Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez announces Summer Concert Series

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Hotel Byblos in Saint Tropez announces Nile Rodgers & Chic as the headline performer for its upcoming annual summer concert series. Known for their international smash disco hits, such as “Le Freak”, “Dance Dance Dance” and “Good Times,” as well as their recent performance with Daft Punk, Pharell Williams and Stevie Wonder at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform on July 17, 2014 at Byblos. The concert starts at 9 PM and will be followed by a closing ceremony orchestrated by Jack-E, resident DJ of the famed Les Caves du Roy nightclub at Byblos.

Every July, Byblos hosts its annual summer concert. Previous headline performers have included the likes of MIKA, Supertramp, Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta and Martin Solveig.

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Hotel Byblos is pleased to announce a joint project with Rolls-Royce for the summer 2014 season. The iconic motor company will provide guests of Byblos the newest versionS of the luxurious Phantom, Ghost and Wraith models.

 

About Hotel Byblos

Located in beautiful Saint Tropez, in the South of France, Hotel Byblos opened in 1967 and is part of the Groupe Floirat collection. The legendary hotel is home to Spa Byblos – a haven of peace and serenity, created by Sisley Cosmetics; Alain Ducasse’s latest culinary concept – Rivea; Algandra – Byblos’ own 65-foot luxury yacht; as well as the famed French nightclub – Les Caves du Roy.

Naja Lingerie rolling on after $50K raised on Kickstarter

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Colombian born entrepreneur Catalina Girald has continued the rollout of her Naja online lingerie product line, after a successful fundraising round of over $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Naja-catalina-long_grandeThe Standford educated entrepreneur was an original founder of one of the first venture-funded fashion sites, (MOXSIE) for independent designers, which was later sold to Fab.com.

When asked about her new venture, Catalina Girald answered, “We celebrate strong women. We’ve done away with fans blowing fake wind into our models’ hair, and old, dated lingerie designs. Our fresh designs, pricing and mission to empower women are challenging the industry, and we’re building the first billion-dollar online lingerie brand for the next generation woman.”

The capsule collection, inspired by Tattoos and Japanese Shunga, consists of a basic line and three groups including “The Secret Lives of Sparrows”, “One Night in Cashmere”, and “Miyoko Loves a Dragon”.

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The collection is characterized by innovative and surprising prints on the interior of all the bra cups, so that every woman can carry her own little secret. All of the fabrics are exclusively designed for Naja by a local San Francisco Tattoo artist and are individually hand printed making each piece slightly unique.

In keeping with Catalina’s vision of making great design accessible, the collection is fairly priced with bras ranging from $45 to $70 and panties ranging from $12 to $22. All Naja purchases directly contribute to the employment of under-privileged women in the poorest areas of the world.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wine reaches French Riviera

 

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The Yachting Pages reports:

The new Miraval wine produced by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has recently arrived within reach of the superyachts on the French Riviera. The wine is now on sale in the 1862 Wines & Spirits shop, situated opposite the old Port of Cannes, in a prime location for superyachts on the world famous French Riviera.

The Rose wine named Miraval, which was created at Brad and Angelina’s French Provencal estate Chateau Miraval, is the second wine released by the renowned Hollywood couple.

Expectations are high for the 2013 Miraval, following on from the success of the couple’s first wine produced last year, with thousands of bottles of the 2012 vintage selling out within hours of its’ release. When speaking to Yachting Pages, Hervé from 1862 Wines & Spirits commented, “We sold a lot of it last year and it has been very popular already again. I think we will sell even more this year because the wine is definitely better in taste.”

Though it has been a very popular addition to the 1862 shop, Hervé also explained, “For the moment it hasn’t been that popular amongst yacht crew, they prefer to stick to the most popular Domaine Ott or Minuty, but we are expecting the wine to grow in popularity and for it to become a top seller this year”.

Chateau Miraval is not only famous for producing the wine of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but also has links to famous rock band Pink Floyd. In an interview with Yachting Pages, Hervé continued, “I have been working with this estate (Chateau Miraval) for the past four years, since I first started here. It was already owned by Brad Pitt but he wasn’t advertising on it. It is an estate with a long history: the rosé is called “Pink Floyd” because the rock band recorded their album “The Wall” at the estate in 1979. It is even written on the back of the cover.”

The new vintage 2013 wine has now been on sale for a few weeks in the 1862 Wines and Spirits shop and is offered in both bottles and magnums for a price of €15.90 and €34.00, including VAT.

1862 Wines and Spirits is one of the French Riviera’s leading suppliers of wines, champagnes, liquors and spirits. They are able to provide a range of products in store as well as deliver to homes, villas and yachts anywhere from St Tropez to Monaco.

1862 Wines and Spirits is working with Yachting Pages Media Group to offer its products to captains and crews.

For more information, visit 1862 Wines & Spirits.

