(Image one: Walkway by the Palace - wearing Decjuba silk maxi dress, Country Road leather belt and Arlington Milne leather bag with Converse shoes ~ Image two: Hidden beaches along the coast ~ Image three: Private wharf - one of the many places to see super yachts bigger than your house ~ Image four: Monte Carlo Casino step - wearing Ricochet sequin dress with Arlington Milne Clutch)
By far one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been too, Monaco really lives up to its lavish reputation. Picking the tourists, from the people who clearly were meant to be here, could be done in a glance. Determined not to be noticed as the latter, I made sure to leave the fanny pack and the map behind. Strutting around the streets of Monte Carlo like I owned the place – except my bank account was a few billion short of being a true part of this principality. Mediterranean beaches, designer stores and roof top bars (Check out the Billionaires Club if your in town, incredible views, with a generous selection of champagnes to choose from) what more could you possibly want from a place?
A silk dress and unfortunately a pair of converse – as on this particular trip these were the only shoes I bought with me – was my choice for daytime attire. ‘Effortless’ was the look I was going for, though the heat made that exceptionally difficult.
Come night we made sure to put our best foot forward, though I was still regrettably stuck with the converse shoes amongst glamazons in 6inch stiletto heels. Sequin mini dress from New Zealand designer Ricochet shown in front of Monte Carlo Casino (excuse the instagram snap, no cameras permitted in the Casino, which I may add is far more decadent than the Palace itself).
Next time I’ll make sure I come prepared with a bigger suitcase.