It’s all very well drinking green tea and stretching manicured toes by the pool, but when on holiday, one needs some local colour.
Top things to do on holiday.
# Embracing local culture
Read up in advance on local customs…some of them are delightful.
# Eating local food
go on be brave – lets try at least one new local dish per holiday.
Asparagus mimosa. Never thought I’d love this so much, its delicious!
Eating various berries & cream alfresco…
# Making a point to see local shops, markets and even supermarkets.
Visiting real food markets and supermarkets is a true insight to how real people live and shop.
Visiting outdoor markets- ideally early morning ones full of locals, avoiding fellow tourists…
Discovering unique delicacies and produce…
Locally made French soaps are heavenly. I buy a collection, every year and use them to scent my wardrobe and the organised underwear drawer... More on that later.
# Embracing local fashion
Always a favourite! So god damn tres chic and lots of ideas for my look books…
Repetto designs are famous throughout the world.
… And so are Hermes scarves. I must admit – not a fun of the Hermes scarf look, but I do admire them as pieces of art in their own right.
# Soaking in the local architecture.
Not just the smart things in guide books, but everyday buildings, houses, hotels…even ruins have their stories to tell.
19th century doorway. Who wouldnt love two well toned naked men, holding the doorway? Why don’t I have this at home?
I love walking around these streets, full of unexpected details.
Catching the train to get back home tomorrow. Update on the CHANEL reissue camera bag sale – thank you to all of you who send me their offers. Latest one is £660.00 please help me reach my target of £700, 20% of which will go to save the elephant charity. The auction finishes end of July and this delightful bag (over £1000 when new, so quite frankly a bargain!) will go to its new home.
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