Saturday, December 04, 2010
Is this the worlds best Christmas tree?
The Sofitel hotel in London St. James has gone all out to impress visitors this Christmas. Their festive tree is adorned with Baccarat crystal bottles holding Louis XIII, Grand-Champagne Cognac.
The estimated value of the sixteen-and-a-half-foot creation is more than €50,000.
The 200 miniature bottles were handmade by Baccarat and finished with 24 carat gold. At least five expert craftsmen worked on each bottle, hotel officials say.
I'm thinking of trying to get some press coverage for Cognac Property Services by emulating this feat and filling some miniatures from my old friends at Chez Bacou (remember them from this post?) and hanging them from the €15 tree I plan on buying from Jarnac market.
Sadly though I'm pretty sure that they would all be empty by the time it came to put the angel on the top :-)