Tag Archives: cannes

France in Canary Yellow


What does the color canary yellow make you think of? I think of vacation beaches and the color just makes me happy. Its found all over the South of France and in Paris. Take a journey through France with Canary Yellow

The Beach in Cannes, France

Citron of Nice in Southern France

Yellow Cafe Chairs in Southern France

Cannes Film Festival


I was lucky to be in the French Riviera last year in the time of the Cannes Film Festival. I hopped on a train and off I went to explore Cannes. I have been before but it is a whole different city without the festival. The city was packed with people having parties in big white tents. But what I quickly learned is that I needed a special badge to get in. Something I didn’t have access to. I strolled up and down the main street and took in the sights. If you get a chance to visit you should go and explore!


Gift Giving for the Carousel lover


I grew up loving carousels because my grandmother had a carousel horse in her living room. On my trip to Europe this summer carousels filled Spain and France. I started a series of carousels during my travels. Here are a few of my favorites from Barcelona, Montpelier, and Paris. All can be purchased on my website click on the photo for the direct link to my etsy shop.

Tibidado Spain (Barcelona)

Tibidado, Spain (Barcelona)

Nice, France

Cannes, France

Tulleries, Paris, France

Cannes Film Festival 2011


I am extremely lucky to have planned my trip to the French Riviera during the time of the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is just a quick train ride away from Nice and not too expensive. Several people warned me not to go because it would be too crowded but that didn’t scare me away. I rode the train alongside Canadians and Australians all going to see what the buzz was about. Unfortunately I did not have a lanyard for the Festival so I didn’t get to enjoy all of the festivities of this popular event. I did however get to see the city transformed for the yearly event. I have been to Cannes in the past and the city looked completely different. Even the carousel took on a different look covered in movie posters for the event.

Outside the entrance to the red carpet of the festival are the handprints of famous film stars

Everywhere you look there were advertisements for upcoming movies even on the sides of famous hotels

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