I seem to be traveling non stop lately and everything looks like I’ve not been at home a lot. I almost has for one week at home or two weeks between next trips, but I’m not complaining and it is wonderful to have such a busy and intense life. I’m enjoying every second of this crazy busy period, and I’m already certain that my children will be tired of hearing my stories about the places I have visited, people I met and the things I’ve seen in my twenties and thirties. My motto is: “Take every chance you get and say yes to new opportunities!”
Finally I can share some photography impressions from my last visit to Nice and some nice tips about this beautiful city in south of France. Nice is famous for its belle époque architecture, long beach promenades and famous hotels. Less than a month ago, I went to Côte d’Azur for a special project, but I will tell you a lot more on my next blogpost. This time, I wanted to write an article, where I can share some images and to give you some useful tips!
Inspired by the wealth and diversity of Mediterranean culture, the Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur is a splendid five-star boutique hotel with unique comfort of luxury and intimate atmosphere
Based on the latest post about Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel, I was also invited to visit Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, another of the hotel’s sister properties. Its magnificent views over the blue sea and the intoxicating scents of its manicured gardens gave me the real well-being.
Probably Europe’s most romantic hotel, has been already secured first place in the ranking of the most romantic hotels in Europe in January 2011, also awarded from TripAdvisor when they Travellers Choice Awards 2012 under 25 best hotels in France. The Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, is a boutique hotel with unique charm, nestled in the seaside town of Théoule-sur-Mer, it’s a haven of peace and tranquility.
Embraced by the vibrant blue colored Mediterranean sea and dominated by the Esterel range, the Théoule-sur-Mer region is a land of contrasts. Sea and mountains nestle naturally. For those headed toward Cannes, Théoule-sur-Mer is the first commune in the Alpes Maritimes. A former fishing port, the charming maritime enclave is now home to no fewer than 4 yachting harbors. Locals are highly attentive to the quality of life in this still relatively unknown corner of paradise thus assuring a prestige destination. In this unspoiled setting, delicate pine-wood scents surround The Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur.
The 5-star Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur has 21 rooms and suites. All rooms are decorated in luxurious oriental chic decor and delightful touches. The Superior Rooms offer cosy and spacious surroundings. Every guest experience a wonderful scenery in Côte d’Azur flair of refinement and total relaxation. Every room has a wonderful sea overview and these are unforgettable picturesque views that will always stay on your mind.
Food and Drink
We were able to spend a day at the Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, to sunbath by the hotel’s infinity pool and to enjoy the 5-star “L’or Bleu Restaurant“. This restaurant is a true celebration of the Mediterranean sea and sky, stunning tastes with unique ingredients. We had an unforgettable dining experience hosted by Chef Guillaume Anor.
With a spectacular bay view on the most glamorous terraces, the gourmet restaurant at Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur was an unforgettable night. For dinner I choose the starter “Shrimps in Cocktail Style, with fruit tartar, basil and spicy Guacamole”, companioned with the main dish “Loin of Lamb wrapped in Kadaif and baby purple artichokes” – my personal favorite, and cherry on the top the sweet note “Roasted apricot, rosemary flavored, crunchy tuile with apricots”. Everything was mind-blowing delicious and a wonderful dinner experience!
Beauty Center & Fitness
The Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur, ensures the well-being of the guests. The hotel’s beauty center is a perfect place to relax with a personalized selection of massages. With signature Sothys body care treatments sooth the spirit. You can choose from manicure, to waxing or a make-up session to complete your personal care. The fitness center faces the bay yet is shielded from the terrace overlooking the hotel pool.
Inspired by the beauty of the Orient, the Hôtel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur is heaven of tranquility.
Best view ver the cobalt blue Mediterranean sea.
Not just the hotel’s location is quite spectacular, but it is the serenity that I found here and that was the greatest thing I experienced after coming from the big noisy city.
Located just below a garden of Eden, the hotel’s pool is the jewel in the crown of Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur surroundings.
Those who follow me on Instagram, have already seen this photo, but I can’t help it and show it again because this Tiara Burger and the mix-fruit-salad was beyond delicious. Oh, and this view tho!
This was our dinner table with a spectacular view over the sea and the Esterel foothills which are located between Saint-Raphaël and Mandelieu.
After dinner, we enjoyed the full moon and the wonderful view from the Hotel Tiara Yaktsa Côte d’Azur pool terrace.
Everything about my dinner outfit, I will show you in another post.
The midnight stunning view.
The moment I entered Hotel Tiara Yaktsa, I knew it’s a special place. Greeted by blue skies and yacht-dotted seas, there’s an earthy Moroccan theme in harmony of wood furniture and terracotta tiles. Impressed by its gorgeous gardens, the elegant restaurant, and staff who welcomed us like a family. Clearly, the “L’or Bleu Restaurant” was the best restaurant I have ever been before. The taste of the food and the visual setting of every dish was just spectacular. You should choose to spend your days and nights at Tiara Yaktsa , that will everyday take your breath away.
