Cannes, an upscale resort town along the French Riviera, has some of the most luxurious villas in France for rent, the best sandy beaches and warm Mediterranean waters. Tourists often come to taste the high-quality food in a beautiful environment and enjoy the World famous Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a mini-guide on taking a holiday to one of France’s most laid-back towns.
When is the Best Time to Visit Cannes?
Summer often has temperatures in the high 20’s and low 30’s whereas winters rarely get particularly cold. The coastal town also gets many sunny days during the year. Visitors often come in the warmer months to enjoy the beach and swim in the Med or to attend the Film Festival in May. But, Cannes also transforms into a Christmas wonderland towards the end of December with several traditional markets sprouting up. In short, Cannes makes a great tourist destination in France at any time of the year.
If like me, you’ve found yourself having visited Miami on several occasions, but frequently visiting the same locales, this list’s for you. During a recent press trip to South Beach, I was lucky enough to visit places, and take part in activities I normally wouldn’t have on my own. From there, I was inspired to create a list for the Lushworthy traveler looking to enjoy Miami like a local.
Enjoy A Rose Sangria With A View At PAMM
If only all museums offered views of Biscayne Bay and restaurants with craft cocktails, we’d probably all be much smarter (and Lushworthy). In addition to its vast collection of art, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers an inviting outdoor area, complete with chair hammocks and an outdoor sitting area for its restaurant, Verde. Although its cocktail menu is somewhat limited, Verde does up the ante with creativity. The Rose Sangria and White Peach Margarita are among the boozy options on their cocktail menu. But with options like Sausage And Ricotta and Butternut Squash + Fig, the pizza menu is the real star of the show at Verde.
Martell Cognac, the oldest French Cognac house, threw yet another super Lushworthy, “you-just-had-to-be-there” event in Atlanta. Last week’s H.O.M.E. By Martell event in Atlanta served as one of a series of Martell events that have taken place in cities across the country. Migos rapster, Quavo served as performer for the evening. Additionally, the Atlanta rap trio served as inspiration for the cocktails featured at H.O.M.E.
If you happened to have missed out on the event or just want to recreate the cocktails at home, I took note of the recipes to all the Migos-centric cocktails featured. My personal favorite was the “Bad & Boujee” (pictured above). It reminded me of a cognac-based Old Fashioned, which is one of my go-to cocktails.
Check out the recipes below, cheers!
Martell Blue Swift
It’s always great when you can be Lushworthy while also supporting a great cause. Amarula Cream Liqueur, which is crafted from the fruit of the Marula tree in South Africa, has partnered with WildlifeDIRECT to help raise funds to protect African elephants.
Together, the two have made it super easy to contribute to their newly-launched, “Don’t Let Them Disappear” campaign. For my folks based here in the United States, all you have to do is purchase a bottle of Amarula, and $1 will be donated to WildlifeDIRECT. Easy as pie. Funds will be used to support WildlifeDIRECT’s on-the-ground conservation efforts in Africa. The “Don’t Let Them Disappear” campaign has already begun, and will conclude at the end of 2017.
Thanks to Amarula and WildlifeDIRECT, it looks like we now know what you’ll be gifting your animal-loving, boozy friends for the holiday season.
To create some momentum for Amarula and WildlifeDIRECT’s campaign, myself and other bloggers were gifted with a safari-themed care package. I did an unboxing on Instagram Stories, and those who watched seemed just as excited as I was. I’m in love with the Kente cloth I was gifted, and the elephant stirrers are everything.
Both cocktail lovers and the curious converged in Atlanta for Hendrick’s Gin’s Surrealist Soiree, late last month. I had the opportunity to check out the intimate event, and in true Hendrick’s fashion, Surrealist Soiree boasted unique talent, tantalizing bites, and of course, amazing and creative craft cocktails.
[Photo: Me sipping on a Hendrick’s Gin cocktail while wearing one of the handmade flower crowns, which were created on site.]
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One of my favorite sips from the evening was the Superbloom Punch (pictured above). It was a complex, gin-based punch that was quite literally garnished with a garden. I was able to snag a recipe card for the Superbloom Punch, so I can attempt to recreate it at home, and to also share on here with you guys. You can find the full recipe, below. Cheers!
Rose Petal Hibiscus Tea
Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Raspberries, Blackberries & Edible Flowers
Combine ingredients over ice in short glass and stir gently. Garnish with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and edible flowers.
This year’s Jack Daniel’s Art, Beats & Lyrics is bound to be epic given that the annual event is set to take place at Atlanta’s newly-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For those unfamiliar, Art, Beats & Lyrics (ABL) is described as a “traveling urban art and music exhibition” that “supports visionary artists and musicians who share our values of authenticity, creativity, and individuality.” I’ve attended ABL on several occasions, and it’s definitely an event you don’t want to miss.
Click here to RSVPto the Atlanta Art, Beats & Lyrics event, which will take place on October 20 at 7 P.M.