I pretty much love the French Riviera, although I must admit that it has gotten pretty busy lately which means some serious overprized situations. I’ve had the luck to attend some amazing Côte d’Azur weddings and the luck to have visited some amazing spots in the near surroundings of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez... so I reckoned I’d share some of those adventures with you.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Cannes Film Festival thanks to Piper Heidsieck and Dior. Both adventures were magical and I’ll be telling you soon more about my Dior encounters but want to start with my unique Piper Heidsieck experience… as I finally had the chance to share my world of travelling around with my husband dear.
WEARING a lovely M by Missoni little dress and H&M fw 2013 earrings
To him my press trips have always been one big question mark and I’m not sure the Piper Heidsieck pamper weekend brought clarity as we danced, drank fancy amounts of lovely champagne and enjoyed some amazing meals an entire weekend long… guess I no longer have to describe my job as a tough one, right?
Believe me. I’m pretty much aware of the fact that I am one lucky bastard, given the opportunity to live one amazing adventure after the other. And honestly, I cherish moments like these forever, appreciating every single detail!
WEARING: Pinko trousers and Kenzo sweater
Piper Heidsieck was so kind to accommodate us both in one of the most renowned hotels in Cannes: The Majestic Barrière. It was raining cats & dogs, but we still had a schedule of lovely adventures to attend:
*Lunch at the very exclusive pop-up resto of Luc Besson: Le B.O. Including the most exclusive champagne cuvées, which proved that you can serve the sparkling wine during an entire meal and not only limit its goodness to the aperitivo.
*Interviews and a degustation session of the Piper Heidsieck variety.
*Hair & make-up service in the serene surrounding of your own room, exclusive si, si!
*Red carpet appearance & screening... I die!
*Dinner: NOM NOM!
*Party at Les Marches by Nikki Club in Cannes
Pretty much the type of schedule everybody would love to have, right?
Piper Heidsieck pampered us and made us feel like real stars. They also offered my husband and me our very first Red Carpet experience that was pretty much magical and insane! Piper Heidsieck has been a Cannes official partner ever since 1993 and they’ve had a link to the film industry for ages. Even Marilyn Monroe once proclaimed that her secret to being sexy was waking up to a glass of Piper Heidsieck. I'll be trying this very soon...
WEARING: an amzing DVF dress and Jimmy Choos sandals, YSL vintage clutch bag via 2dehands.be
Hubby & moi decided to prolong our stay and we booked ourselves a room in Juan les Pins, which is not very far from the ever so charming Cap D’Antibes with its amazing Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc. We managed to find a room at Boutique Hotel Mademoiselle, which turned out to be a bargain for a lovely charming room.
When in Juan Les Pins:
-Have lunch at the poolside resto of Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc, be however prepared to pay a limb for what you eat, but in exchange you’ll get great food and the most amazing French Riviera view ever!
-Another great spot for an amazing meal is Hotel Belle Rives, specialty of the house is the tartare de boeuf, which is quite exquisite.
-Are you more of fish lover? Then consider Chez Tétou as an absolute must for the greatest fruits de mer and Bouillabaisse dishes.