St Tropez

25 Jun 19
Macleansadventure's Blog

Our last day! Where has the time gone? First stop.. The Tuesday Market. Next, gotta check out the church next to our apartment.. Iglesias de Nuestra Senora de la Asunción. That certainly doesn’t sound French. Loved This Organ! Today we had some visitors!! Bonjour Geraldine, Francoise, and Daniel! They drove to us from their home […]

25 Jun 19
Macleansadventure's Blog

The boat trip to Sainte Maxime takes only 20 minutes. It is directly across the Bay of St Tropez. It is a much larger city than Port Grimaud. Beautiful Beaches! Lots of beautiful flowers, a local market day, and of course, lunch! Back “home”, we can upon an entire park of people playing bocce ball. […]

25 Jun 19
Metro
This is just too much (Picture: Instagram) Yeah, we get it, Cristiano Ronaldo was part of the UEFA Nations League winning team, he can put his feet up. But this never-ending holiday the footballer appears to be on is just having a laugh now as he posts from another day in paradise. While we slog it out in the humid heat of London, plugging away in our offices. We get it, Ronaldo is living the life. Like, really, really living the life. The Juventus football player is currently sunning himself in the south of France along with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and eldest son Cristiano Jr. After taking advantage of the outdoor shower of his megayacht this week, making out with his girlfriend, and posing with his son, now the sportsman is just showing off his 10-pack with a mate. Taking some time out from doing laps of the St Tropez waters, the 34-year-old sat on a deck chair alongside fellow footballer Miguel José Paixão dos Santos and lapped up that Mediterranean sunshine. We get it (Picture: Instagram) Just in case we weren’t aware he was having a whale of a time, he captioned the shot: ‘Enjoying the vacation’. Yeah, we bet you are buddy. It comes after the guy won pretty much all the humblebrag points as he shared a bunch of images that would give even the Rich Kids Of Instagram holiday envy. ‘Holidays with my family in France Riviera,’ he wrote over the weekend. ‘Enjoy the views.’ Georgina was similarly loving the sunshine on that back deck as she shared a bunch of sunbathing shots to the social media platform. View this post on Instagram Amore mio 💏😘 A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 23, 2019 at 11:51am PDT Following his playful display on the back of the boat with young Cristiano, nine, he relaxed alongside his paramour in the yacht’s hot tub with the gorgeous views of the French Riviera behind them. Georgina, 25, has her arms affectionately wrapped around the footballer as they shared a kiss. [metro-tag-post-strip] He sweetly captioned the image: ‘Amore mio.’ Cristiano and Georgina have been dating since 2016 and share one-year-old daughter Alana, while the sports star is also father to twins, Eva and Mateo, two, via a surrogate. Elsewhere, we’re just living vicariously. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/10/cristiano-ronaldos-girlfriend-georgina-rodriguez-cheers-stands-rape-case-dropped-9882927/” title=”Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez cheers him on from stands after rape case is dropped”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/05/cristiano-ronaldo-rape-case-dropped-model-withdraws-allegation-9816991/” title=”Cristiano Ronaldo rape case dropped as model withdraws allegation”]
25 Jun 19
COOL HUNTING
Despite its local popularity, Bodrum—on the Aegean Sea in Turkey—often gets overlooked for locations like Ibiza, Mykonos, Mallorca, St Tropez and Sardinia. The Bodrum EDITION, which opened last summer in the town of Yalıkavak, is changing that. Known for their high standards on design and even higher lifestyle offerings, the EDITION has found an ideal stretch of Bodrum on the Tilkicik Bay to create a destination that’s unique for the area: a stylish hotel that establishes an incredible standard for contemporary design in the region. The hotel, designed by Christophe Pillet and the Ian Schrager Company for Marriott International, also evokes the potential of its prime Aegean location with local authenticity matched to modern cultured elegance and good taste in tradition of the Ertegüns. The Bodrum EDITION is a well-sized 108 rooms, suites and villas—many with sea views and some with private pools, balconies and gardens. The hotel’s architecture is embedded into the Aegean topography of natural rock and indigenous flora of olive trees and low maki bushes. In and amongst the manicured landscape of maki, bungalows are connected by foot and cart paths and guests are whisked around the grounds in electric carts. Guest rooms are up the hill while the main facilities and activities of the hotel are placed down the slope, toward the sea, on a series of wide terraces that include restaurants, a bar, nightclub, infinity pool, garden lounge, incredible state-of-the-art spa (with a hamam), fitness center and a private beach club with a pier housing private cabanas. From the main road the hotel is only visible as an entrance pavilion, increasing the privacy and exclusivity of the experience. Stepping into the airy double-height lobby, you are introduced to the first of many stunning vistas you will encounter during your stay: a never-ending series of dramatic views of the bay that is a constant presence. The architects have carefully organized views and perspectives throughout the hotel with the most vivid being the daily sunset over the bay, toward the Greek Dodecanese Island of Leros in the distance. The drama of the surroundings is maximized in each room as Pilet and Schrager’s design chooses understatement rather then competition with the location—a palette of white and grey tones complement the gleaming blue sea outside. The power of the setting is so vivid that the designers have purposefully chosen to keep the interior and exterior subdued and calm using only natural textures and fixtures. Cotton, linen, marble and wood create the feel of the rooms but the designers know the real visual drama comes from the sea and the setting. At the Bodrum EDITION, life exists outside, day and night, under the sun and stars. Breakfast starts on the terrace, where we recommend trying the “Turkish Breakfast”: a spread of cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, jams, fruit preserves, honey, butter, feta cheese and clotted cream with Turkish pastries including simit, sesame-coated bread rings with a hint of tahini. Served in waves of seemingly endless ceramic plates, it’s a visual and savory show. The culinary offerings throughout are orchestrated by the Peruvian executive chef Diego Munoz (previously of Astrid and Gaston) whose focus on innovation, sustainability and tradition has been fine-tuned at the Brava seaside restaurant. Drinks at the bar share a local focus as well, thanks to an equally masterful bartending crew. There’s the Turkish raki (a grape and aniseed liquor that is the cousin of Greek ouzo and Lebanese arak) that’s mixed with local citrons. Late-night drinks and a lively vibe can be found here, or at Discetto with its pillow-covered lounge seating allowing guests to slip comfortably into the depths of the Aegean summer night. The hotel has upped its health and wellness program this season to include more yoga and meditation in partnership with Istanbul’s Cihangir Yoga. Daily sunrise and sunset yoga on the terraces can be followed by sessions of juice and relaxation at the spa. The hamam is a sleek and serene escape in white marble that’s a contemporary remix of the traditional Turkish bath. Despite the sophisticated and decadent offerings on site, the EDITION hotels make it a point to encourage guests to explore their surroundings. In Bodrum, visitors can explore the rocky coastline on a traditional wood sail boat (known locally as a gulet) or take trips to hilltop villages such as Etrim off of the Gökova Bay, where the local yörük nomads still hand-weave flat tapestry carpets. In the evenings, nearby local bars and restaurants (like the The Root nightclub in Yalıkavak) celebrate summer with performances from DJs and bands. Further afield, the village of Gümüşlük (20 minutes down the coastal road) is home to classic fish restaurant Mimoza or the hilltop Limon with its reservation-only sunset drinks overlooking the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Myndos. The Bodrum EDITION is also offering various seasonal events like pop-up exhibitions by Istanbul’s Istanbul74, completing the fusion of sense and sensation of the Turkish Aegean coast. When your friends are all heading to more common destinations, consider exploring somewhere new. Images courtesy of The EDITION Bodrum
25 Jun 19
alwaystimeforlunch

