a quick travel guide to cannes

Montag, 31. Juli 2017 | / | 7 Kommentare

Here it is - my final report of my trip to the Côté d'Azur last year. With this last post from Cannes, I think I've showed you pretty much all pictures I wanted to show, although it took me over a year to edit them and to put together blogposts. As I've mentioned in previous posts, these little travel guides contain more pictures than actual tips about where it's worth going. All three places - Monaco, Nice and Cannes - are in my opinion worth to go to, but of course it depends what you're looking for. When me and my dad traveled there, we went there without a plan and without a list of places we wanted to see, so our time in the sunny south of France was pretty much just about strolling through narrow alleys and walking up on hills to get a breathtaking view over the sea.

When we decided to go to Cannes, it was just as spontaneous as the whole trip itself - but Cannes turned out to be a shopping trip in the end. We didn't do shopping the entire day, in between we went to the port, where also the famous Cannes film festival annually takes place, we experienced beautiful landscapes from above and simply enjoyed life without having to stress too much about time.

Tickets between Nice and Cannes were always really affordable and it was extremely easy to get to the train stations. When we wanted to go back to Nice, our train was delayed, but it wasn't so bad as trains were regularly departing from Cannes. When you take the "normal" train, it takes about 45 Minutes before arriving in Cannes and it costs 5.30€ per person. When we went from Cannes back and our train was delayed, we bought a ticket for the next leaving train, which was a TGV. Going with a TGV, it only takes half an hour but costs 9.80€, which isn't too bad either.

Always buy tickets in advance at the vending machine. And if you want to have some kind of time frame, how long to stay in Cannes: We departed from Nice 12:30 and came back around 20:30. We spend a relaxed day there and we felt not like we left something out.

Palm trees! No, just kidding. ;) (But in fact, I love palm trees and you can see them everywhere in Cannes!) But I would recommend to walk around where the Cannes film festival takes place every year and then look out after stairways to climb up. The view from above is the best and even though you don't know where you're going to end up, just take every possibility to climb the hills. With that said, wear comfortable sneakers on your way up - people wearing sandals or - even worse - platforms - seemed not at all happy with their chosen pair of shoes as I remember.

Rue d'Antibes is the ultimate shopping street! There you can find every shop you want, from small french shops to the bigger, "classic" clothing chains. As a matter of fact, I couldn't find anything affordable at a beautiful little second hand shop, because the only things they sold were expensive bags and shoes. So I shopped instead at Sephora (lipstick and blush which I'm also wearing in the last outfit post) and at pull&bear (green jacket and a matching two-piece). And we treated ourselves with delicious Macarons at Ladurée. Surprisingly, some shops were opened until 7 or 8 pm as well, like Jules, were my dad also shopped some items for himself.

This was it! You can find my entire trip to the Côté d'Azur splitted up into different blogposts here:

Monaco | Monaco Outfit

Nice | Nice Outfit

Cannes | Cannes Outfit

june recap

Montag, 17. Juli 2017 | / | 5 Kommentare

(1) Jäckle & Hösle (2) swedishstockings.com - "Svea Premium" (3) me (with an ugly sunburn)

Waaaaay too late, I know, but here it is: my june recap! I think there was really no summer where I was as busy as I am this year. I won't complain - I like to have my calendar filled every day with things to do, but the last couple of weeks have been nothing but a constant challenge of getting enough sleep to make sure I'm not falling asleep during the day after. But as I've already said, I don't wanna complain about the last weeks, because if I haven't had work and my lessons everyday at the driving school I would just be bored sitting at home and waiting for the next workday. Before I finally get my driving license it will probably be the end of August, which means until then I'm gonna continue my work- and study schedule. I really hope to manage to write some more blogposts in between as well, besides the monthly recaps (which I actually really enjoy, but at the same time it scares me, because those recaps make me just realize how fast every month is going by!!!).

