My name is Frederique and I live between Paris and St.Tropez with my husband and our lovely border terrier Pyla, we love travelling together, experiencing new things and discovering new places… I'm obsessed with fashion and art de vivre. I ended up completing an MBA at Institut Francais de la Mode and now I develop special projects at Thom Browne.
Growing up in the South of France, we always loved to come for family weekends in Saint Tropez and later with friends from school where we had our first parties and fantastic holidays right on the beach at the Club 55 cabanas. We celebrated every birthday there and later bought a flat in the centre of village and I got married in Saint Tropez, it really is the most special place in my heart now forever!
Depending of what you expect from Saint Tropez, the cabanas at Club 55 are the most hidden gem there, simple yet perfect wood cabanas by the beach; the Sube hotel is also a great place on the Port of Saint Tropez, very lively, local and you’ll wake up as if on a yacht!
For retail therapy, of course all of the mega brands are here, but if you’re looking for something else other than LVMH, you should definitely head to Battaglia for rock’n roll outfits , By Marie for a fantastic selection of dresses and bags , and not to miss the little boutique at Club 55, best beachwear ever, run by the owners and if you’re looking for a Cave du Roi outfit, Martine Chambon will take care of you with the most spectacular selection. For the Home definitely head to the one and only Monica Damonte boutique.
My insider tip is to take a drive around Wines road, the area is also very famous for fantastic Côtes de Provence, head to Chateau des Marres and Chateau Volterra. you won’t be disappointed and you can reserve a little tasting !
For Cuisine tips- Breakfast at Sénéquier on the port, lunch at Club 55 or Loulou’s on the beach, dinner on the beach at Indie beach and best pasta in town at Luna Rossa…I am not an expert on party places, sorry guys ;) !
If you love art , Atelier 55 is the perfect find, with artworks that will conjuring the true feeling of the Riviera's feeling of the 60's. And if you’re going to Saint Tropez, you really should do a hike in « Le sentier du littoral » from the village to les Salins, It is truly breathtaking!