Easter Sunday and we’re heading from the Gorges du Verdon down to St Tropez. We get a late start, and by the time that we’re meant to get there, we’d be missing out lunch reservation by an hour and a half… so I call to let them know out of courtesy. They said that we […]

25 Jun 19
Twenty Steps at a Time - Traveling With a Mobility Challenge

What an epic vacation! Until recently, I never expected to be able to travel to the destinations that I have been fortunate enough to visit. We set sail on a new Viking ship, Jupiter, in late February 2019. We were on their second week of sailing. We expected some “bumps in the road” as it […]

24 Jun 19
BEAUTY . LOOKS . FUN

Since this month it’s almost over, I thought I could share my favorites products that I couldn’t stop using the entire month. First, this month I bought the Too Faced “Born This Way” foundation again and I fell in love all over again. The finish of this foundation it’s beautiful and lasts so well on […]

24 Jun 19
My Adventures

This time last year I was wake-boarding on the Cote D’Azur. I mention this because Facebook sent me a sunny reminder in Memories this morning! The pictures are so colourful, and the memories are filled with so much fun, I wanted to share that with you! I have no experience at wake-boarding, but Matt Dale, […]

24 Jun 19
JUMPER NEWS

Cascais, Estoril, Portugal – June 24, 2019 – The London Knights have today catapulted themselves into the overall GCL ranking lead after a phenomenal win today from Ben Maher (GBR) and Explosion W and Martin Fuchs (SUI) with Chaplin at GCL Cascais, Estoril. After their sublimely quick combined time today, the Knights heaped the pressure on […]

24 Jun 19
julesee

Kule Andie Cotton Sweater Shopbop, $228 & Kule LOVE Sweater On Sale Neiman Marcus, $149. Gucci Canvas Stripe Belt Net-a-Porter, $450 Maison Irem Love Bracelet Shopbop, $35. Havaianas Slim Flip Flop Shopbop, $32 also love the St Tropez I have been wearing them a ton. Xirena Kaia Skirt Shopbop, $244 AGOLDE Parker Short Shopbop, $128. I will be wearing the above Xirena dress on the […]

24 Jun 19
As The World Ends

Elsa praised her ‘St Tropez mornings’ in a selfie video which appeared to have been taken first thing in her bed, despite being immaculately made-up. The star later changed into a plunging yellow floral bikini as she kept up the retro 1970s vibe. She shared a glimpse of her handsome beau on the video as […]

24 Jun 19
As The World Ends

She’s one of the most beautiful women on the planet. And Elsa Hosk stood out from the crowd as she wandered around a market in St Tropez, France, on Saturday. The 30-year-old Victoria’s Secret Angel flashed her stunning figure in a skimpy bikini top as she documented her vacation with beau Tom Daley to her […]