Friday, September 23, 2011

Girls Getaway to the French Riviera - A Palace & Perfume

As we woke up the next morning to transfer to another luxurious hotel, the Palais de la Mediterranee in Nice, some of us were moving quite slowly as the festivities from the previous evening had caught up with us. Nice is the largest city in the French Riviera and home of France’s third-largest airport. Upon arrival at our new hotel, we had lunch with Liliana, the hotel’s sales & marketing manager, at Le 3e located inside the hotel. Although food wasn’t the most important thing to me at the time, our server made the experience absolutely wonderful and the food was delicious. We checked into our fabulous suites at Palais de la Mediterranee (thank you for my awesome views of the Med Sea, but it was difficult checking emails while overlooking the beach and This hotel has a wide range of accomodations, including suites that have a terrace, large living room, dressing room, and beautiful ocean views. And I was conveniently a few doors away from the fantastic Hammam spa room (hammam means 'spreader of warmth'), which is open to hotel guests.

After lunch we drove to the ancient town of Eze to Galimard Perfume where we got to make our own perfume and learn about the making of and history of perfumes. This was one of the coolest things I have ever done. Caroline, a trained perfumer, helped us mix and concoct the perfect scent for each one of us during a six-step smelling and measuring and mixing process (watch video). Stay tuned for “Getaway Girl, The Fragrance” to hit stores soon!

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