On Saturday, June 16, 2018, two of my U.S. expat friends, Pamela Keilson (from San Francisco) and Margaret Keith (from Selma, Alabama), drove with me to a fun event by the Sea in Antibes, hosted by The American Club of the Riviera (ACR). Antibes is the home to Port Vauban, the largest yachting harbor in Europe, which can accommodate boats of more than 100 meters.Sea JUNE-2018-ACR-EVENT-PICASSO-MUSEUM-COVER-28

ACR was holding its June event, starting with a private guided walking tour of the famous Picasso Museum. Antibes was build upon the foundations of the ancient Greek town of Antipolis. In the 12th century, Monaco’s ruling family, the Grimaldi’s, constructed The Chateau Grimaldi, which faces the Mediterranean Sea above the rampart walls that were built to protect the city. In 1946, the Chateau was the home of the artist Pablo Picasso for six months. Today, the Chateau is The Picasso Museum, the first of many museums in the world dedicated to Picasso.  Picasso himself donated works to the Museum, and in 1990, his widow Jacqueline Picasso bequeathed works to the Museum. Between you and me, I am not a fan of walking tours, especially with my bad knee. Steps EVERYWHERE. But, I was interested in finding out about the Museum so I did my best. Picasso has always been one of my favorites.

We also toured the Antibes Cathedral – Notre Dame de la Plateas and walked by the Harbor, into the streets of Old Town.  The weather was gorgeous!!


We ended up at the Restaurant Le Phenicia for a Lebanese Meze (Lunch) Delicious!  This is the Restaurant.

Restaurant Phenicia

This is the view!!  WOW!!


Probably one of the best results of this day for me is that I have now made the decision to have a knee replacement.  I was miserable trying to keep up with the requirements of the day – walking.  I still had fun, but …  you know what I mean.  

Best, Jay


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Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

5 thoughts on “A DAY BY THE SEA IN ANTIBES

  1. Hello Jay, You may wish to investigate the stem cell option that is now available as a natural alternative to knee replacement. There was a recent interview on the KTTY radio station in Washington State regarding it. I believe the segment was titled; Conquering your pain. It was quite interesting, as well as very informative, and many persons I know of who’ve undergone the surgery, wished they had previously known about it. The procedure injects stem cells into the affected areas, and the body regenerates the tissues. Seattle, Tacoma, and a couple other areas were listed as clinics that do this painless procedure. Have a great week:-)

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    1. Thanks, Jaymes, I have not heard about the stem cell option but will look into it. Thank for letting me know.


      1. Stem cell technology is amazing. I wish it was a technology that was offered when I was much younger. Please do check into it. I don’t like to see others in pain, and continual after-affects from botched surgeries. Many surgeries are successful, but some don’t fare so well and have to be re-done, and are largely hidden from public scrutiny. I would have hoped that the medical profession overall, had evolved from a ‘beads and rattles’ mentality, but in some areas, that is just not the case. I certainly wish you a pain-free result, regardless of which option you decide on. Blessings:-)


  2. Hi Jay. Yes it was a fun and interesting event. It was great meeting you. When we move south, we must together. I can tell you all about knee replacements. I have one.

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    1. Hi, Leah! Yes, I enjoyed meeting you. I would love to hear about your experience with knee replacements. I am not a fan of surgery, but it is time.


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