I recently had a weekend where I spent the whole time pinching myself and asking, How did I end up here? Kat sent me an email recently asking if I’d like to go on an all expenses paid trip to the Cannes Film Festival. Obviously I ignored her email and later declined. HA! As if anybody would do that – I practically screamed at my computer screen and waited impatiently for flight confirmation. Kat was invited along by HP and I was her wide-eyed plus 1.
When you fly in to Nice, you get incredible views of the French riviera. So before I’d even got off the plane, I was beyond excited. You fly along the coast taking in the beautiful scenery, luxurious apartment blocks and super yachts which are already sailing around the deep blue Mediterranean. I then spent my whole taxi ride open mouthed staring out the window, snapping any sign that said ‘Cannes’.
When we arrived at the Majestic hotel I was pleasantly surprised to find it just seconds away from the beach, 2 minutes from all the red carpet action and surrounded by high security. I was soon whisked off to lunch (on the beach, naturellement) where I was plied with champagne, fresh food and sunshine.
In the evening, we got glam’d up and headed across the road to the red carpet premiere of Jef Nichols’ Mud. The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, which makes it sound like a rom-com, but actually mainly focuses on two teenage boys and has a bit of a Stand by Me meets Son of Rambo vibe.
Afterwards, we had a many course dinner in the hotel, which was a disaster for me as French people seem to continually fail to understand the concept of ‘vegetarian’, but looked pretty tasty for everyone else!
Sunday was spent lazing on a jetty drinking more free rose and gossiping with Kate and Libby. I also began to work through a stack of British magazines that Kat kindly brought out for me. I have never been so excited to read about Rihanna’s latest drama! Incase it isn’t obvious, I had an amazing weekend that I think I will remember forever. Who would have thought I’d get to go to Cannes Film Festival?!