15 December 2012

Presents from Elsewhere

CANNES: The weekend before Christmass I am taking a flight to Nice and book a room with a view at the Hotel Martinez on the La Croisette in Cannes. When I am lucky I will have a week end of warm winter sun and I will take long lunches at the beach (for example at Plage l’Ondine) and afterwards go out looking for unique Christmas presents. Things which I will not find at any concept store in New York or any flagship store in London or Paris. Cannes is the perfect place to get presents for your loved ones. If you are strolling around la Rue d’Antibes or in the small side streets going from La Croisette, everything is within walking distance and if you open your eyes you will be surprised.

MY CHOICE (from top left to bottom right): Nina Ricci gowns from Jacques Loup, la Rue d’Antibes; vintage plates from the nearby pottery village Vallaurice or antiques from Galérie Saint Honoré (14 Rue Bivouac Napoléon) in Cannes; Bijoux fantasie from La Reminiscence, 51 Rue d’Antibes; L’Atelier Repetto, boutiquescannes[at]repetto.fr, design your own personal colour combination ballerinas just like Brigitte Bardot; lingerie from Princesse Tam Tam, unique art from the 50s at the galleries on the Rue d’Antibes; my most favorite jewelry store is in the hotel lobby of the Hotel Carlton, you will find vintage jewels from Fred, Tiffany and Van Cleefs just like Grace Kelly did, unique beddings from Ahimsa, 148 Rue d’Antibes, ahimsa[at]club-internet.fr, beautifully packaged chocolates, candied fruits and pralines from Confiseur Schies.

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