Whenever I come down to Grimaud I can’t wait to visit St.Tropez market. Last Saturday I went with two friends and we had a wonderful morning exploring the different and very eclectic stalls. Everything from local vegetables, artisan breads, exotic spices and antiques are on show. The market is my favourite haunt for hats, scarves and jewellery. This visit I came away with a new straw fedora hat in blush pink. As if I need another hat! I also fell for a bright pink cotton scarf. Both shortly to be featured on the blog.
An overnight stay in Chablis. It is over 800 miles from our apartment in the South of France to our home in London. We usually break our journey at approximately the half way stage. This means around Beaune in Burgundy on the way down and Chablis on the way back. Both excellent wine growing areas so we make sure that we enjoy the regional cooking and a glass or two of the local wine.
On this occasion we chose to stay at L’Hotel du vieux moulin in the heart of Chablis. It is a charming boutique hotel with only seven rooms. The decor is modern with a minimalist Japanese feel. The beds are nice and wide and are soft and luxurious. View Post
We are currently travelling back to London and will be stopping for an overnight stay in Chablis.
In the meantime details for a stunning exhibition I visited during my trip to Paris last December.
Susan of Unefemme and I took the RER to La biblioteque Nationale to see the Avedon Vieux Monde, New Look exhibition. It was absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend it if you are visiting Paris before 26th February 2017.
I love colour in the winter months. The addition of the bright red sweater lifts the otherwise dark outfit. It adds a pop of colour. I am wearing black trousers with a sleeveless navy coat. Yes I do combine black and navy and often wear this combination. Both navy and black, usually in the form of trousers, are staples in my wardrobe.
The significant aspect of this outfit is in the details. Details in my opinion make all the difference. With the careful use of accessories an ordinary “look” becomes something personal and special.
Here I have added a fake fur collar and some burgundy coloured drop earrings.
One of my favourite pastimes while we are in Grimaud it to visit the market in St. Tropez. There is one held ever Tuesday and Saturday morning in the main square, Place de Lices. At this time of year the market is quiet. There are not so many stalls and very few tourists, only locals. There is still plenty to explore and I have great fun rummaging around the jewellery and accessory stalls. Picking out the few treasured from the junk. Many of the pieces that I wear on this blog come from St. Tropez market. The nearest equivalent I have found on line with similar individual and quirky pieces is Etsy.
This year’s trend was definitely hats, especially the knitted caps with fur bobbles. I could not resist the one below and it came home with me. I love the vibrant red colour and it keeps my head warm and cosy when the mistral wind blows.