Globe-trotting


I’ve been here, there and everywhere in the last few weeks.

My month of April went a little like this….

Air France VIP Club Lounge 1On April 1st I left for Cote d’Azur Nice/Cannes (I know… I have a rough job!). My experience began from the moment I got to the airport here in Montreal, where I was welcomed into the VIP Club Lounge courtesy of DELTA | KLM | AIR FRANCE | ALITALIA

Air France VIP Club LoungeOnce in I was greeted with the BEST French Champagne, an assortment of French cheeses, baguettes and exotic fruits, also had the pleasure of tasting some freshly made French ‘amuse bouche’ … everything was classic and délicieux – ou la la.


Later, it was time to board the plane and to my surprise I was informed that I had been upgraded to First Class (WOW) …

Air France 1st class cabinsOnce all settled in I was (once again) offered some French Champagne as a welcome on board drink. Well by the looks of things, it seemed to me that I’d be drinking champagne all along on this flight … once the plane took to the air, supper was being served; lovely antipasto with a wonderful typical French entrée with complete table setting (ou la la). Once supper was over and all was cleared, once again was offered a choice of a night cap, more Champagne please, began to watch a movie and slowly fell asleep (my chair turned into a bed – sooo comfy) .. I was awakened with a typical French breakfast offering mimosa and mini French pastries.

 

Cannes Transport to Hotel via HelicpterArrived in Paris only to run to catch our connection to Nice’s Airport Côte d’Azur, once we landed, we met up with my group, we were all delightfully surprised with a helicopter ride to the hotel (talk about living the life of the Rich and Famous) ou la la.

The rest of the trip on the French Rivirera was spectacular to the point it made me WANT to live there!
Cannes Roaring 20s Event Cote d'Azur Cannes Teambuilding Activity 1Cannes Teambuilding Activity
Cote d'Azur Site VisitsCannes VIP Private Villa Cocktail Event Group site visit in Cannes

Toronto Conference Key Note SpeakerAlas, when I arrived back home April 6th, the morning after I took a plane to Toronto (yes another trip). I was graciously invited and hosted at this conference, I had the opportunity to meet / reconnect with some great suppliers and colleagues.

Left Toronto that Thursday (April 10th) only to wake up Friday (April 11th) to drive to Ottawa, where I was spending the weekend teaching 17 FABULOUS students for the WPIC’s Wedding Planners course. The students were awesome … I’m still getting thank-you notes from them. I’m truly overwhelmed with humbleness.
Ottawa WPIC group picture Ottawa WPIC Weekend classThank You Notes from Students

Last Day of Class Final ExamMonday morning (April 14th) I left Ottawa, drove home, unpacked, and got ready for my class that night at LaSalle College, where we were reviewing for final exams, which took place that week on Thursday (April 17th).

Sofitel Educational Cosmetic Medical ConferenceThe week after I finalized/organized/coordinated the final details of my first pharmaceutical event, at the beautiful Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile, this medical conference was all about cosmetic surgery. I really learned a lot (one can become paranoid about ones appearance after that – ouff).

Within that same week I also consulted on a few upcoming Weddings and closed 3 more Incentive Programs I was working on. (see I do REALLY work folks)

On April 24th I left for Mexico. Once arriving in Cancun we were whisked away to the newly renovated Paradisus Resort in gorgeous Cancun, Mexico where we were wined and dined (the staff there is just wonderful).
Paradisis Resort MEXICO 1 Paradisis Resort MEXICO 2 Paradisis Resort MEXICO

After, our program was over we were invited to ‘experience’ for a couple of days (the soft opening) of the newly remodel Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya … WOW.
We even got to see Jon Bon Jovi with his family pool side…
HARD ROCK HOTEL MEXICO 1 HARD ROCK HOTEL MEXICO 2 HARD ROCK HOTEL MEXICO

NOMINATION INDUSTRY BUILDERAnother huge highlight of my month was when I received an email informing me that I’d been nominated for INDUSTRY BUILDER.
Another WOW moment … you have no idea how I’m honoured and humbled by the recognition by ones peers.

Landed in Montreal on the April 29th and from the airport I went straight to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  to attend a Toronto Tourism soiree to network and reacquaint myself with their vendors.

Chez Lepicer VIP mealAnd finally, the day after April 30th put the final touches on my client’s VIP Client Appreciation evening which began with a DELISH supper at Chez Epicier and ending the evening under the big top at Cirque du Soleil newest show KURIOS.

 

Hope your April was as rewarding as mine was! See you soon!

 

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