The Croisette offers more than just immaculate beaches, beautiful hotels and glamorous shops. When we walked over to the nearby Port Pierre Canto to catch the boat shuttle to the Sainte-Marguerite island for a celebration lunch, we passed by the 'Jardin de la Roseraie' (Rose garden), where a strikingly beautiful coral flower tree broke the neat line of palm trees, as if a precious bead had been placed in the middle of a string of pearls.
Ex-Libris' cashmere GM in a triangular fold
The breathtaking St Marguerite island
and the purpose of our island trip.. lunch at the 'La Guérite'
The atmosphere in the 'La Guérite' is relaxed and stylish...Robinson Crusoe chic! The driftwood tables are planted straight into the sand, lounge chairs with striped cushions invite you to relax, and tables are set with crisp white napkins. The staff are friendly and warm, and they make sure that your visit to La Guérite will make a fun and memorable day. The cuisine is simple fresh Mediterranean, and a bit more expensive than town.. but because of the exceptional setting and atmosphere it is so well worth it. After lunch, you can spend the afternoon on the complimentary sunloungers, while taking in the amazing view over the bay of Cannes and the Golf of Juan.
The restaurant's shuttle, waiting to take us back to Cannes
This is another tunic which has been a great summer wardrobe staple for years. I love how easily it adapts to a variety of occasions, and from day to night. For a daytime look I paired it with a casual Picotin in sanguine and added a MaiTai Collection howlite statement necklace in orange for a little bit of extra summer chic.
For an evening look, the bag gets replaced by a pochette, and the ecru trousers by a black pair.
Capsule printed silk tunic with beige trousers (day) and black trousers (night)
Accessories: Hermes 'Kelly Dog' bracelet in black, Picotin 22 in sanguine (day) and Kelly Pochette in black croc (night). MaiTai Collection Summer statement necklace in orange (available here)Shoes: Oran sandals (day) and black wedge sandals (night)
While assembling the pictures for this post, I looked at Cannes photos from previous years and found one from 25 years ago, taken on the Corniche above Cannes en route to my 28th birthday celebration lunch. Back then I loved wearing sunglasses, accessories and scarves as much as I do today. Only that my jewelry was mainly gold, and I wore mostly dresses and heels!
My precious pochette travelled safely in the new MaiTai Collection Kelly Pochette protective case and liner (available here)
Au revoir beautiful Cannes, until next time!
Restaurant 'La Guérite', Île Sainte-Marguerite, 06400 Cannes,
Tel: +33 4 9343 4930 www.laguerite.fr
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