We’re back from our trip to Saint-Tropez, and I can officially report that it was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. We left just after my 30th birthday, and rang in our 5-year wedding anniversary while we were away, and the magic of the place made it an unforgettable way to celebrate both milestones. I definitely think that a sign of the best vacation is when you savor every minute of the experience, but come back home with a renewed sense of excitement to dive back in and live your life the very best you can…and I can definitely check the box next to each of those requirements. Click through for some of my favorite moments from the trip!


First things first: our gorgeous home base during the trip was Muse Hotel (which we discovered via travel site Mr & Mrs Smith)  — it was undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever stayed, and its sun-dappled gardens welcomed us with a feeling of total serenity upon arrival.

We spent many hours lying by the Muse’s spa-like pool, feet dangling off our chairs into the water, or ordering a glass of rosé to sip under the shade of a cabana. Seriously – heaven on earth.

Had to share a peek at this gorgeous bathroom, part of our suite that overlooked the gardens below. If I weren’t so excited to get out and explore Saint-Tropez, I could have relaxed here all day long.

Since it was both mine and Adam’s first trip to Saint-Tropez, we spent the first day exploring the town and just soaking up the beauty that was around every corner.

Stopped in at a charming sidewalk café and ordered the first (of what would be many) Caprese salads on the trip. We were excited to discover that, since Saint-Tropez is so near the Italian riviera, the buffalo mozzarella rivaled what we became obsessed with on our honeymoon in Italy five years ago!

I kept falling in love with doors around the town, painted the most gorgeous hues and ensconced in climbing jasmine or bougainvillea.

And another one of my door obsessions… love how this one is surrounded by a spare, crumbling facade.

Bougainvillea everywhere! It made the entire town feel like a tropical paradise, and we took so many shots as inspiration to bring home for our own garden.

Walking along the port, yachts as far as the eye could see… the mash-up of jet setters coming in from all over the world made for some supremely entertaining people-watching.

Why don’t we paint our buildings such vibrant colors here in America?

On day #2, we headed to the legendary Club 55, which became famous as the watering hole for Brigitte Bardot and the cast of And God Created Women in (appropriately) 1955. Ever since, it’s been the most famous Saint-Tropez beach spot, and we had a blast there sunbathing, lunching, and sipping bubbly as we watched the yachts come in.

Love that the surroundings weren’t overly polished — the natural overgrowth made Club 55 feel like a hidden spot just waiting to be discovered.

It was the perfect spot for us to indulge in our favorite vacation pastime… people watching for hours on end!

I’ve been obsessed with Niçoise salads for years, and in Saint-Tropez, they’re ubiquitous on just about every menu. This was one of the very best.

Since some of the world’s best rosé comes from Provence, we hopped on the bandwagon and made it our official drink of the trip. I loved the rosé from this region so much that it’s destined to be the bottle I’ll be opening up for just about every get-together back home this summer.

Chilling outside the beach clubs at the end of a sun-drenched day.

We rang in our wedding anniversary during the trip! Can’t believe it’s been 5 amazing years together… I honestly still feel like newlyweds (most of the time!) We toasted at the hotel and then headed to a super special dinner at Vague d’Or.

A little corny? Maybe… but this sign I spotted at one of the beach clubs perfectly encapsulated the Saint-Tropez ethos.

On Saturday, we headed into town to wander around Saint-Tropez’s legendary market.

It was brimming with gorgeous flowers…

And food vendors selling the freshest produce and rows of olives and tapenades.

Saint-Tropez was the perfect mix of sand and sun, European charm, and laid-back sophistication. It was an unforgettable way to commemorate 5 years together (the best of my life!), and I know we’ll be returning to our photos from this trip anytime we need to remind ourselves to slow down and savor life’s beautiful moments!

24 comments
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    karin | June 14, 2014 at 7:20 am

    a blast from the past…God created woman…fun to re watch

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    Cozette | June 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I’ve never been able to picture St. Tropez (somehow the only image that comes to mind is yachts!), but your gorgeous pictorial tour has me wanting to experience all that beauty and charm for myself. Love the outfits you chose while on your trip!

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    • karin | June 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Not to date myself, but I had been years ago around the time Bridgett was married to Guenther Sachs….I remember the beach being very rocky though!

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    Vanessa Steil | June 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

    It sounds like a wonderful trip. Congratulations on your five-year wedding anniversary! I love your photos and the vibrant colors. St. Tropez is definitely on my list of places to visit.

    Thanks for sharing about your trip!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Molly Kendrick | June 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Seriously, dying! Your pink dress in slide 17 is the stuff of dreams.

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    heidi rieck | June 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful photos and sounds like a very lovely time. In a way these photos reminded me a lot of St. Barths. That is where I honeymooned 7 years ago. St. Tropez is def on our list of dream vacations. Congrats on 5 yrs!

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    Kristen | June 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

    What beautiful photos…congratulations on 5 yrs! Love your crossbody bag and white top…who are they by?

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    unpofucsia | June 15, 2014 at 9:05 am

    When we went to see St Tropez I must say I was not impressed at all – if you are in search for fancy hotels and restaurants you can find it anywhere – as for the beach and the city itself – definitely disappointment comparing to the rest of French Riviera, Italian Coast or Spanish Atlantic (not to mention Croatia, Greece … even nearby Nice!) … luckily all those just mentioned French, Italian and Spanish coasts and rivieras are very close to St Tropez 🙂

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    • karin | June 15, 2014 at 11:26 am

      It was never the beach in St. Tropez, it was always about Bardot (in my days), but now its the yacht sights, the people and such….unless you stay in a cute hotel, its not for everybody…..the funniest thing used to be how the women turned on a dime every so often to get the all around tan, and yes, topless!

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      • unpofucsia | June 16, 2014 at 5:24 am

        Yes, Karin! I completely agree with you – it was never about the beach (or the place in general) it was always about Bardot and todays is about yachts and rich wannabe seens. Bardot was barefoot and her little shack in St Tropez was modest and bohemian and secluded and and that vibe I really like and get – very french … that is maybe why I find so very strange that people today go to St Tropez for luxury. I bet BB is looking at Kardashians or Paris Hilton at St Tropez and thinking “Oh ladies you are so missing the point here” 🙂

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    Megan // F Yeah! | June 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Glad that you had such a great birthday / 5th anniversary trip. St. Tropez sounds like an absolute dream!

    Megan // http://www.fyeahblog.com

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    rossana | June 16, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Can you tell me where you got the shorts and shirt from slide 16? So cute and perfect for summer.

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    Camille Styles | June 16, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Rossana! The top is from MIH and the shorts are from ASOS. Stay tuned for later this afternoon – I’ll be posting specifically about my outfit pics from the trip with links! 🙂

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    tara | June 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Doors and shutters that are painted in bright (or just pretty) colors make me swoon!

    Your trip looks like so much fun! I think I would lie down in the field and stay forever 🙂

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    Carrie | June 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Ah, love the sunglasses in the shot of you with your husband! Who makes them?

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    Riley | June 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Yes can you please tell us where the sunglasses are from? Love them!

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    • Camille Styles | June 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

      I’m wearing my fave sunnies from kate spade New York!

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} | June 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Love that pink dress you’re wearing! Wear is it from? Thanks!

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    Candice | June 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    love your straw hat – co cute!

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