My husband’s job takes him to some pretty cool places and, lucky for me, I sometimes get to tag along. When I saw St. Tropez on his calendar, I knew this was a trip I did not want to miss out on!
We flew into Nice and took the most gorgeous train ride along the coast towards our destination. Steep, red rock mountains jutted up to the right, and to the left, those same red rocks formed the jagged mediteranean shoreline. We arrived in town just before the the start of the famous classic yacht regatta, “Les Voiles de St. Tropez”, so the city was bustling with sailors and spectators. Bands played in the streets at night, under cafe lights, giving the harbor a truly magical feeling.
St. Tropez is know as a glitzy vacation destination famously once frequented by Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, but, despite the high end boutiques that littered the windy roads, the town never felt overwhelmingly “fancy”. For every sign of weath or extravagance, there was an equal dose of modest, casual, effortlessness. This sence of balance–the perfectly imperfect, the old and moden, the frivolous and the practical–was everywhere. The French really are so chic…
Now that I’m back stateside, dreaming of terracotta bricks and faded blue shutters, I’ve been looking for simple ways to bring some of that easy, Cote D’azure style into my little Boston abode.
Wicker, and linen textures paired with warm, terracotta hues (making a trendy comeback!) can be found in the smallest accessories or boldest statements. Plus, the warm hues are surprisingly perfect for fall! Here are some ideas I’ve found.