For the past two years, the weather in Cannes has been unpredictable, and often kind of miserable. About 50% sunny and warm, and 50% torrential downpours, strong winds and cold. Really cold! I know, boo hoo, it’s still the south of France. But if this keeps up for another year, we’re all going to have to accept that climate change is real and May is no longer a great month to go bumming on the beach in the south of France.
I’m not saying “Cannes is colder than you think”, I’m saying “pack for unpredictable weather, and be prepared”. The world is changing. Weather is erratic. You never know when a blizzard might hit weeks before winter “usually” starts somewhere, or when a normally sunny spring month might turn into monsoon season. C’est la vie. Deal with it like a pro.
Wherever you’re traveling to, dress for the worst case scenario, and if you only end up wearing your cute sun dresses, then great. If I’d planned ahead properly, I would have had a couple of cute sweaters and a really great scarf in my suitcase to wear on a day like today (high of 13 degrees, strong winds, 100% chance of rain all day). Instead, I had to go to Monoprix (supermarket that sells clothes – think French Loblaws/Joe Fresh) to buy a damn jacket. That’s because the only warm top I brought is a worn out old hoodie that I flew in because it’s comfy and cozy for a seven hour flight. But that shit ain’t gonna fly when I try to get into a party at the Chivas House on the beach later. I can’t be one of those women who freezes through their night in bare legs and arms. I need to look stylish AND BE WARM.