Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Aquarium - Grand Fonds

While I was in Monte Carlo I took the opportunity after seeing Princess Charlene's lovely wedding dress to visit the aquarium in the same museum - I find watching fish very relaxing and soothing so here are some calming photos - I hope?  It was difficult to capture the fish as they dart around so quickly and hide in the plants!  There were a couple of interesting items for sale in the museum shop and I am sure any Hermes scarf fan will be interested - see the bottom of the post;-)

The Museum shop has 2 special edition Hermes scarves - Grand Fonds by Annie Faivre. 
The price is good too €265 as against €292 for any other 90cm in a H boutique!


  1. Scarfie, lovely fishy pictures. Monte Carlo sounds fabulous.

    The GF scarves from the museum shop look very pretty, very wearable colours, too, I find. And at that price, they are a tremendous "catch" (cheap pun, I know).

  2. Dear SA,

    WOW! I never knew there was an aquarium in Monte Carlo - we only seem to make it to the Hotel de Paris for drinks with friends and then back to the yacht - I must make a trip during the day next time!

    I love the second scarf the "pop" of colour in the contrasting edge is super.

    As always, thanks for sharing!


  3. Bienchen - I know some catch those scarves - think I need to go back for one! SA;-))

    PP - LOL;-) Yup it is lovely scarf, think I like the blue though. SAx

  4. Hello! Fabulous photos of the aquarium and its residents. The purple cw of the Grand Fonds looks like it was amazing! I may not have commented (the last 18 months have been a huge challenge) but your photos and narrative are always a welcome ray of sunshine!

    Thank you.


  5. Hi Maisie great to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind comments about the blog, glad you find it enjoyable. Best wishes for a better 2012 and take care of you! SAx

  6. Happy New Year SA. The aquarium photos are gorgeous. I am impressed that the museum shop has H scarves.

    I hope your new year is off to a great start. xxS

  7. Hi SMR happy new year to you too!! Yes so far so good. I know the museum is great - I think I will have to go back and see the scavres IRL out of the cabinet!!! Best wishs for 201 SAx

  8. Hi dear - I am so late to posting on your holiday blogfest, but thank you so much for posting the aquarium and silk photos! You know I am a Pisces so these much coveted silks make me weak at the knees! Now to decide upon colorways if I can attain one? Orange or Blue? Is the orange a reddish orange? Gosh maybe I will have to get both! LOL. Hugs and good wishes for 2012!

  9. Lanit - no worries! I didn't know you were Pisces but if that is the case then you found the perfect scarf! I am Cancer so I guess my gavroche of GF is perfect too! The orange was a deep orange maybe borderline red IMHO. Hope you enjoy your scarves when they come - glad to have enabled! SAx

  10. Do you have any suggestions of how to reach out to the museum shop to buy one stateside? I would live to take a trip, alas having one shipped is really the only feasible option at this point :)