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Cannes According to ... Event Planner Danielle Pelland: Heels and Cobblestones Don't Mix

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Danielle Pelland

The event producer at the Cannes Film Festival (12th year producing events at the fest) spills on the strangest request she's received and that moment you only see in Cannes.

What's your biggest faux pas?

Sky-high shoes only on the red carpet. Heels and cobblestones, gravel, sand and boat decks don’t mix.

What's the strangest request you’ve ever received?

To do anything inexpensively in the French Riviera.

What’s the best place to avoid during the festival?

The Majestic right before a screening.

What’s one thing you’d change about your hotel?

My team and I do apartments. But it would be lovely if it had room service.

Do you have an "Only in Cannes" moment?

Watching a yacht full of celebrities, moguls and billionaires be wowed by the size of the tiger prawns being served. Full disclosure: I was pretty impressed myself.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Slow walkers and day trippers.

What’s one thing you won’t travel without?

Liquid wellness formula from Whole Foods.

What’s your Cannes guilty pleasure?

Daily rosé on the beach. It’s cultural, right?

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