Sunday, October 16, 2011

all the glitz

I heart the Côte d'Azur, I heart it hard. Because I love that I get in a car, drive only two hours from Le Petit Village (OK, maybe 2 and a half hours) and be in Cannes, a place that is like, the complete opposite of Le Petit Village. It's all sunshine beaches, sparkling Mediterranean sea, and glitz (plus, my friend, Bec, lives there). I could happily watch an afternoon go by at one of the little beach side restaurants, sipping Rosé and slurping on oysters.

H E A V E N

Now I'm not knocking Le Petit Village, not at all. Le Petit Village is quintessentially Haute Provence, it's the Luberon, it's all medieval, gorgeous vistas, and lavender. It's a hilly heaven and without a doubt the most beautiful place I have ever lived, but sometimes, a girl needs a little glitz.

Glitz like giant patriotic bonbons...


Random, yes, but still glitzy.

And you want to know where else is glitzy? 

Monaco.

Monaco, the principality of glamour and sad princesses, where The Husband always asks me if I've brought my 'papers' with me. My 'papers'? What is he, the gestapo? (He's scared I'm going to get thrown into jail in Monaco and not have any ID on me. Hogwash. What could I possibly do in Monaco to get thrown in jail? Bec, don't answer that. But I bet the jails in Monaco are glorious and as posh as they come).


I mean look at that yacht. It doesn't get much glitzier than that yacht. And check this out... it was flying a Texas Longhorn flag. Seriously. So of course I wanted to run on board and shout, "HI Y'ALL!" but The Husband begged me not to.

And here's a glitzy seagull...


You know how I know that he's a glitzy seagull? Because he's a Monaco seagull. 

And are you ready for this... 


Monaco's own Le Petit Bar. 

Where I bet they never run out of Champagne. 

bisou


26 comments:

  1. It's all so glitzy and fancy! I definitely want to make it to Monaco one day! A trip to France is definitely in order, but I'd love to win the lottery and travel throughout Europe for the rest of my life... Yes, that is exactly what I'd do! =)

    Oh and I LOVE that they have their own Le Petit Bar! I mean seriously, what are the chances?!!?


    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  2. Thats not a yacht! Captain Stubing and Gopher are hangin' around there some place. And I would bet money that Julie is propped up at Le Petite Bar, maggoted on champers.
    T x

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  3. Monaco looks fab! Would love to visit sometime:)
    ~Anne

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  4. ha! with all the glitz of monaco, anything with the name le petit comes off as an oxymoron.

    did you stop by the casino? i hear glitz is at its glitziest there..

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  5. Take me to Monaco with you, please. I'm really interested in who that rich Longhorn is...

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  6. Love, love, love Monaco too. We stayed at nearby Eze when we went, which was also rather gorgeous, in a Luberony kind of way actually. Love the bonbons, but don't really understand them... shouldn't the US one be a Reese's peanut butter cup?

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  7. Love this post, Sara. I SO would've joined you in a Texas Howdy to the Longhorn Yacht :)

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  8. OMG, does The Husband ask if you have your papers because he saw that 90210 episode where Brenda forgets her ID on her sneak getaway with Dylan to Baja and on their way back gets held up at the border because immigration thinks she's Mexican and she keeps insisting "I'm an American! I SAID I'm an American!".

    Is that why? If so, I understand his concern. No one wants their wives reenacting Brenda.

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  9. That is a yacht?!! That looks like a cruise ship!

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  10. We all need a bit of millionaire watching now and then to add spice to our peasant-y lives LOL! It looks like it was a fun trip.

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  11. I would LOVE to visit Monaco sometime! Beautiful!

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  12. The giant bonbons are awesome! I so wish you would have yelled "Hi Y'll". I bet those guys on the boat would have yelled it right back at ya :)

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  13. Oh the glitz of that place was blinding even from the train when I passed through there last fall. What a lovely part of the world you live in, my dear. BTW - I'd have LOVED to see the result of your "Hi Y'ALL" stunt aboard the SS. Longhorne! xo

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  14. I miss Provence so much!
    Look at your pictures of Cote Azur is like to be with you!
    Bisou, Babi

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  15. I *heart* Monaco too. It's almost surreal the level of glitz.

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  16. My friend was born in Monaco, and they are very glitzy!

    xxx

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  17. I'd love to see Provence and Monaco! You are having such a wonderful experience living in a different culture! How cute is the Le Petit Bar?! I bet your right... I am sure they never run out of champagne!! xo

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  18. I don't even want to risk smelling those smells, as I am sure I will love them. Valentina is amazing and I totally recommend it!

    xxx

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  19. I love your photos! Monaco is probably one of the most photogenic places in the world. What I would give to visit.... Ever since I was little, I've been obsessed with their royal family. I guess it was all those issues of HOLA! lying around the house :)

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  20. Love your blog! We honeymooned in Antibes. St. Tropez and Monaco.....yes, unbelievable glitzy. All so stunning! x

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  21. Um let's talk for a second about how badly I want to go to Cannes/Monaco. I want to stay at the hotel from the movie, To Catch a Thief (Grace Kelly/Cary Grant. Hello.

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  22. Now that's a glitzy seagull if I ever saw one! And you're right! It's so easy to drive two hours (or more) away and be in completely new and utterly awesome place. Viva la France!

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  23. Glitzy is the perfect way to describe Cannes. I agree! I loved the South of France the most of all my European non-major city places...and I think the glitz is why. Man, I have to catch up on your blog.

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  24. Yeah, but what about the Nazis??!! ;-)
    Le Petit Bar has your name written all over it!

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