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Marie Olin


I am Marie, a luxury travel blogger for over 3 years. The best luxury travel destinations. Luxury adventures trips and luxury holidays. Luxury lifestyle influencer.

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What to pack – South of France in Summer

What to pack – South of France in Summer:

Summer in the South of France.  What could be nicer than that?  We are lucky to live there for part of the year and elegant swimwear is essential.  Here are some ideas for your summer wardrobe and these are the new additions that I am buying.  Just click on each one if you want to take a closer look.

What to pack:

  • Limitless bikinis and swimsuits by Heidi Klein
  • Beach coverups
  • Floaty Silk Kaftan, I buy mine in Marrakesh
  • Shorts playsuits by Camilla
  • Summer dresses
  • Maxi dresses
  • Evening dresses
  • Capri pants and T’s
  • Hats and sunglasses

You are now good to go!

PHOTO: Monaco in Summer

If you plan a trip to Monaco, Saint Tropez or Cannes you will need some super chic swimwear and summer dresses, everyone is elegant and makes an effort even with casual beach wear.

Everyone needs a red swimsuit!  I like the zip, pull it down a little bit or zip up for water skiing and jet ski times.  We don’t want to be worrying about falling out of our swimwear while Paddle boarding, do we?

Just click on the photo if you want more info or to buy any of these Summer Wardrobe ideas.

The perfect beach dress!  Heidi Klein clothes wash so well and I will be wearing this all summer.  St Tropez anyone? I think it will look good over the bikini below too. Click on the dress to find out how much!

Saint Tropez in Summer:

PHOTO: Saint Tropez in Summer

Where to Shop in the South of France:

Be careful if you have a large bust (34F for me!).  It is a nightmare trying to find swimwear to fit in the South of France.  The french just do not have chests!  The only french make that really fits well it Pain du Sucre.  Take all the swimwear you need from home.


Shop in the golden triangle for Designer clothes.  Galeries Lafayette is the big department store with two floors of women clothes.  Find the store at 6 Avenue Jean Medicin.  Further along the street there is Sephora for all the make up and perfume you need.  Also Zara and Nice Etoile.  Nice Etoile is a shopping Mall with lots of french brands.  Just outside Nice is a big Mall called Cap 3000.

Sale Dates are strictly regulated (like so many things in France!) Sale dates for Summer 2019 are 3 July to 13 August in the Alps Maritime area.


I love shopping here for small boutique stores.  Find all the big designer brands on La Croisette.  Rue d’Antibes runs parallel to La Croisette and had lots of small shops including my favourite shoe shop Mercedi.  Find a Pain du Sucre swimwear shop on this street too.

Saint Tropez

My friends and I like to visit on market day and potter round the stalls finding some treasures!  Market day is Tuesday.  Also meander the winding streets and explore the ute boutiques full of Tropezienne delights.  I always buy a Carte Tropezienne!  I also buy Les Tropezienne sandals here too.



How many bikinis do you have at home?  You can never have too many, they are a holiday essential and you need choices!  Heidi Klein swimwear is elegant, flattering and always receives a lot of compliments.

A ladylike bikini for days at sea. I have so many Heidi Klein bikinis! But not in this colour.  I like the subtle support of the top, perfect for larger busts.  Perfect to buy top and bottom separately, I am smaller on the bottom than the top and this can help with a perfect fit.

This is the perfect cover-up for summer.  I will wear it beside my pool in the South of France, when friends come around for drinks in the evening.  It will also come on my travels as the perfect cover up.  Perfect for an afternoon Yacht lunch too!

I really want to buy this Heidi Klein Swimsuit.  So flattering and a little bit vavavoom!   Click on it to go to Heidi Klein and see if there is one for you.

I will mix and match these new additions with my existing swimwear.  My White swimsuits will look great with both the  navy dress and white cover up.  My silk kaftan with the orange is a good match too!  It is a good idea to add a few new pieces to freshen up your existing look.

How about this gorgeous Brics for a carry on case?  My old Samsonite looks a bit tatty and I would love this beauty!  Do you like it?  Click on it take you to Amara store another favourite of mine.

I’m thinking about buying this too…. its on my wishlist!  I’m nor sure though.


A Vavavoom Dress, that will look super on photos and is slimming! A new designer, so no one lese will be wearing this dress.

I NEED another pair of Nike Airmax!  They are so comfortable and look great too!

How about a pretty silk dress like this one from Chinti and Parker?

I love to shop for special dresses when I travel.  Morocco has some gorgeous clothes and bespoke tailors in Marrakesh.  I bought this one last year.  If you plan trip to Morocco, take an empty suitcase for all the clothes you will buy!  Let’s all have an amazing summer.  Send me a message and let me know how it goes.

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If you want to read more about places to go and what to do in the South of France and Monaco here are some links:

Saint Tropez:

5 Top Tips – Saint Tropez What to Do


Monte Carlo – Where to go in Monaco


Cannes Film Festival 2019