enough to meet her what now feels like years ago over some goats cheese and since then we try and meet up in between her busy deadlines. More often I get to live vicariously through her social media checking out what's hot and the latest finds.
    She has truly helped me look at life here through a new lens and I love her idea that we need to get out there and say Yes .. in fact in a recent journaling and reflection workshop I was invited to join we talked about the YES AN approach rather than the either or and definitely not the yes but.
    so let's get out there! Are you ready for that? YES .. then listen in.
     

    SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation!
    In 2018 we expanded and  opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online.
    Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with www.kidooland.com  and Online classes and courses www.kidooland.online
    #anglais #stagevacances #sophiaantipolis #positiveeducation #southoffrance #bilingual #villeneuveloubet #vallauris #cotedazur #socialbubble #children #englishlearning #private #stagesvacances #international #summer #vip #kidooland #cotedazurfrance #summercamp
    OUR FACEBOOK INTEREST GROUPS Cote d’Azur Living  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotedazurliving Business Support Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireflycocoon/ Finding your way is a podcast for those going through some of life's transitions and challenges as one reaches mid life ..

    • 50 min
    Book Circles move reading into action

    Book Circles move reading into action

    Personal growth through books, managing the inner critic,  limiting beliefs and mindset  are all on the podcast this week with our guest Theresa Destrebecq.
    Personal growth through books, managing the inner critic,  limiting beliefs and mindset  are all on the podcast this week with our guest Theresa Destrebecq.
    We are still in the pandemic and in France we have just gone into another lockdown. For many 2020 was a hard year health and diet wise as gyms shut, restaurants closed and socialising was seriously curbed. Series 6: Get our French Economy boosted #staylocal #buylocal #supportlocal #cotedazurfrance. Welcome to the Riviera Firefly podcast sponsored by KidooLand your childcare solution for safe summer fun, Playgroup Kindergarten and Forest school .
    WE TALK WITH THERESA DESTREBECQ I like to ask my guests about their purpose, here’s what our next guest said:
    Do you know how sometimes people read books to make a change or become better at something, like leadership, or meditation, or productivity? But then when you ask them 6 months later how things are going, and nothing has changed?
    Now if that resonates with you listen in. Theresa Destrebecq is a Coach, Educator, an advocator of self acceptance and more recently the founder of Emerge Book Circles.
    Now if you are into books be them real or audio, maybe you have, like me, many on the go, a pile of books but then can’t remember once you’ve moved on ?
    Well I definitely can tick that box .. I used to be in a fun fiction in person group .. after many years I left and did actually try and start my own business book group but I don’t think we got past 2, I was stretching myself too thin to set it up, so my interest was piques when I saw Theresa’s post proposing an alternative way of doing it.
    I was craving a bit of deep dive and direction and connection and much as I love my own Business Coach, because they are based in the US time zones I am never at my best as its late at night .. so this group was ticking the boxes.
    Theresa and I had already met a couple of times in KidooLand , at a PWN conference where she was a speaker and so I decided to give the book circle a go.
    For a while now I’ve been joining her group for  great thought provoking conversation and activities .. which have also as a by product given me a  constant both personally and professionally through this pandemic. Kind of linked to self growth and personal improvement but also practical things that I can actually do with my own family.
    We chat about the need to create more permission for imperfection, limiting beliefs and mindset and of course around how her book circles work and why they are so powerful both professionally but also personally.
    So listen in to find out about the novel way of reading a book if you excuse the pun!
    Lets roll!

    CONTACT OUR GUEST Thanks to Theresa Destrebecq
    Website
    Facebook 
    Instagram 
    #booklove #emergebookcircle
    SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation!
    In 2018 we expanded and  opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online.
    Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with www.kidooland.com  and Online classes and courses www.kidooland.online
    #anglais #stagevacances #sophiaantipolis #positiveeducation #southoffrance #bilingual #villeneuveloubet #vallauris #cotedazur #socialbubble #children #englishlearning #private #stagesvacances #international #summer #vip #kidooland #cotedazurfrance #summercamp
    OUR FACEBOOK INTEREST GROUPS Cote d’Azur Living  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotedazurliving Business Support Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireflycocoon/ Finding your way is a podcast for those goi

    • 49 min
    Making a difference | Pilates | Travelling the world feat. Mel Burch

