Promenade à Nice

Wearing Free People Amalia slip dress - Bold Bliss

Walk along coastline of Nice, France in white lace dress and black accessories - Bold Bliss

Promenade à Nice - Bold Bliss

Hakone satchel August California - Bold Bliss

Umbrellas along coastline Nice, France - Bold Bliss

Promenade at the Côte d'Azur, France with August handbag - Bold Bliss

Wearing Hakone satchel from August California at coast of Nice, France - Bold Bliss

Bar of Le Negresco, Nice, France - Bold Bliss

White lace dress Free People and black croco bag August - Bold Bliss

Trio de douceurs at Negresco bar, Nice, France - Bold Bliss

Afternoon tea in style - Bold Bliss

Le Relais bar, Nice, France - Bold Bliss

Chocolate at Negresco hotel, Nice, France - Bold Bliss

Toilets at Negresco hotel, Nice, France - Bold Bliss

August Hakone Satchel c/o (also available in beige) | Free People Dress, on saleHudson Mirar Ankle Boots (similar here and here)


Last week I travelled the French Riviera coast for the first time. I spent much of my time in awe at the perfect colour of the sea (I already granted you a glimpse on my instagram account here and here). I always assumed those brilliant turquoise and azure marine tints to be the result of too much Photoshopping but I know better now! I guess one sometimes needs to absorb things in person to ascertain their existence. I did notice some variations between different beaches on the Cote d’Azur though and the one that showed off the most vibrant sea colour (an effervescent cyan tint) was no doubt Nice.

We went for a walk along the coastline on the Promenade des Anglais where we let our hair flow freely – please excuse its state by the time these pictures were taken. Note to self: the wind is the perfect hoax to conceal a good or a bad hair day.

We stopped for a tea break at Le Relais (the bar of the Belle Epoque style Negresco hotel (TripAdvisor)), a paean to deep-rooted French sophistication. The hotel is said to be the only one in France that employs a full time curator for its large collection art and antiques distributed all over the hotel. And indeed, distinguished 17th and 18th century VIPs glanced down on us with stern faces while we enjoyed a “trilogie de douceurs” with our teas – as they once must have glanced down on renowned artists such as Picasso, Dali, Matisse and Chagall and on a love-struck Richard Burton who (presumably) forgot a jewellery case with a fabulous emerald necklace purchased for Elisabeth Taylor on a bar stool.

That day in Nice, I carried my lovely new August handbag which I’ve been wearing so much lately. I’ve always been drawn to brands that merge cutting-edge fashion with social responsibility and August is one of them. The company invests in education in Los Angeles by donating a backpack to a child in need for every bag sold and commits to local and ethical craftsmanship for the production of its bags and accessories. The brand has a strong focus on travel as each bag is inspired by one of the founders’ own adventures during a year-long journey around the world. I just love how versatile my bag has proved on my holiday at the French Riviera: it’s perfectly practical to carry around all day long for exploring sights and culture but at the same time it does not compromise style for comfort: it fits in seamlessly in more formal settings as well (like the Negresco bar – which has dress code requirements). My bag is currently sold out, but you can check out the rest of August’s fall collection sporting lovely snakeskin, felt and haircalf accents here.


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  1. Yoonae October 15, 2015

    Your pictures look so cool!

  2. John P October 7, 2015

    On the beach a robust symphony of bleu de mer, wavy white and the single thunderclap of a blacksmith’s black. In Le Negresco, as a subtle echo, a piece of chocolate wrapped in the same colours.

    Your blog is extremely sophisticated.

    John P., professor of aesthetic theory

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      I can say the same thing about your comment!

  3. Seppy October 5, 2015

    Your pictures are really beautiful. Makes me want to travel so badly!

  4. Akanksha Padhi October 4, 2015

    Such a beautiful post! The pictures are just fab!! And the dress..on the run to get something similar!


  5. akdeniz October 2, 2015

    you are so cute..:)
    and sweet outfit

  6. Monika September 30, 2015

    The french riviera sounds like a dream! I’d love to visit someday. Lovely outfit too!


  7. Eva September 30, 2015

    omg the white dress is fabulous! i am a sucker for anything lace & this one is so pretty. I just did an outfit post today with a laced top but mine is a black one :)

    xoxo Eva |

  8. Elifnaz September 29, 2015

    Gorgeous photos, love the dress!

  9. Anna September 29, 2015

    Beautiful pictures. I LOVE that dress.

    Fash Boulevard

  10. Rachel September 29, 2015

    These photos are stunning! I love the lace dress and the booties. You look great.

  11. Nataly September 29, 2015

    Wow, I totally love these pictures, they look so awesome!

