Last week I attended a stylish event at the Mandarin Oriental Miami & Little River Studios with the Lincoln Motor Company team. My favorite part was getting picked up from my home in a brand new 2017 Lincoln Continental! Yup, I started the day riding in style and it just kept getting better.
I met up with top Miami influencers at Mandarin Oriental’s Azul restaurant. We also had a chance to meet Robert Parker – Lincoln’s Global Director Marketing Sales and Service, Liliam Lopez – co-founder of South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) and Robert Lowe – General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental.
It was exciting to hear that under Robert Parker’s leadership Lincoln sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, its first full year of sales – a record for a new luxury brand in the country. The team also shared amazing news on the new Continental while we enjoyed some delicious lunch. The restaurant was very accommodating and had special vegan dishes made for the occasion.
After lunch, I had the chance to actually get behind a 2017 Lincoln Continental and drive to our next location. We ended up in a blogger’s dream photography location, known as the Little River Studios. There we learned about photography and importance of capturing moments between light, time and colors by Shayna Batya. I actually learned a lot about capturing little details and making them appear larger than life. Shayna told us to look for the art in the vehicle. I was completely inspired, I started to really notice the design elements of the stereo system, the Continental’s dashboard and the car’s bold grille. Take a look at some of my car snaps below.
Mike Celentino, Chief Program Engineer for the Lincoln Continental was on site to give us a comprehensive overview of the technology. The car features 30-way power seats with in-door seat controls. The extended sunroof adds beautiful natural light to the interior. The quite movements of the car doors were really impressive. No more slamming the doors to make sure it closed properly. The doors open with the slightest pull and close with a little push.
The rear seats are equipped with heat, massage and lumbar support. Imagine a road trip in this car. The people in the back will get to ride in first-class style! They will have access to audio and climate control, reclinable seats, massage function and control of sunshades! Yup, pretty much the best road trip ever.
On my way back home during Miami’s rush hour, I was able to witness the star power of the Continental. Thanks to my driver, who kept pointing me to look at all the passerby with their phones out taking pictures of the Continental. For a second, I pretended that all the attention was for moi! But really, no one can compete with the Continental’s beauty. There were at least two cars that made the driver roll down his window just so they can ask him about the car. The driver was loving the attention and so was I!
It was quite exciting to experience the Lincoln Continental’s power both inside and out.
I always have the best time with my Lincoln Motor Company family. Thank you again for a beautiful day!