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Grace Patricia Kelly: The Glamorous Journey to Monaco

My dear adventurers, how are you today? I hope you are ready for the weekend because I have a new interesting story for you! You know that I always try to keep my promises so here I am today with the new travel story. Today I will present to you the second smallest country in the world – the Principality of Monaco. All who followed my adventure this month on Instagram had the opportunity to see some pictures and enjoy the beauty of this small, but lovely country on the Mediterranean coast. Of course, the first neighbor is France, but this country is also located near the border with Italy.

What is your association for Monaco? Is it only story about luxury and famous casinos or Monaco has something more to offer? There is always more, but for the Principality of Monaco only one woman was enough to mark the history of this small principality in Europe.

I’m sure that at least once in your life you heard her name: Princess of Monaco – Grace Patricia Kelly. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA), on November 12, 1929. Grace Kelly is considered one of the greatest actors and fashion icons of all time. The woman, who radiated with her beauty and grace, began her first acting steps  in the theater, and then she got first her roles in the TV series and thus “moved” her career on television.

Shortly thereafter, she also received her first role on the “big screen” in the film “Fourteen Hours” after that film, for everyone it was clear that another great star was born in Hollywood. During her rich acting career, she won the Golden Globe and the Oscar, which have always represented the prestige and value of the best actors. The last film she recorded in her career was the “High Society” in 1956.

That same year she decided to end her acting career and marry Renier III, Prince of Monaco. Grace Kelly may have fulfilled the dream of many girls who dream to marry a prince, but is it a guarantee of happiness? Can the true prince contribute to the happiest and caring life and to be happy for the rest of your life?

Like every question in life and these questions give you a space for numerous answers, but the Princess of Monaco has chosen her own path. There are various sources who claimed that Grace Kelly was unhappy in marriage, that she had been trying togo to Paris and try to at least somehow return to her acting career… The truth is somewhere out there!

The Princess of Monaco was a huge fashion icon, so one of the most renowned French fashion houses, Hermes, just named by Grace Kelly one of their legendary handbag models – Kelly. This bag today represents a real status symbol and if you decide to buy it, just keep in mind that you need to be ready to pay a little fortune for that nice, fashionable bag.

Her coming to the royal family, Grace Kelly changed the public picture of the royal life. She always tried to actively participate in humanitarian actions and she became a mother. The princess of Monaco with Prince Renius III had three children – daughters Caroline and Stephanie and son Albert.

How this interesting love story began? Aristotle Onassis, a wealthy Greek shipowner, bought a casino in Monte Carlo in 1953, but the Monaco economy began to slip. Onassis talked about it with Gardner Kauls, the publisher of the magazine Luke, who noted that Prince’s marriage with a Hollywood star could attract wealthy tourists to Monaco. Kauls suggested to Marilyn Monroe, whom she really liked this idea.

However, Prince Renius III met Grays Kelly at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 and thought she would be the ideal wife and Princess of Monaco. Prince, otherwise, had to marry because of inheritance, if he did not accidentally succeed in securing the heir to the monastic throne, his principality would belong to the Republic of France. With serious intentions to marry Ms. Kelly, the Price visited her on filming set of the movie “The Swan”, a few days later he visited her family in Philadelphia.

Because of this marriage, Grace Kelly gave up on her acting career. Shortly after their wedding, Prince Renius III presented her with a full list of strict rules which, as a princess, had to follow. Soon afterwards, the prince forbade the screening of his wife’s films in Monaco.

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock gave Grace a lead role in his movie “Marnie”. Although she really wanted to return to the movie screen and her acting career, Prince even allowed her to make this film, but the people of Monaco protested because people didn’t want their princess to interpret the figure of kleptomaniac or to record love scenes with Sean Connery. Later she returned to television, reading poetry and doing narration for documentaries.

Grace of Monaco on her return from France to Monaco, along with her daughter Stephanie, had a car accident. The cause of the accident was a stroke, in which Grays Kelly lost control of her car. She died one day later at the hospital and she was buried on September 18, 1982, in her 52 years of age. She is buried in the family tomb of Grimaldi in the cathedral of St. Nicholas (you can see the picture of the cathedral in the picture above).

Prince Renius III, who never married again after her death, passed away in 2005 and was buried next to her. The funeral of the Princess of Monaco was attended by about 1,000 people, most of whom were from political life and members of royal families. Television broadcasts of the funeral were watched by millions of people.

