Eliselady and I visit the Grace Kelly exhibition and go to Monte Carlo Hermes

  1. As DD and I are languishing by ourselves in Nice in the South of France at the moment, Eliselady decided to cheer us up by flying out for the day from London with her brighton blue Birkin. We decided to meet at the airport and head straight off to Monaco, pop into Hermes and see the Grace Kelly exhibition.

    The first stop was Hermes, some beautiful Bolides and Picotins - lots of barenia Picotins - in indigo and graphite I think, a bj Karo, some bebops, a Kelly longe- havanne swift p/h. I have just bought 2 scarves in Nice and and saving for a bag so looking only for me. I think E might have been up for a scarf but there were only a few, bit disappointing. There was an azap wallet in orange ostrich and plenty of large bearns and dogone wallets. Some of the bearns had diamonds in the H. I tired on the chain belt with the Kelly bags hanging off but my hips are too wide at the moment :sad: It doesn't help that Eliselady is tall slender and blonde, I was the fat frumpy friend today, lol.

    There was a case holding a special Kelly designed in honour of the Grace Kelly exhibition, DD sneaked a pic, see below.

    If I had the funds, I could have been in Bolide heaven, etoupe, ebene, graphite all 31cm and mou and there was a large travel Bolide in Barenia :drool:

    Here are some pics outside Hermes, the special Grace Kelly Kelly and outside the casino, LOL, we walked past a red Ferrari to have our pics taken by a white Hermes van, we have our priorities wrong somewhere! I have my noisette Bolide and my new omnibus 70cm scarf. It is very windy so I tucked it in a bit. We had lunch at the Cafe de Paris by the Casino - DD wearing her berries twilly. Then we walked on to the Grimaldi Forum for the exhibition, you can see how choppy the sea is behind us on the prom, more photos to follow:

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    Next, on to the exhibition...
     
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  2. Oh fabulous pictures! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! You and eliselady are so stunning! And your DD is gorgeous!!!!!!!
     
  3. As we suspected, no photography allowed by darling DD manged to sneak a few, so sorry for the strange angles and far away shots, better than nothing. Grace's original Kelly looked like gold box, a 35cm I think. It was displayed in a case by itself with a photo behind of Grace fiddling with the straps, behind this was a huge mock up of a Kelly, we could have all hidden inside!

    DD sneaked a couple of pics:

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  4. :heart::heart::heart:

    Oh my GOD could you all be more glamourous please?! My heart is thudding! All three of you ladies look gorgeous and elegant, and you have just had basically my dream day.
    Can't wait to see more photos! (DD deserves a lovely gift for her part in the subterfuge, by the way!).
     
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    I think I just died. Can you imagine what this bag would sell for at Sothebys or Christies?
     
  6. Oh,wow!! Thank you so much for these pics. Everyone and everything looks stunning.
     
  7. Wow! AAN and EL, you are just gorgeous! And, of course, AAN Jr. is so adorable with her twilly. Thanks for posting these wonderful pix!
     
  8. sigh.... Lovely pictures... you & Eliselady are stunning!!!! your DD is a darling.

    Love to see the originial Grace Kelly bag and the Special Kelly, what a beautiful lady she was...
     
  9. Thanks for the wonderful pics! :smile: Its great to see Y'ALL having a grand time!
     
  10. Beautiful pictures, and everyone looks so gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us. :flowers:
     
  11. The gold box Kelly in the pics above was the only original Kelly displayed. The rest consisted of Kellys made from different materials and sizes and were part of an Hermes sponsored exhibition. DD sneaked a few pics...

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    We spotted plenty of Hermes in action, a ladt carrying a rose dragee (or simialr colour) croc Birkin, looked about 25cm size, a white Birkin, a gold Birkin, toile/gold Kelly and a few Bolides here and there. I wish DD could have 'papped' everyone, lol. By this time, the security guard could smell a rat and I think we were followed around the rest of the exhibition. The exhibition itself is very detailed and full of celebration about her life and family. No meantion of her death. On the bus on out way back to Nice, we passed the monument where she died in a car carsh bewteen Nice and Villefranche :sad:.

    I hope Eliselady has a safe flight back, as I type this, she is several thousand feet up on her way back to London, Bon Voyage!
     
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  12. Oh, wow, great pics, thank you so much :heart::heart:
     
  13. Oh my goodness I've just died and gone to H heaven. The Grace Kelly exhibit in Monaco - doesn't get much more chic than that. And the same goes for you three!

    Thank you so much for the mini-vacation I've been so in need of today!
     
  14. Wow, that place is so amazing!! And you girls all look so elegant. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. Thank you so much for sharing!!!