Sunday, 12 May 2013

When in Monaco...Part II

Hopefully you will have seen my previous post about my recent trip to Monaco. Here is the second part of the story...
See below for more ideas of what to do in this glamorous principality, including more places to eat, drink and explore :)

Let's start by doing something silly...

Pretend to be in the market for a super car.
"So I'm thinking about upgrading the Ferrari... a McLaren. Scissor doors are just way more functional."

Have a flutter in the Casino.
No cameras are allowed inside but you can't visit Monaco without having a look around the casino. Far from the flashy, blingy madness of Vegas, the casino here was calm, serene and actually quite quiet. The building itself is stunning, both inside and out so I ordered a hot chocolate and admired the architecture whilst Chris tried his luck at Black Jack.

Explore the entire principality in search of the perfect hotel breakfast
We actually failed miserably at this mainly because we kept waking up too late but we gave it a go and it was a novel way of exploring all the ridiculous hotels! Here I am looking slightly grumpy outside the Fairmont...probably because they didn't have any granola.
In this picture I'm wearing:

Thankfully, we had plenty of coffee pit stops along the way...
In this picture I'm wearing:
MONICA VINADER RING (on my left hand)

Visit the Japanese Garden.
Located next to the famous tunnel on Avenue Princesse Grace (which was up until quite recently the most expensive street to live on in the world) is Monaco's Japanese Garden. Lush greenery, gushing waterfalls and cute little bridges make this the perfect spot for a touristy photo or two.

Visit the Oceanographic Museum.
Tucked away behind an amazing chocolate shop up in Monaco-Ville, the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium can be found. It's certainly a step up from the Sea Life Centre, just check out these beauties...

Have late night cocktails in Bar Americain.
Bar Americain is located in the lobby of the Hotel de Paris (widely regarded as the top hotel in Monaco). The service is outstanding, the waiters are all bilingual, the cocktail menu is out of this world and if you're lucky, their glamorous house band will come on at about midnight to keep you entertained, doing covers of everything from Maroon 5 to Aretha Franklin.

I'm wearing:

It is also worth checking out Buddha Bar for cocktails and dancing and Le Tip Top for scrummy pizzas and friendly service. Don't leave without checking out the super yachts on the marina and obviously the beach if you're visiting during the summer months.

Next up is an Instagram post from my time there so keep a look out for that and if you haven't already seen Part I, click here.

Happy Weekend and thanks for visiting! xx

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Natalie Robinson said...

Looks AMAZING! I miss Europe! Went to Monaco on a school trip (?!) years ago, definitely need to add it to my travel to do list! x HK Mouse

Kelly scott said...

Great photos! Glad you had a fab time in Monaco! I live here and sometimes you can take it for granted!
Just found you blog and so many amazing fashion posts! Feel the need to shop, badly.

I write a beauty blog if you fancy a read ;-)

Kelli xxx

Sophie Danks said...

Thanks Kelli! Glad you like the blog and sorry if I am responsible for an out of control shopping spree! Will definitely check out your blog.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Sophie x

Kelly scott said...

Well done on the shopping spree, a girl after my own heart! lol It would be rude not too shop! lol

Kelli x

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