As the queen of burlesque and a modern day fashion icon, Cointreau International Ambassador, Dita Von Teese is renowned the world over for her inimitable style and boundless sense of adventure, radiating an aura of elegance and charm all her own. Constantly on the go, yet committed to the civilized pleasure of a sublime cocktail, Dita Von Teese, was inspired to create an accessory that would complete her elaborate travel collection. Together with Cointreau, the original French triple sec, Dita Von Teese has created "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" bar. Presented in a chic, retro hatbox, the luxury coffret opens up to reveal a beautifully refined travel bar that conveniently contains all the accessories needed to create original cocktails while jet setting around the globe or while celebrating at home with friends.
"In both my professional and personal life, I travel extensively. I love to make cocktails that remind me of the places I’ve visited – a Cosmopolitan in New York, a Margarita in Miami, or a Sidecar in Paris," says Dita. “But I also wanted to be able to enjoy these cocktails wherever I may be, where the ambiance is right. The bar ensemble provides everything you need to make a cocktail in style, and it is also a glamorous box to keep beautiful hats, or other personal treasures.”
A reflection of her own signature vintage style, Dita created the feminine, travel-sized bar with the idea of mixing up her own classic cocktails and entertaining her friends around the world at a moment’s notice. The design for the coffret was influenced by her deep love of fashionable hats as well as her admiration of the stylish round hatboxes adorning the arms of elegant women at the turn of the century. "For me, "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" evokes a nostalgic time gone by, when style and glamour were at their peak, with the cocktail component adding a modern twist," notes Dita.
Reminiscent of Paris’ legendary palatial hotels in which the bars move to the rhythm of high society, the white and grained-leather finished bar ensemble is equipped with key accessories needed to create tasty concoctions away from home. Items include a jigger for measuring; a special bar spoon – highly-treasured by great cocktail artists; two vintage-inspired glasses; a silver shaker; and a Cointreau atomizer – a delicate spray bottle intended to inspire a new cocktail ritual: Just as a woman applies perfume before a romantic evening on the town, the atomizer adorns a cocktail with a spray of sumptuous aromatic notes of Cointreau, the crowning flavor to a refreshing libation. The stylish valise also includes a leather-bound Cointreau notebook that can be used for penning innovative recipes, inspirations and desires. The final touch is a signed, limited-edition bottle of Cointreau – the heart of all delicious cocktails.
"My Cointreau Travel Essentials" is the ultimate holiday gift for the sophisticated world traveler. It will launch in November just in time for the holiday season for 9 at select high end retailers.
This season, Cointreau will also introduce a unique travel experience with Morgans Hotel Group, the original boutique hotel company, to launch "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" coffret. Hotel guests at signature properties, including Royalton in New York, Mondrian South Beach, and Mondrian Los Angeles, will have the opportunity to experience the ultimate luxury travel package complete with sophisticated Cointreau cocktail offerings. Starting at $ 680, "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" by Dita Von Teese Package includes:
• "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" by Dita Von Teese
• "Drinks by Dita" - A selection of complimentary signature Cointreau cocktails
• A personal welcome note from Dita Von Teese
• Stay at the participating Morgans Hotel Group property
The book by date is November 21, 2011. The package will be available at Royalton in New York from December 18-December 30, 2011, Mondrian South Beach from December 6-December 12, 2011, and Mondrian LA from December 1- December 29, 2011. To purchase the travel package visit:
In addition to a luxury travel package "My Cointreau Travel Essentials" by Dita Von Teese will also be available through Royalton’s in-room iPad service as well the Mondrian South Beach’s Semi-Automatic haute couture vending machines.
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Unique Travel Package is Available Through Morgans Hotel Group:
Royalton in New York; Mondrian South Beach; and Mondrian Los Angeles
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