All photos © shot by Adelina Dobra for DisiCouture with SONY A7s
Côte d’Azur, famed for its glittering festivals and glamorous inhabitants, it really is a coast that understands luxury. Disi Couture explored beautiful Côte d’Azur coastline, the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa that is situated in Théoule-sur-Mer
The bedrooms balconies with panoramic views across the cobalt blue of the Mediterranean Sea, gives an incredible picturesque view to the former fishing village that lies between the Var and the Alpes Maritimes. Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa that is situated in Théoule-sur-Mer, is one of the most discreet luxury resorts on the Côte d’Azur.
Nestled in a sheltered cove of the Esterel, this former fishing village is a paradise for lovers of authenticity owing its charm to an unspoilt setting with its subtle mimosa aroma. The day we arrived to Nice Airport, Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa organized a private transport to the hotel, and that was the first great impression. After approximately 30 min we arrived to the hotel, and again we had a tremendous good impression by the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa team, who greet and delighted us a 5 star service.
The ambiance, thoughtful touches and exceptional Côte d’Azur setting, Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa redefines a brilliant Riviera Lifestyle. Somewhere between Cannes and Saint Tropez, an excellent starting point to explore beautiful Côte d’Azur coastline, you can drive along the Corniche d’Or follows the Esterel cliffs offering explorers stunning vistas. The adventuresome can enjoy spectacular walks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. From the moment I’ve approach the entrance to the hotel, I knew – I was in a special place. The interior is inspired by the Orient, yet very chic and Mediterranean luxury.
The Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa has 60 guest-rooms, from spacious suites, to his-and-hers bathroom sinks, great balcony view – where families and couples can have a luxury and comfortable accommodation. Soft double beds, beautiful Orient inspired lightning and impressive color combination. Rooms include: classic guest-rooms, which are cosy and comfortable, and open into the coral hues of the rocky Esterel. Superior guest-room has refined decor yet comfortable ambiance, that offers a garden view from a private terrace. Also deluxe, prestige rooms, luxury, miramar, than garden view suites, as well as sea view suites offer gracious interior decor and subtle oriental flair are coupled with a large lounge area – an environment that is at once both chic and relaxed. Not forgetting to mention: opening the balcony doors was an unforgettable moment!
Food & Drink
The exquisite mix of southern French cuisine blended with offerings of Spanish tapas and Oriental-style mezzé, creates a most memorable dining experience. The MoYa is the hotel’s beachside restaurant, boasting incredible views over the Côte d’Azur that make every meal all the more special. Its strategic position by the creek makes this beachside restaurant the rallying point of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa. The hotel’s stuff where always careful and reserved our favorite table for breakfast and dinner, where we could enjoyed the shade of its pergola or its turquoise-colored umbrellas. From seafood, to barbecue, club sandwiches to desserts – everythings was absolutely delicious. The MoYa captures the spirit of the New Riviera Lifestyle, convivial, fun, local flavors shared with friends and family in the perfect, relaxed setting. Tirama Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa has also signature “bistronomique” restaurant (think “bistrot” and “gastronomic”) called Bistrot M. Locally sourced, chef-selected freshest of products are prepared with Provençal flair. Next to the MoYa restaurant, the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa’s Beach Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing and delicious drink or cocktail after a day at the beach or a dip in the pool.
An endless horizon of blue sky and cobalt blue sea, with gentle sounds of waves is the biggest pleasure for hotel guests to spend the day at private beach of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa. Serenity and relaxing environment, assures whether choosing sunbathing on the beach or quite simply a lazy daydream, or just a dip in the sea, no-one will disturb you.
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Inside our classic bedroom: A unique blend of oriental flair and contemporary decor in five star comfort.
The welcome champagne and sweet bites from the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa.
Our incredible balcony view.
The breathtaking view to the pool and crystal blue sea.
The wellness centre of the Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa encompasses 2 floors and in a luxurious setting, dominated by natural minerals and soothing fragrances, the Sothys brand spa products pleases everyone’s senses. After a welcome from the spa’s reception staff, I was escorted to outdoor relaxation area, as you can see on the photo above and below.
My spa appointment, offered a tailor-made treatments and I choose a full-body oil massage. The masseur made a perfect finger pressure techniques and body modelling for a complete restorative and beauty package treatment. The fitness center has prefect equipments, associated with multimedia selections and sea & garden views. It has plurima multistation (body-building & cardio-training), Treadmill, exercise bike, cross trainer, etc.
Some images while I was having the full-body massage in a breathtaking and peaceful atmosphere.
This is how I like to have my spa treatment: outside under the palm trees, sea breeze, salty air and sunny flair.
The Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa has 11 Balinese-style daybeds to enjoy your day with a wonderful view.
