Believe me: In my head I do a before/during/after post for basically everything I do. Going for a pedicure, travelling abroad, welcome dinner at Dots with my first hire. Always. But in reality I am constantly charging/forgetting/ignoring my camera and running out of time before I can spell *B*L*O*G. I would like to show you exactly what I have worn everywhere I go as I do belive that my stuff looks pretty good and is quite presentable . Specially in MONACO as I always bring my really fancy stuff. But all I can offer is that lousy pick of my Escada coat, Balenciaga skirt, Chanel top, Chanel shoes and Hermes bracelet (this one gets a solo post as it a new addition to my collection of things I like and cherish).
This was our first night out in Monaco on that trip. We visited our favourite place we always come back when visiting the capital of decadence (there are actually quite a few)! Avenue31. Outstanding atmosphere, exceptional good food, excellent service, more than fair prices and mind blowing good music. It feels like a bubble where nothing bad can happen to you. An explosion of birkin bags, worn by old and young, chic and chicer, every tax refugee of every country, hiding every single million they found underneath the sofa of their great aunt. Relaxed people, comfortable climate and no worries as you can buy everything from love to health in this country. It seems. IF YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT LEVEL.
When having dinner with a friend, who is living currently in London but was growing up in Monaco, he explained us that there is a very rigid level of hierarchy: The lower floor are french/italian people, followed by Monegasque white collar workers, and filthy rich tax refugees. The top of the Pyramid. It is like India, he said, you just don’t mix up those groups. They stay within their circles. Just in a very tiny soziotop.
In case you wonder: I had lobster, Veal/Foie gras/truffles/Choco mousse, Champagne and big portion GUILT. Nevertheless a brilliant meal. The following nights I worked my way through the fish and sushi section. Heaven.
The building in the pics is not the restaurant (it s Villa Sauber-a museum with a dreadful show) . Haven’t taken any from outside of the restaurant …:-)