A Few of Her Favorite Things: Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly was more than an actress; she took beauty and fame to a whole other level when she became the Princess of Monaco. And she became the embodiment of her own name.

But she was more than just a pretty face. At Grace Kelly’s funeral, a touching eulogy was read by actor James Stewart, who said ‘You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met’.

Today we celebrate Grace Kelly’s birthday by celebrating the things she loved. 

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GRACE KELLY’S FAVORITE GAME: Limericks

Grace loved to speak in limericks with friends and family. It was a kind of game for her.

Learn a few limericks (as well as the history of the world!) with this fun book on the topic.

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Perfume for a Princess

The notes of this fragrance include bergamot, tuberose, violet, and ambergris. It was commissioned for Grace Kelly's wedding day to Prince Rainier of Monaco.

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GRACE KELLY THE MERMAID

Grace didn't just swim on-camera... it was one of her favorite hobbies in real life too!

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Cafe de Paris

Opening its doors in 1924, Café de Paris has long been regarded as one of Europe's greatest hotspots. Grace Kelly wasn't the only celebrity to frequent the place... Frank Sinatra and Eartha Kitt were other celebrities in her day. Today, stars like Kate Moss and Hugh Grant have been spotted there.

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GRACE KELLY’S FAVORITE FOOD

Grace reportedly loved cheeseburgers... an icon of her American origins.

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GRACE KELLY’S FAVORITE ACTRESS

Grace's graduation yearbook listed her favorite actress as Ingrid Bergman.

Her classic films include Casablanca, and For Whom the Bell Tolls which you can get with this collection.

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A Rose is a Rose

Prince Rainier knew roses were Grace Kelly's favorite flower... in 1984 he inaugurated a public rose garden dedicated to her memory.

A sterling silver rose pendant is a great way to wear the floral icon every day.

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GRACE KELLY’S FAVORITE Accessories

Grace loved accessories, especially the Hermes brand. Famous costume designer Edith Head once said, “Gloves and shoes are the only things where Grace loses count of money.”

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GRACE KELLY’S FAVORITE POEM

One of her favorite quotations from the poet Kahlil Gibran.

Read what many consider his life-changing book, The Prophet.

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Knitting

On their retreats from palace life to less glamorous homes, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly found a simpler way of life. For her, this included knitting.

Curious to know the favorite things of some of your other favorite actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood? From Audrey Hepburn’s favorite food, to Grace Kelly’s favorite poem, or Marilyn Monroe’s iconic red lipstick, I’ve done the work for you and gathered it all in one place. So what are you waiting for? Channel a bit of Hollywood starlight for your next party or maybe just for your next night out on the town.

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Several notes in the spirit of doing the right thing... Grace Kelly didn't necessarily endorse any of the products listed here, but based upon my research I do believe she really loved these things. That said, if you buy from any of the links included above rather than going straight to the vendor site from Google or another search engine, I get a portion of your purchase at no cost to you. :)