Where have you been? Where are you going?
Get ready to pack your suitcase because we’re rounding up Monica’s best travel destinations
for food, art, beaches and more this summer!
“I love practicing my French, so I always enjoy going anywhere in France…the south of France is special…..La Reserve Beaulieu Sur Mer is very old world ….quiet not an active place like Cannes...but an incredible experience with lots of day trips all very close by!”
Taking a walk along the cliffs in Beaulieu Sur Mer is a morning routine. Then the day is then spent sitting by the water and deciding where to eat! There are so many choices in the area.
EZE is the perfect place to sight see! There are many tourists due to the beauitiful landmarks, but it is still fun to meander in and out of the original cobble stone streets.
“Monte Carlo…is a fun visit for shopping and of course gambling if you are so inclined…..have a Martini and pretend you are in a James Bond Movie"
La Colombe d’Or in Saint-Paul de Vence is very special place for lunch. Have a glass of rose! There’s tons of serious artwork surrounding you ,which the owner took as trade for meals many, many years ago ....ie. Picasso!! Then you can walk in town, and maybe visit the perfumery.
Il Pelicano is one of Monica’s favorite places to stay on the Tuscan coast. You can relax on the beach and eat overlooking the water. There is so much history there, it oozes with Italian glamour from the 50’s. Day trips include fabulous vineyards and restaurants up in the hills.
You can also travel to Florence or Rome for a day and indulge in some gelato while visiting the Trevi Fountain or admiring Michelangelo’s David.
“Love The Milestone Hotel...very small and very British traditional. They have the greatest little cozy Bar filled with equestrian art and antiques.”
In The Edition Hotel there is an amazing restaurant called the Berniers Tavern. It’s a must just for the Art on the walls!
To find great shopping, visit Liberty of London! It is a department store located on Great Marlborough Street that's filled with luxury goods and always fun finds.
Of course Monica can't get enough of visiting the Crown Jewels. Here you see the tiara of your dreams.
"Victoria and Albert Museum is a MUST!!! By far my most favorite museum in the world. I could spend days there. Look at their permanent collections…you can meandor and look through tons of exhbitions of anything from textiles…to glass to sculpture…incredible. Run dont walk!”
For a night cap head to The Connought hotel for drinks!
The Tanglewood music festival is the epitome of a perfect summer night! The outdoor venue allows for you to sit beneath the stars and enjoy the amazing music.
Great Barrington is the perfect town for restaurants, walking and antiquing.
“I love summer in NYC you can get tickets to any show and get into any restaurant in the summer…Museums are also nice to keep cool in the summer and look at some beautiful Art”
Broadway shows are always a must when visiting New York City. It’s very much part of the city culture. This summer if you’re lucky enough to get tickets, Hamilton is it! However jersey boys is still fun to see!
One of Monica’s favorite museums in the city is the Neue galerie.
“Neue Galerie is one of my favorites to satisfy my Vienesse roots, eat lunch and have sacher torte and coffee and then walk around the Galleries…they have the Klimt painting…”woman in Gold” there and I never get tired of looking at that!”
As for restaurants in the city it’s hard to choose a favorite!
“Restaurants in NYC are endless…I always go on the site The New Potato for a bunch of choices in every neighborhood in the city!”
“Buenos Aires - to explore the culture...food and arts...I have heard such wonderful things about it and can't wait to go!”
"Patagonia- have heard how incredibly beautiful it is there...would like to hike, ski and ride horses through the mountains there.”
“Everyone I know who has experienced this has come back raving about how gorgeous the scenery is and of course the incredible animals ....a photographers heaven!”