July 6, 2015

Cannes You Find It


    Cannes is well-known for their Film Festival and is the city of artists and glamour. A popular place to visit is La Croisette, where you can take a stroll down the seaside promenade and gaze at fancy yachts or its luxurious hotels. There are plenty of free benches if you are not playing in the soft sandy beach. This outfit was captured after basking in the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and the beachfront surroundings.
    I went for a relaxed chic feel inspired the 60's French style. I threw on some casual loose jeans and rolled them up with some habana oiled leather Birkenstocks. You can still be casually stylish if you choose the right accents of detail. I combined a striped shirt with my red bandana for a nautical feel appropriate for the beach style. I wore my trusty fedora to keep me cool when strolling down the promenade under the beaming sun.

Attire:
Vintage Jacket- Thrifted
Striped T-Shirt- H&M
Levi's Jeans- Buffalo Exchange
Bandana- Thrift Store
Braided Leather Belt- H&M
Chain Bracelet- American Eagle
Wide Brim Fedora- Mall Cart
Mocha Suede Arizona Birkenstock- Thrifted

Retail:
The Slim Lightweight Trucker Jacket- Levi's $60
Striped T-Shirt- H&M $15
Levi's Jeans- Levi's prices vary
Braided Leather Belt- H&M $25
Fedora- Brixton prices vary
Mocha Suede Arizona Birkenstock- Birkenstock $125


    The next most famous shopping street in Cannes, after La Croisette, is Rue d'Antibes. All the high end designers can be found on La Croisette, which makes Rue D'Antibes feel more down to earth from a place like Cannes. It has a mix of top brand stores, specialty stores, and a variety of souvenir shops.
    Of course, my favorite find had to deal with food. I happened to pass by Ladurée, a luxurious bakery, well known for their macaroons. When I walked in, I was already amazed by the elegantly decorated store. Ladurée may seem pricey for a macaroon, but you get what you pay for because these are world class French confections. The macarons are heavenly and had an extensive assortment of mouthwatering flavors. My choices were their Rose and Pistachio, which I highly recommend. As you are about to take a bite of one of their macarons, your inhale alone allows you to taste the aromatics of the delicate dessert. Ladurée's silky smooth fresh texture is so addictive it is almost hard to resist trying every flavor.

Ladurée on www.laduree.com


    Dinner was back in Nice, on 1 Rue Molière. La Route du Miam is a true hole in the wall restaurant find. One can almost be blind by the first impression of this restaurant, because I thought it looked closed down. It’s a hidden treasure! This tiny restaurant seats about 20 people, and because of it's hype it can be booked for months in advanced. When you enter the restaurant you are greeted by the lovely Marie. She makes you feel like you are family who is coming over for dinner. If you want an authentic French home cooked meal, Marie and Jean Michael will give you just that. When ordering, Marie gives a full introduction of their family history of cooking. She made me excited about trying their old family recipes from the Perigord region of France. I was amazed by her knowledge of which provence their ducks came from because I had know idea it had an effect on flavor.
    I couldn't decide on ordering their lamb or duck, so I was lucky enough to try both. If you love lamb, get the lamb, but if you have never tried duck now is the time! Or just get both! Haha! You can taste the passion of Jean Michael's cooking. It reminded me of a Thanksgiving feast, especially with the portions. Both of their choices of meats were melt off the bone tender with rich flavors. The large portion of savory potatoes had a depth of flavor, and the foie gras was a silky-smooth delight that melted on your palette as you crunched on their nutty toppings.

Dinner:
Wine- Domaine de Chantegut Vacqueyras 2010
Entree- souris d'agneau au foie gras
La Route du Miam on www.tripadvisor.com

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