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A Starbucks-Shaped Hole in the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Jemma:

Last week in Cannes I stumbled on the most stunning sight: Starbucks. Right there on Rue Jean Jaurès, the street extending along Cannes’ revamped train station.

Starbucks Cannes Train Station

The vision was stunning in its most rudimentary sense: I was stunned. True, a few Starbucks already scatter around this area – in Nice Airport, for one, and in Cap 3000 and Nicetoile, two American-style shopping malls.

…Continue reading here to read about Jemma’s discovery of a now, semi-local Starbucks outlet on the Cote d’Azur. She recalls a time when they had first purchased their house on the French Riviera and how she craved an American-style skinny latte. Now she can have a latte from the Cannes Starbucks outlet, but doesn’t need or want one.

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Jemma was born and raised in the US Midwest. A banker by trade, she slogged away at a Swiss investment bank in the UK and South Africa before moving – for decent spaces of time, anyway – to the South of France. At a similar stage, she also moved to the right side of her brain as a writer. She has published articles in Maclean’s, SuperYacht World, and various travel and university presses.

At this point Jemma lives mostly in Canada, but she spends the whole of every summer in the Côte d’Azur town of Antibes, from where she writes her blog French Lessons. Now (rather unbelievably) in its ninth year, the site is a summertime gift to readers, each note aiming to capture a snapshot of the remarkable, real life along the French Riviera. Jemma still holds her MBA from the University of Chicago, though, and for this reason she apologises if France’s quirky economic system captivates her attentions more frequently than perhaps it ought.

When not engrossed in things French, she is – not in any particular order – taking a stab at writing a book, making music, performing motherly duties, expanding education in bits of Africa, promoting Canadian writing, and travelling off-the-beaten-track: 84 countries, and counting.

You can reach Jemma through her blog site at French Lessons.

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