What Are You Thankful For?
Maybe you aren’t reading this today. Maybe you’re too busy traveling to meet up with family and friends for Thanksgiving. Maybe you’re just doing nothing special for the holiday. Either way, it’s the one time of year that we stop to think about all we have to be thankful for. And we do have plenty.
Two years ago we had no idea what the world was going to look like after having spent months confined to our homes to avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus. Everything seemed so uncertain then—both our health and our livelihoods were threatened. Those of us reading this clearly survived it, but we almost all know people who didn’t. But, look how the world met the challenge and found creative ways to make the best of a bad situation. Some of us even prospered from it.
That’s when I got to thinking about what I have to be thankful for, and it’s a lot! Have you thought about what you’re personally thankful for this year? Here’s my list…
First off, I’m thankful for only having had a mild case of Covid-19, which didn’t happen until this past May. I’m also very thankful that I lost only a couple of people to the dreaded disease and no one in my immediate family. I do know how devastating that was for everyone affected.
I’m thankful to Zoom. Zoom enabled us to connect with friends, family and clients in a way that we might never have thought possible. We do almost all our consultations now on Zoom. We have company meetings on Zoom. We’ve had webinars with over 500 people tuning in to learn about buying property in France! Until Zoom, we could never have reached so many people so efficiently and inexpensively. Zoom absolutely changed the way we live and work…forever.
I’m thankful for having learned that we can work remotely and live anywhere we want, now that we have programs like Zoom. This is a huge shift in the way we perceive and live our lives. It has greatly contributed to a big wave of new immigrants to France—our clients who might have waited till retirement to make the leap across the big pond to France, but no longer had to wait! They were thankful, too.
My amazing staff is a big reason for which to be thankful. It takes a long time to find such wonderful people who are smart, hard-working, loyal and trustworthy. I treasure each and every person who works with the Adrian Leeds Group in both the US and France.
And I am thankful to all of you.
Thank you for reading our Nouvellettres®. Thank you for watching our TV episodes on HGTV. Thank you for believing in and trusting us to guide you on some of your most important life decisions. Thank you for telling your friends about us.
Thank you for being you. We wouldn’t be us without you.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 7th, when I will spend one hour talking about my [incredible] journey to a [successful] life in France, the current state of real estate, and offer practical tips for those who are looking to buy property in France. The talk is sponsored by Dunhill Financial and is part of their monthly Expat Women’s Workshop. It’s free and online from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 p.m. Paris time, 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, 6:30 a.m. Pacific time).
Hope you don’t miss it! To learn more about it and register for the talk, sign up here.
We’ve come across a new opportunity for a Fractional Ownership property on the coveted peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Do you know the peninsula?
It’s between the beautiful enclaves of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer. Its population is a mere 1,500 or so. It’s the second most expensive residential location in the world after Monaco. Its tranquility and warm climate make it a favorite holiday destination among the European aristocracy and international rich who visit the French Riviera. This is where the Tuscan-style Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was built in 1905.
It has also been the home of W Somerset Maugham, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Gruneberg (the celebrity swim instructor), David Niven, Keith Richards, Jacques Mayol (the freediving guru) among others. Its abundance of opulent historic villas owned by millionaires and billionaires has earned the seaside Mediterranean village the nickname the “Peninsula of Billionaires.”
So, here’s your opportunity to own a fraction of a luxury two-bedroom apartment in a villa just steps from the village and the famous Port de Plaisance de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat! The apartment has a terrace from which there are beautiful views, including a glimpse of the sea. It is accessible by bus #15 that runs every 20 minutes to Nice via Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer from early morning to late at night. There is street parking for residents and guests.
And if the shares were priced under 90,000 euros for four weeks of usage a year, would that interest you?
Please let us know if you want to rub elbows with the rich and famous for so little investment! Email us immediately to be put on a special mailing list.
Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!
A la prochaine…
The Adrian Leeds Group®
Adrian with her homemade turkey on Thanksgiving Day…once upon a time
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