Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bear is away

 


Bear 🐻has escaped to Cannes for 3 days for a late summer vacance!🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏾‍♀️The 5 hr direct TGV train was a snap. And not too full which was nice.


I am back again at Hotel Athenée (nothing to do with the Paris Plaza Athenée at all). Instead of the Marilyn room this time I have the Audrey room🤸🏾‍♀️😊


We wandered a bit on rue Antibes..the street for plebeian shopping…remember Repetto, the ballerina shop. Does anyone wear those anymore 👟?

 Ladurée has a cute outdoor cafe in their special pale sea foam green. These chairs look tempting to paint 🎨...should I?


Shops along the Croisette are the traditional  big-name deluxe for visiting celebs.
 

We took the tourist petit train (1hour-12€) 


Up to the Old Town/veille ville for a 10 minute spectacular stop.


And then around town(always a good idea to do the tourist train 1st thing). The guide knew who stayed at which luxury hotel..major important info bien sur. 


It was an extremely bumpy ride(not recommended if you just had hip replacement - have an ambulance waiting) but fun and accompanying Madonna music and commentary was a plus. 


After we walked around a bit (I am with Carolyn from WA) looking for a divine place for tomorrow’s breakfast. Last visit I went to the
Carlton but sadly they are unser renovation 😕


Then dinner at hotel-recommended Cafe Hoche on rue Hoche. Green tomatoes with buratta + pesto. And a ginormous plate of linguine a la vongolo that instantly ruined all the hard regime work of the past few weeks. Back to Audrey green apples 🍏 for me. Fortunately patisserie shops are few and far between in Cannes👏👏🤸🏾‍♀️ Today we are off to Nice or Grasse or Villa Kerylos. Or…your suggestions are most welcome🙏 I got for the trip appropriate Hollywood style Holly Golightly (from Jimmy Fairly) sunglasses + my etsy ‘Audrey’ hoop earrings. Bear and I are back on Friday to realité 💋💋Bisou, bisou Darlings 🐻🥂🍾

21 comments:

Kate said...

Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu is stunning and well worth a visit. Definitely get the audio, it makes the world of difference to understanding the history of the Villa.

Kirrabelle said...

Bonnes vacances Carol & Bear! Love the new sunglasses. Enjoy the tasty food!

Jenny said...

Those sunglasses are to die for!

Bonnie L said...

You look like you were born for Cannes, Carol, very elegant! I don’t know if “anyone” is wearing tutus anymore, but I’d wear that pink number embellished with candied almonds in a heart beat…does it come in XXL??

We take those mini trains whenever we find them in France…Beaune, Epernay, Vannes, Nimes, et al…great fun…lots of laughs! Enjoy your time in Cannes in your Audrey Room Carol and Bear! Bisous!

Ga From Dekalb said...

The Côte d’Azur! Leaving from the Gare de Lyon…a favorite of mine. Love the photo of Bear looking out of the train window.
I really enjoyed the Musee des Beaux Arts in Nice. I love all of Dufy’s work done in Nice.
Have a terrific time❤️

Barbara said...

Enjoy the change of scenery! You are looking rested and elegant… a wonderful combination.

La Table De Nana said...

Looking great Carol!PLse send me a whole real life Ladurée bistro set.It would look smashing in my gardens:)

Thilda said...

So lovely sunglasses!!

Eriko said...

So wonderful and fun! Next best thing to myself being there with you! Bonnes Vacances Carol!

suze said...

Love your glasses, dahling! Looking good.
The Villa Euphrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferret is beyond beautiful...villa, gardens, lunch. Also Villa Kerylos.Enjoy, enjoy.

suze said...

Also the Villa Massèna Musée in Nice...beautiful and interesting.

sukicart said...

Yes, please do paint those chairs and the sea. Love the sunglasses - have a wonderful few days & give Bear all the sweets he wants.
Hugs.

MM said...

While you are lounging in Cannes, I am enjoying the Audrey in Paris (pink) sketch that arrived a couple of days ago.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh you know a lot Suze!
We only went to the Matisse musee in Nice..
Another time. Hoping to get to Keralos tomorrow

Monique the chair set is in the post 📮

Suzanne P. said...

Wonderful photos. Looks like your having a fabulous vacation so far. Love those Jimmy Fairly sunglasses on you. Do you know what name they call those sunglasses? I have a feeling it would be hard to get a pair here in the US.

Jeanie said...

It sounds like loads of fun and the perfect getaway! Love every image you shared!

Sarah said...

You look fantastic! I love Nice and the Cote d'Azur. Antibes is a favorite! Have a fab time. Love the sunnies!

Margaux said...

I am green with envy and LOVE your sun glasses.
Enjoy yourself and thank you for sharing.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Margaux!
I never bot such fancy sunglasses before…but for the Riviera you must!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Dear Suzanne P. The sunnies are called ‘Maya’ and the frames are I believe ‘swirly’!?

Nanci Stone said...

Hi Carole
we had a lovely time in St Paul de Vence, lots of cafes and artists there, very picturesque.