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Pink & Black

Whenever I'm in the south of France one of my favourite places to go is Saint Paul de Vence. It's a tiny medieval town nestled on the top of a hill. It's filled with tons of art galleries and a selection of little restaurants. Each time we visit, we have lunch at an outdoor terrace and try to celebrity spot from the tourists walking by. 

Lately I've been gravitating towards all black outfits. Maybe it's the gradual transition out of summer? Anyway, I threw in a bit of contrast with this nude pink leather jacket and a leopard print clutch. This is my version of transitional dressing.

Wearing: Charlie May jacket, Zara t-shirt and skirt, Next shoes and Lilifi bag. 

Jennifer Inglis
St Paul de Vence, France
Jennifer Inglis
St Paul de Vence, France
Charlie May leather jacket
St Paul de Vence, France
St Paul de Vence, France
AND I NEVER WANTED TO GO BACK HOME...
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It's been nearly two weeks since I got back from the south of France. Going back through these old Instagram photos gave me a much-needed dose of nostalgia. We left rainy cold Zurich on a Saturday morning and came back a week later... a week wasn't enough time though. I'm already ready to go back and explore the area more. We visited Nice, Cannes and St Paul - all a short drive from the flat we stayed at in Vence. I ate so much good food - loads of cake and ice cream, plenty of salmon and steak tartare, plus lots of rose to wash it all down. Each evening was spent sitting on the balcony overlooking the water and rolling hills. I've made a mental note to go back in October, autumn can't come soon enough*.

* Just joking. Summer is my favourite season and I wouldn't wish it away for anything.

 

Nice, France
Nice, Palais de Justice, Architecture, France
Nice, Palais de Justice, Architecture, France
Nice, flower market
Nice, flower market
Nice, postcards, France, market
Nice, postcards, France, market
Nice, sausage, market
Nice, sausage, market
Nice, flowers, flower market
Nice, flowers, flower market
Nice, market, strawberry, strawberries
Nice, market, strawberry, strawberries
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Nice
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When I was in France I spent one day in Nice. The old town is beautiful with loads of winding little roads to explore. In the morning we hung out at the market - there were tons of flowers plus lots of food and paintings. One of my favourite parts of the city was seeing all the clothes hanging outside people's windows to dry.

A LITTLE RED DRESS...

Nice, River Island, Red floral print dress, Hardy Aimes sunglasses, Banana republic bag, white leather

Nice, River Island, Red floral print dress, Hardy Aimes sunglasses, Banana republic bag, white leather

Nice, River Island, Red floral print dress, Hardy Aimes sunglasses, Banana republic bag, white leather

We spent a day in St Paul de Vence wandering around the old cobblestoned pathways when I was in France last week. It's a gorgeous medieval town and is definitely worth a visit if you ever happen to find yourself in southeastern France with nothing to do for a day. I wore this new little red dress from River Island. I love the simple shape and little floral details . Worn with old battered Converse it feels a little grungy, which I like.

Wearing: Red ditsy print dress from River Island, Amberly Light Horn sunglasses by Hardy Amies, Converse and Banana Republic bag.

 

VENCE: A VISUAL DIARY...

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I'm currently stretching my legs in a flat in southern France. I arrived here on Saturday to perfectly clear blue skies and I couldn't be happier. The winter in Zurich has been so long - it feels impossibly good to feel the sun on my skin again. Yesterday we headed out into the town of Vence. It was perfect to wander around the old cobbled streets and take in the weekend atmosphere. There's only one problem that I'm currently facing: French coffee. We sat down at a lovely little outdoor cafe in a square and ordered two cappuccinos. When they came out, instead of foam, there were huge dollops of thick whipped cream on top. Is this normal? I need to figure out what sort of coffee to order here. I'm not hardcore enough to just order an espresso, I need something with a bit of milk and, ideally, some foam. What do I order guys? Tomorrow we're heading into Antibes, hopefully I'll have better luck.

 

France
Eiffel Tower at sunset
Eiffel Tower at sunset

There's nothing I love more than being swept off to a far away city...

Errr, I say that from my sofa where I've spent the last four days sitting on my tush nibbling on random bits of chocolate bunnies and staring at a TV. Did anyone else fall for the wonderfulness that is where me keys? Please, tell me I'm not alone. The most exciting thing I'd planned for this long holiday weekend was painting my nails and I haven't even managed to get that done. I promise, I'm not always quite this useless. The weather went all wintery a couple of day ago and I had no choice but to throw myself head-first into hibernation mode as soon as snow starting falling.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Paris to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. As a total Disney nut I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Vienna International Hotels were the most wonderful hosts and I was super excited to go because my husband got to come along for the ride and Shini also came from London. We all stayed at the Dream Castle Hotel and, when we weren't spinning around on the teacups, saw a cabaret show, watched the Eiffel Tower glitter at midnight and spent a morning at Chateau Fontainebleau jumping on Marie Antoinette's bed (just kidding.. it was roped off). We got in earlier than anyone else and before lunch I managed to sneak in a run, a swim and spent half an hour in the sauna.

Dream Castle Hotel
Dream Castle Hotel
Yummm... breakfast.
Yummm... breakfast.
Just walking along...
Just walking along...
Palace of Fontainebleau
Palace of Fontainebleau

At Chateau Fontainebleau I just about keeled over - incredible beauty burst out of every bit of the building. The rooms were the epitome of anti-minimalism. Decadence and lavish embellishment were in mighty abundance... my white walls look grossly inadequate now.

Chateau Fontainebleau
Chateau Fontainebleau
Tag team
Tag team
Chillen at the chateau in a leather hat...
Chillen at the chateau in a leather hat...
Peering in...
Peering in...
Pretty pretty
Pretty pretty
Overwhelming details...
Overwhelming details...
Angel with a hammer...
Angel with a hammer...
Hazy garden.
Hazy garden.
Kiss kiss
Kiss kiss
What you looking at?
What you looking at?

This outfit is basically what I've been wearing non-stop recently. It has all my favorite things: Patouf jumper, 7 for all Mankind jeans, Mykita sunglasses, white Converse, Muriee cashmere scarf and Shini's leather hat (that I snuck out of her suitcase). Although leather baseball hats are currently all the rage, I'd just like to say that are actually really stupid. If it's hot the last thing you want to wear is a black freaking leather hat... when I stood in the sun my head was boiling. England, this trend was made for you.

I've never been that drawn to France but after this trip I'm aching to go back, even if it's just to visit L'ATMO again for lunch...

L'ATMO restaurant
L'ATMO restaurant
A very fishy lunch...
A very fishy lunch...
Pink glasses and espresso
Pink glasses and espresso
L'ATMO
L'ATMO

Massive thank you to Sabine and Vienna International Hotels for inviting me on the best press trip ever.

p.s. view more photos over on Facebook.

Teacup Postcard
Teacups
Teacups

I will never get too old for the teacups or for Disney. On my first day of Kindergarten I insisted on wearing a Minnie Mouse costume to school, complete with matching ears. For some reason my parents thought this behavior was permissible. I'm glad they did.

Massive thank you to Vienna International Hotels for inviting me along to Paris to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris.

Shini wears: floral top from Zara. I'm wearing: Riyka sweatshirt and Moxham taba bracelet.