You are viewing Saint Tropez

First day back at work after two weeks away is always a struggle but I'm happy to get back into a healthier routine after far too much dim sum and ramen! 😋 I've added Hong Kong and Tokyo to my Stories highlights for those who missed my updates!

We found this pretty street in Shibuya, Tokyo, near the famous and very hectic Scramble/crossing. So nice to see some more traditional streets hidden amongst the super modern tower blocks and huge neon lights.

#japantravelphotos #traveltokyo #tokyolife #discovertokyo #visittokyo #tokyo #japan #shibuya #tokyocityview #visitjapan #shibuyatokyo #tokyonightview #tokyobynight #tokyonightview #traveldeeper #traditionaljapan #oldtokyo #tokyostreet #cityscape #urbanview #citylandscape #guardiantravelsnaps #lppathfinders #lpfanphoto #travelblog #travelblogger

First day back at work...

After a long hiatus from the blog, I've just shared some of my recent favourites. From @oddboxldn to @olio_ex, they're all helping to make our lives more sustainable! Click the link in my profile and let me know what you think.
.
Featuring my beautiful WWF KeepCup!
.
.
.
.
.
#sustainability #sustainableliving  #keepcup #london #thisislondon #wwf #noplanetb #sustainable #ecofriendly #londonblogger #plasticfree #londonbylondoners #climateweek #reusable #reducereuserecycle #foodwaste  #olio #oddbox #allplants #eatlessmeat #londonblog #ecofriendlyliving

After a long hiatus from...

Spending a few days enjoying Sicilian views, sunshine, food, and spritz!
.
.
.
.
.
#sicily #topsicilyphoto #sicilia #sicily_my_love #ortygia #syracuse #siracusa #ortigia #italy #topitalyphoto #prettylittleitaly #ladiesgoneglobal #gltlove #girlsborntotravel #thetravelwomen #travelgirlsgo #girlsjustwannatravel #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #sheisnotlost #letsgosomewhere #athomeintheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #lppathfinders #lpfanphoto #postcardplaces #prettylittletrips

Spending a few days enjoying...

Take me back please!! 🙏🏻 The walk to the calanques near Marseille was tough in the heat but the views made it worth doing! Loved having a picnic in the shade before going for a swim in the clear waters.
.
.
.
.
.
#provence #southoffrance  #frenchriviera #igersfrance #merveillesdefrance #travelblogger #travelblog #travelfrance #topfrancephoto #visitlafrance #jaimelafrance #france_photolovers #marseille #prettylittletrips #darlingescapes #athomeintheworld #neverstopexploring #travelfolk #iamatraveler #mytinyatlas #letsgosomewhere #postcardplaces #lifeofadventure #traveldeeper 
#calanques

Take me back please!! 🙏🏻...

When you spot a pretty backdrop! 🏃‍♀️ Marrakesh was 10x more beautiful than I had been expecting, with decorative arches, colourful tiled courtyards and orange trees being common sights. I loved the smells as well - argan oil, orange blossom and fresh mint all remind me of Morrocco now.
.
.
.
.
.
#marrakech #marrakesh #maroc #Morocco #visitmorocco #africa_vacations #moroccovacations #simplymorocco #moroccotravel #visitmarrakech #inmorocco #exploremorocco #ladiesgoneglobal #gltlove #girlsborntotravel #thetravelwomen #travelgirlsgo #girlsjustwannatravel #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #sheisnotlost

When you spot a pretty...

I think the cats of Essaouira and Marrakesh deserve to have a post dedicated to them, given how much time I spent admiring them! 😍 #catsofmorocco
.
.
.
.
.
#marrakech #marrakesh #maroc #Morocco #visitmorocco #essaouira #africa_vacations #moroccovacations #simplymorocco #moroccotravel #visitmarrakech #inmorocco #exploremorocco #ladiesgoneglobal #gltlove #girlsborntotravel #thetravelwomen #travelgirlsgo #girlsjustwannatravel #darlingescapes #girlslovetravel #sheisnotlost #cats_of_world
#catsofinstagram

I think the cats of...

How to Spend a Day in Saint Tropez

By Posted on 3 min read 1075 views
DSC_1168
Saint Tropez

I’ve been to Saint Tropez many times, but never for more than a day. It’s such a perfect place for a day trip if you’re on vacation in Provence: it’s small enough so that you can see everything in one day, but big enough to keep you entertained. You may have seen from my previous post that St Trop’ is an absolutely gorgeous little town, and there’s lots of choice when it comes to cafés, restaurants, and shops. Over the years, my family has come to favour a few places which I’ll be sharing with you today!