 

 

 

Fashion Blogger Alexandra Periera of Lovely Pepa goes behind the scenes this New York Fashion Week for Pavan Liqueur

Alexandra Pereira and winner of Naomi Campbell's "The Face" Devyn

Alexandra Pereira and winner of Naomi Campbell’s “The Face” Devyn

From Pavan:

Pavan_LiqueurPAVAN Liqueur is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Alexandra Periera, the mastermind behind the famed blog Lovely Pepa (lovely-pepa.com) to provide exclusive access to Pavan fans directly from NYFW.

24 year old blogger Alexandra Pereira, launched her blog lovely-pepa.com in 2009.  The blog is a lifestyle, travel, and of course fashion blog which gives Alexandra a forum to share her passions with the world. The blog’s name sake is derived from Alexandra’s french bull dog who is featured as her side kick and constant companion throughout her adventures.

Lovely Pepa, has accrued a massive following including media, fashion and beauty brands, with more than 2,5 million visits and 4 million page views per month. It was named the most popular blog in Spain, according to the Bloglovin ranking, and is amongst the 30 most influential fashion blogs in the world.  All this garnered Alexandra an extensive social media following, with more than 120 k followers on instagram and facebook and over 31 k on twitter.  Alexandra has now worked with brands such as Dior, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton and Bulgari amongst others and travels around the world for different collaborations.

This New York Fashion Week, Alexandra teams up with Pavan Liqueur to give Pavan fans an inside look at NYFW events where tastemakers are set to be enjoying the liqueur. Alexandra will be their insider at The High Tea bloggers brunch, Socialyte Gala, “House of the Rising Sun” Premier at the James Hotel, and The Patricia Field Fashion Week Event: California in NYC.  Alexandra is giving an exclusive tour of NYFW, interviewing the who’s who of in the know fashion bloggers and various New York influencers. taking Pavan backstage.

Named after the 16th century dance of the peacock, Pavan Liqueur embodies the South of France, a world that is inspired by music, history and art. Crafted by age-old traditions, Pavan inspires with a nod to the Joie De Vivre of the Côte d’Azur of the 1960’s.

Singer Kate Nash and Pavan Liqueur Creative Director Stefanie Marco

Singer Kate Nash and Pavan Liqueur Creative Director Stefanie Marco

Cocktail Recipes for Beach Plum Gin Liqueur

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Greenhook Ginsmiths– Brooklyn’s boutique based distillery releases its second run of the highly regarded small batch BEACH PLUM GIN LIQUEUR. 

What can you do with it? Here are a few ideas:

 

FORREST HILLS

2oz Greenhook Beach Plum Gin

½ oz earl grey and mint infused simple syrup

½ oz lemon juice

2 dashes Black tea bitters or Angostura bitters

Fever Tree Bitter lemon

Recipe:

Add Beach Plum Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters to mixing glass. Stir with ice. Strain into rocks-filled Collins glass. Top with Fever Tree Bitter lemon. Garnish with mint sprig.

 

**Earl Grey and Mint infused simple syrup

1 earl grey teabag

1 cup demerara sugar

1 cup fresh mint leaves

2 cups boiling water

 

Stir until sugar is dissolved in water. Remove teabag. Strain mint leaves.

 

THE LEFT BANK

1oz Greenhook Beach Plum Gin

½ oz Yellow “Jaune” Chartreuse

½ oz Gran Marnier or Triple Sec

½ oz tangerine juice

Brut Champagne

crushed ice

 

Recipe:

Add Beach Plum Gin, Chartreuse, Gran Marnier, and tangerine to mixing glass. Shake with ice. Strain into crushed ice- filled wine glass. Top with Champagne. Garnish with orange twist.

 

GARDEN DISTRICT

2oz Greenhook Beach Plum Gin

½ oz lime juice

½ oz vanilla simple syrup

egg white

Rare Lime Bitters

Peychaud’s Bitters

 

Recipe:

Add Beach Plum Gin, vanilla simple syrup, lime juice, egg white, and Lime Bitters to shaker. Cover and “dry” shake vigorously. Add ice and shake. Strain into coup or cocktail glass. Top with 3-4 drops Pechaud’s Bitters.

 

** Vanilla Simple Syrup

1 vanilla bean

1 cup demerara sugar

2 cups boiling water

 

THE DORSTONE

1oz Greenhook Beach Plum Gin

1oz Greenhook Gin

½ oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth

½ oz Bonal Gentiane Quina

Angostura Bitters

 

Recipe:

Add Beach Plum Gin, gin, Dolin Blanc, Bonal, and bitters to mixing glass. Add ice. Stir. Strain into coup or cocktail glass. Garnish with burnt orange peel.

 

 

CEREBUS

1½ oz Greenhook Beach Plum Gin

½ oz Sambuca agli Agrumi

1 oz grapefruit juice

vanilla kosher salt and sugar mixture

 

Recipe:

Rim coup or cocktail glass with vanilla sugar/salt mixture. Add Beach Plum Gin, Sambuca, and grapefruit juice to shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into coup glass.

 

**Vanilla kosher salt and sugar mixture

1 Vanilla bean

½ cup kosher salt

½ cup demerara sugar

 

Cut vanilla bean length wise and then into ½ inch pieces. Combine with salt and sugar in mason jar. Shake. Let sit 1-2 days.