Friday, May 23, 2008

Cannes Film Festival - Farewell, Croisette!

It is now time for me to leave Cannes... To wrap up this amazing week, I thought I'd share pictures taken at breakfast today - the Hôtel Martinez's breakfast terrasse is so exquisite and green...

Finally, here's my Cannes Survival Kit, many items of which have already been featured on this blog:
...my Penhaligon perfume pendant, which I wore every night on the red carpet...
...fellow blogger Artycho's blue bonnet to protect myself from the Riviera's biting sun...
...a pile of books I read while here (the fab Iris Murdoch's The Bell, Gossip Girls, and Philip Roth's Everyman)...
...my Hôtel Martinez room card and the access pass to super hip hangout La Plage Orange...
...invitations to screenings at the Palais des Festivals...
...and a new pair of sunglasses, classic Ray Bans; my abuelo (grandfather) was a pilot in the Uruguayan navy, and I can't ever ever remember seeing him, day or night, without his aviator sunglasses, so this model comes complete with precious memories and Spanish-language echoes for me...

25 comments:

marie said...

i love your bonnet!
hm, i need to get some books to read soon!

A World in a PAN said...

You have been amazing!

Laura said...

What a wonderful week! But a question remains, who will get the Palme??? And who will report on that if you're leaving?

Mamie said...

Que lastima que ya te vas, me habia acostumbrado a leerte todos los dias.

Anonymous said...

Oh it went so quickly!
But thanks again...it was all lovely...
nancy

artycho said...

Oh, I had so little time to read you this past week! I will come back soon and take time to read all of your reports from cannes.

chloe van paris said...

How can you manage to read 3 books during the festival?

Bitterbetty said...

I cannot believe such glamour.
I am absolutely speechless at your adventure and you looked so beautiful in every picture.

( I bought "russian red" so we would have more in common. I love it! You have such excellent taste.)

Solange said...

You must have had an amazing week! Your items are nice, and its great to have your favourites.
I am reading at the moment 'Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire' I like it a lot. Reading brings so much relaxation and inspiration, don't you think?

Do take care and enjoy the weekend!

Solange

Alya said...

I want to be there! Lucky you.. its been a great week i'm sure!

Mary-Laure said...

CHLOE - oh you know me, I read even while I brush my teeth. I did 1 hour of cardio every day at the gym at the Martinez, so I read while I was on the machines...

BITTERBETTY - how cool you bought Russian Red!!! I hope I'll see it on you on your blog?

SOLANGE - I actually read 'Georgiana' a few months ago and really, really loved it! She's such an inspirational, unconventional woman.

Anonymous said...

Dear Oracle,
Who is going to win the Palme Dor?

Imelda Matt said...

Next year I'll fire up the G5 and meet you in Cannes, I'll be the one red bonnet.

karina said...

I am impressed, you read 3 books and went to the gym while in cannes!!
Ill have to learn from you,jaja.
I just read a short novel and did no do cardio last week.

pve design said...

I am impressed that you could actually read after all that excitement! I think I would be dancing with stars in my eyes!

design for mankind. said...

come back! we miss you!!! :)

Kira Fashion said...

Girl!

you are so fancy!!!
are you a journalist?
so nice!

of course i wanna exchange links...do it! you are at mu blogroll, for a while :)

a kiss!!
love your blog,
see you ;)

Anonymous said...

Farewell CannesGirl, I really enjoyed reading your posts.

Nina said...

what do you think of the French palme d'or?

Anonymous said...

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Üç Maymun (English title: Three Monkeys) deserves its price.

Anonymous said...

welcome back! Paris missed you.

littlebird said...

clearly you have had a wonderful week, thanks for keeping us all up to date : )

Mary-Laure said...

KIRA - no, I'm not a journalist; but I so loooooooove writing!

NINA - I left the day 'The Class', which went on to win the Palme d'Or, was screened, so I did not get a chance to see it...
I guess it's good news for French cinema! The prize will help the film's marketing abroad. Such a small, independent movie wouldn't have otherwise gotten a chance to be seen across the world.

ANONYMOUS - I agree with you, that movie was extraordinarily beautiful, and very moving.

Black Poppy said...

Hej,
I think you're wrong, Stockholm is not an expensive city, of course rents in 'Sodermalm' are crazy, but it's nothing compare to London. To lunch, it's 8 euros for a meal. To go in Stockholm it's between 10 et 10 euros. I think the cost of life in Stockholm is okay.
I'm sure you should come !

How do you find my blog ?

Puss puss (kiss in swedish ;))

enc said...

It's every girl's dream to go to Cannes for the festival. Thanks for sharing your experience.

:)