Last month I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Monaco for his 30th Birthday, but as always I am late to report back. I planned it since August so it was very hard for me to not blab it to him and not get caught out in a lie whenever he asked what we were doing for his birthday. The surprise reveal went very well despite the fact that I woke him up at 3 am on his birthday to tell him and then gave him 45 mins to get ready for the airport lol.
We were only in Monaco for 4 days but we managed to sight see and visit the royal palace, the great aquarium on the palace grounds, take a day trip to Cannes and spend a few hours in Nice as well as go out to fabulous restaurants every night. We stayed in the
1. Flying into Nice | 2. View of Monaco from our balcony
3. View of Monaco from the Palace | 4. View of Cannes from the hill top
1. Dress I wore to my boyfriend’s birthday dinner
Sequin Bardot Dress – TFNC via Topshop (also on ASOS) | Clutch – H&M | Heels – ASOS
2. Dinner & Cocktails at Buddha-Bar
Sequin Blazer – H&M | Faux Leather Skirt – Zara | Sheer Vest Top – H&M | Necklace – Forever 21
3. Final night in Monaco dinner outfit
Sheer Peplum Top – Zara | Dogtooth Cigarette Trousers – Topshop (Tall Range)
Of course I had to hit up Sephora. I went to 3 Sephora’s; Monaco, Cannes and Nice (yes I know I have a problem!). I also bought a Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara duo set from Duty Free as I always do whenever I fly and I after a little search I managed to find in the supermarket in Monaco the L’Oreal Super Liner So Couture which has not been released in the UK (it’s amazing!)
The French Rivera in October was very nice with beautiful weather and amazing views along the coast line. I would recommend a trip there especially during the summer months however, be warned that Monaco is a very small so I would suggest to travel to different towns such as Cannes, Nice etc which are very easily accessible via train.