Hello my friends! It’s been over a week that I last posted but there’s been a whirlwind of things going on. Our trip to The Cote D’azur was amazing. Taking this last minute trip with the ones I love was truly magical. I needed to really regroup myself last week because the jetlag definitely took a toll on me this time. I’m finally starting to feel like myself again, so bear with me!
I honestly don’t know how to cover this trip in one little blogpost because once we arrived in Nice every little corner we turned was picture perfect. It’s my second time getting away to The South of France in a year and we’ll probably make it a yearly ritual for our family. It’s that magical.
I won’t type too much so that you can just enjoy the photos but want to say that The French Riviera is such a beautiful area. I definitely came back feeling inspired by the long walks, the beautiful little villages, the sunsets on the Mediterranean Sea, the yummy local restaurants everywhere, the cool boho boutiques, the abundance of cute coffee shops and amazing views of just about anything.
This trip would not have been possible without my family. Thank you Alexia & Lieven for letting us crash the house in Sainte Maxime. Thank you mom and dad for giving the kids amazing experiences while Nic and I discovered what Nice, Cannes, Antibes & Monaco had to offer. It has been one of the best vacations of our life and it’s all because of you guys. I love you so much and can’t wait to see you all again in Europe this summer!
Enjoy these photos of some of the favorite things we did in The French Riviera!
Toe dipping with the Belgian cousins on the beach of Port Grimaud after a long flight.
The South France offers amazing hiking. The water is crystal clear and the rocks are the best natural playground for the kids. Plage de l’Escalet is one of our favorites.
The girls are helping Opa getting over his fear of heights on the rocks of Cap Taillet in Ramatuelle.
Purple rain. In every little corner. R. I. P. Prince.
Walking around the little streets as we people watched or enjoyed a yummy sorbet. Next time you visit say hi to Clement at Vanille & Chocolat in Port-Grimaud. We became friends last summer and were so happy to see him again last week.
Cobble stone streets, cactus plants and faded pastels… a few of my favorite things at Cap d’ Antibes.
Walking around Cap d’ Antibes made me reflect on life and made me admire the beauty that surrounds us. It gave me such a happy feeling to be there.
Passing an old pharmacy on way to a dinner at ‘Les Vieux Murs’ at Cap d’Antibes. A restaurant built on the rocks, view on the Mediterranean. The scallops are to die for!
Fresh fruit everywhere… even though I preferred eating croissants, cheese and wine while vacationing at The Cote d’Azur.
Enjoying a relaxing lunch at Cafe des Arcades in Valbonne. The delicious dessert was a bonus. Love how authentic this French bistros is.
Discovering Lemon, Tangerine and Olive trees with our family friend, Jacques. We visited him in the beautiful town of Cabris.
Nina-Marie’s dream : having a garden like Jacques.
Sophia, full of life, wherever we take her. The infinity pool overlooking the valley of Nice and Cannes had to be tested.
The great times we had eating dinner under a bridge in Port-Grimaud. Rialto Pizza should be on everyone’s bucket list!
St. Tropez is definitely a must visit. The boho vibe of this little town is beyond. There are so many little gems scattered through this town.
A woman on a mission. Dragging my gang to Gas Bijoux, my favorite accessory boutique in St. Tropez.
Boat watching at the port of St. Tropez.
The detail and beauty of the boats in the port are true artwork.
A perfect day at Sea with family and friends.
Girls just wanting to nap and giggle.
Oh how I loved spending time with this beautiful girl.
View on the Mediterranean, turquoise tables, coffee, and chocolate: Plage Cabane Bambou is a dream come true!
Sunshine on the water. Heavenly.
Our Captain always ready for new adventures.
On way to Cafe des Arts on La place des lices. This square is the place to be in St. Tropez. You will find the locals who are playing petanque and on Saturdays and Tuesdays there is a big open-air brocante market.
This is what it was all about. Family, experiences, and good vibes.
Ice-cream for champs at Barbarac in St. Tropez. I have never seen so many different flavors in such a small space. Voted best ice-cream in the area!
Bon voyage my friends.
May you find adventure and inspiration wherever the wind takes you.