Once again, I’ve had the pleasure of catching up with the ever chic Preity Uupala! Uupala attended the Cannes 2014 Film Festival, and has so much to share with you…Ever wondered what to do when in Cannes, outside of the coveted film festival? Well, today – Preity is sharing her favorite things to do, see and eat – when in Cannes, France!
If I wanted to attend the Cannes, what are your absolute “must-see” things to do, see and eat?
Cannes is a fabulous town with lots to do, with or without the festival. It is charming and ritzy at the same time. The Promenade de la Croisette is known as the waterfront avenue, with palm trees. Great for people who love sightseeing, sun bathing, or dining at the wonderful beachfront restaurants. La Croisette is known for picturesque beaches and for restaurants, cafés and boutiques. As in most cities, I like the old town more as its more authentic and charming. Le Suquet, “the old town”, is filled with cute shops selling souvenirs to haute chocolates to latest fashion apparel. For dining as well the restaurants come alive at night. Live music with great French food all along the cobbled streets. At most times of the year, one can enjoy beautiful sunshine on a yacht on the harbor. All the major 5 star hotels have great lobbies that boast great dj’s during the weekends. The Carlton Hotel is my favorite. A very popular place during the festival itself, it boasts a great 5 star restaurant as well. Baoli Beach Restaurant and Bar is great for dining, then dancing the night away…as there’s a nightclub nested near dining area. Rub shoulders with le rich and famous here. Instead of getting a room at a luxurious hotel, I would strongly suggest one to rent out a villa up in the hills of Cannes. They are spacious and offer a 360-degree view of the picturesque city and much more of a unique experience than just a plush hotel.
As far as food goes, French delicacies like Escargots and Crepes can be enjoyed at most places. A few streets are dedicated to restaurants one after another, and it’s hard to pick one over the other. Rue de Antibes in particular, boasts a great dining and shopping experience. At night, there are several popular nightclubs such as VIP room and Gotta that host international celebrities and DJ’s, such as Snoop Dog and Tiesto during various festivals. Once you have had your fill of Cannes, St. Tropez is only a short distance away and Paris is only 4 hours by train.
Where else did you grace during your European adventure?
This was a whirlwind trip for me that saw me go to countries I have never been to before. Following the Cannes film festival, I spent some time in Nice and St. Tropez. Then I headed to the famous Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco. I spent an extra few days in Monaco staying at my favorite hotel, Hotel de Paris. I then headed to a region of the world I have never explored before: Scandinavia. Beautiful City of Copenhagen, Denmark was my first stop and then I headed to Malmo and Helsingborg, Sweden. Sweden is a special place in my heart with some of the most friendliest and coolest people in all of Europe. Their sense of fairness, justice and liberty should be a model to the rest of the world.
The shopping is amazing here as is the night life and I had the great pleasure of enjoying more Michelin Star restaurants such as Gastro and Sillien & Makrillen. I was most impressed with the gastronomy and high standard of quality dining in Copenhagen. Home to the world best restaurant, 3 years in a row NOMA, Copenhagen is really putting Nordic cuisine on the world map. My dining highlight was the other Michelin Star restaurants called Geranium. Chef Rasmus Kofoed was named best chef in the world recently and really raises the bar at his abode. Our reservation booked 6 months ahead, 25 courses served and almost $1500 a head, it was a most unforgettable dining experience. I also enjoyed Europe’s first and only Michelin Star Thai restaurant Kiin Kiin.
One of Europe’s largest parties was happening in Copenhagen while I was there, called Distortion where it was a massive street party with plenty of underground clubs and warehouses that turned into raves, celebrating until the wee hours of the morning. It has such a great party vibe with the whole city coming together as one and celebrating. My trip ended with Istanbul, turkey. A city I had always dreamt of and it turned out to be the magical, intense, electric city I had only imagined it to be. From the Grand Bazaar, The Grand Palace, Taksim Square are incredible Turkish cuisine and hospitality locales, in this city that never sleeps…and extremely hard to beat. Don’t forget to shop for clothes and leather handbags but also spices and nuts. The most luxurious hotels such as the Four seasons, Kempinski and million dollar mansions are all along the Bosporus River. The high-end restaurants at these hotels are transformed into dance floors and clubs late at night. Some of the highlights were dining at roof top restaurants 360 and Reiner. If flying business or first class to Turkey, you can enjoy the First Class Lounge in Istanbul. It is on of the best first class lounges in the world and is massive spanning two levels with everything from personal masseurs to delicious cooking stations. Certainly capped off a fabulous European holiday for me!
Do you have any cause that you are passionate about?
