Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Post #6: Antibes

What a crazed, fab, champagne-fuelled bank holiday / birthday weekend that was! Turns out the villa was closer to the rather more fashionable Juan-les-Pins than Antibes, suitably private, protected from view by those famous pines.

It was a busy weekend, what with the Cannes festival in full swing on one side of town and the Monaco GP on the other, so we spent a lot of time just hanging out at the villa. The weather wasn't quite as hot as I'd have liked but we did get a small chance to lie around by the pool. The combination of champagne and sunshine makes for the most wonderful memories!

Amelia took one for the team and kept Stu's friend Simon happy, though by the look on Mel's face the morning after I don't think she lost on the deal. Apparently Simon is very skilled in the use of his tongue.

As for me? I got lucky too. But because I'm not the kiss and tell kind...
who am I kidding, of course I'm the kiss and tell kind!

He's Argentinian and very fit, works with Simon - and he gave me the best birthday present a girl could want. Let's just say that sex outdoors has always done it for me and leave it at that.

On Sunday we travelled up to Monaco for the race and the vibe was crazy and fun, though our balcony wasn't well placed to see much of the race. We would have been better off avoiding the traffic and staying home to watch the race on television.

And now it's home and back to the grind. Though I'm seeing the Argentinian again tonight - he's taking me to opening night of the new two-hander play at the Duchess Theatre, Bakersfield Mist, with Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmaid. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bonus Post: Off to the beach

Woot - Spring Bank Holiday weekend is coming, and first thing tomorrow we're off to the Cote d'Azur. Stu's friend has a villa outside Antibes (at least his mommy and step-father do) and since he's hot to get into Amelia's pants, we all get an invite for the long weekend.

So I'm packing my Saint Laurent Paloma flats and hoping for sunshine. (After the last couple of days, the Camden Crawl on Tuesday followed by La Femme at Scala last night, I need a little R&R).

La Femme

Scala's a tad battered and not my usual choice of venue to hang, but fab concert. La Femme's brand of music requires more words to describe than I'm capable of this morning. Let's call it edgy.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Post #5: This last week and hint to the cute guy at the Tate Modern

Hello....? Is there anybody out there? No, okay well I still have to do this. There's a bottle of Clos d'Ambonnay at stake.

Thank heavens spring is here at last. I'd rather be in the south of France but England isn't half bad when there are daffodils or blossoming cherry trees, or even just new leaves on the trees.

This last week we went to see the Havana Rakatan show at the Peacock Theatre, and Sophie dragged me off to see the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit at the Tate Modern. Met a cute guy there though, which made it worthwhile. Would have been more worthwhile if he'd actually called since then.

Hint for the cute guy at the Tate Modern (not that you're going to see it since I write this blog under another name): I don't call you. You call me. Because life is too short to waste it on any guy who's 'Just Not That Into You'.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Post #4: About Me

The girls (aka The Cuplrits) tell me I can't gossip about them until I've told you about me first. So here are twelve completely random facts about me.
  1. My father's French, my mother's English. Gallic charm vs English stoicism - not a pretty mix.
  2. I have a boring older brother who's in training to take over the family business, and a fun younger brother who now lives in new York. Both of them dutifully followed my father to the Sorbonne. I am the only disappointment who didn't go along with The Plan.
  3. I was thrown out of two schools in France before they finally moved me to an English boarding school. Best. Decision. Ever. That's where I met my BFFs Sophie and Olivia.
  4. I'm still in love with my First Love. (He wasn't my First, though!) He just doesn't know it, and I haven't seen him in years.
  5. I work in PR. Even I don't know what that means. But it's fun and I seldom get bored.
  6. I'm a Gemini, and I share a birthday with Lenny Kravitz.
  7. My favourite food is veal ragoût, like my Grandmaman makes. Followed by a classic lemon soufflé.
  8. My favourite drink is... champagne, a good Bordeaux, a Pimms in summertime, cocktails, a decent craft beer... hell, as long as it contains alcohol, I'm happy.
  9. I hate exercise. But I do (occasionally) use the gym equipment we have at home, and do yoga classes because, well, one has to - and because The Culprits make me.
  10. I'm not good with discipline of any sort, which is most likely why I don't like to exercise. I think it's a reaction to the fact that I did ballet for many years.
  11. I like to read. A lot. It's kind of my guilty secret, since everyone thinks I'm such a party animal and they can't imagine me sitting still for so long. But I do.
  12. Oh, and last Wednesday Sophie took me to see the the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. Yes, I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Post #3: Bank Holiday Weekend

Ow, my head hurts. We went large last night. And now Amelia's playing Muse full blast downstairs.

Saturday night me and my girls went to see 'Wolf Hall' (the play at The Aldwych based on Hilary Mantel's book, which I have yet to read).

Then yesterday, after a late start to the day, we finally made it to Little Venice for the Canalway Cavalcade. The combination of beer, sausages and sunshine was so good we allowed ourselves to be tempted into something of a pub crawl. Continuing the beer theme, dinner was at House of Peroni, before a private party with some of Olivia's work friends until the early hours.

So today it's fried food and chasers all the way! And maybe a long quiet session with my Kindle.

What did you all get up to this bank holiday weekend?