Sunday, April 28, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - St. Tropez


St. Tropez was the next destination for a night. We checked in at the Villa Cosy which is located in a close walking distance from the port of St. Tropez where all the luxury yachts moor.  The hotel is designed like a private villa with a swimming pool in the center. Our room had direct access to the pool as well as a sitting area outside. After spending some time in the sun we headed down to the port which is filled with cafes, bars and restaurants. Before having dinner we enjoyed some French wine with the view of the yachts.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Passion for LIVE YOUR PASSION SERIES - Île Saint-Honorat


As promised I have created a separate video of my visit to the Île Saint-Honorat which is the second largest of the Lérins Islands and is a 20 minute boat ride from the shore of Cannes. This place is definitely worth visiting especially on a great sunny day. The island retains a monastery, which is home to 30 Cistercian monks. We spend a couple of hours there exploring the island and of course tasted the wine which is produced by the monks. My next stop is St. Tropez, thank you for following my travels. Until next time. xoxo ES

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - Dinner at Pastis Cannes

Second night in Cannes, we decided to try something different so we asked the concierge at the Martinez to recommend something close by in a walking distance from the hotel. The choice for the night was Pastis which serves Mediterranean cuisine. The place is decorated in a simple style but has a very friendly atmosphere, we were served by a guy called Giorgio who was very helpful. I decided to try the foie gras which was delicious, we also had carpaccio and cherry tomato with artichokes salad as a starter. For the main course Giorgio suggested their specialty which is chicken cooked with truffle sauce, delicious! Until next time. xoxo ES

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Passion for LIVE YOUR PASSION SERIES - Cannes


LIVE YOUR PASSION SERIES CONTINUE! This time taking you on a walk down the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes. I had taken some videos of the Hotel Martinez where I was staying, however I used my iPad and unfortunately the videos didn’t come out as I expected. Well as they say there is always room for improvement, so we keep on trying. Until next time. xoxo ES

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - Cannes Day 2


Bonjour! It’s me here again. I promised to bring more sunshine so here it is. Waking up on my second day in Cannes to sunshine was exactly what we wanted for the day ahead. In the morning we walked the famous  Promenade de la Croisette, that’s where our Hotel Martinez was located. Here you will find all the glitz and glam, and of course all the boutiques lined up. This is the famous Boulevard where the Palais des Festivals is located and where every year the Cannes Film Festival takes place. The red carpet on that day was closed off as they were doing maintenance works before the next event, so the friendly guard said I’m sorry mademoiselle but no pictures today. Imagine my face, when having travelled all this way and not to get a shot on the famous red carpet. So when the door closed, I found a window and here I am standing on the red carpet. Voila!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - Monte Carlo/Cannes Day 3


Are you ready to explore the rest of the destinations? Listen to this. The day we were leaving Monte Carlo and heading towards Cannes, it was supposed to be a very memorable day with a surprise that I was planning for my mother’s birthday a month in advance before the trip. The greatest surprise of all turned out to be my greatest disaster as the company that I had arranged to bring a white Lincoln limo outside the hotel at 14:00 pm never showed up. They seemed very professional throughout their communication, with a great website, three languages and all their social media in place. They promised a surprise that would leave my mother very happy. Instead they delivered disaster and I have not received my refund, nor are they replying to their phones or emails. This company is the Riviera Luxury Limousines and my friends if anyone ever requires such services you must think twice before trusting your special occasion up to them. Usually I write positive things in my reviews, but I felt like I had to protect anyone else from experiencing such disappointments.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - Monte Carlo: Day 2


Day 2 in Monte Carlo started off with beautiful sunshine and a walk through the Jardin Japonaise! Breakfast at the Café de Paris and good morning world! Here, people and car watching just outside the Casino is spectacular. I guess that here more than a thousand pictures are taken daily as tourists line up to get a shot of the most fancy four wheels out in the market. The moment you reach this place you feel that life is here and it offers you only the crème de la crème. To get a glimpse of more luxury, check out my video series here.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Passion for LIVE YOU PASSION SERIES - Monte Carlo

LIVE YOUR PASSION SERIES! One of my new projects which I am very excited to share with you guys, as you can live through the whole experience with me. Live Your Passion in Monte Carlo is the first video and I can’t wait to hear your feedback. I will be sharing the rest of the videos with you shortly as they take a lot of time to edit. You will be able to travel with me to Cannes, Île Saint-Honorat, St. Tropez and Nice, so keep coming back. Until next time. xoxo ES

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Passion for Côte d’Azur - Monte Carlo: Day 1


Bonsoir! I’m back from a week of touring the Côte d’Azur, four destinations in seven days with lots of memories and moments to share with you guys so keep on coming back J The first destination was Monte Carlo, we arrived on Saturday to be welcomed by rain which gave us a day to relax before the craziness of the week ahead. We checked in at the Le Méridien Beach Plaza Monte Carlo hotel which is the only hotel with a private beach.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Passion for My Look Book - March


Happy April Fools Day Fashionistas! And most importantly Happy Birthday to my lovely mother! Just before I share with you all my photo diary of my trip in Côte d'Azur, here is a sum up of all my March looks. I am still cruising the French Riviera, but will be back soon. Until next time. xoxo ES