Remembering the Riviera

Hi everyone, my name is Maya, I'm the author of Completely Coastal and A Beach Lovers Place and I am thrilled to be part of Fifi's French Riviera adventure! Growing up in Zurich, Switzerland my first memories of the French Riviera (aka Côte d’Azur) involve my parents, my sister and a big tent, meaning summer holidays were spent on Camp du Domain, a campground near Le Lavandou. Then later as an adult I vacationed with friends in Nice,
the Côte d’Azur’s cosmopolitan capital.

Nice beach
On the first trip we took the train, arriving at the train station Garede Nice. Like all other things the hotel was within walking distance. We would make our way down to the polished pebbled beach and rent parasoled lounges for the day...


... or we would stroll along The Promenade that stretches for miles along the Mediterranean sea and Nice's elegant roadway that is lined with chic hotels, boutiques and restaurants...

Old Town Nice
... and of course we would congregate, sipping lots of Café au laits and cocktails in the old town.

To Catch a ThiefThe next time we went by car, so we could drive the winding roads like Grace Kelly and Gary Grant in To Catch a Thief...

Eze France... and enjoy the breathtaking views from the village of Èze. Sweet memories of the past...

Carlton Cannes... that make me want to board a plane and go back. Perhaps a few nights at the Carlton in Cannes!

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Merci Beaucoup Maya!!! You have stepped in at the PERFECT moment!!! Petunia and I are off and about in Paris... Fashion week is FAB... parties... parties... parties... and the gifts are oooh la la... Look at what I gathered up (6.5" x 8.5"painting on archival paper is AVAILABLE)...

Petunia and I will definitely remember our Cannes adventure... perhaps we will meet up with YOU next time, Maya!!!

Oooh and look what I did yesterday while in VIRTUAL Paris... Bella asked that her portrait...

be done in front of a Paris cafe... voilà... isn't she très adorable...Au revoir... I'm off to catch up with Petunia... merci again Maya... you are FAB!!!

Now everyone... Please be sure to visit more BLUE posts via Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's and METAMORPHOSIS posts via Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's!!!

This week Fifi will be posting Wednesday through Friday!!! THERE WILL BE PAINTINGS too... Be sure come back and visit... YOU never know when YOUR photo may end up in Paris!!! Oui... I am AVAILABLE for commissions... email moi!!! Special Rates Holiday!!!
ENJOY your week!

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