Provencal life in the summer. From time to time I like to bring you my news/views from St.Tropez and our beautiful village Grimaud. Two of my favourite pastimes while I am here are to go for long walks in the nearby countryside and to spend time wandering round the local markets. I love to search for hidden treasures among the many jewellery stalls in the market. This visit my attention has been drawn to the many stall holders selling ethnic style bracelets. They seem to be very much “a la mode” this season.
One thing I love about our village at this time of the year are the festivities. It is so hot during the day that most of us keep to the shade and try to stay cool. However in the evening we come out to play. During the month of July every Tuesday we are entertained by the “Grimaldines” and a music concert at the “ancient chateau”. There are often acrobats, comedians and dancers. Each evening has a different theme. Last Tuesday there were dancers, musicians and acrobats to entertain us.
Villagers wander round the narrow streets or gather in the main square. We usually meet up with friends for a glass or two of wine. I like to wear one of my maxi dresses. I find them cool and comfortable.
A taste of summer and holidays to come. Last week while in the South of France we spent a wonderful day on the beach. The sun was shining and all was well with the world. We shared a delicious picnic with friends sitting on the sand at L’Escalet. I am wearing my new East top (shown in my capsule holiday wardrobe). I have teamed it with a pair of wide leg linen trouser (a few years old similar) and some slip on mules. The hat I bought in St.Tropez market. It is a lovely blush colour. I just can’t resist a hat!!
Following all your lovely comments regarding my relatively new St.Tropez haircut I thought I would give you an update on my latest “hair look”. Whilst on one of my visits to the market last week I popped in to the JeanLouisDavid salon and Sandra gave my hair a quick trim. She left it roughly the same length just tidying up the back and fringe plus taking some weight from the top.
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.