Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wish List

At this time next week, I will be in lovely Southern France! So I've been thinking about what I want to do...

1. Heather requested a mini road trip to Pisa, so we will certainly do that. I plan to research other neat things along the way. It's too bad there isn't a ferry from Eze to Pisa-- it's a straight shot across the Mediterranean!

2. The Cannes Film Festival begins today and will still be going on while we're there! I looked at the schedule, and they have a lot of screenings and concerts that are open to the public, and some of them are free!

3. A fancy dinner, because, well, why not?

4. RELAX. The house is perfect for doing just that. I just want to sit on the terrace and eat tomatoes and mozzarella, fresh bread, drink coffee, and look out over Eze Village and the Mediterranean Sea. And honestly, if we did that the entire time, I'd be happy.

5. The Eze Botanical Gardens! I found this place about a year ago when I thought an Eze trip might soon be in the cards. Also, it turns out The Edge from U2 got married there.

6 days, 6 hours, and 7 minutes!!! ---scratch that. Now it's 6 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes!


Bobbie said...

Three things I'd like to do... if possible?

In Nice:

Stroll the Promenade des Anglais

Few spots epitomize Nice -- or, in fact, the joie de vivre of the French Riviera in general -- than the inviting Promenade des Anglais. It is always bustling with humanity.There are tourists relaxing in the royal blue chairs lining the shore. There are locals roller blading, biking or jogging along it. Vendors sell crepes and drinks on it. Best of all, there are delightful (if over-priced) seaside restaurants. Splurge on a chaise lounge, and let waiters bring you cocktails and appetizers.

View the Matisse Museum

The lovely and innovative art of Henri Matisse was inspired by the fresh colors and lines of Nice. Just take a look at any of his art peering out of balcony windows, and you will surely see the Riviera shoreline. This vast museum shows Matisse's works from his more traditional early days to the end of his career. There are also some of his personal effects here. The museum gift shop features prints of the artist's works.

aaand anywhere:


Madmom said...

Funny, Clair (our dog) swam in a fountain on the Promenade and we took a great family photo at the Matisse Museum while we were there in 96. I wish I could be with you girlies!