March to Hong Kong, April to the Connaught Hotel London, May is New York and a Air France Shanghai flight, June is a lovely wedding to do in New York again. Later that month I will be doing another Air France New York flight. Other events in Sorrento and
The Hong Kong LVMH event was a great opportunity for me to visit for the first time.
A cocktail for originally 120 people in the Louis Vuitton showroom became more popular by the minute. I think we had much more than 120 happy cocktail lovers.
Staying in the Mandarin Oriental offered me an opportunity for a Manhattan in their very famous Captains Bar. A lovely traditional bar with silver tankards and Martini goblets. The Ozone bar of the Ritz Carlton in Kowloon is a must t(...)
Sake is a Japanese product of fermented rice through a special yeast ‘koji kin”, with an alcohol strength of between 14° and 20° after filtering or not, that is then either pasteurized once, twice or not at all. It lies within the family of “Nihonshu” meaning Japanese alcohol which can be, non-filtered like Nigori or pasteurized like a Jun mai, slightly aged or even distilled, but then it would be “Shochu”.
The best approach would be to think that in France we have wines fil(...)
The Paris to Tokyo and back run was superbe. Again I was working with elite Air France teams. The Serendipity cocktail was enjoyed by everyone in the Premiere Classe. I had my speech time. I talked about the cocktails and the Ritz Hotel. In spite of the responsability the team has to make sure that everything is 'plus que parfait", the atmosphere is incredibly motivating. Friends are made very quickly and I'm still in contact with my Air France collegues several weeks afterwards.
Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway and The Connaught Bar Combine Talents April 7-13, 2014
by Tiffany Dowd in Travel
This spring Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway is taking up residency at The Connaught Bar in Mayfair, London from April 7-13, 2014. Top mixologists, Colin Field of Bar Heminway (twice voted best barman by Forbes magazine) and Agostino Perrone will create a specialized drink menus in each of their own styles. There will also be two new cocktails created combining both of (...)
After a very successful event in Casablanca celebrating the 80 years of Air France it was time to follow through with Cocktails in the Sky, Paris to New York and back again. Incredible fun announcing ones cocktails over the micro to the Prems and Business class. Really a dream come true. I suppose that I have always wanted to be part of the cabin crew and what a team, happiness and efficiency ran hand in hand. Of course the Serendipity reigned or should I write rained. I almost ran out of Calvad(...)
The Port Wine Visit.
The climate is hot, very hot, whilst walking through the vines in Quinta do Panescal already feeling the hot dry sun beating through my shirt and withering me at each footstep. I shuddered to think how life was for the original people that gouged out these terraces (patamares) from a un compromising schist and granite rock. It wasn’t 40°C but we were getting close and the immense fires stretching from the Alvao National Park over thousands of hectares, equa(...)