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25th October 2014  |  France, Life in France

A trip to Nice day 2

Nice Port


Our second visit to Nice this trip.  What can I say, it was glorious. Perhaps the photos speak for themselves.

This time I had time to explore the older part of the city.  We visited the flower market early on Thursday morning.  Then did a tour of the Old Town to admire the stunning architecture. Finishing with a stroll through the park and a delicious lunch on the beach.


Flower bouquets



flowers 2



flowers 3



Perfumes 2



Nice Opera house



Nice old Town 5



Nice rooftops 2



Nice park



Nice fountain



Nice square in sunshine



Nice Plage


Can you believe that it is the 23rd October. It was as hot as a mid -summer day.


Me & Patrizia


The highlight of the trip was having lunch with Patrizia Molechino and then visiting her flat which has a fabulous view over the port. I have written about Patrizia and her ebook here. If you have not already checked the book out you can download it here. It depicts women of 60+ looking unique and beautiful in their own individual way.  Also read her blog 360Fashion

Patrizia is currently working on an update to her book to include a further 12 stunning 60+ women so if you are interested in being included please email Patrizia at Remember to include a current photo of yourself.



A pink sleeveless shirt from Uniqlo available here

My jacket is a vintage Emporio Armani similar here and here


21st October 2014  |  Fashion 2014, Style inspiration

Under wraps – The new way to cover up



Well who would have thought that a blanket would become one of the major trends this season. As we continue with erratic weather both in London and here in France, a blanket coat or wrap is the perfect piece to layer over a jacket. Warmth and fashion in one.





SONY DSCPhotos by Mr. P

I am wearing an open front wrap by M&S here over my Theory navy jacket here


This is not the easiest ensemble to get right. The “bag lady” look is not a good one. Nor do you want to appear as if you have quickly grabbed the throw from the sofa as you rush out of the front door.

The trick is to layer without adding too much bulk and to keep the other pieces simple, structured and as slim as possible.


wrap 4


I found this lovely example in the “Brocante” St. Tropez last Sunday.

What do you think?  Will you be wearing a “blanket” this season?


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20th October 2014  |  Fashion Flash Monday, Skincare

Monday Musings

cream 2


Another little gem from the french pharmacie. The Embryolisse Complexion Correcting Care CC Cream is a universal skin perfector. It adapts to your skin tone upon application and provides moisture and a slightly soft-focus blur to cover those pesky imperfections without that silicone feeling which I don’t like.  It has an SPF20, I personally wish this was a little higher, so I apply my usual SPF50 on my nose and other vulnerable areas.  Otherwise a very good cream Available here.




If you want to make the most of being over 50 then check out Barbara’s site Thebestofeverythingafter50. She offers daily tips for positive living, has some amazingly useful videos on utube and is featured regularly in the press and on TV including the Dr. Phil show and The Doctors Show.

Barbara is our Fashion Flash host this week. Join Barbara and the rest of the Fashon Flash group here.


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