Deauville, the Normandy hotel and Chanel-related wishful thinking

After getting our feet in the sand and our window-shopping session in my previous post, here is the second part on my day trip to Deauville. Have you seen this short movie directed by Karl Lagerfeld with Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel opening her store in Deauville 100 years ago? The boutique was actually housed…

A Sunday in Deauville

Yesterday I experienced the most welcomed breath of fresh air in Deauville. Even though I’m lucky to escape Paris every weekend at my parents’ in the Normandy countryside, I felt the need for a change of scenery. And what better place than this quaint and stylish seaside town? I had spent a day there 3…

Miami Beach

Art Basel taking place earlier this month reminded me of my trip to Miami last summer. It was probably the first vacation where all I did was relax instead of running around to catch as many notable sights as I could. Most of my time was dedicated to lounging on the beach, driving around with…

When women dressed to impress on the beach: 1930s fashion in Deauville

Had you been in Deauville or Cannes in the 1930s, you would have seen ongoing fashion shows all around you. Designers like Jeanne Lanvin and Madeleine Vionnet had models wear their collections in their clients’ fashionable resorts and had them photographed there to gain exposure in fashion magazines. Among the photographers, the brothers Seeberger documented…