Cannes: yep, still a thing this year. And sure, sunbathing on the French Riviera and sharing popcorn with Spielberg might seem old hat. But a few new things may pique your interest. Say, these five things…Here’s What’s New at Cannes 2013
CERCLE OF LIFE
A Pop-Up Jazz Lounge in a Hilltop Castle
First things first: the castle atop Le Suquet. Go there. Because the Parisian members-only lounge Le Club du Cercle is relocating their whiskey- and jazz-related activities within its walls. Once inside, head straight for the terrace with panoramic views of the city. Or if you’re arriving via parachute, start there.
Hey, a Villa by the Bay Might Be Nice
It’s unconscionable. Not a single human has yet slumbered in this new Frank-Lloyd-Wright-meets-Le-Corbusier-looking villa on the Bay of Cannes. So you (and maybe an actress who lost her room key) will need to fix that. You’ll also need to christen the in-house gym, steam bath and infinity pool. Because it has those.
Traveling Burlesque on the Beach
In Cannes, they have a saying: “When the sun goes down, the tents of fire-breathing burlesque dancers go up.” Well, maybe not. But that’s what they’ll say when the infamous Torch group brings their red-carpet cabaret road show to Cannes for the first time. That or “Hey, check out those fire-breathing burlesque dancers.”
VIP Room Gets Very, Very Important
VIP Room. Maybe the most self-explanatory mega-club name ever. But just in case you didn’t get the message last year, they’ve completely remodeled, adding an exponentially greater amount of leather, red velvet and doormen to their résumé. If the doorman asks, just say you’re with… the other doorman.
WHETHER OR YACHT
If You’re Wondering About a Yacht…
Oh, we almost forgot two important things. 1) Your yacht. We found you one. It’s huge and brand-new and filled with jet skis and kayaks and will happily take you and Miss Upton to Monaco or wherever. And 2) your hot tub. It’s right by the captain’s deck of that yacht. Yep, that about covers it.