  12. Petite Maison of Fashion September 29, 2015

    Ah take me to Nice with you!

    Sorry I haven’t commented on your blog in a while. I’ve been quite sick and busy with school. Keep leaving comments on mine, I love it!


    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Hi! Very sorry to hear you’ve been sick! Hope you’re back to your old healthy self by now :) Xx

  13. Cristina September 28, 2015

    Beautiful pics! I visited Nice many years ago but I still remember the turquoise water and the pebble beach. Your dress is lovely I also love the booties :)

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Thanks dear! It’s interesting to hear that you were touched by exactly the same thing (and that that is what you remember): the beautiful colour of the water :)

  14. Danielle September 28, 2015

    Such a gorgeous dress and absolutely stunning photography! Lucky girl!


  15. Marissa September 28, 2015

    WOW these photos are just stunning! Makes me want to go to France asap :) x

  16. Bash September 28, 2015

    Oh, the French Rivera coast is gorgeous! I can’t stop staring at the beautiful sea, wow! You look so beautiful and it sounds like you had an amazing time there! Gah, I wish I could be there right now! hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Thanks so much! Crossing my fingers you’ll make it to the French Rivièra sometime soon :) Xx

  17. Nicole September 28, 2015

    Beautiful photolog!! Looks like an amazing time!


  18. ~ carmen ~ September 28, 2015

    My heavens! These photos are so crisp & beautiful. I love how blue the ocean is. The chic pattern of your dress is lovely. :]

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  19. Kamila September 27, 2015

    Gorgerous photos!! You’re very lucky being there :)

  20. Heba September 27, 2015

    As always… amazing photography. The scenery is amazing, so now I really wish I was in the French Riveria! Also that handbag is so beautiful!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

  21. Stephanie September 26, 2015

    Oh wow, these pictures are just simply stunning! I’ll have to add this to my travel bucket list. The sea sounds so lovely!

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

  22. Hazel September 26, 2015

    Such beautiful photography! Makes me oh so regret not taking a DSLR with me to france.

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Yup, I couldn’t do without my DSLR!

  23. Charlie Su September 26, 2015

    Beautiful scenery with the perfect little white dress! Thanks for sharing:)


  24. SELİNA September 26, 2015

    These photos are crazy beautiful :)

  25. Sara Nuša September 26, 2015

    Beautiful outfit! I love that you wore this flowy white dress with ankle booties and a black bag. The photos are amazing as always.

  26. Emily September 26, 2015

    I love that bag! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I would love to travel the French Riviera, it looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily at

  27. Scarllet September 26, 2015

    The outfit looks great

  28. Sonali September 26, 2015

    I have fallen in love with the bag and your dress <3

  29. la vida loka September 25, 2015

    very nice look.

  30. Gemma September 25, 2015

    This post has blown me away. The photography is so perfect! Every this is so visually beautiful. I love that dress, the boots and handbag.
    Gemma xx

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I put so much effort in my photography so I’m glad you like it.

  31. Laura Bronner September 25, 2015

    So beautiful! I’ve never been to that part of France, it looks literally picture perfect. Afternoon tea looked beautiful and indulgent too. What a wonderful trip you had!

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      You should definitely go there if you ever get the chance and try the afternoon tea at the Negresco! Xx

  32. Yasmin September 25, 2015

    Wow! Stunning photos. I am in awe of your photography talent. The colors are so crisp and vivid. The french riviera looks beautiful through your lens. I’ve always wanted to visit. The wind really adds to the personality of the pics!

    xx Yasmin

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Thanks Yasmin! I’m always so happy with comments about my photography: I’m putting a lot of effort in that part of my blog and I’m glad it pays off :) Xx

  33. Carly Conners Kenihan September 25, 2015

    Stunning photos – I need to get back to France!

  34. Diane September 25, 2015

    Very nice photos !

  35. Danielle September 25, 2015

    The photos perfectly capture the beauty of Nice. The color of the sea is impressive! Have a great weekend!

  36. Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine September 25, 2015

    Gorgeous photos!! Nice looks so magical!


  37. Kuo September 25, 2015

    august sounds like such a neat company. i love learning about companies that give back to the community. and nice looks gorgeous. i love all the vibrant colors (of the sea and in the cafe–i’m obsessed with that pink). your white dress is amazing next to the bright blue sea

    • Bold Bliss October 14, 2015

      Thank for another lovely comment, Kuo (yours are always so wonderfully thoughtful)!

  38. Ela September 24, 2015

    Stunning photos!!! Your dress looks fab on you! Sounds like you had such an amazing time there xx

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