Sand, sea and the south of France are all on display in Travels Through The French Riviera, a gorgeous travel book by designer Virginia Johnson. Combining the artist’s sketches on trips through the region with pockets of text about the history of regions like the apricot-hued Cap Ferrat and the village of Menton, where Coco Chanel used to take her summers, this book is for all the Francophiles and armchair travellers out there. Full of sun-drenched vignettes and handy tips – like where to get the best gelato in the Riviera, or where the most secret beaches can be found – Travels Through The French Riviera is a book to savour, chapter by wonderful chapter. Virginia Johnson is a textile artist and writer based in Toronto. She has worked with brands including Kate Spade, Anthropologie, Liberty and J. Crew and her illustrations have appeared in publications including Vogue and New York Times. Travels Through The French Riviera, a lovingly created ode to the south of France and published in 2018, is her first book.