Published on May 08, 2020Updated on June 19, 2023
After spending weeks at home, there’s only one thing on any sophisticated lady, it girl, or modern-day dandy’s mind: getting ready to see their family and friends again in style. This calls for a fashion and beauty touch-up!
Have you used lockdown as an opportunity to declutter your wardrobe? Well then you're ready to give yourself a makeover and treat yourself to this season’s hot new looks. And we’ve got some good news for you: all your favourite stores are reopening for you to enjoy – whilst observing all the necessary health measures, of course. We recommend starting in the lively heart of Monaco with the brand-new Place du Casino, then – after a restorative turn through the Jardins des Boulingrins – indulging yourself in the luxury boutiques that have put the Monte-Carlo Shopping Promenade on the map.
At Chanel, you simply won't be able to resist the allure of the New Wave-inspired collection designed by Creative Director Virginie Viard, featuring tweed jumpsuits and suits, cropped trousers and jackets, and the sparkle of sequins. Why not surprise a much-missed friend? Treat her to the collection’s must-have piece: the felt and grosgrain hat which will bring any outfit right up to date. Unless of course you prefer the minimalist appeal of Hermès and its natural beige, khaki, ochre and ecru tones, or Maria Grazia Chiuri’s homage to nature at Dior, or maybe even Hedi Slimane’s Seventies vibes at Celine? Don’t forget to pick yourself something out from one of the most in-vogue collections around at Balenciaga, Miu or Gucci too, to cut a figure that’s bang on trend!
Or how about immortalising the moment with some jewellery? Head to Cartier to check out the rock-inspired glamour of the Clash collection, and celebrate being reunited with your daughter with a set of rings. Rose or white gold, set with gemstones or not...we just can’t decide which we love more! Continue your stroll with a trip to Bulgari or Harry Winston to admire their exceptional finery in all its opulently shimmering glory, with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds glittering away on display.
This reinstated freedom is also the perfect opportunity to indulge the man in your life by treating him to a new watch. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Would he be blown away by the urban chic of the Code 11.59 at Audemars Piguet, the safe bet of a Rolex from the selection at Zegg & Cerlati, or maybe the legendary Omega Moonwatch? The choice is yours…
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: our beauticians have rearranged their salons so you can visit them in the utmost safety. Take some time for yourself by booking an appointment at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo or the salon at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort… Or will you go for the hair salon at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo instead? Wherever you decide, it’s time to treat yourself to a magical lull in proceedings…what better way to finish the day than on a high!