Monte Carlo is a city dedicated to a woman who marked it’s history – Grace Kelly. Interesting fact, there is almost no store in Monte Carlo that does not have a picture of the royal family. There is also a beautiful portrait in the shop of the famous French brand Louis Vuitton. I tried in various ways to make some photos, but the pictures did not turn out just the way I planned, so I decided not to share those images with you on the blog.

The monument which you see in the picture above is located near the Prince’s Palace in Monte Carlo and erected as a sign of gratitude to Prince Albert I of Constant Roux, who was father of the Prince Renius III. Today’s prince of the Principality of Monaco, was named after his grandfather.

Monte Carlo is an interesting, vibrant city that never sleeps. There are always the best parties, beautiful expensive yachts, a city where the famous Formula 1 races are held, better known as Monaco Grand Prix. Of course, there are still many interesting events, that’s Monte Carlo! ?

It is a fact that the Principality of Monaco is one of the richest countries in the world because there is no tax and this is one of the main reasons why rich people want to obtain the citizenship of this small country. In Monaco there is no property tax, inheritance or donated property for direct heirs. To become a citizen of this country, you will need a lot of things… ?

My dear ones once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from Air France for this incredible adventure and Tourism Board of Monaco that made my stay pleasant and I felt like at home.

How do you like this post about Monaco? Have you ever visited Monte Carlo? Did you enjoy in the story of the life of one Hollywood diva and suddenly who became the princess? I would like to share with me your opinion!

In a couple of days we will continue our adventure across Europe, you will find out more about Malta and amazing event called Malta Fashion Week! I can’t wait to share all those beautiful landscapes with you.

If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.



This post was sponsored by Air France company and Visit Monaco – Tourism Board of Monaco. I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Xperia XZ3.

Another Letter from London: Somewhere Between Rain and Wind…

My dear travellers, how are you today? I really hope that you’re doing great, because today I have a special post about London! I have not written posts on the blog for almost a month and I have to admit that this was hard time for me. Before I start with today’s post, I would like to take the opportunity to apologize for the unexpected break due to health problems and press trips where I was further “exhausted” so I failed to recover. For a month, I almost have a cold that I have not managed to heal completely because I was so active, instead of sleeping at my home and drinking some warm drinks like tea… Well, in the end, you never know why it’s good!

Many of you wrote to me on social networks and on the email when I will publish new posts and why I’m not active on the blog? All of you who follow my work know how much I love my blog, but sometimes some unexpected situations happen and I can not achieve everything at once. I promise that we will be hanging out more often this month, and believe me this pause on the blog may be good because you don’t know how amazing new interesting  posts I’ve prepared just for you guys!

Why did I get sick (again)?! Because in the past few weeks, I changed few countries, few totally different climate and time zones so I lost many hours of healthy “beauty” sleep and believe me it’s not good at all! Turkey, Russia, and England totally three different climates, time zones that it’s completely normal that if you’re getting sick on this trip, you just need to start praying to God that you can not return to even more sickness… What happened to me, of course, while I’m writing this post the best friends of mine today are the drops of nose, wipes and a tea. Great!

London was the last stop on this special European “cruise”, you are wondering why I did not start in chronological order like any normal blogger usually do… I think this time has won this little love for the English capital which I had the opportunity to visit in January of this year and I already knew that I’m going to visit again this year, but I did not know exactly when…

This time I had a little more time, full three days, so it’s much better than 48 hours! Believe me when you’re sick, 72 hours looks like an eternity to you. The worst thing that can happen to you when traveling is to GET SICK! The biggest damage is that you came to enjoy and discover something new, but your organism obviously has some other plans for you… Finally, my crazy personality won, so I cried in the room at night with the high temperature, and during the day I was playing a role of the real “Londoner”.

Now I have one “serious” question for you guys, listen up! When you are traveling, do you like to “put in” your schedule and Sunday as well or do you like to avoid this day? Usually people when they plan to travel, they tend to be from Wednesday to Sunday or Thursday to Sunday. Simply, just to have little time to get ready for a new working week. In my case, when I have possibility to arrange my trip, I like to spend that famous day in a certain destination.

Of course, for some it is not interesting at all, but a big metropolis like London, central core on Sunday is almost empty, I know it well because the true British people love to spend their free time at fairs, which are related to the lifestyle itself (food, sweets, teas and other deacons).

