In this Riviera Firefly Episode 8 Antonia talks with Hein and Wietzie from Atelier Autentic. We cover their background and what they did before coming to “live the cream” in the sunny South of France. They are living proof that you can feel the fear and do it anyway changing career directions and relocating.
KEY POINTS[03:00] The early memories.. [06:45] Flipping the lifestyle to live life and enjoy it. [07:45] House building
[09:15] The island! Upcycling and relooking furniture from le bon coin. [12:30] Painting workshops with Autentico paints. Furniture and yes you can paint material and upholstery! [14:30] Different painting techniques to get a shabby-chic look .. [17:00] Painting metal, plastic! [17:30] Prepping wood before adding the chalk paint. [21:15] KidooLand workshops in the Alpes Maritimes, Advances courses in Lorgues in the Var. [23:00] Place to visit on the Cote d’Azur .. top beach : Ramatuelle l’escalet [24:00] Books to read : Robert Jordan fantasy series ..
This episode was sponsored by www.kidooland.com The little English School in Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera
I want to thank KidooLand.com for sponsoring these podcasts .. basically each show takes a several hours to record and edit and publishing has many associated costs so I can only do this with their backing . So a shout out to KidooLand the little English school outside of Sophia Antipolis and back soon in the Beachcomber French Riviera 4* hotel .
We celebrate our 10 years in business in the South of France this year so keep an eye on as as we have some fun things coming up.. and I want to thank all of you who have supported us over the years .. you are literally in the thousands?.thousands of families who have had confidence in my and my company and keep coming back and telling your friends about us.
It is no mean feat running a business / a venture however big or small in France especially as a foreigner and it is down to all of us to support and share the love.
Go back to previous episodes and hear how Julia Edgeley and Lizzy Parks have created their niche here .. subscribe and like so you can hear Phoebe Thomas Faye Villalbe Tina Silver and Tracy Leonetti talk about how they have set up business services, hotels and spas, yoga workshops .. I’d love to hear from you if you have moved to the south of France , started a venture ..its important we get your message out there.
It’s also important more now than ever that we put the South of France back on the map as a place to visit..last years atrocities are damaging our tourist industry and I don’t mean the big hotels I mean the little B&B, the gite owner who’s bookings for the summer are drastic..it will have a roll on effect on everyone .. no bookings for them mean no tourists in our shops , no one spending money ok I’m not going to go on a negative here so what’s the solution .. we need to take action .. use social media once per week to promote the cote d’azur a photo on a hike, a beautiful sunset, a facebook live video at a Provencal market . We are so privileged to be in this beautiful part of the world ..let’s get it back in the news for the right reasons #cotedazurliving.