The “premiere ligne” at the Palm Ray on the beach in Carnon, France.
Leave it to the French to make beach-going more civilized.
Today we booked lounge chairs and a big umbrella on the “first line” — aka the front, closest to the water — at the beach in Carnon, on the Mediterranean. For a few Euros, we got our prime spots, plus lunch and a glass of wine delivered to our chairs — with access to bathrooms, a seaside library (!), and a waiter serving cocktails, San Pellegrino, and desserts — right next to the kids while they played in the sand and surf.
Heaven! (And all thanks to our fabulous hostess, Kim, who KNOWS about all of these wonderful things. Everyone should be so lucky as to have her at their side in the South of France.)
Glass of rosé and, in a while, a mojito? Don’t mind if I do, to both.
Does this exist in the U.S.? We gotta find out.