Camille Over the Rainbow

Gabrielle Coeur GrenadineMonday, June 26 2017

One of the things they don’t tell you about leaving your home country is how much you will miss the little things that make your life so much sweeter. Like grenadine à l’eau. A drink so simple in essence (pomegranate syrup and ice cold water) yet so confusing to the non-Francophile.

I can’t tell you how many words have been exchanged between myself and bemused barmen, as I try to request a simple ingredient, one that I can see sitting just there on the cocktail shelf. Believe me, I have always made a point of not becoming the cliché of the demanding Parisian, and inevitably fail as soon as I spot one of those bright cordial bottles.

So, when I met Gabrielle in London, (whose colour happened to be the perfect shade of pomegranate pink) I decided we should take a trip back to the land of grenadine à l’eau. Surely, Chanel‘s latest (and in this hue, sweetest) creation, deserves to visit the city of its ancestors? And since even Karl saw fit to bring back the maison’s traditionally overseas cruise show back to the homeland, I thought no better excuse to go big, and simply go home.

So we did. If you need us, we’ll most probably be chained together, in one of Gabrielle’s seven ways, en terrace sipping our worries away, before heading off to one of Paris’ most alluring spots. At the moment, we love le Cafe de la Poste, followed by a little tour round Musee Picasso. See you there?


Bag: Chanel Gabrielle, worn throughout. In partnership with Chanel; Ph. Adeline Mai.