First, I want to thank everyone so much for their kind words during my moment of homesickness. Hearing all of your stories and words of advice reminded me that I am not alone in the game of expat life!
I'm off to Cannes tomorrow! I'm excited to join Sir Lancelot (he's only been gone since Monday but I already miss him) and see this riviera town for the first time. The reason being because it is the annual advertising festival. For the past years in New York, Sir L would go for the week and call me at inappropriate hours after drinking too much rosé with long-lost friends from the UK. So this year I put my foot down and said I was coming, even if it meant I just sat on the beach the entire time. Anything to be close to 80 degrees! Bring it on.
As usual, I've packed way too much for a four-day journey and I'll most likely just wear my beach cover-up the entire time although I'm still hoping for maybe one night of long dresses.
What I am crossing my fingers for is a potential win of a Cannes Lion at Saturday's award ceremony. For the past 2.5 years he and the rest of the Ogilvy Paris team have been working more than hard on a global Coke Zero campaign and after numerous business trips to Paris since January 2010 and then us moving to Paris, my very proud husband can finally say Voilà.
So going into the weekend a bit early, I leave you with this. And as with everything in advertising these days, there is always more to the story than just a TV spot, the content is always the best part. I hope it reminds you that anything is possible - except maybe a warm summer in Paris.