The BAL DE L’ETÉ in Saint-Tropez (Beatnik Edition 21)

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The celebration of celebrations that marks the start of the summer social season is Prince Albert’s Bal de l’eté in the French Riviera. Set for June 3 through 5 in Saint-Tropez, this year marks the event’s flower power edition, highlighted by a Beatnik theme. The three-day, invite-only blowout includes a Ball, a cocktail dinner by the sea, a candlelit Gala Dinner under the stars, live music, excellent cuisine, and so much more! Bal de l’Eté will be hosted by Princess Catherine Colonna de Stigliano.

Check out my photos from previous events here.

If you’re ready for a weekend in Monaco, surrounded in the beauty of this coastal town while partying with European royalty, celebrities, and global jet setters, contact me for an invite at [email protected]


“Bal de l’Eté is known throughout the world as a must-attend event and signifies the beginning of the summer social season. The event is on the calendars of some of the world’s most prestigious individuals and attended by many influential personalities, celebrities, and Royalty from around the world.

Organized under the patronage of His serene highness Prince Albert of Monaco the Bal de l’Eté is held with the support of the Monegasque Associations of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Each year individuals from some of the most affluent families around the world attend the ball mixing with European royalty to enjoy events over three days in Monaco. An event not to be missed the invite-only Bal de l’Eté attracts jet setters from around the world to catch up with friends and enjoy some of the very best cuisines from around the world.”


When Monaco royalty celebrated a family wedding this weekend, the Grimaldis’ most beloved couple—Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III—were not forgotten.

Grace Kelly’s grandson Louis Ducruet (the child her daughter Princess Stéphanie) said “I do” to his longtime girlfriend Marie Chevallier, in the same place where Princess Grace wed Prince Rainier III. The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, also sometimes called St. Nicholas Cathedral, hasn’t hosted a royal wedding since Grace’s in 1956.

The cathedral also holds both Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III‘s remains, which is what inspired Ducruet to have his wedding there. “Growing up in the princely family binds you very strongly to this country,” he told Point de Vue magazine this past November. “For me it was therefore obvious to get married at the cathedral, so we will be near my grandfather, Prince Rainier III—this will be our way of associating him with our happiness. My grandfather was a man I admired. I was very close to him.”


About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...