‘Restaurant tip for seafood lovers’
27, Rue Félix Faure, Cannes
A glass of chilled champagne and a mixture of seafood is what South of France is all about! Recommended by the store manager of Dior, we enjoyed the best seafood lunch at a little restaurant off the tourist streets called Astoux & Brun. This is a real seafood gem in Cannes! The fact you will probably have to wait in line here for some time shows Astoux et Bruns popularity and excellence. We arrived a bit after lunch time and were able to get seating at the smoking side, but this did not bother us as the space was an open space outside. Looking around, we saw bowls of bouillabaisse, large platters of crab, oysters, lobster and giant shrimp seem to adorn every table! Just perfect.
The place has open doors to the streets and menu consists of all kinds of seafood and fish you could imagine. They have impressive seafood platters and the freshest and widest selection of shell-fish imaginable. We saw plates of mixed enormous prawns, langoustines, clams and cockles bedded on seaweed platters. However, if you wish to splurge, take the lobster. It literally melted in my mouth and it was pure heaven! This place did not disappoint and I can honestly say, it was the best lobster I’ve ever had! If you are having lunch, we enjoyed appetizers and split the lobster between the two of us, as it is big enough and cost a hefty 200 euros.
We sat enjoying the summer of Cannes, drinking ice-cold mumm and picking on snails with pots of garlic mayonnaise and vinaigrette, with rye bread. I had a steamed crab for starters, then half the lobster that had a lovely butter dressing and finished the meal with a strong espresso. For all you seafood lovers out there, this place is designed for you! Take me back please!
Cannes Harbour, France
“Possibly the most used outfit during the summer is a little white dress”… For me personally, I love the fresh effect it has on the face, white pops out the eyes and gives a feeling of light & crispness. This LWD has a beautiful lace top half and is quite shear from the back. A dress like this is an easy choice, as it works well during hot days, yet it is dressy enough for the evening as well. To make it more dressy, add a boho-style kimono on top (see last picture ) as I did during our seafood lunch. In terms of jewelry, I’ve added different length thin chains from a hamsa hand to the evil eye and a small diamond stud. I’m also wearing the classic white H-bracelet along with a golden chain that attaches to a ring… all in line to match the delicate look of the dress. I have my Gucci beach bag with me, as it is light and is able to hold my ever-so-heavy camera and lens!
As the evening sets, the inviting view of the still ocean captures my gaze and I stare at the majestic yachts and tall sailboats in the distant horizon. The view makes me inhale and feel Cannes beginning to rest.. The day has been incredibly warm, so the easiest and most fashion forward outfit is an effortless maxi, always stylish and ready for any occasion. Being tasteful and chic is what Cannes style is all about…but then again, that goes without saying for all of Southern France.
I’m in love with this silk dress, particularly the colour and floral pattern is something worth obsessing over. It is elegant and feminine and the small sleeves are really quite darling. I also like the shorter hem in the front as it makes it that much easier to walk around steep steps in beautiful old towns. I’m wearing a couple of different thin necklaces to add a bit of flair to the look, nothing too heavy though to keep it inline with the look of the dress. All I want to do is stare into the yellow mist that gently overlooks the entire harbour. ♥