But first, a top tip for travelling to St Tropez: get on a ferry from Nice, Saint Raphael or Sainte Maxime to avoid getting stuck in the crazy traffic jams around Saint Tropez. Okay, now that that’s sorted – on to the good stuff.

Senequier

saint-tropez-senequier
DSC_1165
senequier

Senequier is a bit of an institution in St Tropez. Brigitte Bardot made it famous in the fifties, and more recently it’s seen celebrities like Kate Moss stop by for a drink. It was also used to sit front row fashion editors at Chanel’s 2011 Cruise collection fashion show – no big deal! Its menu is one of the most overpriced I’ve ever seen, but it’s worth getting a drink there just so that you can admire the harbour and watch new superyachts coming in. If you’re lucky you’ll even spot Cara Delevigne hopping onto a boat like my parents did last year!

Best for: people watching.

Where: Quai Jean Jaurès, right by the harbour.

Dior des Lices

dior-cafe-lys
DSC_1115
dior-cafe-saint-tropez

Dior des Lices is a lovely, quiet café in the elegant garden of the Saint Tropez Dior shop. It’s such a lovely setting, great if you want to cool down in the shade with a cold drink. Although I haven’t tried the food, the menu looks fresh and delicious – I really want to try the choux with Dior letters on them next time!

Best for: a sit down after shopping.

Where: 13 rue François Sibilli

La Tarte Tropézienne

DSC_1149
DSC_1150

You can’t go to Saint Tropez without paying a visit to La Tarte Tropézienne! This bakery which opened in 1955 created the town’s most famous dessert: a brioche with a cream filling. They say that it was Brigitte Bardot who encouraged the owner of the shop to name the dessert properly, and that’s how the ‘tarte tropezienne’ was born. Last summer they collaborated with one of France’s coolest ladies, Inès de la Fressange, to create a cute & chic box design.

Best for: an afternoon snack.

Where: Place des Lices, although there are several shops in the French Riviera.

La Ponche

DSC_1246
la-ponche
DSC_1263
saint-tropez-la-ponche

La Ponche is a charming little 4 star hotel by a tiny beach, and its restaurant is really worth a visit. If you like seafood, you can choose from a variety of freshly caught wild fish. I went for the red mullet on a bed of pesto courgetti while my Mum chose to have a whole grilled seabass. For dessert, I recommend the homemade ice cream (strawberry and rose were delicious) or you can go for the ‘café gourmand’ pictured here, with a mini assortment of their best desserts.

Best for: sea views, impeccable service, fresh seafood.

Where: 3, rue des Remparts

My Mum and I always have a great time visiting Saint Tropez for a day, shopping and enjoying the sun. I’m hoping that this quick guide will either inspire you to go there or help you to plan your upcoming trip!

Quick Guide: How to Spend a Day in Saint Tropez, France

Have you ever been to Saint Tropez?

Exploring Saint Tropez

By Posted on 1 min read 277 views
Untitled design (18)
DSC_1188
saint-tropez-car
DSC_1158
saint-tropez-houses
DSC_1106

Welcome to St-Trop’

A couple of weeks ago I flew over to the South of France to spend a few days with my Mum. We stayed at our family summer house in a tiny village which is conveniently located to allow day trips to some of the loveliest places along the French Riviera. My favourite place to spend a summer day in is Saint Tropez, a village that since the sixties has become a popular destination for huge yachts and celebs. It has the perfect combination of luxurious hotels, charming little streets, beautiful beaches and famous clubs. I just love wandering around the harbour, people-watching, and checking out some of the fashion boutiques dotted along the colourful streets.

Saint Tropez always makes me think of Brigitte Bardot, who was partly responsible for transforming it from a fishing village frequented by artists into a glamorous celebrity destination. That’s why I thought a bardot top would be more than appropriate, and her love of headbands also inspired me to try a new hairstyle. What do you think of this look? I love the sixties vibe and it was great in the heat but I think that wearing my hair down is more flattering!

I’m preparing a short guide to Saint Tropez for you guys, so get ready for even more photos!

Wearing:

Topshop bardot top, Urban Outfitters button front skirt, Dune wedges (similar here and here), vintage Céline scarf, H&M sunglasses and Gucci bag.

Saint-tropez-blogger
DSC_1190
saint-tropez-streets
DSC_1080
saint-tropez-ice-cream
DSC_1226
saint-tropez-sea
DSC_1232
saint-tropez-tower
DSC_1071