15th April – FREE Members Zoom Party on “Americans and the Making of the Riviera”!

15th April – FREE Members Zoom Party on “Americans and the Making of the Riviera”!

Join a Free Fun American Club Zoom Party on
“Americans and the Making of the Riviera”
and WIN a bottle of CHAMPAGNE.*

Dear ACR Members and Friends,

As we begin to see a faint “light at the end of the tunnel” with the increased distribution of vaccines, we invite you to join us to share in the history of the Riviera post-1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic (The Famous Roaring 20’s) and the key role that Americans played.

“Led by Cole Porter in the 1920s, Americans demonstrated that the best season to visit the French Riviera was not the winter, as had been practiced, but the summer. With this shift, Americans became the dominant shapers of tourism on the Riviera in the 20th century, yet the American achievement in revolutionizing the economy of the South of France is largely unsung.”

Our Zoom party will be divided into three parts.

1) A short presentation based on Michael Nelson’s Book “Americans and the Making of the Riviera”.

2) A fun quiz on American History on the Riviera for all to participate.

3) Open discussion to share any stories you may have on Americans on the Riviera as well as your own history of what motivated/attracted and brought you to the Riviera.

Date: Thursday April 15, 2021
Time: Cocktail Hour 18:00-19:30 (CET)
Price: Free
For: Paid 2021 ACR Members*
Dress code: Anything you want, BUT if you dress up in a Roaring ‘20’s outfit you are eligible to win a bottle of Champagne.
Recommended drinks of the night: Champagne, Wine or try a French Riviera Cocktail!Register: Before April 9: Please email Barbara Saxby at basaxby@sfr.fr if you are interested in attending and a zoom invite will be sent to all registered members a few days before the event.

It is not necessary for you to have installed Zoom on your computers. All you have to do is to click on the link that will be sent to all registered members by e-mail a few days before the event.

Zoom Participants will be entered in a raffle to win two bottles of champagne. Drawing will be held during the Zoom Party; winners will receive their champagne at the first in-person American Club event.

*If you haven’t updated your membership renew here so you don’t miss out on this and upcoming events.


French Riviera Cocktail

– 40ml Cognac
– 20ml Gold Rum
– 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
– 15ml Honey Syrup (3 honey:1 water)
– 15ml Sugar Syrup (Rich) 2 Sugar:1 water
– Barspoon of Apricot Jam (Preserve)

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain over fresh ice into old-fashioned glass.

Garnish: Orange Slice & Mint Sprig




Hope to see you there!

Daniel Lacy
ACR Governor & Event Moderator

Barbara Saxby
ACR Governor & Zoom Coordinator