    Making a difference | Pilates | Travelling the world feat. Mel Burch

    Making a difference | Pilates | Travelling the world feat. Mel Burch We are still in the pandemic and in France we have just gone into another lockdown. For many 2020 was a hard year health and diet wise as gyms shut, restaurants closed and socialising was seriously curbed.
    Series 6: Get our French Economy boosted #staylocal #buylocal #supportlocal #cotedazurfrance. Welcome to the Riviera Firefly podcast sponsored by KidooLand your childcare solution for safe summer fun, Playgroup Kindergarten and Forest school .
    WE TALK WITH MEL BURCH 
    Up next we have Mel Burch .. from Live Breathe Pilates and Health
    Back in April our chat with friend Lucy Kelly one of our local nutritionists popped up on the podcast socials and Mel spotted it and having had a listen messaged 
    I am currently training to be a health coach so will be looking for nutrition therapists such as you to team up with when I get qualified (at the end of the year hopefully)!
    So she deepened a connection from Lucy’s podcast.
    She added that our chat about kefir water resonated and I am a huge fan too - with ginger and lemon like Susie! and the body brushing too! Thanks for putting this out, and I look forward to the next one 
    Having listened to that and also having discovered podcasts during the pandemic she then reached out and said she had a story to share.
    So I was delighted firstly that she had listened and taken the time to write in but also that she wanted to share her rather magnificent adventure and journey to Pilates with us all.
    We always try and get a good read of watch recommendation and Mel has a podcast and book for us (you’ll hear I wasn’t able to recall at all the documentary I just watched, lucky for me I get to add it here: Kiss The Ground, it’s a must watch if health nutrition organic ring any of your bells).
    The Firefly podcasts are all about you getting to know the people behind the local businesses; it’s all part of our support local series as we get ready to hopefully open up again.
    I would like you to join us in a pledge to commit to a 1 in 5 local pledge. So for every purchase or support you give to the large corporations you make 1 in 5 of them local.
    Now I know some wallets are stretched so if you can’t buy right now then get on their socials just like Mel did and give them a huge shout out and help get their word out there so that they can be in front of people who can help them financially through the next period.
    As Mel said you only have to adjust the compass a few degrees to make a big difference. Each and every one of you counts. Let’s roll.
    CONTACT OUR GUEST Thanks to Mel Burch

    Website
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    Instagram 
    SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation!
    In 2018 we expanded and  opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online.
    Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with www.kidooland.com  and Online classes and courses www.kidooland.online
    #anglais #stagevacances #sophiaantipolis #positiveeducation #southoffrance #bilingual #villeneuveloubet #vallauris #cotedazur #socialbubble #children #englishlearning #private #stagesvacances #international #summer #vip #kidooland #cotedazurfrance #summercamp
    OUR FACEBOOK INTEREST GROUPS Cote d’Azur Living  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotedazurliving Business Support Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireflycocoon/ Finding your way is a podcast for those going through some of life's transitions and challenges as one reaches mid life ..

    • 46 min
    Dealing with anxiety | Meditation and Yoga | Mindfulness feat. Lucy Gray

    Dealing with anxiety | Meditation and Yoga | Mindfulness feat. Lucy Gray

    Dealing with anxiety | Meditation and Yoga | Mindfulness feat. Lucy Gray We are still in the pandemic and in France we have just gone into another lockdown. For many 2020 was a hard year health and diet wise as gyms shut, restaurants closed and socialising was seriously curbed. 
    Series 6: Get our French Economy boosted #staylocal #buylocal #supportlocal #cotedazurfrance. Welcome to the Riviera Firefly podcast sponsored by KidooLand your childcare solution for safe summer fun, Playgroup Kindergarten and Forest school .
    WE TALK WITH LUCY GRAY  Top Book: The Alchemist

    Top Netflix: Kiss the Ground 

    Top business tip: Network your socks off!

    Your core purpose: To help others achieve a healthy body and mind for them to lead the happiest life possible.

    My business: I provide private and group yoga sessions across the cote d'azur and online. My private yoga classes are adapted to suit the needs of each individual.  My approach is more scientific rather than spiritual. I am constantly studying to improve my knowledge. My group classes will vary, depending on how the class is “labelled’. In my power core class, expect a workout, and in my gentle yoga, you can expect to feel relaxed, fluid and rejuvenate! I believe a good variety of physical activity is key to optimal health. But most of all, conscious breathing is paramount!


    CONTACT OUR GUEST Thanks to Lucy Gray
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    #mediation #lucylouyoga #yoga
    SPONSORED BY KIDOOLAND This episode was brought to you by KidooLand The Little English School on the French Riviera. Running classes and holiday camps for children age 0-16 years and workshops for grown ups too including Yoga, Pilates and conversation!
    In 2018 we expanded and  opened The Loft a great addition to the annexe and in 2019 opened KidooVillage. 2020 saw the launch of the Academy as part of KidooLand online.
    Find us : Vallauris, Villeneuve Loubet Village and pop ups in Valbonne with www.kidooland.com  and Online classes and courses www.kidooland.online
    #anglais #stagevacances #sophiaantipolis #positiveeducation #southoffrance #bilingual #villeneuveloubet #vallauris #cotedazur #socialbubble #children #englishlearning #private #stagesvacances #international #summer #vip #kidooland #cotedazurfrance #summercamp
    OUR FACEBOOK INTEREST GROUPS Cote d’Azur Living  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cotedazurliving Business Support Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireflycocoon/ Finding your way is a podcast for those going through some of life's transitions and challenges as one reaches mid life ..

    • 50 min

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hmmaz ,

Great insight into Riviera life for residents and for the curious!

This series of podcasts introduces us to the people of the Riviera community who are involved in a diverse range of enterprises and interests. It's fascinating! The extra tips and insight into life on the Cote D'Azur are helpful for us guys living here but I'm sure interesting for those who are simply curious to know more about Riviera culture. We're big fans! Thanks Antonia!

FayeVillalba ,

Brilliant Podcast

This is a brilliant Podcast for those of us living on the beautiful French Riviera, and also for people planning to come here on holiday or to work … Full of really interesting interviews and very useful information. Just wish it had been around when we were deciding on secondary school for our daughter … Sure it’s going to be very helpful as she gets older. Thanks Antonia for being such an inspiration to us all!

Lolsquiff ,

Awesome

This is absolutely amazing!
The best guide for the Côte d'Azur!

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