Category - Our Travel

To Catch... a Pink Panther...

The... glamorous...

Carlton... Hotel...

In... Cannes...

On the... French Riviera...

Once... dubbed...

"A sunny place for shady people"... by Somerset Maugham...

Is a favourite destination... of mine...

Dreaming of The Snow Capped Mountains... That I Love...

It's a... rainy...

November... day...

à... Paris...

I'm already... dreaming of a...

Long long... skiing trip...

"Dans un petit village"...

In a little... old village...

Somewhere...

On the... snow capped...

Whiter than white... mountains of France...

Rome - "The Way We Were"

Paris is my love...

Rome - my soul.

I'm spending a lovely weekend in the "eternal city" with Carlos, my still devastatingly handsome Italian ex-boyfriend.

We met, when I visited Rome as a university student, accompanied by my giggling fellow students and our professor.

It was a case of "love at first sight".

Astrid... À Bientôt... À l'Été Prochain... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Astrid...

Is the... first personality...

We meet... when we arrive...

And the last... when we leave...

Our... beloved...

Saint-Tropez...

A... capable professional...

With wavy romantic... long blonde hair...

Astrid...

Is a lovely person and friend... whom we liked from the very first time we met... in our favourite... "village de Saint-Tropez"... is the owner of her own company...

Simone Duckstein... La Ponche... Un autre regard... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

"Hôtel de La Ponche...

Un autre regard sur Saint-Tropez"...

A book published by...

The owner... proprietor...

Simone Duckstein...

Of the legendary... La Ponche hotel...

Made famous by the iconic actress Brigitte Bardot... who played in the unforgettable "And God Created Woman"... the widely recognised French drama film directed by Roger Vadim...

Madame Duckstein....

Who dedicated her book to her adored husband thus...

"Pour Hagen qui m'offre le bonheur constant de me laisser poursuivre mes rêves"...

The Legend... Behind the... Legendary Club 55... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

"J'adore"... Tuk-Tuk Express...

A delightful form of transportation... from Bangkok...

Just arrived... to escort us... to our very own favourite heaven...

Le Club 55...

The legend... behind the legendary "Club"... in Saint-Tropez...

Patrice de Colmont...

Owns and runs... this hallowed enclave...

Graciously... with passion and much love...

Hôtel Ermitage… Deliciously Seductive... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Hôtel Ermitage...

High... on a hill...

Isolated...

Above... the rocky heights...

Of Saint-Tropez...

Yet... a few steps from the luxurious Byblos Hotel and five minutes away from the Place des Lices in the village centre...

André Saraiva...

Is the entrepreneur and proprietor of this... most sensuous and unique hotel.

Salama... Exotic Intoxication... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Salama...

An... obscure...

Dim... passageway...

Leads us... to our destination...

Salama...

An exquisite Moroccan restaurant... which we have been invited to recently...

Is... a delight...

Entering into this exotic Moorish oasis... with elongated Moroccan lamps dangling from the high ceiling... into the dark mysterious ambience of the chic elegant dining room with an Oriental flavour...was an experience to remember...

The Colourful Marché... of Saint-Tropez... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

If it's... Saturday...

It must be... "Marché" day in...

Saint-Tropez...

Refreshingly... charming...

Irresistibly... beckoning...

"Marché... de la Place des Lices"...

A delightful... place...

A most... colourful one...

This open-air market... is one of the most beautiful in Provence...

Our "P'tit Déj"...at Café Sénéquier... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Saint-Tropez...

Is... scorching hot...

"Alerte à la canicule pour les prochains jours"...

"Le Var-matin"... headlined...

Armed with an ice-cold Badoit... we ventured into the heat-wave outside... with trepidation...

Walking hurriedly... through the lovely passageways dotted with shops... patisseries... and our regular newsagent... (where we bumped into the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld while buying our magazines and newspapers)... along the short distance to our destination... the legendary...

"Et Dieu Crea... Saint-Tropez"... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series...

"La Côte"...

Is our... second home...

We're familiar... with every "nook and cranny"... every curve and turn... every precipice... even dangerous ones... like that of "La Turbie"...

We adore... " La Côte d'Azur"...

The dazzling coastline from... Cannes to Monaco...

But our true "love affair"... has always been with...

Saint-Tropez...

Patrice de Colmont - his legendary "Club 55"... | Côte D'Azur Travel Series

Patrice de Colmont...

"Propriétaire" of "Club 55"...

The most dazzling...

"Pearl of Pearls"...

We jump into our "quatre-quatre" and drive all the way to the legendary golden stretch of beach... the Pampelonne...

Amore Venezia...

The phone was ringing.

It was the mesmerising voice of the man I love, asking me to accompany him on a short trip to Venice.

Venice, the hauntingly enchanting city I adore - after my beloved Paris.

Thrilled and elated, I pack a few things into my Vuitton travel bag.

London... Paris... A Tale of Two Cities....

Paris... London....

London... Paris...

A Tale... of... Two Cities...

The beauty... that is... Paris...

The... majestic...

London...

Were we resided for... many... many... wonderful years...

Before... that is...

Our Imaginary Trip... the Far... Far... Horizons...

February...

Is nudging... our imagination...

The Bolshoi - A Glorious National Treasure...

"Le Bolchoï"...

"Fondé en 1780"...

"L'ouverture du tsar des théâtres"...

"Le réveil du.. Bolchoï"...

Beijing-Shanghai... "bullet train"...

Beijing–Shanghai...

"Bullet Train"...   

"Without haste...without fear...

China will rule the world"...

"Les Graniers"... A Bay of Infinite Charm

Les Graniers...

A bay of infinite... charm...

An enclave of infinite... beauty...

We discovered this little bit of St. Tropez paradise - today...

Jacques Chirac - à St. Tropez...

Jacques Chirac...

Our ex-French President...

"Maison de Pêcheur" - Another blissful day à St. Tropez

"Maison de pêcheur"...

Our abode...

à St. Tropez...

"Nous vous adorons"...

It's simple.

It's rustic.

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