Its that time of year again, the Cannes Film Festival starts today, one of the most exciting events to take place during the year in one of the most prestigious areas on the Cote d’Azur. I had the pleasure of experiencing a hotel right on the Croisette this week called Hotel 3.14, a luxury hotspot which has centered all its entertainment during this period for the young and connected.
I was greeted on the rooftop of the hotel by friendly faces and the stunning views of an overflow swimming pool and the Cannes seaside glistening in the background. I sat to enjoy a cold drink while admiring 3.14 latest addition to their restaurant, circular glass tables with plancha embedded in the centre so that you can cook your own lunch with friends or have the lovely chef come over and cook it right in front of you. I headed over to the Chef’s table to watch him prepare some delicious skewers, fresh vegetables and jacket potato.
I wondered around the pool planning my next trip down to Cannes, this time with my bikini! and discovered a jacuzzi overlooking the Croisette and the horizon… I chatted to another Sophie there from Instinct De Com and found out about 3.14′s Film Festival program and the weekly pool parties held on the rooftop every Sunday with multiple DJ sets and decided I couldn’t keep this all to myself!
I will be heading back there very soon to properly experience 3.14′s life by the seaside and their infamous pool parties I have now heard so much about. You should all come too! I may just secretly sneak down to Cannes and hide away there for a few days! shh….
They also have a lovely beach in front of the hotel perfect to go to in the morning for a swim and then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening on the rooftop poolside.
I am heading back to Cannes Friday night for a film launch party and Monday too for a red carpet event, I have all of my outfits already planned so watch out for those coming soon to the blog, I really cannot wait there is something so special about Cannes this time of year!
Hotel 3.14′s Film Festival Program Starting tonight!
15 mai – HYPHEN HYPHEN @3.14 CLUB
16 mai THE LUMINEERS / SHOW CASE PRIVE
LOVE ON THE BEAT + JULIA ELI GRITA @ 3.14 CLUB
17 mai – DISCOTEXAS @ 3.14 CLUB
18 mai – DJ FALCON et DISCO 3000 @ 3.14 CLUB
19 mai – AXELLE LAFFONT, CYRIL PAGLINO & GUESTS @ 3.14 PISCINE // POOL PARTY #1
ONESQUAREMETER @ 3.14 CLUB
20 mai – HYNDE HAMDANI @ 3.14 CLUB
21 mai – STEPHANE BOURBON DE PENTHIEVRE @ 3.14 CLUB
22 mai – LE MELLOTRON, SOULIST et BLAQUE&DKAIR @ 3.14 CLUB
23 mai – PHYLTRE @ 3.14 CLUB
24 mai – MATT MENDEZ et DOMINIC RAPON @ 3.14 CLUB
25 mai – EBONY BONES SOUND SYSTEM et DEE NICE @ 3.14 CLUB
26 mai – FREDERIQUE BEL & GUESTS @ 3.14 PISCINE / POOL PARTY # 2
Will any of you be in Cannes for the Film Festival?
I was kindly invited to eat at one of the Principality’s restaurants, Cosmopolitan. A wine bar as well as a restaurant located in the heart of Monaco, with an emphasis on quality food at affordable prices.
Cosmopolitan boasts a variety of international dishes from Mediterranean seafood to Asian dishes too the choices are endless and after hearing such great things from close friends I was quick to invite my lovely mummy Mandy along for a girly treat. She also has one of the best palette’s in the family after dining at some of the best restaurants around the world so if someone is going to help me critique while having a girly gossip its her!
I wasn’t in the mood to get completely dolled up so went for a chic but casual look pairing my distressed jeans with a silk white shirt, sequin clutch, gold accessories and tottered out the door in my favourite yellow Missoni wedges. We arrived to a buzzing and busy atmosphere at Cosmopolitan and were greeted and seated inside. A modern contemporary decor surrounded us, wooden floors and details with fun food themed American artwork dotted about the walls.
After choosing some Summer inspired cocktails we took to the entree menu and were treated to an assortiment of starters which was perfect because I secretly wanted to try all of them anyway!
The food arrived colourful and fresh, deep fried calamari with tartare sauce, some homemade springrolls with sweet chilli sauce, creamy Italian ’burrata’ served with thinly sliced parma ham & cherry tomatoes dressed in a homemade basil oil and an aromatic crab salad with asparagus, rocket & mango coulis. Everything was delicious but I have a deep weakness for crispy calamari so I would go back just them!
My mother chose a lovely looking salmon ‘teriyaki’ with white rice & vegetables while I went for a something off the Plat du Jour menu beside us, a Ravioli special with foie gras and mushroom sauce. Not the lightest of dishes I must admit but it was utter bliss I can assure you…
After dinner we sat back in our chairs completely satisfied while sipping our coffees and nibbling biscuits which we really shouldn’t have been nibbling… And by Italian tradition a couple of Limoncello shots were delicately placed in front of us to end the meal, you have got to love the Italians…
Also something for all of you wine lovers out there, every Wednesday evening if you buy 1 exclusive bottle of wine the 2nd is half price!
Just a 2 minute walk from the main Casino, Fairmont Hotel and Monaco’s Larvotto beaches makes Cosmopolitan the perfect place to have a quick and light business lunch or a deliciously tasty and ambient dinner before heading out to the clubs…
I advise Reserving beforehand: E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: +377 220.127.116.11 Cosmopolitan - 7 rue du Portier - Monte-Carlo - MC98000