Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday in France (new photo) - Eddie about one of his favorite hotels in a new book

Eddie was spotted in Saint Tropez yesterday. He looks great on the selfie @alhanyuksel posted on Instagram. 
It seems like he vacationing a little before the promo tour for Fantastic Beasts begins.

alhanyuksel: As an exlondoner ,it was always nice to run into Eddie in a rainy #sttropez day!
Probably the photo was taken in the Club 55

At the same place on 11 August 2012 - Eddie w flossie_strickland @ Le Club 55 in St. Tropez
Saint Tropez, is near the longtime vacation home of Eddie's family in Grimaud. 
Here are photos of Eddie in or near Saint Tropez in recent years (incl. photos at Club 55).

Mr Redmayne on the beach in St Tropez, 11 July 2015 (x) via

Eddie wrote about Positano for Condé Nast Traveler's new book Chic Stays
The first time my wife Hannah and I stayed at Le Sirenuse, our minds were blown. We were spending a week or two on the Amalfi Coast to attend the Giffoni Film Festival, and many friends had suggested that we visit this gem of a hotel. You'll find that when people speak about Le Sirenuse, it tends to be in quite breathless tones. It is the family business of Antonio Sersale - his grandfather was one of four Neapolitan siblings who turned their summer house into a hotel back in 1951 - who now runs it with his wife Carla. His reputation precedes him: his effervescent ebullience, his warmth, his kindness. Le Sirenuse is set up at the top of Positano like a clam clutching onto the rock. It has the most formidable restaurant, but when we arrived Hannah and I had been fantasising about the simplest of dishes: pasta, Caprese salad and a cold glass of white wine. They made this for us, off menu, and that dream of simplicity was exactly what came. It couldn't have been more delicious, eaten on the terrace overlooking that beautiful coast. My shoulders dropped by about five centimetres at that moment. In all the rooms there's a little book beside the bed containing an article written by John Steinbeck when he stayed in 1953. Reading it, you can feel the embedded history of the place, the romance of the story of the Sirens and the overwhelming seduction of this part of the world. There's an intimacy to Le Sirenuse, a wonderful quietness. One window frames the town's duomo with its colourful tin-tiled roof, and it looks just like a painting. But do see if you can get in Antonio's good books and grab a moment on the hotel's vintage Riva. Step down past the little church and onto the most beautiful boat, which putters off beyond the tiny Li Galli islands, once owned by the director Franco Zeffirelli. Then head out into the middle of nowhere, drop anchor and take a dive into the azure sea. The water feels too blue for Europe - even a colour-blind person like me can see the vividness. And then Antonio serves Piscines: Champagne over ice. That's one of the most blissful memories I have.

The book is out on 24 September 2016.

Eddie Redmayne arriving at the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival 26 July 2013 (x)

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