The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is a very famous five star hotel, situated in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It is the highest ranking of all the many “palaces” that sprung up all over the French Riviera, and it overlooks the sea from the furthermost tip of the peninsula from which it takes its name. If only the camera could capture the beauty from the grass to the sky and from the east to the west in one picture – it’s truly breath taking.
A fun fact: Picasso, as well as Paul McCartney’s and Frank Sinatra’s children all learned how to swim here.
The inside of the hotel is so beautiful and very nicely decorated – very Kelly Hoppen, don’t you think?
I also found some Hermes goodies. The Hermes ashtrays really are the best, and James and I both agree that we should get one really soon. Maybe a summery bracelet could be nice too :D
Awh, sigh.. I feel so at home. Imagine living here! I love the colour combination of cream, white and pale blue – same as we have in our bedroom.
I went here because James was having a quick drink with a friend so I came to join before we all went off to Villefranche for dinner. We sat outside in la veranda and enjoyed the view and the sunset while sipping on champagne. Can a Monday possibly get any better than this? Not to mention that I just came back from a holiday, feels like I’m on a constant holiday :)
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better I learnt that the chef won an award for making the worlds best sorbet. I wanted to take a picture, but it was so delicious I ate almost all of it before I remembered to take a photo. I chose raspberry sorbet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream which also came with a merengue. So delicious!
For dinner we went to Villefranche to eat at La Mére Germaine which is a wonderfully chaming fish restaurant with really nice food. The car in front is the car I get driven around in whenever I mention “the driver is taking me somewhere”. I’ve had so many questions about that so I thought I’d include a link to the company we use in case anyone would need a driver when you come to Monaco. It’s a great alternative to renting a car as you get much more leg space in the back as well as not having to drive home from clubs and things ;)
Villefranche is 10 km south west of Monaco, and adjoins Nice in the other end. The bay is really deep close to land and so it’s a popular place for all big ships including huge cruise ships, but also for sailboats and other smaller boats making it a cute little boat village. There are lots of little restaurants all along the coast line and this makes it a very nice place for a stroll a warm summer day. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the south of France looking to see more than the average tourist sees.
When we got back I noticed we’ve got an easter duck hiding in the entrance of the building. How cute! :D
I hope you all had a wonderful day! Now I’m ready to fall asleep as I have so much to take care of tomorrow.. let’s just say I have over 300 unread emails to go through, an empty fridge and lots of laundry to go through (the cleaner doesn’t come untill Thursday) :O
I’ll “see” you tomorrow, peanuts :) Sweet dreams! xx