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.
There 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).We ordered our first round of cocktails and started nibbling.I went for a Ruby Martini – raspberry, cranberry, elderflower and vodka – sooo delicious.Mum and Fran both went for Moscow Mules served in pretty cool tankards.This is Maureen… She 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!As the sun started to dip below the hill the sky started to glow pink, orange and red.From then on, the horizon was technicolour and every time you looked it had changed slightly and became a more intense orange colour.Accompanying 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!Not sure we’ve quite nailed the ‘candid’ photos yet…Photoshoot done, time to enjoy the last of the sunset.Eventually the sun dipped below the horizon and the lights of Cannes Californie started twinkling in the distance.After the sun had well and truly set we said our goodbyes and made our way through the restaurant.We 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!!
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!