Luxin' with Lincoln

What is luxe?  

Dictionary.com defines it as "luxury, elegance and sumptuousness", and apparently the Lincoln Motor Company agrees as evident by their invitation for a weekend swathe in the noun as they introduced the all-new Lincoln Black-Label Navigator.  The engagement would begin with a chauffeured charter to a  "Private Media Experience" at the highly-reveled Chateau Elan winery in Braselton, GA. 

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After working up an appetite and eclipsing the North Georgia streets with a caravan of perfectly designed and built Navigators from the previously mentioned Black-Label and Nautilus collections, our appetites were appeased with a three-course lunch, anchored by glass after glass of rose', red wine and white wine.  Did I say wine?

The sun set on Saturday evening as Bambi Montgomery took us on a tour de fragrance and guided the group through fragrance mixing, resulting in the birth of my new, signature scent - Gresham Road.

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   Sunday, the experience continued with Lincoln Style Sessions hosted by GreenLeaf star Lemann Rucker, featuring a performance  Lincoln brought the luxury experience to Flourish, to celebrate the city’s most notable tastemakers, innovators and leaders. Grammy Award nominated  R&B star Ledisi gave a special performance of some of her classic hits including, “I Blame You”  and “Pieces of Me”. Raheem Devaughn also joined Cheech Beats in the DJ booth and created the perfect vibe with the music.

Guest enjoyed an interactive experience where they were able to watch Chef Shawn create some of his classic recipes while his delicious hors d'oeuvres were being circulated throughout the event. Tastemaker Adrienne Walker of Blue Henry Spirits taught guest how to create a one of a kind cocktail while perfumer Bambi Montgomery returned with her collection of Hive Luxury Fragrances and invited guests to open their senses using her fragrances.  Finally, Edmund Newton displayed his fashion forward clothing with a fashion show.

Guests also enjoyed a Lincoln “Ride & Drive” experience, where consumers got the chance to test drive the latest lineup of Lincoln vehicles including the 2019 Lincoln Navigator, the 2019 Lincoln Continental Select and the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve.

Photos:  Nigel DeGraff