Summer Inspiration: Cote d’Azur

No, idazzle hasn’t morphed into a travel blog. I feel like I need to explain my hiatus a little, and share some beauty from my recent travels. Here are a few photos that might help explain where I’ve been and where my summer inspiration is coming from.

What inspires you?

It’s no wonder that Picasso was inspired by the cerulean blue water and sky along the rugged coastline of the ancient walled city of Antibes.

Lovely chapel ceiling in Eze, a picturesque medieval village perched near Monaco.


Of course, there was amazing food. And wine. And champagne.


No Cote d’Azur trip would be complete without a visit to Monaco to see the casino.

A view of the bay at sunset in St. Tropez.

Yes, the shopping in St. Tropez was amazing. This is a charming store, with a woman making jewelry at a counter in the back.

A close-up of the jewelry in St. Tropez: boho, glamorous, and definitely inspired by the ever-present sea.

The moon rising over the Mediterranean. Magic.

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