Tag Archive: Flavio Briatore

Cipriani opened its first restaurant in 1931 in Venice. Over the years, this exclusive restaurant opened all over the world. One of the latest location happens to be in Yalikavak, few kilometers from Bodrum and Turkbuku.

Located in Palmarina Bodrum, Cipriani quickly became the place to go this summer. The good news, Billionaire club is just located next to Cipriani.

So you can definitely make an unbelievable night out of it.

During my last mission with my Angels in Turkbuku, we decided that we had to try it.
Believe me; it was not easy to get a table. We first tried to use all our connections in Turkey, when it didn’t happen; I decided to make the next intelligent move: pass by Cipriani NY.
Thanks to my friend Ring Ding and the connections, we managed to get a table on a Saturday night.

The restaurant has an amazing terrace overlooking the sea. When we arrived, they asked us to wait a little before our table was ready. Sipping our Bellini (the trademark drink of Cipriani) I had the chance to look at the crowd.

Definitely not a date spot, you had a bit of all: some Turkish socialites, some families and some big groups celebrating birthdays.

I haven’t seen all my favorite dishes from Cipriani NY, so I was a little disappointed. On the other hand, it gave me a chance to try different dishes. I highly advice fish dishes and the appetizers.

I have ordered a tagliata as a main course (sliced big), but the portion was way too big, so if you are in meat mood, definitely you have to share.

After being nicely fed, we asked our Maitre d’ to organize us a table at Billionaire club.

Now that’s a place that I advice for singles ;)

Billionaire in Yalikavak

Billionaire in Yalikavak

Beautiful women, hot men, a meat market on its own. And let’s not forget the entertainment of watching people getting their Magnum of Champagne.

I have to admit, Flavio Briatore is a marketing genius.

Every time that someone took a Magnum of Champagne, the light goes off, you have 6 people carrying a sexy dancer who holds the magnum, with the intro theme song of Rocky, “Gonna Fly Now” and finishing up with “R u reaaaady!!!”…

Of course, the person who orders the bottle feels like a king, and the guy at the next table wants to get the same treatment, so orders the same to impress ;)

Come on, let’s admit, it can sound tacky, but it is simply genius.

No need to say, we didn’t order any magnums, just regular champagne, so we didn’t have the whole show, just a little party candle firework on our bottle, hahaha…

The whole night was great, as the restaurant, the club and the boys were Italians; we nominated Dark Angel the head of Mission for the Italian Embassy ;) )))

When my friend asked me to join them for her birthday week-end in Sardinia on the boat, I knew the only thing that could hold me in Geneva were the flights… First of all I knew it was gonna be a great group, and second haven’t been to Costa Smeralda (the Emerald Coast)for years, so it would be great to rediscover everything.

After checking all the options, I decided to go with Easy Jet to Olbia, otherwise I needed to change 3 flights.
For the people who don’t know Easy Jet, it is an airline that seems cheap. The flights are not expensive, but you have to add your luggage, which costs roughly 40 bucks; add that the “speedy boarding”, insurance and 16 bucks to use a credit card.
So basically when you add all the options it becomes more expensive then a regular company… and all this for a company who has delays 90% of the time, and also did I tell you that Easy Jet doesn’t assign you a seat, so it is like the bus, first come first served basis….. (why do you think I buy the Speedy Boarding???)
Oh well, as Easy Jet is the only company that offers direct flights from Geneva to Olbia, I shut up woke up at 4 am as the only flight was at 6.15am and made the best out of it… and come on it is only an hour and a half flight.

When I arrived to Olbia, took a cab to Cala di Volpe hotel so the tender could pick me up for the boat. This hotel which literally means the “Cove of the Fox” is by far the most expensive hotel in Sardinia. It has a great beach, and good restaurants. When I arrived it was empty, as the high season didn’t start yet and also I guess people don’t wake up at 8am in vacation…

That night we first hit “Phi Beach” for happy hour. Imagine a beautiful beach with a great sunset. Great music and hot Italians dancing… And you know me; I never go to a place in Italy without seeing a soccer player (the Italian celebrities). Didn’t miss it this time, next to us the yummy Lucas Toni with his girlfriend was dancing away, while paparazzi were trying to take his picture from a helicopter …

After the drink we had dinner at the boat and hit “The Billionaire Club”, famously owned by Flavio Briatore, former head of the Benetton Formula One racing team. This nightclub, used to be really happening couple of years ago when it opened, and Flavio tries to keep it that way by having extra expensive drinks, and asking his jet set friends to come and party.

The truth? Beside maybe few nights that you have someone interesting, it is full of little boys and girls spending the money of daddy. And when I say spending, I am not lying… as every time you open a mega magnum champagne bottle that costs thousand of Euros… (the regular bottle of Greygoose cost 1100 EUR, so I let you guess the rest of the prices), they make a huge fuss, with fire and music… these little kids, who have no idea about the crisis start a competition about who is going to open more bottles. I don’t want to see their families face when they see the credit card bills!!!
Beside them, you have few young ladies who are searching for a yacht owner or someone who will offer them a summer free of charge… but then again these special ladies are everywhere.

As we didn’t open a magnum, they tried to treat us like a second zone citizen, and take away one of our tables, but the minute they heard we were staying on a boat, everything went back to order ;)
Anyway, as usual we had fun, drank and danced… the top of my night? When I finally managed to cross the crowd in the heat and humidity and went to the bathroom, which had AC!!! Did I tell you that even the Billionaire uses the old trick of killing people with heat so they consume more?

Oh well, my first day in Sardinia was great and quite full and fun. Thank you to be born Frederique, so we had this great day. Happy birthday again!!!!