Everything was absolutely
All photos © shot by Adelina Dobra with SONY A7s
The Prix De Diane Longines, with thousands of spectators, nine races, the Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and one king of the Prix De Diane Longines
After two beautiful days in Chantilly filled with beautiful events, on Sunday 14 June, nine flat races including Prix de Diane Longines, the world’s top race for fillies, took place in the Chantilly racecourse and gathered more than 45.000 spectators. Lanfranco Dettori on Star of Seville finished first at the much awaited Prix de Diane Longines. This exceptional race, renowned as the epitome of feminine elegance, was exceptionally enhanced by Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She presented the “Mademoiselle Diane par Longines” award for elegance during the afternoon to the most stylish woman of the day, Sandra Challal. Continue Reading…
Longines celebrated the new DolceVita Collection in the spotlight during a Garden Party of the Château de Chantilly, with the brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai and invited quests
The day after “TURF” exhibition opening, on Saturday morning I had the chance to shoot some photos with Chrisitan Mamoun at the Hotel Tiara Château Mont Royal’s garden, for which I can barely wait to show you all images very soon. After we have finished the shooting, I had lunch together with two brilliant Austrian editors and the lovely Longines PR lady. Than we had just one hour break to get ready for the exclusive interview with the Longines brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Auberge Du Jeude Paume Chantilly.
Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has greatly embodied the Longines slogan “Elegance is an attitude” for more than ten years. Meeting Aishwarya and talking to her under four eyes – was a very special moment, because I always admired her since she won the Miss World 1994 title.
She is now 41 and still shining like Miss World and all time Bollywood diva. With her elegance, professional yet adorable attitude, she left very good impressions on everyone, who got the chance to meet and interview her.
It’s no surprise that the Indian beauty has been an ambassador for the Swiss brand for the past 10 years already. For so many years, a lot of focus and attention has been centered on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s TV or red carpet appearances, like at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Talking about her beauty secrets, “When I am at home, I don’t do a lot!” she replied, “I have to remain myself to drink water and to hydrate my body. Because I travel a lot, therefore I mostly forget to drink water. But discipline is very important!”, said Aishwarya. On plastic surgery, she said “Don’t judge anyone who decides to change something on their body. Because nobody knows, what they have been through so that they have to do plastic surgery”, and she is so lucky for being born beautiful and still looking young in her age.
Aishwarya looked very fresh and natural, with a minimal make-up, yet looked appealing with black eye-liner. She was wearing a black sequin dress and a black blazer and Longines new Dolce Vita watch.
After the interview, we went back to our hotel and to get ready for the Longines “Garden Party” at the Château de Chantilly.
Since its inception, the Longines DolceVita collection has illustrated contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. Inspired by the “Dolce Vita”, it is an homage to the sweetness of life. Today, a new chapter in this collection opens with a unique interpretation featuring softened lines. These new variations will not fail to impress women who have made charm a way of life.
During a Garden Party thrown in the gardens of the Chantilly Castle, Longines unveiled the new advertising campaign of its new Longines DolceVita. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, presented the collection together with Walter von Känel, President of Longines. The beautiful Indian actress lends her face to the new campaign.
The Garden Party was held precisely on the eve of this race, known for its elegance and of which the winged hourglass brand is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper. The Official Watch of the Prix de Diane Longines is indeed a Longines DolceVita model cased in steel and set with diamonds featuring a silver-colored “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. Cased in steel, sometimes decorated with diamonds and finished by a choice of black, white, grey or red leather straps or by a stainless steel bracelet, the new Longines DolceVita models are decidedly feminine and charming – as is the new advertising campaign.
The new Longines “DolceVita” Collection.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, during her speech and presenting the new Longines “DolceVita” Collection.
After the presentation, the night continued with delicious food and perfect summer drinks. Tomorrow you’ll read the article about Prix de Diane Longines 2015, so stay tuned!
Photos© Longines & DisiCouture
A très chic weekend with horses, race course, luxury and Aishwarya Rai. One of my best weekend of the first half of 2015, that took place during the weekend of 12-14 June in Chantilly
Mostly good things happen, when you don’t expect them. So it was, when I got invited from Longines to attend the Prix De Diane 2015 in Chantilly. I always wanted to see horse races live and thank to Longines, my wish came true. Getting ready for the elegant weekend, what to wear and how to look in many events – was another part of the excitement.
Our journey started on Friday 12th of June, from Vienna to Paris and than we were picked up from the airport to Chantilly, which is a commune in the Oise department in the valley of the Nonette in the Picardy region of northern France. Surrounded by Chantilly Forest, the town of 11,000 inhabitants, lies 38.4 km north-northeast from the centre of Paris.
Hotel de Crillon*** – they have the best deserts on Earth. My personal favorite “Hot Chocolate with orange flavor” 10 Place de la Concorde 75008
Le Marché saint Pierre: In a retro decoration, you’ll find all kind of fabrics and buttons.