It’s early in May and the Cannes film festival has just started.
Imagine the scene in some A-list Hollywood agency. A junior employee sits at her desk munching a lettuce leave.
View of the citadel from Cannes portside
‘Finish that quick, Mr Cloopitjolie, needs somewhere to eat tonight.’
‘Where is he?’
There’s still a blank look on the face of the junior employee.
‘Damn it just get on the internet and search for restaurants Riviera, Provence.’
‘Ok, how long have I got?’
Google pops up on the screen. Within 15 minutes the employee is running to her boss, nearly tripping over in her Manolos as she does so, waving a piece of paper so excitedly that the back-draft nearly blows her over.
The boss is pleased. ‘This is brilliant, where did you get it?’
How the office junior felt about the guru and also a shop sign in Cannes
‘I asked the guru.’
‘Not another F***ing scientologist?’
‘No they are husband and wife….’
‘I don’t have time to care….just send it.’
And that is the story of how the guru came to have its first A-list client.
We wish we could tell you who it was, but all requests are treated with the utmost secrecy.
Instead here’s the request we were sent and our response:
If money were no object and you had a chauffeur to drive you around where would you eat near Cannes?
Nice spot for lunch – the Chevre D’Or just outside Cannes
Chevre D’Or Eze
Has one of the most stunning views the Guru has ever seen. We only had a drink on the terrace…but we made it last!
Club 55 St Tropez
04 94 55 55 55
Club 55 is one of the most famous beach clubs in the world. A celebrity hang out especially in July and August. Great atmosphere and very good food.
Le Colombe D’Or – St Paul de Vence
Made famous as many young artists used to come and stay here, they paid their hotel bills with paintings and as a result the walls are still covered with some of the most celebrated artists including Picasso. Very well known and a must visit.
Restaurant Bacon – Cap D’Antibes
Legendary hang out for the well to do. Famous for it’s excellent fish.
Le Moulin de Mougins – Mougins
Mougins is just behind Cannes and this restaurant is a real foodies delight.
Les Belles Rives – Juan les Pins
The guru loves the terrace of this lovely hotel. Hemingway famously wrote here and you can see why.
Just a wonderfully relaxed, yet luxurious place for a seaside lunch
Plage de la Pinede – Juan les Pins
We have a real soft spot for this fantastic beach club in Juan les Pins as we sold rose there for Jamie’s second book La Vie en Rose. It is a real “eat with your feet in the sand” type of place…at the same time the food is absolutely fantastic. Hire a sunlounger and spend the day. Must book. (for a sunlounger too)
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