Things to Do When In Cannes w/ Preity Uupala Once again, I’ve had the pleasure of catching up with the ever chic Preity Uupala! Uupala attended the Cannes 2014 Film Festival, and has so much to share with you…Ever wondered what to do when in Cannes, outside of the coveted film festival?
Children and women are the most neglected areas of humanity at the present moment. Issues that deal with lack of education and poverty amongst small children in 3rd world countries, like Cambodia – have always been dear to me. A trip to Cambodia, in 2009 – really changed my perspective of life. I had asked to visit several orphanages in siem reap, Cambodia and was moved and touched by the sweetness and life in the beautiful children yet devastated by their dire situation and their lack of any real future. I always thought to myself, if I could ever help anyone I would love to help these beautiful souls who cannot help themselves. I had set up a charity foundation, The Upala foundation. God willing, I will increase my charity & fundraising efforts, on a bigger scale in the near future. Other 3rd world countries, like Thailand, are also close to my heart. I am on the board of a literary charity in LA, called Reading, Writing, its Exciting! and also have been involved in several promotional campaigns for 600.org supporting stray animals within the city of Los Angeles.
The entire internet was buzzing – in some shape or form – about the 4th of July! Sales, deals, barbecues – adorn the lives of many, as it’s a favorite American tradition…to end with the a fireworks spectacular.
But this day has a totally different meaning for me! It is my birthday…and as an independent woman, contractor (entrepreneur) and overall free spirit – the theory behind “lady liberty” has found itself rooted or fused within my existence. I finally understand what they meant when they said, “you will look back on your trials and laugh.” I was on a journey to “self”…discovery, esteem, love and independence…qualities I was ridiculed of seriously lacking?!?!?!?
So yes, I can look back and laugh! I love the fact that there’s nothing to be said, when you give them reasons to stfu!!! Keep shining? Each and every day…this I claim, like the fireworks…creatively livening up the sky…on my day – the day I took my first breath!!! This 4th – I found myself living my dreams or the closest I’ve ever been – as a lifestyle coach. I continue to nurture and empower the growth of women (and men)…to be leaders and CEOs.
I am happy to be an entrepreneur who enjoys launching future travel insiders, coaches and overall ambassadors of life changing experiences! For the month of July, from right now until July 31, 2014…as part of Launching #100Dreams …
I am sponsoring the first 5 women who want to launch their travel business!!! That’s right…if you would like to join my team, taking charge of your finances and freedom through traveling, shopping and getting paid, I will personally sponsor you a $50 gift card. Use it to advertise your business, pay a bill or whatever you choose! There’s also a special mystery gift, worth over $3,000 included in this gift, courtesy of our partner brand sponsors. Our budget is $250 – so the first 5 goddesses - to join my growing team - walks away being a business owner, $3,000+ in prizes and a FREE life of style coach…when you take advantage of this hot July offer! It’s my birthday month…and I am spending it giving money away to help build dreams!!!!
As a travel ceo, you can take advantage of my business, marketing and networking expertise, tricks and know-how - FREE of charge (as this is exclusive to my team members). Let me show you how to grow your travel and style business, start a social travel and style club - what education and training certifications are best, and many more! I yearn to help you master being the CEO of your life!!!
I will be hosting a #100Dreams Summer event in Wilmington, DE (Little Italy area) this July 19th and would love for you to be my guest!! We will laugh and learn about how this travel business can change your life!!! We will sip-n-chat about all things travel and style! Appetizers and 1st round of shot are on US (we have a signature shot…oh my)! This will be our first OFFICIAL GODDESS GATHERINGS!!! This epic FREE event (hosted at the Blue Parrot Bar & Grille) should not be missed!!! RSVP required for this event, as we are looking to build a travel and style social club – which empowers, motivates and uplifts the Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Philly and DMV areas! Gifts, prizes and giveaways…such as the 5 Grand Goddess Goody Bags, loaded with over $3,000 worth or trip and prizes!!!
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[contact-form]#100Dreams Gives $250 to 5 Travel Goddesses The entire internet was buzzing - in some shape or form - about the 4th of July!
It’s officially summer, and I am super excited to write – I’ve launched two CEOs since embarking on the journey to launch 100 dreams for the 2014 Summer Solstice, while raising a total of $400 for empowerment events (Goddess Gatherings) – and things are beginning to fall into place! Building an army is a lot of work, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! I am a coach – responsible…
If you’re getting married in 2015, you will want to stop and listen to the amazing news I am about to share! Scheduled to open next year, Sandals is unveiling their latest project, Sandals Royal Caribbean Spa Resort & Offshore Island. This luxury sensation will boast five stunning over-the-water suites to their private offshore island.
