Cannes, 24 hours

Remember this fantastic journey, last year? Discovering the vineyards in Cognac was the first step.
Last week, like Jack Bauer on a mission I spend 24 hours at Cannes International Film Festival with House Rémy Martin, discovering new cocktails, walking the red carpet and enjoying some of the hippest parties.

10:00 arriving in Nice

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11:00 arrival at Le Majestic

« best hotel on la Croisette » said the private driver to us

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12:00 views from my hotel room

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13:00 lunch at the Nikki Beach, la terrasse

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16:00 Discovering the Rare Cask II 42.6

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17:00 at last « My little Tumi » is in my room !

With the rush of the Festival, my luggage (My little Tumi) spend a few hours to climb to my room…

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Smoking, bow ties, shiny shoes, shirts, small but full of space, everything is well packed and fine, ready for the mission!

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18:00 Silencio Cannes

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18:30 an encounter with Rob McHardy, mixologist at Silencio Paris

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Rob McHardy, mixing the Rémy Soolong cocktail

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21:00 dress code

Smoking and evening dress: featuring Joseph Ayoub, Alice Hoffman (Rémy Martin) and Emanuele d’Angelo

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Crowded crowded crowded ! People in the street are crazy, walking to the Palais is a real fight !

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22:00 The Red Carpet

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22:15 ready for the show

Borgman the new movie from dutch director Alex van Warmerdam is the story of evil people (who live in an underground den!) infesting an upper middle class family. Borgman is a tiedous (the last part), but pleasant movie to see, between Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Haneke.

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22:30 the movie team entrance

actress Hadewych Minis and the movie team (below) on the red carpet

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00:00 Remy Martin party at VIP Room

For the fourth year, Rémy Martin was one of the official supplier Cannes International Film Festival. This party was one of the finest of the festival.

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2:00 Robin Thicke « blurred lines »

Robin Thicke, Remy Martin ambassador arrive for a private showcase

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A blurred Robin Thicke picture…

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Caroline Sarrot Lecarpentier, International PR Manager at Rémy Martin, wearing Lefranc-Ferrant dress by Béatrice Ferrant

3:00 Milla came and say « Hi » !

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Milla Jovovich also came at Rémy Martin private suite

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6:00 lights off

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10:00 Hotel Majestic (waking-up and check out)

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Mission accomplished!

A journey in Cognac with Remy Martin

A fantastic journey, in the land of Cognac.

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A fabulous experience with House Rémy Martin

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In the vineyard at Domaine de Puyrouyer , Saint-Preuil with Patrick Brisset, owner

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Visit of the distillery of House Rémy Martin

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Cognac tasting

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Visit of the cellars

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Since the creation of the house in 1724, they are only four to have watch over cognac, to have blended the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, revealing its unique aromatic intensity and making sure it remains true to the Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac style.
Pierrette Trichet (above) is the only female Cellar Master in the history of House Rémy Martin (and in the major producers in the region of Cognac).

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The climax…

… of the day was the tasting of the Louis XIII in the cellars of the property, followed by a fantastic dinner, priceless.

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Some of the batches used for the Louis XIII, « King of cognac » are over a hundred years old.

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Louis XIII, longue vie au roi !

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La dégustation de cognac fait partie d’un certain art de vivre, pas loin de celui de la Couture et du luxe. Ce flacon façonné par le savoir-faire de 9 artisans de la cristallerie de Sèvres renvoie à une dentelle fine et précieuse dont l’origine pourrait-être Calais. Ne parle-t-on pas de la robe d’un cognac?

Voici une illustration qui m’a été commandée et que j’ai réalisé au trait unique, pour célébrer l’édition d’un jeroboam du cognac le plus prestigieux, le Louis XIII de la distillerie Rémy Martin.

Ce flacon de luxe, véritable chef d’œuvre, ne sera réalisé qu’en quantité très limitée et pour quelques happy few seulement.

A apprécier ici (avec modération).