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Swimsuit Shopping for a Teenager in Antibes

Contributor blog post by Jemma:

When we arrive in France’s Riviera this summer, Lolo doesn’t have a swimsuit. It’s not because she forgot to pack it. She simply doesn’t own one that fits.

My new teenager is growing like the queues of passengers waiting for the next French train that’s actually running.  That’s to say, quickly.  Nothing fits her any more.  Number one on my French shopping list – once we get the food in – is a swimsuit for Lolo.

Swimsuit Shopping Antibes Cote d'Azur

…Continue reading here for Jemma’s recount of their mother-daughter excursion to Antibes’ Boutique Kiwi a shop for bathing suits. Shopping for the perfect swimsuit is at best elusive – too big, too small, too fussy, too mumsie…You get the picture.

Boutique Kiwi (website)
(part of the Kiwi chain from St Tropez)
2 avenue Clemenceau
06600 Antibes
Tel +33 (0)4 93 34 90 36

Via:: French Lessons


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Jemma was born and raised in the US Midwest. A banker by trade, she slogged away at a Swiss investment bank in the UK and South Africa before moving – for decent spaces of time, anyway – to the South of France. At a similar stage, she also moved to the right side of her brain as a writer. She has published articles in Maclean’s, SuperYacht World, and various travel and university presses.

At this point Jemma lives mostly in Canada, but she spends the whole of every summer in the Côte d’Azur town of Antibes, from where she writes her blog French Lessons. Now (rather unbelievably) in its ninth year, the site is a summertime gift to readers, each note aiming to capture a snapshot of the remarkable, real life along the French Riviera. Jemma still holds her MBA from the University of Chicago, though, and for this reason she apologises if France’s quirky economic system captivates her attentions more frequently than perhaps it ought.

When not engrossed in things French, she is – not in any particular order – taking a stab at writing a book, making music, performing motherly duties, expanding education in bits of Africa, promoting Canadian writing, and travelling off-the-beaten-track: 84 countries, and counting.

You can reach Jemma through her blog site at French Lessons.

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