Monday, May 9, 2011

Cannes - part one

For our mini vacation, we headed down the mediterranean coast, and spent a few wonderful and relaxing days at the Côte d'Azur. From the hotel, we enjoyed sweeping dramatic views over the bay of Cannes. DS admiring the panorama of the Esterel mountains..

..but only after having first checked the movie posters and billboards on the 'Croisette', all ready installed for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

References to movies and the festival were also part of the hotel's interior decoration, and I thought Ms Kelly blended in perfectly well with the calm, rich and warm colour scheme of the room

When we left, it was only days before the Festival opened, and there was a tangible sense of excitement in the air. Last minute preparations took place everywhere: a line up of vintage Alfa Romeo cars was installed to promote the new 'Cars' film, dozens of additional palm trees were planted by the beach restaurants and yet more movie posters went up (Captain Sparrow having his eye on the local H store!)


Part two coming next

12 comments:

  1. MaiTai.... I enjoyed your pictures, I hope you had a great time with your family. My favorite was the one with the sport cars. I hope that you have a great week ahead. Blessings -P

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  2. Oh wow MaiTai, looks like you had a fabulous movie star stay in Cannes. Just from the photos can feel the warmth in the sky, thanks for sharing... looking forward to part deux.

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  3. Seems you had a wonderful time in Cannes.I had been there about 10 years ago and it really has a charming atmosphere...I hope to come back again one day.Can't wait for part two!!!;)

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  4. MT, sorry I've been MIA for so long, I've got a lot to catch up! tons of love.

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  5. Oh, so lovely and pristine!
    Looking forward to part two!
    Happy return to real life and the rest of the week;)
    Big hug, T xx

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  6. The weather looks beautiful and the sea by the white exteriors looks inviting. Have wonderful safe trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Lovely pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time in Cannes. I'm looking forward to part two.

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  8. Dear Penney, msT, Jana, Birkinmary, Trudye, Ladylove and booksnchocolate ~ so lovely to see you again, thank you for the warm welcome back. Hope you'll also enjoy part two.. coming tomorrow <3

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  9. Welcome back, my dearest MaiTai! Amazing breathtaking views - how incredibly lovely it is to see such beautiful blue skies and the calm blue sea. Love the picture of your DS looking to the mountains, just too sweet. And adore the shot with your gorgeous Ms. Kelly. It really looks like you had a wonderful time - thank you so much for always sharing<3 Much love to you with big sunny hugs xx

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  10. lifeatmyfingertipsMay 10, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Brings back such wonderful memories, what a beautiful post. Love the decor of the room with your kelly in the back =) Glad to see you had a great time! xx

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  11. Fantastic pictures! Your room goes perfectly with your gorgeous Kelly. I miss Cannes, I had a fab time there a few years ago. I hope you had a great stay!

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  12. A belated but heartfelt thank you for your lovely comments, my dear Scarf Enthusiast, lifeatmyfingertips and Kat.

    Your warm welcome back made coming home all the sweeter, my dear Scarf Enthusiast, thank you my lovely friend <3 DS was so excited about the wonderful views, he truly loved it. I will never forget how sweet he looked. Much love to you x

    Hope you can come and refresh your memories one day soon, my dear DD xx

    Great to hear you had a fabulous time in Cannes, dear Kat! We enjoyed it very much too... but it already seems like such a long time ago!

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