Friday, 22 April 2016

Wins Prestigious Queens Award For International Trade!

The Elegant Address South Of France team are delighted to announce that we have won The Queens Award For Enterprise for International Trade 2016. This is the most prestigious business award in the UK and are granted on a recommendation by the Prime Minister and chosen by Her Majesty The Queen with the winners being announced on her 90th birthday.
Spreading the good news! 
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest recognition for a company’s export growth and success. Elegant Address South Of France has gained exceptional growth during the last three years with our export markets increasing by 80%.

The managing director of The Elegant Address Group, Suzan Thompson said ‘“The Queen’s Awards emblem is synonymous with quality and success, and to receive the honour of being able to display this will most certainly strengthen our reputation, giving us further global recognition and assisting us greatly in continuing to grow our overseas business.
Suzan Thompson, The MD - So happy!
“Recognition from the Queen is an incredible privilege and creates even greater company pride for our team of hard working women at the Elegant Address Luxury Property Group, making the future ahead even more exciting.”
The big surprise announcement to the team

The prestigious award and use of the royal emblem will strengthen our luxury, high-end reputation and drive our company forward by extending our international brand recognition. This is an outstanding achievement which couldn’t have been accomplished without our incredible team’s dedication, hard work and enthusiasm for the level of service they provide. We are immensely proud our wonderful, award-winning team and are looking forward to visiting Buckingham Palace on 14th July!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Top 5 French Riviera Dishes

There are so many delightful dishes to try on the Cote d’Azur with each town having its own twist and specialities on French classics. Seaside cities such as Cannes, St Tropez and Cap Ferrat have a seafront influence, with some of the best restaurants by their harbours with a fabulous selection of fresh fish on their menus.

We have created a list of our favourite dishes to try on your visit to the French Riviera and that you can attempt to make at home. Bon Apetit!

Salad Nicoise

An all time favourite and french crowd pleaser; a trip to the Cote d’Azur would not be complete without a salad Nicoise. This delicious, filling salad includes mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, red onion, olives, tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs as well as occasionally new potatoes and anchovies. Best served with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


Did you know ratatoille originated from Nice? Created in the Old Town of Nice, the ingredients can vary depending on tastes but essentially it is a mix of fresh herbs such as thyme and garlic with vegetables incudling onion, carrot, aubergine, courgette and tomatoes. This dish is often served as a side to either chicken or veal in France.

Soupe Au pistou

A delicious, indulgent soup made from a blend of fresh garlic, basil, olive oil and beans. This is a popular Provencal dish that can be enjoyed as a starter or a light lunch on the go.

Moules et Frites

What better place to enjoy fresh mussels than sat in the French Riviera sunshine, looking out to the beautiful meditteranean sea? Hot crispy fries, a bucket of intensely fresh mussels marinated in garlic and white wine, served with a piece of crusty french baguette to mop up all of the flavour!


This is a gorgeous savoury tart made in the style of a pizza. This dish also originated from Nice, with traditional toppings inclusing caramelised onies, olives, garlic and anchovies. It’s a great choice for a starter or a lunch and you can grab it from most boulangeries for just a few euros.  

What are your favourite French dishes? Have you experienced a local delicacy whilst in the South of France? Let us know in the comments below!