Friends of Oetker Collection: Rosie Paterson

The lovely Londoner Rosie Paterson, journalist at Country Life, wrote a sparkling profile of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc for the magazine’s March 18 issue.

‘Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is the stuff of legend—Pablo Picasso, Johnny Depp and Celine Dion have all graced the bedrooms (though not at once). Monica Belluci was—so it’s rumoured—allowed to spend the night in one of the beach cabanas (the same cabanas that Marc Chagall once sat and sketched in). F. Scott Fitzgerald immortalised the building as Hotel des Etrangers, in Tender Is the Night. Why they let me in, last year, is beyond me, but I’ll be forever grateful that they did. From the famous Bellini’s, to a jaunt along the Riviera in the hotel’s own, bespoke Aqua Riva Super, and an attempt to climb the trapeze—installed in the 1930’s at a precarious angle over the sea. All of it made me feel like I was in a Slim Aarons photograph (he famously captured the iconic, saltwater swimming pool in 1976). If I had my way, I’d be stuck in isolation there forever.’

Thank you, Rosie! We look forward to opening our doors for Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc’s 150thanniversary season very soon!

Follow Rosie on Instagram @rosielkpaterson.

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