Just a few telling comments overheard at Cannes events this week…

“Fireworks. The recession must be over.”

Industry veteran at the Marche opening party


“But I have meetings tomorrow.”

Woman at Abu Dhabi party who realized her henna tattoo wasn’t going to wash off.


“Where’s Doha?”

Asked of me four times at Doha party, which a few people described as their fave event of Cannes thus far. (The answer: it’s in Qatar, on the Persian Gulf.)