Monday, September 26, 2011

Just Back From...The French Riviera

LDPR's Nubia DuVall Wilson has just returned from a press trip to Cannes and Nice in France where she experienced two beautiful properties in the Concorde Hotels & Resorts portfolio. 

               One of the customized courses served at La Palme d'Or

Many say September is one of the best months to visit the south of France because it is not filled with tourists and the weather is still beach friendly. I just returned from an amazing trip to Cannes and Nice for my client Concorde Hotels & Resorts. My most memorable moment in Cannes at the Hotel Martinez, eating a 6-course meal at La Palme d’Or, the hotel’s 2 Michelin star restaurant while watching fireworks. Each course was displayed on custom made plates created by the head chef Christian Sinicropi and his wife. After dinner, we were served herbal tea made from herbs plucked from plants and infused in hot water right in front of us.

Next up on our French Riviera adventure was Nice; we stayed at Palais de la Méditerranée, which has suites with beautiful floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. After eating a lovely lunch at the hotel, we were off to the village of Eze to make perfume! Eze is a scenic 30-minute drive from Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice. This special activity takes place at Galimard Perfumerie, the birthplace of French perfume. After smelling the most exotic and aromatic oils for an hour, and choosing which we like best, the expert perfumer Caroline helped me create my own unique scent. I am going to call mine, Musk of Nubia. 

      Nubia "nose" the secret to creating a personal perfume is taking the time to smell only the best  aromatic oils 

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