Isn’t she beautiful? That’s my little surrobabe, Viktoria. I was so lucky in my travels to be able to make a two day stop in Cannes to visit with Bernard, Xavier and the precious Viktoria. Sadly the weather was all kinds of crappy. Yuck, yuck, yuck. But I still had an amazing time with the dads. They were so apologetic about the weather, but honestly I didn’t care. I’ll just have to remember next time I travel…bring along a little umbrella that folds up easily and compact so it fits easily into luggage.
They chauffered us all around the area and we were able to see how gorgeous la côte d’azur is. First off, Xavier and Bernard set us up in an amazing hotel overlooking the coast. But the whole time after being dropped off after our early airport pick up I’m just waiting, itching to be picked up so I can see Viktoria. Seemed like an eternity. Finally the dads pick us up and I hop into the car and there she is. Eeeeeeek, she’s gorgeous! Cute little chubby cheeks, I just want to pinch the crap out of them but I don’t…’cause that would be bad.
Xavier and Bernard spoiled us. They took us to Monte Carlo so we can take a glimpse at how the insanely wealthy live and we ate a yummy lunch at a nice, local restaurant. I just want to say that the entire drive along the French Riviera is stunning. Even through the rain you can really appreciate why it’s such a hot spot in France. We were also treated to an evening in Saint-Paul de Vence. Amazing little artist community which had me wishing I had room in my suitcase to buy lots and lots of everything. I’ll remind myself for the next time I visit, though.
That night I was treated to an amazing dinner at Xavier & Bernard’s flat. O-M-G…it was insanely delicious. And their flat…gorgeous! Bernard is an AMAZING cook, and who the heck is decorating. Jealous! I wanted to move in. LOL Precious little Viktoria is one lucky little girl, she has two awesome dads. Watching them with her makes me so happy and literally brought tears to my eyes. They love that little girl so much. Looking back and remembering them in the hospital with her when she was just a little newborn, the love but the absolute fear and nervousness they had with her. And now when I look at them, their confidence in their abilities and the transition they’ve made from first time parents to pros…it is so incredible.
The next day was our last day and it was bittersweet. We walked around Cannes and were able to see all the spots we were itching to see. Daisy & I, being freak fans of “French Kiss”, were able to see the Carlton Hotel and the Cartier store. Yay!!!
I’m not going to lie, leaving was tough. I absolutely love Xavier, Bernard, and Viktoria. Whenever we sit and talk, spend time together I’m always happily surprised how much we have in common. From across thousands of miles, different languages and we’re pretty freakin’ similar. Except that I’m this short, brown Mexican and they’re these beautiful French people.