Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Week in Cannes


10 things I've learned during my week in France:

1. Every day is a good day when it begins
with a cafe creme and a croissant.

2. You can be tres chic in flat heels.

3. It must be the sunny weather - 
everyone we met was welcoming and full of smiles.

4. On the other hand -
never ever come between a shopkeeper and his lunch break.

5. That elegant man in the tuxedo walking down the street
could be a celebrity or a waiter.

6. A lot of people seem to be fond of very small dogs
and might carry them in their purse.

7. Sometimes a promised 'jardin exotique' 
is just a nice cactus garden.

8. French women drink a lot of water and
go for 'less is more' when it comes to makeup.

9. A big basket with vegetables from the market, a baguette
and a bouquet of flowers - that is a thing of beauty.

10. If you live in a flat - even a small balcony is a blessing.
If you live in the South of France - wear sunscreen!


94 comments:

  1. How very gorgeous! Your photos take me there. I can smell the sea air, the cafe' and the money....errr I mean sunscreen ;) thanks for the little trip and your list is very accurate and very funny!

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    1. Thank you :-) If you knew what they charge for sunscreen... too funny

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  2. I feel like I've just been on vacation, complete with breakfast: cafe creme and a croissant. And snacks. I'm glad to know less is more when it comes to make-up. I didn't know I was on the cutting edge. Thank you, Amalia.

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    1. I suppose even the French couldn't carry full makeup in this sun. Glad to hear that you are gumbo chic.

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  3. P.S. What's in those bars next to the chocolate chip cookies? I want one with my coffee right now. Did you partake?

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    1. Apples, nuts, raisins and a bit of jam, I think. And - yes I did :-)

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  4. You took us on a wonderful tour, I felt myself drifting back although it has been a few years since I was last there.

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  5. Love the photos and the list, especially #1 ~ Yummy! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I would love to live at the seaside and have that basket from # 9 taken home every day :)
    Thank you for the lovely photos you shared and the words of wisdom - I couldn't help but laugh at #4 :)

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  7. So very nice to see all your holiday pics... Haven't been blogging very much lately so I also enjoyed your London photo's as well, excellent !! Your lists are so funny and true ;-)... Love from Mirjam.

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  8. I love, really love all pictures Amalia!
    What fun time!
    And Im agree with number 1 this breakfast is perfect!
    Thanks by sharing with us!
    BTW what lovely tomatoes:)))
    xo

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    1. I know! We don't have any of these around here, what colors.

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  9. I love, really love all pictures Amalia!
    What fun time!
    And Im agree with number 1 this breakfast is perfect!
    Thanks by sharing with us!
    BTW what lovely tomatoes:)))
    xo

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  10. Your comments make me smile .. of course ... thanks !!! I'm glad you enjoyed your days there, now I hope you'll have a lovely weekend ...

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  11. What a wonderful adventure...and your photos are beautiful, Amalia! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  12. What a gorgeous place to visit. So glad you had a great time.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  13. Votre photos sont très belles! Magnifique simplement! Merci.....

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  14. Again we have a place in common Amalia : I was spending summer holidays in Cannes in my youth! You caught the good parts of Cannes, your pictures are wonderful and your comments about France and French people very relevant!

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    1. I only saw a small part of Cannes, the beach, the festival and the old city. I'm sure it's not all glamours. But how funny that our paths cross again. I'm going to challenge you again in June, we'll see...

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  15. Amalia, thank you so much for taking me through your tour. Such amazing photos! What a wonderful tour and holiday you had!

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  16. What fabulous photos! I feel as if I've been on holiday! The flowers and food look amazing, and I love the architecture and little cafes. Looks like you had wonderful weather too - thank you for sharing :)
    Cathy x

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  17. I suspect we were both in the south of France at the same time, maybe we passed one another in the street!! :) Its a wonderful place, isn't it!
    Great photos...I really must sort through mine!
    V x

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    1. What a thought! We could have stopped for a coffee. Hope you had a great trip.

