Monthly roundup!

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Action packed July!

Well, action packed in a laid back, beach life kind of way.  A fabulous month spent in Monaco and the South of France with parties, charity events and exhibitions along the way.  Sun soaked days were spent exploring the beaches between Agay and Theoule sur Mer.  A few nice lunches and dinners by the sea too including:

African Queen Beaulieu

Always a treat to dine alongside the port in front of the most glamorous yachts!  Apart from the best location, good food and friendly service – it is dog friendly!  Freddie and Zarya like to come along too.

african queen3African Queen Restaurant

We enjoyed a lovely trip to Saint Tropez for my birthday. Explored the various different wine Domains whilst there in order to stock up on supplies of Rose wine.

Saint Tropez

IMG_3347-2Saint Tropez Port

Along with a little retail therapy of course at some of the great selection of designer shops alongside the little boutiques.  This is one of my favourite places to shop in the South of France.

IMG_3333-2Saint Tropez

I spent some time with friends on our local beaches too!

IMG_1908Plage de Buse Roquebrune Cap Martin

As always when I’m on the Cote d’Azur I drive over to Italy to enjoy some Italian food and a trip to the food markets of Ventimiglia and San Remo.


If you want to come and join in the wonderful Cote d’Azur lifestyle, here are some useful addresses.

Where to stay?

In Monaco, it has to be one of the fabulous SBM Hotels and you have something for everyone.

In Saint Tropez, I like to rent a villa:

Market Day in Saint Tropez: Tuesday and Saturday

Market Day in Ventimiglia: Friday   San Remo: Friday and Tuesday

Beaulieu, African Queen Restaurant:


I can hardly believe it is August! I’m spending some time in England because it is my favourite time of year here.  I cannot understand why my fellow countrymen leave for foreign holidays in August when it is the most perfect weather in England!  I prefer to leave long haul travel for those cold winter months.

I hope you are all having a great time, where ever you are spending the summer.



  1. August 1, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Marie, it’s always a treat to see where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing! I live vicariously through you! Looks like you’re having a great summer!

    • marie
      August 1, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Lucie! I hope you are enjoying the summer too? Thank you for the lovely comment, Im going to take a look at your blog and see what exciting things you have been doing!

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