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CV Ambassador Sophie Monet just got back from an extended trip overseas and took some of her favorite CV with her on the journey. Here, she’s sharing some of her favorite snaps from the dream trip in this travel diary.

I’m somewhat reluctantly getting back into normal life after two and a half weeks away with friends and family on one of the best trips of my life. Luckily, I have so many photos to go through to keep my mind in the South Of France and the heel of Italy. 

x Sophie

Sophie with her Linah and Garrett Leight x Clare V. sunglasses in Sable.

Our first stop was Paris. Walking is essential there and the best way to discover new places. On our first sunny day we found a great, local bistro on a quiet street in the Bastille, called Chez Janou.

 Sophie with her Navy/Red/Cream Patchwork V Clutch

What’s a trip to Paris without a stop in the hilly Montmartre neighborhood and the iconic Sacré Coeur? You can see all of Paris from these steps.

Our second leg of the trip was the medieval, hillside town of Vence, in Côte d’Azur. This place literally transports you back in time. I enjoyed my walk into town for fresh croissants every morning past this vibrant blue door. 

The Madras FOC and Linah side by side.

About 30 minutes away is the idyllic blue Mediterranean. We always go to a beach club right outside Antibes called Plage Keller for a day of sun, sand and plenty of rosé. It’s a secret gem. 
On the fancier side of Antibes is the famous and absolutely breathtaking Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The minute you walk into this palace you feel like you’re in a Slim Aarons photograph.

Le Grand Depart Flat Clutch

More rosé please!

Sophie’s Ines in Cuoio

Then we were off to Puglia, Italy for a drive down the heel, plenty of pasta and a stay in this stone masseria, which I’m convinced was probably haunted but none the less beautiful. 

The Netty

Puglia is one of the most beautiful countrysides I’ve ever been to. Lined with olive groves, ancient conical style homes, and locals. It was pretty amazing how undiscovered and quiet this part of Italy felt.

A walk to our vegetable garden with my Netty. 


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