Monday, March 04, 2013


Villa Egerton.

We girls are thinking of taking a holiday.

One possibility is Villa Egerton.

This property has three housekeepers, a butler, a chef and a chauffeur.

Not as many staff as we are used to, but we'll manage.

Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, and his mistress Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel liked the French Riviera, and Villa Egerton.

Churchill in the News

Villa Egerton has views of Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean.

It has seven bedrooms and five-acres of gardens.

Well, we girls can share rooms.

Winston Churchill spent several summers at Villa Egerton writing his memoirs.

Other gay and possibly not-gay people who have stayed at Villa Egerton include:

General De Gaulle, Konrad Adenauer, Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Scott Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemmingway, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Anthony Eden, the Duke of Windsor, French president René Coty, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, Aristotle Onassis, Noel Coward and Somerset Maughan.

What's good enough for them, is good enough for us.

Villa Egerton was built by Georges Tersling, who constructed most of the Belle Époque villas of Cap Martin.

Villa Egerton's first owner, in 1902, was the Earl Reginald MacKenna, the first Lord of the Admiralty.

The current owner of Villa Egerton is the Irish tycoon Michael Maye.

During high season a month's stay costs around €300,000 or we can rent it for around €90,000 per week.

Jolly good value.


Anonymous said...

My sister wants to donate :-)

Can we sign-up for seminars ?

And are you looking for volunteers for the dig ?

Anonymous said...

Washington Seeks to Destabilize Venezuela?

Anonymous said...

Anon said...

You are all invited, assuming we actually get to the French Riviera.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

aang . . . here singing 'where or when' easily overheard: any tin-earred terrist might follow-that-tune to its roman a clef, off-key

The International said...

Privilege, not a right: UK on secret passport-revoking crusade
Stripped of citizenship after refusing to become an MI5 informant
Chris Woods from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has told RT that since 2010, Home Secretary Theresa May has revoked the passports of 16 individuals over alleged links to militant or terrorist groups. Two of those sixteen were subsequently killed in US drone strikes.
In many cases, they were stripped of their citizenship while abroad. A Sudanese-British man took his four children on holiday to Sudan. Four days after leaving, he was stripped of his passport and his children were banned from returning the UK.

What I finally understand is that democracy is just ceremonial, not the Queen. While she is a puppet, she wields absolute power for her handlers. Constitutional has been degraded to a hoax.

I am coming, The International (2009), iBBC

PS: What's the meeting date ?
And will Meyssan help as a local guide ?

Anon said...

TM would be welcome.

Anonymous said...

Hullo Aang,

Millionaire's playgrounds aside, God knows your tireless devotion to schoolwork has earnt you a well deserved break.

And if you're looking for ideas and the villa plan doesn't come together how about this: An all singing, all dancing drive around the continent in a double decker bus? Lauri Peters? Who? To hell with her and that perpetually unnamed 'famous singer', get the Trinians girls on board!

Ding Ding, next stop Athens!

And cue the music!

Anonymous said...

Capri or calgari.

Anon said...

"A runaway singer (Lauri Peters), initially pretending to be male..."

- Aangirfan

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