Dior des Lices in St Tropez

A gourmet garden when fashion meets food.
Situated in the heart of Saint Tropez, the street is lined with luxury boutiques from Saint Laurent to Gucci. The Dior des Lices café is a little oasis for fashion lovers in need of a quick pick me up. Created by the multi-Michelin French chef Yanick Alléno of the Pavillon Le Doyen in Paris, and LVHM (backed 1948 at the Cheval Blanc in Courchevel), the Dior café is light and elegant.

The café echos the aesthetic of haute couture. Located in a beautiful garden of the Christian Dior flagship store, (designed by Peter Wirtz). It was previously only open and accessible to the fashion elite who can afford something more than just an éclair.

For me, having written my thesis on Dior couture and the renowned fashion illustrator René Gruau (also know as the the Count Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli della Caminate), it was like stepping into a fairytale garden. Everything down to the silverware was branded by Dior. Even the waiters were decked in Breton tops, light chinos and white sneakers from Dior. It was without a doubt one of the most fashionable breakfasts I’ve ever had. Dior des Lices truly knows how to pamper their well dressed clients.

We enjoyed their breakfast which begins everyday at 10 am. I had a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a Dior stamped cappuccino coffee and eggs. As of 11 am they also serve the famous Dior choux pastries. My personal favorite was the green pistachio with praline.

For the occasion I wore a white lace eyelet dress, armfuls of bracelets and orange heels to add a pop of color.

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