After another breakfast feast, this time of the lightest fluffy waffles and fresh strawberry jam, we said our goodbyes to La Parare and headed to Monaco.
I have very treasured memories of childhood holidays in Nice which always featured a day or two exploring Monaco, so to come back and show my husband around was very surreal. We saw the Casino, the Cafe du Paris, had lunch at Laduree, walked the marina and chose a yacht. I swear I saw George Clooney in a red Ferrari, but alas, I have no proof and Dem was too busy looking at the car ...
Monte Carlo is having a lot of work done at the moment but it was still as atmospheric as I remember it. The place just buzzes. Monaco is a people-watchers paradise and I just loved sitting at a bar and taking in the characters that inhabit this little world. Elderly ladies dripping in diamonds and red lipstick meandering into Chanel and Louboutin with gentlemen just as dressed to the nines in tow. The people who live here just seem to be happier, maybe it's the sunshine. Maybe it's the cash. Whatever the reason I will always have a place in my heart for this little principality.
France was fun, so much fun, but Italy was calling and the coast road had some incredible views to share before we reached our next stop of Cinque Terre. I am so excited, it's somewhere I have always wanted to go and I still can't quite believe we will be there in the morning. We are staying in Moneglia at Hotel Edera this evening and are just heading out for look around the village and to find some food.
Enjoy your evening
Jess: Dress Hobbs (Thank you Mamma!) Shoes Dune / Dem: Shirt Ralph Lauren. Shorts Ted Baker.