Posts tagged "St. Tropez"

Need sunshine? My tips and picks for a great trip to South Florida

Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach.
I’ve realized the only way to survive winter in Chicago is to get out of it, even if it’s only for a little while. I’ve been spending time in South Beach for over 40 years. Through all of this city’s changes, it still remains the best spot in the country as an antidote to winter... Read more »

My favorite July 4th celebrations

Our most exciting July 4th celebrations occured in one of our favorite vacation spots in the world, St. Tropez on the French Riviera.  Believe it or not, the French celebrate our holiday as exuberantly as we do at home!  And, since we all know that the best place to be is always where your friends... Read more »

Actor Johnny Depp's French VILLAGE is for sale at $25.76 million! Anyone?

Actor Johnny Depp's French VILLAGE is for sale at $25.76 million!  Anyone?
In 2001, actor Johnny Depp bought an entire French village 17 miles north of St. Tropez. The original 12 structures are thought to have been built in the 1800s and cover 37 acres near the village of Plan-de-La-Tour. He spent millions renovating the buildings over a period of 15 years. With approximately 10,760 square feet... Read more »
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On birthdays and friendships

Celebrating with May birthday girlfriends at a party hosted by Kristina McGrath.
May 26 was my birthday, but I plan on celebrating all month long.  I can’t figure out why some people don’t enjoy these special days, like my husband.  As long as I can remember, I’ve loved, loved, loved celebrating birthdays–not just my own (although this is quite enjoyable), but anyone’s.  I’d even celebrate a birthday... Read more »

Party in paradise: July 4th celebration on the French Riviera (Photo Gallery)

Tania and Craig Drake show their colors at La Voile Rouge
Our most exciting July 4th celebrations occur in one of our favorite vacation spots, St. Tropez on the French Riviera.  Believe it or not, the French celebrate our holiday as exuberantly as we do at home!  And, since we all know that the best place to be is always where your friends are, for over... Read more »

Leroy Neiman: Playboy, St. Tropez and Me

Leroy Neiman: Playboy, St. Tropez and Me
Leroy Neiman was a favorite artist of Hef and Playboy.  He was a frequent guest at the Mansion in Chicago when I lived there as a Bunny.  With his handlebar mustache, he was hard to miss……After hearing of his recent passing at 91, it made me stop and think how lucky I was to have... Read more »
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St. Tropez and the French Riviera 2010! (PICS!)

We’ve been going to St. Tropez and the Cote d’Azur for over 19 years now.  When we arrived at the Nice airport this year, it was no surprise to see over 35 private jets parked there since St. Tropez is known as the “Playground of the Rich and Famous.”  And even though neither of these... Read more »