Following the disastrous weather in Paris in May, I was in a bad mood and had a lack of vitamin D (and don’t tell me that Paris is even more beautiful under the rain !). That’s why we decided to go to Nice for 4 days.
Nice and its colorful buildings are like candy for the eyes. The architecture is a mix of Italian and Haussmanian’s. I love so much the narrow and winding streets in the old Nice. Cours SaleyaSt-Jacques-le-Majeur church old Nice
In Nice there are flowers everywhere : in the parks, on windows, on the terrasses and during summer the whole city is full of Bougainvillea. A short break is necessary : a good pan-bagnat and a socca (made with chickpea flour) to satisfy our appetite and the next day we had a “lighter” lunch at Comptoir Quotidien (anciennement Pain Quotidien) without forgetting to pick some fruits at the market Cours Saleya. Next on the agenda : freshen up on the Promenade du Paillon, do some shopping around place Masséna, tan on place Garibaldi and an exhibition of nice old cars on the Promenade des Anglais.Promenade du Paillonplace Massénaplace GaribaldiLook at this amazing dog I saw : a baby Australian Sheperd, the dog of my dreams ! Finally, we went to top of the Colline du Château to admire this amazing view of the city and to stroll in the park to see the flowing waterfall.
What I liked the most about this long weekend was to rediscover all the little summer pleasures :to go back to my childhood by playing with pebbles ride on a bike next to the seaside eat cherries and do seed spitting contest (the bracelet was handmade by my father-in-law with a boat rope and a small carabiner)to devour an ice cram before it melts to sip a grenadine or a menthe à l’eau(Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes)to walk bare-footed (Intimissimi stripped top, old collection and Repetto ballerinas)To smell the sweet fragrance of flowers (Comptoir des Cotonniers dress, old collection) To empty your head while looking at the sea and already thinking about your next holidays (Petit Bateau t-shirt, old collection).
As a bonus, here is a little video I made to dive in. Splash !