You’ve felt it. A stirring deep inside. A lingering yearning for something unexplored — or someone waiting to be discovered.

Let’s go on a journey where the road leads to endless possibilities, slip down a cobble-stoned side street on a new adventure and feast on the untold joys of an immersive culinary experience.

We’ll go on an expedition. Feel alive. We’ll chase that flutter of inspiration — the people, the places — that will reawaken the fire and provoke us to start writing the next chapter of our story.

Any professional or aspiring photographer, writer, designer, painter, chef, foodie or anyone who loves the ambrosial things in life is most welcome. Come with us as we head into the great unknown to look for nothing short of absolute bliss.

Go with me. Somewhere.

The nice & Apricale Meander

Jan Hendrik’s sincere and passionate love of travelling and food has taken him the world over and due to popular demand we’ve decided to put together a few bespoke wanderings to some of his local and favourite places.

The Nice & Apricale Meander is tailored for a small group of 8-10 participants and will showcase both sides of Jan Hendrik's personality - his flair for luxurious entertaining and his love of the simple, unfettered life epitomised by the Italian countryside. Enjoy the sumptuous accommodation on the French Riviera and dining at Michelin star restaurant JAN in Nice and then traipse along on this slow, meandering exploration of Apricale (one of the best preserved medieval villages in Italy), where you'll be able to recharge and unwind as we indulge in good food, lingering walks and leisurely bouts of yoga, massages and long afternoon lunches.

Itinerary:

DAY 1 |

Welcome to the Côte d'Azur! Today we wander the old town of Villefranche. Villefranche-sur-Mer is one of the most charming authentic French and Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera, in the heart of the Cote d’Azur. In the afternoon we stroll over to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a sumptuous coastal villa perched on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. We enjoy a lingering lunch in their verdant gardens and then make our way back to Nice for aperitif at a local spot followed by dinner at one star Michelin restaurant JAN in the old Port of Nice.

DAY 2 |

Today we make our merry way to the local food market where we peruse the stalls, purchase fresh ingredients and sample some delectable Niçoise street food. The rest of the day is given over to a cooking demonstration at JAN, where tour participants will get to dig in and get their hands dirty. The evening is rounded off with a long sit down dinner.

DAY 3 |

The French is renowned for its brocantes (country antique and bric-a-brac markets) and charming vintage shops. After breakfast we head off to do some antique and vintage bric-a-brac shopping. We enjoy a spot of lunch in Dolce Aqua, after which we check in at our beautiful and authentic Apricale accommodation and put our feet up for a bit. 

DAY 4 |

Today we detox to inspire healthy living. An invigorating morning yoga session followed by choosing how you would like to spend your day - you can either hang back to enjoy some leisure time at the guest house, book a massage and have lunch at a delightful local trattoria OR you can come along on a visit to a nearby village where we will sit down to a repast at similarly quaint inn of sorts. 

DAY 5 |

A leisurely morning herb walk in the local forest and an excursion to the Vintimiglia market. After that we enjoy a flower arrangement session inspired by the season. Dinner will be a cooking demonstration by Jan Hendrik enjoyed at a beautiful long table with lots of simple elegance, food and wine. 

DAY 6 |

We enjoy a farewell breakfast, after which we depart back to to Nice and you return home with enough magical memories to last a lifetime.

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SOME IMPORTANT BITS

Includes:

  • 5 night's accommodation 
  • Ground transportation for the duration of the trip
  • All meals, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. 

This does not include:

  • Visas, airfare to Nice + spending money.
  • Neck + body massages in Apricale.

Extra tidbits:

  • We would recommend you arrive in Nice the day before the wandering starts.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to service providers/weather permitting.

Cancellation Policy: We do not accept cancellations & your purchase in non-refundable unless you can find someone to take your place!