The glacier waters of Lake Annecy, steely grey rivers of Lucerne and the azure blue waters off the coast of Marseille are some of my favorite memories in Europe. And these memories helped inspire the lovely Miche Luxe Shells that bear these towns’ names.
Annecy is a charming little town nestled in the French Alps and it’s where I lost my heart to the French countryside. Here I once ran through the streets giggling with laughter, completely in love with all the possibilities a young woman could imagine. In a quaint restaurant by the lake, I savored the most amazing au gratin potatoes I have ever had the pleasure to eat—an experience all au gratin dishes will be measured against in the future!
Lucerne is known as the gateway to Central Switzerland, and the quaint architecture in its “old town” reminded me of storybooks and fairy tales. I spent hours exploring its maze of little streets and secret passages. But my favorite memory is the hour I spent gazing over the Reuss River from the famous Chapel Bridge—the icy grey color of the water shining with glints from the late afternoon sun was unforgettable, and it’s an image I still cherish.
Marseille is an ancient port city in southernmost France, known for its amazing fresh seafood, unique culture and warm hospitality. I took a drive up to Cap Canaille, which is the highest sea cliff in France. From there I saw one of the most incredible views ever. The Mediterranean Sea spread out as far as the eye can see— in all its splendor, dotted with sailboats. It was a blue so intense that it seemed like heaven.
From the glimmer of each embellishment to the deep grey-blue color of the material, the design of these Shells reflects the colors of these unforgettable cities. May they capture your heart as Europe did for me.
If you have a destination that has inspired you, we would love to hear it! Please send your stories to email@example.com for an opportunity to have one of our next Miche Luxe Shells named in your honor! And be sure to check back next week for the last set of the “Behind the Name” series about the Miche Luxe Collection.