Monday, May 30, 2011

family times in budapest

Hasznaltcikkpiac Steet Market


St. Stephen's Basilica

view from the Hungarian National Museum

dinner on the terrace

hungary update

Apologies for the lack of Hungary posts! I've spent the past week in Hungary with my family. Right now we're at Lake Balaton, which is gorgeous and amazing. Last week we were in Budapest. Expect some posts in the next few days with insights and photographs!

View from the Hungarian National Museum.

Friday, May 20, 2011

the big event

Last night was the amfAR Cinema Against Aids event that I've been helping produce! I actually missed a lot of the action because I was prepping for and then working the door at the afterparty, but here are some press pics.

Milla Jovovich sings "I want to be loved by you" on stage at the seated dinner.

Gwen Stefani on the red carpet.

Fashion icons: Karl. Carine. Kenneth.

Kirsten Dunst seemed chipper despite her director, Lars Von Trier's, big Cannes scandal.

Kanye was there too.

Who knew Frida Pinto was robbing the cradle with her Slumdog costar? Not me but I kind of love it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

great night

Last night Miranda (Andy's assistant at AAB), Keirsti (part of the amfAR production team) and I escaped the office and went out to dinner on the Croisette.

View from our table

Caprese. Quinoa + salmon crostini. Oysters. Keirsti. Yum.

Glamourous folks heading into a late-night screening.

We were walking along the Croisette behind Ryan Gosling when the fireworks started. Not a bad nightcap.

Monday, May 16, 2011

iphone pictures from my run this morning

coming soon: pictures of people

vintage cannes

I found some lovely old Cannes photos while poking around the internet today.

Brigitte Bardot gets her hair did by Kirk Douglas in 1953

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin stroll along the beach in 1974

Paparazzi ready for action, 1962

Alfred Hitchcock in 1963
(doesn't that disembodied arm make it look like he's on his cell phone?)

Ginger Rogers fixes her hair on the beach, 1956.

Esther Williams throws autographs down to fans from a balcony in 1955

Easy Rider cast (Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson)
doing the Cannes Cannes in 1969

Arnold flexing, 1977

Sunday, May 15, 2011

cannes day 2

Here are some views from today's production meeting at the Hotel Du Cap, where the party will be held on Thursday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

super frenchy snack attack table

cannes day 1

CANNES, GO! I'm going to be helping coordinate the afterparty for the amfAR Cinema Against Aids event at the Cannes Film Festival. I landed in Nice a few hours ago, and right now I'm in our office at the Hotel de Paris getting the scoop on the event and enjoying our super Frenchy snack attack table. It's a rare, uber rainy afternoon, but predicts sunshine for the rest of my time here. It also claims that it's partially cloudy right now with a 20% chance of rain...

As you know if you're reading this, I've decided to start a little blog to document my last summer of freedom before becoming a bona fide businesswoman. Some of you may remember Rives' and my Search for the Magical Frijoles last Spring. This blog will be VERY different. Sike... it'll probably be pretty similar.