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Diary: On the QT ..

The QT Grands Prix for ... Party of the week: Leo Burnett Worldwide. With the dance floor looking out on to the sea, an inexhaustible supply of easily obtainable Champagne and great DJs, it was by far the highlight party. The fact that someone paid EUR300 for a ticket in an auction goes to prove it ...

Hardest partier: Always a hotly contested category, Diary is inclined to award it to the CHI & Partners executive creative director, Ewan Paterson, who this year managed to wake himself up on the beach at 8.00am by being sick on his own arm. Pure class ... Most-asked question: What is the background on James Murphy's new start-up. This one never got boring ...

Biggest boat: Peter Mead for his 100-foot Sea Cruiser, which not only has four gigantic hotel-like suites and servants, but also its own speedboat and jet-ski ...

Most notable absence: Stefano Hatfield. Time was you couldn't turn around to order another rose without seeing the former editor of Campaign. However, not a single sniff of him this year ...

Biggest cock-up: This has to go to the Cannes Lions organisers, who managed to award the Palme d'Or for best production company to Biscuit Filmworks in Los Angeles, only to realise a day later that they'd miscounted the gongs and that the award should have gone to Smuggler. Red faces all round ...

Best lookalike: R/GA's Bob Greenberg's uncanny resemblance to Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David ...

Slowest service: Gaston Gastonette. Now, we admit the quaint little restaurant, which serves great food, does get busy, but being there for three hours before even getting to a dessert menu is taking things beyond a joke ...

Biggest hearts and lungs: The Fireflies. Every year another bunch of foolhardy mentalists cycle 1,000 kilometres across the French Alps from Geneva to Cannes to raise money for the leukaemia research charity Leuka. On one single day, the spirited group cycled uphill for 14 hours.

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