Cannes Diary with Chopard

hotel du cap

Hotel du Cap

We found paradise. Whisked away from the hustle and bustle of Cannes, we emerged at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The once private mansion opened as an Antibes hotel in 1870 overlooking the French Riviera like a perfect postcard. It’s the kind of corner you turn where you feel as if they shut the gates behind you, you would never know a world outside anymore…nor care to. The secrets these old walls could tell, the affair between Taylor and Burton, the celebrities and their chaos wax and wane like the tides. You walk the grounds and you feel as if nobody else exists…and if you listen closely in the silence of the garden, you can hear the ocean calling like the distant sound of the late night trumpet from behind the damp walls of a New Orleans party. At the water’s edge sits the magnificent Resturant Eden Roc where we sipped on white wine and enjoyed the view while Leo did press interviews for Gatsby and Sasha Baron Cohen took photographs of his parents on vacation. This day sits in my memory as one of those beautiful days where the sun came out, everyone was smiling, we were young and beautiful and still making our way, the world still had magic and we had more time to create. I read somewhere there is a plaque in the garden that reads “Ce qui sera, c’est ce qui fut”- “what will be, is what was” and this day was perfect.
As the late afternoon set in, the rain returned as did we to Cannes. Kevin and I had a Chopard Cinemagraph shoot scheduled with Cara Delevingne before we all descended on the evening’s activities. That particular night was the Chopard Trophy Party with Colin Firth as guest of honor and a performance by Solange Knowles at the Hotel Martinez before slipping peacefully to bed dreaming about that garden of Eden that has captured my imagination so.

French Riviera

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Eden Roc

Eden Roc Hotel du Cap

Up the hill to the Hotel du Cap in my MAIYET Turquoise dress & Coach Terri Heels

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Eden Roc

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Dessert at Eden Roc Fresh Fruit  French Riveria Jamie Beck

Cocktail attire~ classic chiffon and lace dress by Lela Rose (Remember from this shoot?) with Schutz heels and a Nars matte lip



See the other days here: dinner with the Gatsby creators and our glamourous walk down the red carpet!

17 thoughts on “Cannes Diary with Chopard

  1. Colin Firth, lucky you! I really love the first part (especially the food part. I’m a goumet, what can I say?). I can’t wait to see the cinemagraph, even if I’m tired of Cara’s face being everywhere these days.

    1. Thanks! It’s so difficult to shoot at night. Focus takes longer which makes capturing moments more stressful and balancing the light can be tricky. I’m glad to hear it’s worth the effort! 🙂

  2. Your photos are always like a dream. These posts are getting me ever so excited for my trip to France in several weeks :). I second on the night photography, you’ve got to be a genius to work that out.

  3. Jamie, I keep using the word “dream” for the lack of a better word…but
    truly…this feels like a fairy tale…a dream…moments in time which
    you’ve captured forever. Bravo!! So excited for you!!!

  4. Love this! True bliss… All your photos have the most whimsical aesthetic. I would love to help assist you on a shoot. I am trying to build my prop styling portfolio. It would be an honor to work with you.

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