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  18. You lucky fortunate girl!
    We went once.. did not stay long enough..
    I have a dear blogging friend that lives there..I adore her life in Cannes..all her travels.
    You have shared some delightful photos..

    Was it a pleasure trip Amalia?
    I know it could not be anything less..what a question!

    Wait.. you mut be one of the stars:)

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    1. It wasn't completely a pleasure trip, I went to the festival for work. But I enjoyed every single moment and there was time to do holiday things and friends to do them with. I'm not one of the stars but I felt like one, I had a great time.

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  19. I am just loving your 10 things you learned posts. They are great - please keep them coming.
    Your photos are so wonderful! Thank you!!
    Carla

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    1. And just like that a new column in born. Thank you for the encouragement, Carla.

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  20. Oh, how lovely! I haven't been to France for quite a few years and your photos make me long to return. Love the list! xx

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  21. Oh, how lovely! I haven't been to France for quite a few years and your photos make me long to return. Love the list! xx

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  22. Gorgeous photos of France. They make me feel like I've had a little visit to that warm and sunny locale.

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  23. It's been a long time since my last visit to Cannes, this is an incredibly beautiful city but what is worth even more is the surroundings and the whole region. Thanks for sharing and resuming your experience Amalia!
    Olympia

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    1. Thank you Olympia. We had a larger tour a few years ago, visited Nice and all the little villages. I loved it, especially all the little museums.

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  24. Sounds as though you had a wonderful time!! Glad you enjoyed it so much. Beautiful photos!!! xx

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  25. Cannes looks beautiful. I'm sure you had a great time there. The weather looks great - unlike the weather we had on our recent holiday!

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    1. It is funny. We have so much sun that I actually wouldn't mind a little rain on my holiday, but it is always sunny and nice.

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  26. Lucky you !!!
    Glad you had a good time !!!
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  27. Oh my! The flowers, food, art, and architecture is amazing. Sounds like you had a wonderful adventure.

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  28. Believe it or not, but I've never been to Cannes and I was glad you took me there!

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  29. Your photos are beautiful! Love them! I have been Paris and enjoyed croissants nearly everyday! Enjoy your week. I will be posting my Prague vacation photos in a couple of days!

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  30. Oh wow...I am green with envy...What a week, your pictures look like postcards!

    Carol

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  31. France is so picturesque and your photos are beautiful. The scenery, the flowers and the bakeries filled with so many delicious looking treats just made me put France at the very top of my bucket list. I loved the 10 things you learned, too. That was fun... :)

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  32. Once again, I feel as though I've strolled through the streets of France with you! The sights, smells, emotions, all conveyed so beautifully through your wordless photos. Thank you for the tour, it was lovely, and really enjoyed your list of things you've learned! Pray you continue to have a safe and wonderful trip!

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    1. I'm back home now and actually glad to be back in my routine, would you believe it :-)

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  33. What beautiful photos! I would love to visit one day. Were you there for the film festival?

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    1. Yes, I've been going for a few years now for work, it is a wonderful experience.

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  34. Oh Wow that looks terrific, looks like wonderful weather too you can't beat that!

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    1. They threatened us with rain every single day but it never came. For once I was prepared - I brought both sunscreen and an umbrella :-)

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  35. Oh, what a fun time you had as the photos tell the story. Love the cafes and ...well, all the places are so gorgeous. What a nice visit through your pictures. Have a great week!

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  36. Oh!!
    Such a beautiful photos!
    I love your blog.

    akiko

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    1. Thank you Akiko! I'm glad you came to visit.

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  37. Oh, you lucky girl Amalia! Your photos are beautiful! I love your list too -- except that now I'm hungry for a baguette!

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  38. A really great post, showcasing the beauty of Cannes. So many lovely impressions and images.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  39. Cannes is a beautiful place. I enjoyed your photos and the list. The cafes would be a must for me. A wonderful tour, thank you for taking me along. Have a happy week!

