Dream Destination: Cap Estel
If you've not yet been to the Cote D'Azur, you absolutely must discover this posh region for yourself. Lush scenery, pristine beaches and some of the world's most wealthy, beautiful people roaming the streets. It is absolute heaven on earth. Add to that the perfectly mild climate of the Mediterranean and the effortless upscale vibe and you may soon be asking yourself why you don't live here year round. But unless you're the Princess of Monaco (let me pause on that note to fantasize... 3...2...1...) you'll need to go home periodically to handle that pesky citizenship issue.
But back to the photos above of this incredible hotel. Cap Estel has been a fixture on the French Riviera since the 1950's. A private hideaway located between Nice and Monte Carlo, the luxury hotel has played host to such celebrities as Catherine Deneuve and the Beatles - not to mention certain royal family members from distant lands that choose not to be mentioned by name. After all... this is a discreet boutique hotel good at keeping private matters private.
My suggestion? Treat yourself for the luxuriously appointed 5000 square foot suite. It comes complete with complimentary champagne, expansive marble floors and features breathtaking views of the Mediterranean - a sight you'll want to behold from your private terrace. Go ahead... live the life of luxury you deserve. And throw a few chips on the table for me while you're there.