I spent this beautiful Sunday on the streets in the heart of London because I like to see nice things, no matter that in 90% of cases I have no financial opportunities to follow these trends, but I always like to see beautiful things and get some inspiration.  Sunday is my favorite day for me in London, because I have all the streets for myself, there is no crowd and I can pretty much look around the shop windows… Lucky me! 🙂

London is a city that is famous for its climate because of the rain and probably you will have more chances to see the Queen in the supermarket buying a bread, rather than a beautiful and sunny day. London as a city is very beautiful and does not bother me personally when it’s cold, rainy and even foggy because in London you can always do something interesting. The only thing I do not like is their obsession for renovating of the building, so every time I visit London always, but literally I always find some London symbol covered as it is being renovated, as you can see in the picture above… Thank God and the Germans do not like so much to renovate , otherwise I would be crazy already…

In the picture above, you can see the most visited place and best spot for the photos if you want to show people that you finally visited London! Who was not in London before, has the feeling that the Picardy Circus Square is so big and reminds a little of New York, but after that same person come to London and realize that this is a big misconception and that Piccadilly Circus such a small square, but that does not mean that it is not beautiful… You should not be blind and to believe to the pictures at IG, because you can disappoint yourself later.

Let me now return to the beginning of this adventure of my travels which started with a trip to Turkey where I had the opportunity to work with the world airline company Turkish Airlines where I met the culture of Eastern Turkey, once again I had an amazing ride with the train after the adventure in India, with a famous train in Turkey that received the label “Turkish Orient Express” – Dogu Express, I meet new colleagues, made some new friends from the Balkan and Eastern Europe region. After this adventure I went to Russia, and as you see, Turkish Airlines has followed me everywhere. I can not wait to share with you all my impressions from Turkey!

Well, I know well that I turned off the topic again, but what to do when I am too much creative and childish and always I want to share with you as much as I can, so I love to write! I like this part of London because I know that I’m getting closer to my most favorite building in London, located in Regent Street at No. 121… That’s the biggest Burberry shop, I like to say the biggest Burberry department store in the world!

The most famous British fashion brand Burberry has captured the hearts of their loyal fans around the world with their eternal elegance and classic trenches and coats, but also Burberry print also became synonym of England and the United Kingdom in general. A fashion story lasting more than 150 years continues to intrigue the world. That’s why, a few years ago, they opened a unique Regent 121 store where literally they have everything, but EVERYTHING! You need some runway model of trench? limited collection of scarves? This is the place for you! Each time I visit this store, my heart just wants to jump out because it would like to take everything home, but of course we come to the real border of reality and the dreams where you realize that if you succeed to buy just one thing, you will bring with you Part of England.

As far as I’m concerned, they could lock me up here to sleep, I would not be upset at all, I do not think I would sleep at all and I would suffer from chronic insomnia because of such nice things here… I think Burberry should consider my proposal to be the part of ” live “inventory of their fashion family and that would be my happy end for me!

During this visit to London, I thought at least a million times: “God, why my photographer doesn’t apply for a visa of UK!”. All this because of these almost half-empty streets that would be ideal for making some photos, but I didn’t have anyone to take some photos of me. On the other hand, how I was ill maybe at least I hid a little my “perfect” look at the moment because of huge fatigue and exhaustion.

The photo which you see above came from the need to try to take the photo of a gentleman who you can see on the other side of the street with red jacket because I liked the jacket very much and I was convinced that it was the same red jacket that I saw on the previous day at a sale in a department store, but it was not my size… Of course, when it was on 70% discount and when I wasn’t the lucky one to get it, but at least this picture turned out fantastic! As I wrote at the beginning of this post: “I believe that everything in life happens for a reason!”.

This building called Liberty House will always remain in my memory when I once was with a friend in London and when we found ourselves near this unusual department store I said that it would be good to check if they have the jacket from the brand that was on some big discount in another shop, she was so horrified and she just had strength to answer: “Marko, how can you look for a jacket in the museum, do you see that is a house in a famous tudor style ?! You’re crazy! “. A few minutes later she was convinced that it was an unusual department store so she did not want to talk to me for a couple of hours because she felt some sort of a shame. ?

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! This post will be my first for this month and there are lot posts to come soon. See you next week, with some new interesting stories!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the London City Tourism Board, my friends from Sony who have challenged me again to use new little monster Xperia XZ3, new member of Sony Xperia family. All the pictures that you saw today in this post were created with the help of my new little friend Sony Xperia XZ3 and I began to think that I no longer need to carry the camera on the trip with me. This was a unique opportunity to introduce you a little better with a lifestyle of the city like London and I hope I’m going to visit soon one of my favorite cities in Europe.

How do you like this post about London? Have you ever visited England or UK? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the London? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

This post is sponsored by the London Tourism Board, with the unselfish support of other partners of the tourist organization. I also thank Sony for this challenge and I’ve made some amazing pictures with their new Xperia XZ3. I also thank Burberry Limited, in following posts you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of their interesting creations.