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  40. Hi Amalia, what beautiful photos from Cannes. Loved what you learned from your time there. What a wonderful tour.
    Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, CM

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  41. Stunning photos, Amelia! You must have had a fabulous time in France!!
    Mary Alice

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  42. How is it that I just finished breakfast, am not hungry, yet craving all of the delicious food in your beautiful photos? :)

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  43. Hello there, it looks like you had a wonderful time in France. What gorgeous photos and it looks like a wonderful place to visit! Hope all is well and enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  44. Your photos are amazing! What a fabulous trip. I want to go!!! Thanks for sharing and the list at the end is wonderful :)

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  45. I haven't been to Cannes for nearly thirty years so thanks for the trip back. How lucky to be there during the film festival. Your photographs are stunning, just how I imagine Cannes to be now...trés chic.xx

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  46. Oh, what a fabulous week you've had! I love the photos of the bakeries and narrow streets and delicious coffee. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to take such a wonderful trip!

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  47. What a fun week-I want to go next time with you! Gorgeous photos!

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  48. Seems like you are travelling a lot and it sure looks like great fun. I could use some of that right now with all the rain we have been getting.

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  49. Your photos are magical! What beauty you've captured!!!
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Thank you! I'm still living on the memories :-)

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  50. My mouth is watering even more now! What an amazing place to visit, and I hope the sunscreen wisdom wasn't learned the hard way, it does look pretty hot there.

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    1. It was, unfortunately, but not on this trip. This time I was armed and ready :-)

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  51. looks and sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. :)

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  52. Very nice pictures. I like the cafe creme and croissant idea. xoxo

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  53. Amalia, you LUCKY girl! What beauty, sights, and smells you were surrounded with in la belle France! You have some of my favourite things here today: PEONIES, pizza, cappuccinos, croissants, colourful, old buildings, coastlines, etc....!!! Thanks for the gorgeous pics, I SO ENJOYED them, my friend!

    xoxo
    Poppy

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    1. You leave the most beautiful comments, Poppy, I've said so before. And now that I know that we have pizza in common...

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  54. Amalia, these photos are so incredibly beautiful, and I love your list of ten things. Thank you for taking us on a tour. xoox Su

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  55. Amalia, these pictures from France are so wonderful. There were a few that I really admired............the scrumptious food and the yummy loaves of bread, the balcony with the red flowers, the coffee drinks, and the mysterious alleys. The French people do know how to live beautifully, don't they?

    ~Sheri

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    1. That was on my mind the whole week - that the French really know how to live.

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  56. Your photos are beautiful, Amalia! They give a feeling of being right there. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

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  57. Fantastic photos, I have never been to Cannes, As I scrolled through your photos I loved the coffee and croissant one, it then made me smile when I read your number 1 thing you'd learnt about France! Thanks for sharing and popping over to my blog.
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you for visiting me Caz, so nice to see you here.

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  58. Fantastic photos, I have never been to Cannes, As I scrolled through your photos I loved the coffee and croissant one, it then made me smile when I read your number 1 thing you'd learnt about France! Thanks for sharing and popping over to my blog.
    Caz xx

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  59. Your photos of Cannes are just amazing! I've never been there, but love how you captured so many wonderful details. I so agree about croissants and a good cafe creme being a great way to start the day! I sure do miss my morning croissants!!

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  60. We've vacationed here several times. Fabulous! I love your list, by the way.

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  61. You have learned useful things! :-) But mostly, the photos are amazing. What talent.

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  62. The stuff of magic here, peonies and sidewalk art, Federico Fellini in a rock garden!

    You seem to know exactly what we'd like to see!

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    1. Well, I surprised there wasn't more cake. We all like cake :-)

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  63. beautiful images Amalia.

    Thank you for your continued support of my blog. I appreciate your comments so much.

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  64. I just love this post ... the colours are so great, a joy to look at.

    Thank you

    All the best Jan

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  65. I just love this post ... the colours are so great, a joy to look at.

    Thank you

    All the best Jan

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  66. Beautiful Photos!!! I love the homes and stairs and bakeries!! Everything!! You seemed to capture it all!

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