Saturday, July 17, 2010

The majestic Martinez!

La Croisette.... Cannes´beautiful beach promenade and host to the star studded film festival, is probably one of, if not THE most fancy ocean front promenades in the whole world. Palm trees, sunny blue skies, one luxury store and hotel after the other, there´s no wonder the rich and famous flock this "beach town" in the summer. One of the hippest and most luxurious hotels on the "strip" is Martinez which is home to most Hollywood stars during the festival. It sits right across the beach and has a long dock that reaches out in the Mediterranean where stars arrive on the red carpet. During non-festival times, this dock is packed with chaise-lounges where guests can sip on fruity cocktails while soaking in the sun and being waited on by tan French waiters.
What´s better than that??!!
With only a few more nights in France, we had to check out the hotels beach bar which sits right on the sand and serves up some delicious drinks and the best Vin Rose in glasses the size of fish bowls. Last night we were entertained by a local DJ who played songs that we hadn´t heard in years... some of our very favorites. Crashing waves and lights all along the Croisette, this was the best place to sit. Great company, great music and the majestic Martinez hotel in the background... it was a a great night.
Next year I think we´ll have to come back for the festival in May...
A bientot!

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