Sunsets at Eden Roc

If you go to the tip of the bay in Antibes you come to Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a beautiful hotel which is a little slice of heaven. We fell in love with it the first time we went and we’ve been back every year since.

This year we decided to go for some pre-dinner drinks to watch the sunset.

Saying I took a couple of pictures would be the understatement of the century, so I’ve attempted to whittle them down…but not really done that much of a good job. So apologies in advance for the hundreds (not literally, don’t worry) of photos.

_DSC0529There are, I think, 4 or 5 different bars you can go to for drinks, this time we went to the Grill & Lounge bar, which is also a restaurant. Mum, Dad and I had never been to this one before and if you get a table at the edge you have incredible views overlooking the bay (and you feel like you’re on a ship which is pretty cool)._DSC0527_DSC0530_DSC0533_DSC0534We ordered our first round of cocktails and started nibbling._DSC0536I went for a Ruby Martini – raspberry, cranberry, elderflower and vodka – sooo delicious._DSC0541_DSC0545_DSC0546_DSC0549Mum and Fran both went for Moscow Mules served in pretty cool tankards._DSC0550_DSC0552This is Maureen… _DSC0553She is such an amazing lady! She’s 93 and proves that age really, just is, a number. She’s an incredible artist, wears glittery trainers (which I am very envious of) and is the most interesting story teller!_DSC0555As the sun started to dip below the hill the sky started to glow pink, orange and red._DSC0567From then on, the horizon was technicolour and every time you looked it had changed slightly and became a more intense orange colour._DSC0572_DSC0573_DSC0577_DSC0578_DSC0582_DSC0596Accompanying the sunset we ordered another round of cocktails. This time I went for a Hugo. I’m not sure if we’re late to the party on this one but Hazel and I have only just discovered it and it’s our favourite drink at the moment, we’re literally ordering it everywhere we go! It’s Champagne, elderflower, lime & mint – winning combo!FullSizeRender_DSC059720160820_20412520160820_203954Not sure we’ve quite nailed the ‘candid’ photos yet…20160820_20403020160820_20403420160820_203932Photoshoot done, time to enjoy the last of the sunset._DSC0599_DSC0600_DSC0602_DSC0603_DSC0606_DSC0607_DSC0608Eventually the sun dipped below the horizon and the lights of Cannes Californie started twinkling in the distance._DSC0610_DSC0614_DSC0615_DSC0616After the sun had well and truly set we said our goodbyes and made our way through the restaurant._DSC0619_DSC0620_DSC0621_DSC0622_DSC0623_DSC0624_DSC0625_DSC0628_DSC0629_DSC0631We headed back round the bay and finished off our evening with dinner at ours. Cold meats, olives, bread and cheese. Very French..if I do say so myself!!_DSC0639_DSC0640_DSC0645

Surrounded by beautiful people it was one of those times where you’re allowed to get all sentimental and I must admit I felt very content & happy with life. We always have such a beautiful evening when we visit Eden Roc and it really is one of my favourite places in the world!

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  1. francesca.coulthard@hotmail.com
    September 10, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Aah Chessie please take me back to the paradise that is Eden Roc! Love the photos and love the pictures and posts of granny!

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