Private outdoor Jacuzzi tub and shower, large walk in shower and indoor soaking tub, glass floors – exposing clear water and marine life below, professional butler, hammock for two – hanging over the water…oh my…all encased in 1,600 square feet of relaxing space. Don’t know about you, but this just screams honeymoon…romance…happily ever after bliss!
Feed each other authentic Thai food at the restaurant and casual beachfront grill situated moments from the shore of the main resort. This spot features a pool with a whirlpool, secluded private beach and a swim-up pool bar. The main resort also features five additional restaurants, adorning an array of gourmet culinary delights, six pools and Montego Bay’s renowned white sand beach.
Stay at One, Play at Three is the resort’s newest program which allows full access to amenities and facilities of Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Carlyle – including complimentary roundtrip transfers between them. Thats a total of 19 restaurants and 12 pools and bars.
Check out the photos below for a chic sneak peek!
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This week, I got better acquainted with my body. I learned what factors influence which styles better suit my body. These factors include my horizontal/vertical body type, bone structure, scale, height, weight, neck length, age, bust, problem areas and more. I learned that line, shape, color, texture and pattern – are my five elements of design!
Using the five elements of design, unleash…
Happy Motivation Monday my loves. Today, I am in an extremely great mood! Yesterday, Father’s Day no less, I had the pleasure of laying the first stone in building my empowerment temple! This summer, Goddess Getaways wants to launch 100 Dreams! Yes, you heard me right! 100 DREAMS! I aim to empower 100 women leaders and business owners! What does that mean? Well, let me explain…
For the past 4…
The key to feeling beautiful at any age, requires a level of versatility that I cannot stress enough – needs to compliment ANY skin at ANY age. It MUST also make you feel more confident, accenting your natural beauty…yet subtly lifting the face flawlessly, naturally, beautiful!
But what is an ageless beauty, appear immortal anyways? An ageless, or timeless beauty look, is being able to…
The first week of Virtual Style School, and already I can see the transformation! It’s a habit of mine…and it happens to compliment my approach to living my life with style. My journey to discovering “me,” has been a very interesting one. My approach to the “everyday/norm” is different. I am no longer guessing about what works, nor am I fantasizing about what I desire! Instead, I am diving…
Attn: I am looking for Bloggers and socialistas to host virtual trunk shows for their readers/followers – to help raise awareness about vital women issues!
Hey loves. It’s your fellow blogger here, and I am reaching out for your help! Since the launch of the new c + i Moroccan Summer collection, the Goddess Chic team as been busy revamping our approach to social shopping, travel and gathering. In a couple of days, expect a lot of chic. From Virtual Style School to shopping chic for a cause…
Launching this June, The Goddess Project, Goddess Chic and Goddess Getaways are teaming up to help raise awareness about all of the devastating reports of abuse against girls and women. Our goal is to gather – from the comfort of our homes, and chat, share pics and videos, style looks and tips, as well as inform your social circle about issues that affect millions of girls and women!
So here’s how it works…
First things first, we need to set a date and time for your event! Next, I will email you a Haute Hostess kit. I will contact you so we could work on your wish list, your goals and what cause you want to work with! I will also work with you to pick a cause!
Bloggers earn chic jewelry credit for c + i bling that last a lifetime! As an additional thank you for helping to raise awareness with The Goddess Project, all participating bloggers will also receive 3 days/ 2 nights getaway courtesy of Goddess Getaways! Getaway certificate entitles you to stay at your choice of 18 different participating hotels, including Hawaii, Las Vegas and Mexico! Certificates are good for 1 year! Only fees associated with this prize is $12 service fee for redeeming (which also goes to a good cause) and the $23.95 room tax! That’s it…$35.95 – for 3 days/2 nights…
Your readers/followers are also entered into a raffle – customized exclusive for your event – $25 off their purchase of $125 or more – and with #candi, that’s a whole lot of value!
Readers can also earn 3 days/ 2 nights when they purchase $250 or more (10% of proceeds goes to cause). $100 or below donates 7%
Online Pop-up shop duration can vary to accommodate guest who miss the actual event!!! Exclusive URL will be provide. A blog post will be dedicated to your event, which highlights your blog and why the cause is important to you! Event will also be promoted to help increase the awareness and attendance!
Your goals is to help your readers to help you too reach your goals (which means more perks for you). Once you reach/exceed your goals, all shoppers will receive an additional incentive worth $2,000…including you, the blogger!
The project will roll out in June and hope to continue into the future. You are free to host as many events as you want!
If you are at all interested – please email me: info@candibyGoddessChic.com or leave your email in the comments!Join the Haute Hostess Program & Earn Bling While Raising Awareness Attn: I am looking for Bloggers and socialistas to host virtual trunk shows for their readers/followers - to help raise awareness about vital women issues!