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Chic Beach Resorts and Bathing Beauties

by habituallychic

05 . 28 . 11
Hope everyone remembers to wear sunscreen this weekend!
Grace Kelly

Deauville 1959 by George Dambier

Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief

St. Tropez by Slim Aarons

John Rawlings

Slim Aarons

Tom Palumbo

John Rawlings

Elizabeth Taylor

Massimo Vitali

Richard Misrach

George Dambier

Mara Lane at the Sands 1954 by Slim Aarons

Biarritz by Slim Aarons

John Rawlings

George Dambier

Lily Pons at Cap Ferrat 1957 by Slim Aarons

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  1. Francine Gardner May 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    These were the days…I then took it for granted to spend my yearly three month vacations in all the above places…Times have changes but i will admit that I still do not wear sunscreen, need my vitamin D!
    have a great week end.

  2. Natasha May 28, 2011 | 2:22 pm

    Beautiful post!
    Will you be at the shore??

    Northern Light

  3. Jenny D May 28, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Love, love, love you post!I’m fortunate enough to recognize several of these incredible summer spots; Cannes, Positano, Capri, etc….

    I have been sending energy out to the Universe to get our family over to Europe this summer. Your blog post has just furthered along my hopes and dreams. Merci!

  4. Belle de Ville May 28, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    I love these iconic images. They capture a specific subculture perfectly.

  5. The enchanted home May 28, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Love this post. This is such an elegant throwback to really classy sophisticated ways. Look what is glorified now..The Jersey Shore..yuck, makes my skin crawl. Between the loations, the glamorous people, the chic settings and overall sophisticated vibe, that seems to sadly be a thing of the past, this post is something that takes us all back to a very special time and place. Just beaufiful!

  6. Hilary Dow-Ward May 28, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    Happy Holiday Weekend to you!
    Check this out:


    I emailed you yesterday from Worlds Away. I hope this was okay we included you in our “thankfulness”.


    Hilary Ward

  7. meenal @ maison marigold May 28, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    what stunning images..love the swimsuits they wore back then..just added so much more to their allure and beauty..have a lovely long weekend, heather..xx meenal

  8. Dear Polia May 28, 2011 | 8:03 pm

    Beautiful Post! Capri is a magnificent place. I visited it several years ago; I think I’m due for another trip.

  9. Allison Egan May 29, 2011 | 10:10 am

    So glam!! I especially love the first image with the red umbrellas! I heart Grace Kelly – timeless!
    xo Allison

    Spicer + Bank

  10. Merissa Cherie May 29, 2011 | 10:33 am

    These photos are beautiful and inspiring! What a gorgeous selection!

    Have a great weekend!

  11. H A R R Y G O A Z May 29, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    WONDERFUL images !

    Have a super week.

  12. helen tilston May 29, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Thanks for transporting me to the beach. Like your reader meenal@ maison marigold and the enchanted home said, those were beautiful times and the fashion was so classically beautiful and sexy too.
    Indian Rocks Beach Florida is truly special and one can be away from it all.

  13. laughingsalmon May 29, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Summer as a beautiful dream…And I still hold my breath when I come across an image of Grace Kelly…Perfection

  14. Anna May 29, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    Thanks for curating this fabulous collection of images — I want to live inside this post! What a perfect portal to summer.

  15. Kathy May 29, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    beautiful post..I’m dreaming of sunshine!

  16. The English Teacher May 29, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Oh that red-and-white striped 1950s suit!! My oh my. Not too subtle, was it?
    Personally, I’d like one of those tanned surfer dudes holding the boards in the photo. 🙂

  17. Cynthia@Beach Coast Style May 29, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    a little bit vintage with the beach your are talking my language so glad you posted this…love it.