Sitting at a sun-lit cafe on the Cours Saleya in Nice, I find I am completely content. Watching the French kiss each other on each cheek upon greeting, while listening to their language of love, I have a smile in my heart. Ahhhh…now a sip of cool rose, je suis tres, tres complet!
This morning, I greeted the day by throwing on my black Anatomie capris, black Icebreaker tee (yes, it is packed for every trip!), and my Merrell walking shoes in preparation for my power walk around the Port (and yacht-spotting). I became so immersed in this sport, I lost myself for 3 hours (yes, still walking), in the Vieille Ville watching locals choose their poisson at the fish market, olives from large tubs filled with olive oil and fresh cut fleurs from the flower market in anticipation of a nicoise-style dinner a la maison. In fact, so caught up in the moment, I gobbled up a scoop of gelato and bought fresh blush-colored roses for my hotel room. So much for the calories burned during my power walk!
Alors, back to the moment at hand…I cannot help but be completely aware of the 4 seasons stylin’ about me this hot November afternoon. Dressing for the day, I myself struggled with the myriad of choices and settled with what I still think is the perfect mix. Lauren Vidal belted charcoal crinkle dress to the knee, lace leg warmers scrunched down around my ankles (updated from Flashdance) and my trusty All Saints ankle booties. I also couldn’t resist tying my fav leopard-print (camel/navy/grey/black/white) scarf around my Burberry tote. Tres chic, n’est pas?
Alors…I digress again. An array of ensembles surround me, from shorts and flip flops to white jeans and leather-esque leggings to scarves, hats, winter and motorcycle jackets to sweaters and blazers to lace tights with dresses. How did they choose for such a perfect day? All is perfect when hopping on a moped to meet friends at a cafe on a winter day in Nice! For me, no moped today. However, I can continue to sit in the sunshine writing and snapping photos…and drinking my rose! Vivre Cote d’Azur.