Destination – Monte Carlo: Inspiration de Style classique

And so in my recent travels to the French Riviera, my thoughts for my blog always led me back to the same thought – French women are so stylish!  

I’ve read many a time that us British ladies should look to French women for tips on being more stylish, but on my few trips to Paris I have to say I was never really convinced – but now I think they may be true.

Out and about everyday, watching people is probably one of the best holiday past times, and it was a pleasure to be looking at women who had made such effort.  Hair styled, clothing colour-matched and fitted properly and most importantly – nothing was hanging out!  I wouldn’t say they were all amazingly beautiful or super skinny – but they had all made an effort to select clothes that suited them and their bodies – they walked with confidence.

I also think their Chanel inner goddess assisted when it came to accessorising – simple and not too much.

And so whilst we were away, one of my dreams came true – I have finally got to visit Monaco. The glamourous location was everything I expected, I loved the boats, the Palace, the people and the food –  I even got the chance to visit the grave of Grace Kelly (an idol of mine).

Sitting outside the Cafe de Paris, it was a joy to watch people around Monte Carlo – again so many beautifully dressed people, out and about doing their thing.  And as we walked past the Hotel de Paris, there was this stunning women, waiting on the steps (I should imagine for her chauffeur), but there was something head-turning about this women – she was 80 years plus!  Her hair, her clothes, everything – she looked amazing!  And yes, the first thing I said to hubby “I hope I look like her when I’m that age” to which he nodded with agreement.

No blog post of mine would be right without a little Chanel.  So here is a picture of their window display in Monte Carlo.

Chanel Window – Monte Carlo

I did get to snoop the shops too and hubby treated me to this jacket from Zara, the design inspired by Chanel.  The perfect gift to remind me of this special day.  A classic design, so it will stay with me for years.

Jacket from Zara

Don’t forget ladies, there is always time to sit and watch the world go by, if you get the chance, do it in Monte Carlo at the Cafe de Paris – the views are amazing!

Cafe de Paris – Monte Carlo


  1. Just Miss Emily
    July 13, 2012 / 11:53 am

    Great post, I love the French style, I recently visited Paris and loved the style of the locals! I did blog about it, over on 🙂 x

  2. Kelly Brown
    July 16, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time on holiday. I'm loving the jacket. Catch up soon! X

    July 16, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Of course you know I believe wholeheartedly in the 90 minute treatment ethic!

    July 16, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    Of course you know I believe wholeheartedly in the 90 minute treatment ethic!

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