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This week-end my jeweler from Istanbul came to Geneva for a private sale with his new Fall Collection.
Last year the expo was held at the hotel Cygogne, but this year they wanted a more prestigious hotel, so we picked Hotel President Wilson. They took the luxury suite and transformed it to a cozy living room, where the clients could come, admire the beautiful pieces while sipping their bubbles or wines.

The Fancy Jewelry has several stores in Istanbul, and a clientele from all over the world. This week-end was about their clients who live in Geneva, as well as the newbies.
The pieces were so beautiful, and I can proudly say, I tried all of them. Let me put you some pictures, so you would understand what I am talking about ;)

I was really impressed with Hotel President Wilson, and their services. It is already a beautiful hotel and their policy goes with Nat & The City policy: make the client feel special.

I just wished they would do more events to bring the crowd. The hotel is really beautiful, the flower arrangements would make blush Four Season… but it seems like someone who has a brand new home and is afraid that “the guests” would ruin the new and shiny furniture.
They have to do a Sunday Brunch to start with, everybody goes to la Reserve, cause it is the hotel hip for brunch. The Bar at President could be more hip, and they even have a DJ booth!!!

Anyway, now that the jewelry left, I have less bling bling during my days… And with this non-stop rain, I would need some sparkle to brighten my day.
Thanks god they left me some pieces, so contact me if you need some of my bling bling…. here are the pictures

Hello everyone, I know I know it has been a while that I didn’t give you news. And believe me there are lots of news to give. First of all thank you to all my friends for their wonderful messages for my birthday!!! You know it is really good to be me ;)

Now let me tell you what I have done the last few weeks. I enjoyed the sunny weather and went out a lot in Geneva. I did a crazy week-end in Milan, and I had an amazing week in Sardinia.
I will talk about my trips later; but for now let me talk to you about my birthday, and what I did …
Last year I did a big thing in Istanbul, so this year wanted to go mellower and I wasn’t really in the mood of organizing a big party. This year my sister, who kept asking me what I wanted to do, decided to stop waiting on me and called some friends and organize a small dinner at the Hotel President Wilson.

Hotel President Wilson is situated by the lake on the rive droite, and has a great lounge/terrace around the pool, and a restaurant called “Bayview”. This summer they do every Thursday night happy hour and they bring little canapés from their Lebanese restaurant, “Arabesque”. I never managed to go to any and I really wanted to try it, so I could talk about it.

The place is really beautiful; you have a great view of the lake. The only inconvenient; and this is more for the hotel guests, the “pool” view is actually “room” view. The pool is built in the middle of the building, so one side of it has the rooms with no tinted windows. This basically means when you ask a room with lake view, you have the pool and the restaurant view as well. And you have the opportunity to offer a peep show to the diners ;) Joke aside I think it is a pity to have a beautiful view, but never enjoy it because you keep your curtains closed as you are scared people might see you in your room’s intimacy…

At my table I was sitting pool/room view side as I know how the Leman Lake looks like and I am more curious what happens in the rooms…
You can chose between two menus and a la carte dishes; as we like to be complicated, my mother asked the Maitre d’ to talk to the Lebanese restaurant and that we wanted some food from them as well. Yes yes I know, the apple never falls to far from the tree, why do you think I became whom I am :)
What I like about the restaurant is that instead of giving us the typical answer “oh we cannot do that, house rules”, they right away called someone from the other restaurant so we can be happy. Believe me, it might seem so what to some of you, but in Geneva, it is a big plus.

We ended up sharing few appetizers from the Bayview restaurant, and few dishes from the Arabesque restaurant. The food was quite decent, we had bubbles to celebrate. I think the only thing that I can criticize would be the service. They are all lovely but they should come and check on us more often. We ended up doing our own Champagne service, as we would have died of thirst waiting for them to pay us attention. I am happy that they were not like my water filler waiter (the one from La Finestra) but come on, find the middle. Especially when you consider that the income of a restaurant is based more on the drinks than on food….

Oh well, I had a good evening, great company and the most important great gifts ;) and if you are still curious, no peep show from a hot guest, just someone who was very into dental hygiene (he brushed his teeth for at least 6 minutes)…

Thank you sis to organize, thanks mom to invite and thanks guys to be there!!!!

With the beautiful weather, so many events are happening in Geneva… yes yes Geneva is happening. Last night I first went to the President Wilson hotel, for a Brazilian bikini fashion show, and then joined my friends at Cotton Pub, for a Moët & Chandon event.

So let’s start with The President Wilson, honestly I never think to go there near the pool at the Bayview restaurant, but I think I should start considering it… I am planning to go on a regular night to taste the food, but right now I can say that the setting is amazing. You have a great view of the lake, it is not too big, nor too small …(is it me or I just sounded like “Goldie Locks”? )

Anyway, so last night there was the fashion show of a Brazilian bikini line, sold exclusively at the hotel’s spa. As nothing is easy in Geneva, arriving to the hotel was a big challenge as well. I guess every person who saw the sun, took his/her car to verify if it was real or not. The Mont – Blanc bridge was packed. Once arrived at the hotel, the valet refused to take any more cars and asked everyone to use the Hotel’s parking. The only problem was that my friend who had arrived before, tried it, but the door of the parking was blocked, so nobody could get in or get out…. So after turning half an hour in Paquis to find a spot, I literally left my car on the side of the road. Once arrived to the promise land, between the nice weather, the Brazilian music, and the models wearing the beachwear walking around the pool… I finally realized that summer is on. They were off course offering Caipirinhas and all other sort of Curaçao based cocktails. Personally, I just went with my bubbles.

After Le President, I went to meet up with some other friends at the Cotton Pub. I have to admit I am not a big fan of that pub… and I never got the reason why people are very into it, but last night they were doing their yearly Moët & Chandon event, so I decided to try it out. It consists to promote the bubbles by decreasing their price, a champagne bar and tents are installed, and it seriously attracts lots of people. It was full from 6pm the happy hour till, 2.30 am where I finally decided that it was time to stop my bubbles juice fasting and I needed to go home and get some food. It was nice to see some old friends in the crowd, but interesting also to see few interesting (and I am being nice) people, who seemed to be there simply because they saw the light and the crowd in this case.

So even though I am not a Cotton Pub addict, I would try to catch up this event, because it was really fun. Tonight there is another happy hour event at the President, so if you are in town and don’t know what to do, you should simply swing by ;)

Come discover Geneva’s most Exclusive outdoor Terrace pool, Bayview at the President Wilson Hotel!
Live music will be played by DJ Edmond Doux Jesus, and Lebanese mezzes from the hotel’s famous restaurant L’Arabesque will be offered for all guests!

Free Entrance and open to all from 6 30 pm, so bring your friends to make this event a success!

For Table reservations and Info:
Email: bayview@hotelpwilson.com
Phone: +41(22) 906 6745