Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Secrets of Chanel No.5

Table #10
The Adolphus Hotel, located in downtown Dallas, one block from the Neiman Marcus flagship store hosts Authors at the Adolphus book review event. As usual, the Adolphus team did not disappoint! Tilar Mazzeo discussed her new (launched today) book entitled:“The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume”

Harper-Collins describes her book best: Tilar goes back through time and deep into the life of Coco Chanel, the brilliant, controversial, and steel-willed businesswoman at the heart of the fragrance. She takes readers to the rose plantations and celebrated jasmine fields where the perfume begins and then to the laboratories and boardrooms where scent and sex are forever intertwined. And she travels to the heart of the Chanel empire: 31 Rue Cambon, Coco Chanel's flagship boutique, where six decades ago American GIs stormed the counters to possess the magical elixir that captured the luxury and romance of Paris for their girls back home. A blend of evocative history and thoughtful research, here is a glittering account of where art and sensuality mingle with dazzling entrepreneurship and desire: Chanel No. 5.

Katherine, Paige, our very own Coco and I had table #10 at The Adolphus French Room (be impressed  - they received the highest rating ever of any restaurant in the United States by the Zagat Survey) 
We had a super time! Between, Tilar, the conversation, the fabulous friendships, and the delicious halibut, it was a day to remember - chalked with glamorous memories, not soon to be forgotten.
Paige, Tilar, our Coco, Katherine

Joy, Paige, Tilar, Katherine, Coco
Tilar and Joy

You can follow Tilar Mazzeo on her blog, twitter or facebook.


Beth Dunn said...

That sounds like an amazing event!

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like are really fun and fabulous time you had! Enjoy a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Beth Dunn said...

Oh I thought I left a comment a few days ago. That looks amazing

Henley on the Horn said...

I love the French Room! What a fun event.

flip flops and pearls said...

How awesome!!

I so love Chanel #5!

Hope your weekend is awesome-xxoo

Splenderosa said...

I attended a destination wedding at the Adolphus Hotel a couple of years ago, the bride was from Houston, so all of us girlfriends were at the hotel for a few nights. It was beautiful. The reception for my girlfriend was like a debutante wedding (for a 50-year old) the most spectacular flowers, wines & food imaginable. You post brought back fond memories.