From breakfast on the revered left bank to sun-downers atop the glorious Eiffel Tower, two of SA’s most loved personalities, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale, relived the joie de vivre of Paris’ Golden Age while on a visit to France recently.


Following the trip to the City of Lights, the remarkable duo then travelled to Jarnac in the heart of the cognac region, where Courvoisier’s Master Blender, Patrice Pinet, gave them a first-hand experience of the inner workings of the world’s only cognac where all elements are controlled from grape to glass.


“I’ve always wanted to come to the birth place of cognac and experience the rich history of Courvoisier. I love everything about my time here. The history, the tradition, and the craftsmanship behind the brand have really inspired me. It was a life-changing trip indeed, one I will never forget.” Said Bonang on her experience.


Accompanied by Courvoisier Global Brand Ambassador Rebecca Asseline, David and Bonang began their trip with The Courvoisier Paris Golden Age Tour, during which they experienced Parisian gastronomy on Rue Royale and then immersed themselves in luxury shopping at the Place Vendome and along the Champs Elysee.


“There is nothing more exciting than being taken out of my normal. Being in Jarnac has completely thrown me out of my comfort zone and into my inspired mode where all I want to do is create! Not only did I get to bottle my very own cognac, but I will also be designing something very special for Courvoisier VSOP – more will be revealed to all you style and cognac connoisseurs in the coming weeks!” said David.

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