Côte D’Azur Class: Bardot and Hublot, with a Touch of Tux

It is legendary, the Côte d’Azur, and to ensure you enjoy this epic destination as much as it enjoys your arrival, pack the perfect valise with essentials that imprint style on every port of call. One important note is that the Monte Carlo Casino does not allow jeans, and some Michelin-starred establishments require jackets.

Also not a written requirement, but a known fact, if you’re wearing a trim tux, you will be treated like royalty. Inspired by stylish spies everywhere, make sure your fit is impeccable. In other words, wear your tuxedo. Don’t let it wear you. And for her at the gaming tables? Pull out all the stops, and put on just enough sparkle to shine. Too much bling doesn’t impress anyone here. The right amount? Priceless.

Along this sumptuous coast and on your private luxury yacht charter, it’s all about being comfortable on the water, but it’s also about style. Robert Graham instantly bestows it with his blended pattern board shorts. Melding the mood from several prints into one garment, these trunks are carefree and casual. Their playful perspective goes perfectly with the Cote D’Azur attitude.

Channeling your best Brigitte Bardot, especially if you’re on “her” beach at Pampelonne in St. Tropez, don a superb swim frock that is drop dead gorgeous for this flashy trip. Oh, and you’ll need more than one, so add glamour with a few dramatic favorites to ensure there’s a dry suit ready for anything.


Perfect shades are imperative on this trip. These glacier style glasses from Vinson are a great, casual retro look for him. For her, continue the love affair with Bardot with these whimsical A-Morir Caffey frames.

The esteemed fashions from Henri Lloyd have been attracting the attention of men on the water for decades. Their take on casual delivers a tailored, well-bred look of style and comfort with the Coyes Polo and the Baya jean. Put on a pair of Gucci loafers and the look is handsomely complete. For her, Escada trims up a bold leopard print with canary leather details, worthy of any tender trip to shore or a casual day on board your private luxury yacht.


Formal attire demands nothing but the best, and nothing does it better than a traditionally styled tuxedo. Well, almost nothing. The only step up is a tuxedo that is perfectly tailored to your form. For her, the evening out will leave onlookers breathless as this beautifully detailed Chanel gown from the haute couture collection of the 2015 resort group passes by.


Keeping time in Cote D’Azur can be critical. Make sure you’re doing it right with this Hublot Haute Joaillarie 18K white gold skeleton Tourbillion with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, studded with diamonds in all the right places. For her, complications can be good if they’re delivered in this exquisitely crafted Chanel Womens Complication Watch, diamond paved panther moving with the hour and balanced with 28,800 vibrations per hour.


Now, what to pack all this luxurious gear in? Nothing says “I get around” like personalized trunks and cases from Maison Goyard in Paris. Pick your details, design your line, and voila, they present the most luxurious packing experience you will ever know. Great art takes time, however, so plan ahead, and happy packing!


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Kathleen Turner

Writing engaging, intelligent, accurate copy for the luxury audience, KLTurner covers wine, sailing, travel, and a variety of luxury profile topics.

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