St Tropez












 St Tropez! This is the final travel post from my summer road trip and I have to say, I think its my favourite. I spent a grand total of about 8 hours in St Tropez (Former home of Bridgette Bardot), but some of my favourite photographs of the trip were taken here, so I've been very excited to share them with you. I think you just gel with some places immediately, even if you only spend a small amount of time there, and I wasn't expecting St Tropez to be like this at all. When I went to Paris (last year's trip, which you can see some of here) and Milan, it took me a good few days to fall in love with the cities, but when the boat we travelled on docked in St Tropez, I instantly understood what the place was all about. It was exactly how I imagined the French Rivera to be: warm, friendly and glamorous in its own quaint kind of way. My outfit photos were taken in Cannes before we set off, mainly because it was the coolest time of the morning and, therefore, the most convenient time to take them, but also because I don't really like boats and, after disembarking, I looked more than a little worse for wear. Whilst I wanted to stay on the top deck taking photographs of the coast, I spent most of the journey huddled up in a corner seat downstairs trying not to feel the swaying movements or look out of the window. Thankfully, Ellie was with me to get some pictures of what I missed out on! 


 Before we go any further, I feel like I should address the fact that the Chanel in St Tropez is the most insanely beautiful shop in the whole entire world. From the 26th of April to the end of October, Chanel takes residence at La Mistralee. La Mistralee was once the mansion of Alexandre of Paris, Hairdresser to Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, which only adds to the glamour of it all! The pool in the gardens is clearly gorgeous and gives such a tranquil feel.  I am obviously not at one with peaceful surroundings, as I did almost trip into the pool after falling over my own feet. Very elegant! After Chanel, we headed over to Cafe de Paris for some lunch, but after a drink we decided to head somewhere a little more interesting and ended up eating salad, pasta and seafood, and people watching at the tables outside a little restaurant.









We then headed off to do some shopping, as we usually do! I wore Ellie's top from Topshop, a Zara skirt bought in Cannes, River Island shoes and the best summer bag ever from H&M. Shopping in Cannes and St Tropez was incredible, there was so much to lust after! I loved seeing the stores of Miu Miu (Who really are killing it at the minute, don't you think?) and Louis Vuitton right next to independent boutiques and ice cream parlours. As usual, my favourite part of the day was spent wandering around with no purpose, just taking in my surroundings, though this did lead to us getting ever so slightly lost in the most beautiful area, surrounded by white houses with flowers and vines growing up the walls. We also found the most perfect street, completely free of people with only a white Vespa on the pavement. Basically a bloggers dream photo destination!










The colours and architecture of St Tropez have left me wanting to work on some art inspired by my trip, so I am going to try and take some time in the next few weeks to do that. I never have the time to just sit down and work on something entirely of my own accord. I regret not sketching whilst I was there so it was all fresh on my mind but I suppose I was preoccupied exploring and photographing! I am having a pretty busy (but fairly wonderful) time at the minute balancing coursework and taking time out to eat pizza and watch Halloween movies with friends, but I do want to let myself just sit with a sketchbook at some point and work on whatever I want.

I'm completely up to date on all my post material now so hopefully I can start sharing more current and season appropriate happenings on here. I want to try and document more and I feel like I've lost my blogging mojo recently, so I do want to show you more of whats happening, especially in the lead up to Christmas! I hope you've had a wonderful October,
Bethany x

21 comments:

  1. St Tropez looks fab, I would love to go!!! I am sad that the travel posts are at an end for now though.
    Amy x

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  2. Ohhhh it's adorable! I'd love to visit St Tropez. Your skirt is stunning. I still have posts to write about my holiday to Cyprus haha!

    Corinne x
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    1. Thank you! The eternal struggle of travel posts haha, I look forward to seeing it! x

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  3. Wow the pictures are amazing! I am in love with your blog, thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
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    1. Thank you so much! Yes of course, I will follow you now :) x

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  4. Such beautiful photos! What an awesome classic outfit too! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  5. These photographs are gorgeous, it looks so charming! x
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  6. These photos are lovely! Looks like a wonderful trip!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  7. Your outfit is just adorable! St Tropez looks absolutely stunning in your photos also.

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

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  8. Wow, such a beautiful place and soo colourful! Looks like you had tons of fun (and a lot of retail therapy!) :)

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    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  9. I think I need to move there, stunning :))) xx

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  10. beautiful pictures! xo

    thewatercolourjar.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Beautiful photo's! You look lovely; I adore the skirt!
    WritingMonique

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  12. What a beautiful travel diary; I adore St Tropez though I haven't visited for a few years now. I love how you've matched your nail colour to the bright red skirt by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  13. Hi Bethany, I'm Saadiah Khawaja, and you just left a comment on my article on Shopper Lottie! I am so glad to have met you. Your blog is awesome. I have just gone over this post, as was about to call it a day, but I must say I love the Pictures you have put up, and the entire layout of your post! One feels as if they are with you in St Tropez! And you look lovely in Red! Will see you around & stay in touch:) I am going to Subscribe through mail;) Have a great evening!

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  14. Wow this looks amazing! And I love your outfit so Parisian chic! Xx www.tashpantz.com

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