Ready, set… let’s Embrace Paris

Empower * Brainstorm * Collaborate * Engage * Social Media

For the past few months, the cyber space waves between Paris and Toronto have been quietly yet actively working into the early hours of the morning, bouncing back and forth at each other over the Atlantic. During that time, as pieces came together, much excitement went to and fro and, as promised, today there is news to tell.

As a result of the unprecedented generosity of the opulent  Hôtel Plaza Athénée and the Dorchester Collection, Norma Thiessen of My Beautiful Paris, and I are thrilled to be able to tell you about ‘Embrace – Paris 2014’ and how you could be a part of it.

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Bringing creative international women together for an experience full of positive energy, there will be much collaborating, sharing and brainstorming on all things related to the wonderful and crazy world of social media. EMBRACE is about empowering each other through positive peer support and will be hosted by the city’s most beautiful hotel in July 2014.

We’ll be generating a Paris inspired frisson throughout social media platforms such as : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, along with our individual websites.

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Embrace Paris, Social media in Paris, Plaza Athénée Hotel

Taking place over three days and nights in ultimate Parisian luxury, this is a once in a lifetime experience, and there are two spots waiting to be filled. Would you love to be a part of an event that includes:

  • Your own luxurious room for three nights at the world-renowned Hôtel Plaza Athénée;
  • Creative breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions;
  • Discovering and aiming your strengths with Gallup trained coach Lisa Ferguson;
  • A VIP visit of Marie-Antoinette’s private apartments in Versailles;
  • An early morning stretch session with The Dailey Method Paris in the elegant Hotel Plaza Athénée;
  • A sweet indulgence  with the Hôtel Plaza Athénée pastry chef;
  • An adrenaline rush while driving the streets of Paris in your own electric Twiztour  car;
  • Dreamy and tasty welcome gifts from our many fabulous sponsors such as Moynat, and Neal Brothers, only to name a few;
  • … and so, so much more.

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To make the most of the event, it’s important you have an online profile that includes some of the following:

  • a website that has been active for at least six months;
  • a Twitter account;
  • a Facebook page, whether personal or public;
  • an Instagram account.
  • a Google + or Pinterest page.

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If you’re interested in being a part of this remarkable occasion, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email to  and let us know how you would contribute to, and benefit from, this special experience. Remember to include a link to your website. Emails need to be received prior to January 15, 2014 and soon after you could be joining us in Paris.

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The Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris

Dates: July 20 – 23, 2014

Cost per person for each of the two places (includes hotel/visits/meals) : 350 Euros*. Unfortunately, whilst we’d like to open this up to unlimited numbers, for 2014 at least, no additional places will be available.

Transportation to and from Paris is not included in the price.*

Additional sponsors include:

Moynat Paris

Paris Unlimited

Twiz Tour

The Dailey Method

Neal Brothers Food


For more images of the Plaza Athénée, take a look at “Sweet until the end“.

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  1. Mardi Michels November 22, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    Oh my word! What a FABULOUS experience! I will be in Paris again next July – I’m starting work on my email right away. I can think of so many reasons this is a great fit for me 🙂 Also thrilled there tickets available to purchase for those people who don’t earn the coveted spots – when will these go on sale? (and the 350€ includes the accommodation too? Wow what a deal!)

    • carina November 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Mardi,
      Love your excitement and enthusiasm! Yes it will be amazing. Unfortunately, there are only these two places available. Get started on that email. 🙂

  2. Elissa November 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh my goodness!! What an experience. I will most definitely send an email!!! I’ve been trying for at least 5 years to figure out how to see Coco Chanel’s apartment. Versailles is my home away from home, or so I’d like to think *wink*. I could probably find my away around Marie Antoinette’s private apartments blindfolded, yet still I haven’t had enough. What an amazing 3 days this will be for 2 lucky ladies!

    • carina November 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Elissa, I’ve seen photos of you looking at the underside of furniture in the private apartments in Versailles! 😉

      • Elissa December 5, 2013 at 4:24 am #

        That’s me! Just trying to get my money’s worth. I know those private tours are $$$. If selected for this event, I’d be sure to get everyone on the floor in Marie Antoinette’s private boudoirs! 😉

  3. Mary Kay November 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Hi Carina, I wanted to let you know that there are a lot of people who are excited about the social media event. Amy even posted a link for this post on my blog’s FB page! Before I share the information, I wanted to ask if the two spots are only open to people who live outside of Paris. Thanks!

    • carina November 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Mary Kay,

      It’s an exciting event in the making. The two places are open for all, no matter of location. 🙂

      • Mary Kay December 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

        Thanks for the additional info, Carina! I just shared the link for this post on my blog’s FB page and on Twitter.

  4. Amy Lynne Hayes December 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Hi Carina! So glad to be introduced to your blog through Norma – you have some extremely gorgeous photos!! And of my favorite city. 😉