Notes from London & St. Trop: Foodie Edition

Where have all the fashionably fabulous people gone? St. Tropez, that's where. Kate, Lila Grace, Leo, editors, designers. They're here on hols where I
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Where have all the fashionably fabulous people gone? St. Tropez, that's where. Kate, Lila Grace, Leo, editors, designers. They're here on hols where I

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Where have all the fashionably fabulous people gone? St. Tropez, that's where. Kate, Lila Grace, Leo, editors, designers. They're here on hols where I am also quite lucky to be with my family. Post-beach they can often be found having a nibble at the resto we tried last night. I highly recommend it. We treated ourselves to La Petite Maison (actually an hour away in Nice), a famed restaurant where they take their food very seriously. Some may know it because Gwyneth Paltrow raves about it on GOOP. I called for reservations and was told "No madam, we are booked until the end of the month." It would probably help greatly if I was a bold-face name. But instead, I simply used my old London trick: just show up. And voila -- a table for five right there and then. Was it worth it? Yes. Pretentious? A little. The waiter bragged about Elton coming there all the time, and we did spot a gaggle of famous people, most notably Leo DiCaprio and Cindy Crawford. Meanwhile back in London...

Guy Ritchie chose to wine and dine Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, last night at the French resto's London outpost. Perhaps his ex-wife's best friend turned him on to the place, And given that Madonna's other bestie is Stella McCartney, one could only wonder at the conversation that Ritchie must have had with Mr and Mrs Bono, seeing as Ali's company is suing Stella McCartney's for copyright infringement over the word "nude" that they both use in their products. Hang on, we thought Ali was all politically-correct, given her Edun line and and Bono saving the world and all that. Is this is a case of naked greed, perhaps? Never mind. Let's keep our eye on the ball. Food. And at La Petite Maison, it's authentic, real and honest. Though I'm not sure the same can be said for some of its more famous patrons. —CHARLEY B.