By Georgina Littlejohn
A million miles away: Geri Halliwell looked deep in thought as she tried on some UGG boots in Cannes today
There are a few ways for a girl to get over a broken heart - seek solace in girlfriends, go shopping or go mad and let their hair down on a few wild nights out.
But not Geri Halliwell, who preferred to flee to warmer climes in order to lick her wounds
The former Spice Girl cut a glum figure as she and her daughter Bluebell got out of a taxi in the centre of Cannes today.
They arrived outside a shoe shop and Geri dragged her large pink suitcase inside with her as she tried on a pair of UGG boots decorated with stars.
They then headed to a children and baby shop where the singer was snapped looking at fluffy toys.
She did manage to raise a smile for a friend who she met in the shoe store and looked delighted to see her as she gave her a warm hug.
Shopping with mummy: Geri lifts daughter Bluebell out of a taxi as they arrive at the boutiques
But her sad expression soon slipped back into place and she looked like she was miles away.
Geri and Bluebell arrived in Cannes the day after her 39th birthday which she celebrated in London with some female friends.
Noticeably absent was her boyfriend of three years Henry Beckwith, 32, and the following day, it was revealed that they had gone their separate ways.
Brave face: Geri warmly hugged a friend she met in the shoe shop
I'll take these! Geri looked delighted with her new purchase
The seven year age gap is believed to have eventually took its toll on Geri, with the mother-of-one wanting to settle down and the socialite continuing to party.
A source told The Sun: 'Geri came to the realisation that things weren't going to work with Henry.
'The age gap meant he had a wandering eye when it came to other women and he was interested in partying. She doesn't trust him.'
There's just so many! Geri, dragging her suitcase behind her, put her hand to her head as she surveyed the shoes
How much? Geri talks to a saleswoman as she looks at cuddly toys