Let's make it an actual recap then. In June, I took my final exams and on the 22nd, we celebrated the end of our school career at school. It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony, but to be honest, I didn't quite realize what just has happened in this moment. It seemed surreal and felt just like "Okay, we're going to have summer break now and see each other in class in autumn again". My classmates then went to a big graduation party, but unfortunately, after I got back from my little trip to Sweden, I was really sick. I just didn't feel well and first I thought, I could maybe join the party later when I ate and drank something, but it kept getting worse and in the end I fell asleep with fever and bad headache. I'm so so so sad I couldn't join the last big party with all my classmates, teachers and friends from school.
But apropos trip to Sweden, I had a lovely time there. Except coming home sick, I had a great time visiting all my friends, my family, and to join the graduation party ("Studenten") of my best friends and former classmates. I love them all so much and I'm beyond grateful that I got the chance to meet them and to make such good friends in just one year. They are literally the best!!! My friend Laura and I traveled together to my second home, and we took lots of pictures during our trip, I might upload some of them as soon as I've got a little more time.

After my swedish and austrian graduation, I immediately started working, and so far I'm really happy with the job and my colleagues. They're all so helpful and kind and I admire their patience with me (as I'm asking thousand question just to make sure I do everything the right way).
Other than that, I'm having driving lessons since a week now and I'm really not sure if I'm gonna be a good driver someday - it feels like I have no control at all over the car when I'm driving haha.

We're in the middle of summer now - time goes by so fast! When I visited my folks in southern Sweden, I couldn't resist to buy some summer-sale items. Two jumpsuits from Weekday, silver earrings from Urban Outfitters and a backpack as well as a silver shirt from my favorite Second Hand Shop landed in my bags on my way back to Austria.
But scrolling through the internet made me wanna get some more pieces, for example those really beautiful shoes from Maddies Outfit (which itself is gorgeous too) - but as soon as they were on sale, they were sold out. It feels like I'm always coming late when my favorite pieces are on sale. :(
Luckily, the Indie Magazine, which I lately found again, won't be sold out if I finally subscribe to it. I wanted to do it already months ago but always forgot about it - now it's time, I guess.
And then there are some items on my wishlist, which let me combine business with pleasure. For my job, I need to wear tights (yes, even inside, but there are air conditioners, so it's not as bad as it might sound). I found two extremely beautiful tights at Swedish Stockings: Nina Fishbone and Svea Premium. Gonna order them this week as well. The people behind Swedish Stockings follow a exemplary mission, because they produce their tights only from recycled ones. You can benefit from this as well, when you send them at least 3 of your old stockings and in return you will get a 30% voucher for your next purchase.

Not to forget, my 6 (not five this time, I couldn't decide!) favorite blogposts in June were really inspiring and gave me lots of motivation to try something new or to think of something from a different angle. Take a look yourself!
  • Peppermynta Mag regularly puts different sustainable and charitable institutions in the spotlight. Last month it was an intiative called Shades of Love. In the Himalaya region the population suffers from sunlight - something, I didn't know anything about. But thinking about how easy it is to help, namely just to donate sunglasses, it's something everyone should consider to do.
  • Corinna from the blog Kissen & Karma posted a super sweet DIY on her blog, perfect for the outdoor summer: How to build a muntin window.
  • I love love love Mias travel guides. Here are her recommendations of Londons best cafés. I want to visit every single one she recommended! I consider to travel to London just to sit in these beautiful looking cafés...
  • Another blogger whose postings I adore are the ones from Stef. Her recipe of how to make Basilikumpesto seems to be easy and especially very yummy!
  • Vreni from Jäckle & Hösle writes an article about a topic which I never read somewhere on the internet before. It's an issue for me as well, because to accept, that I'm simply never gonna to have browned skin in the summer, wasn't always easy. Embrace your paleness!
  • I can't name any article from Maddie from dariadaria which I don't find somewhat inspiring. Maybe not a "classic" dariadaria post, she writes about her experience with Tesla and why it maybe is more than just a car for "the rich".
On Sunday, I had a shooting with my lovely friend Sabeth and we took some really sweet pictures which I hope to show you soon as well. And today, my dear swedish-exchange-student-buddy Marlene is visiting me for three days - we haven't seen each other for almost a year now and I'm really looking forward to meet her again! I hope you enjoy the next days as well and wish you lovely summer days ahead. :)