Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

By - May 19th, 2010

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

A strange email came a few weeks back asking if I’d like to be the heir to one of Jacque d’Azur’s perks, a weekend at Festival de Cannes and what mortal human being would say no to that!  So this past weekend, I packed my bags and jetted off to the South of France, upon arrival Jacque d’Azur’s assistants were on hand to greet myself and a number of other lucky heirs. Stella Artois one of the premier sponsors of Festival de Cannes played a great part in organizing the weekend on behalf of Jacque D’Azur. They transformed Le Manoir de l’Etang in the hills behind Cannes and once home to Picasso into Manoir Jacque d’Azur. Of course, a weekend at the Cannes Film Festival would not be complete without a couple of red carpet premieres and so tickets and a limo to Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger were handed to us. I had a great time and met some great friends along the way, take a look below for a full report of the weekend at the Cannes Film Festival.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
Arriving at the Nice Airport

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
Manoir Jacques d’Azur, once home to Picasso

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
Before we even checked in, Stella Artois already a few perfect pours waiting for the guests of Jacques.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

After checking in to my room, tickets Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps at the Grande Theatre Lumiere were provided along with Jacques’ limo.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
An official Festival de Cannes Limo at our disposal. (photo: Steve Atieh)

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

On the way to the premiere the paparazzi were on full patrol!! There’s no escaping them.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Spectators were also on full patrol, lining up all along the street toward the red carpet at Grande Theatre Lumiere.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

That would be me.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

One of the two yacht after parties we attended.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
We only drank about 8 bottles of Veuve… #notajoke (photo: Jaci Anderson)

DAY TWO

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

After a long night of partying, on the second day we had lunch at the Stella Artois Lounge at the Plage Des Palms with more friends Stella Artois and Jacques.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
Just having a Stella at the Jacques d’Azur Stella Artois lounge at

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Some very cool new friends!!

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

After lunch, we went back to the hotel for a short rest and were provided with tickets to You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger by Woody Allen and again Jacques limo to the red carpet.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

We just so happened to have arrived as everyone was rushing in last minute.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

As I’ve mentioned before the paparazzi was no joke.

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival
Steve and mom Mary. (photo: Steve Atieh)

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

Jaci & Camille (photo: Jaci Anderson)

Weekend At The Cannes Film Festival

It was really an amazing weekend and I met some really good friends along the way. Ian from Screen Junkies (left) and Bryce from The Luxury Spot (right) were my partners in crime for the weekend but also Jaci and Camille from Seattle and Mary and Steve from NJ and NY, it was amazing hanging out with you all!! Many thanks to Stella Artois and Jacques d’Azur. #teamcannes4life

6 comments
Fré
Fré

some nice pictures from Jacque d'Azur's mansion , grtzzzz the bartender

Jaci
Jaci

Love all the pics YM! It was a whirlwind of an amazing time!

Yu-Ming
Yu-Ming

Thanks Phil. It was definitely one amazing experience!!

phil
phil

WOW! Looks like an awesome time. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience that not a lot of people will get a chance at. You're a lucky man!

Bryceypoo
Bryceypoo

holler at me with that last photo for facebook purposes, dawg:)