Chanel Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback after my trip and I wanted to give you guys a more detailed look at what my day to day schedule was like while in Cuba with CHANEL.

Sunday, May 1st

9:00 am- We departed Panama in route to Cuba

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12:00pm We arrived in beautiful Cuba!

We stayed at the beautiful and historic Hotel Nacional in Havana.

Hotel Nacional Cuba Havana

Hotel Nacional Cuba Havana

3:00pm Lunch at Santy Pescador Restaurant

We had a beautiful lunch at Santy Pescador Restaurant. An amazing seafood restaurant with a great view. The food was so fresh and delicious! I definitely recommend going there if you go to Cuba.

6:30pm Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs ‘Obra en Proceso / Work in Progress’ at the Factoría Habana

After lunch, we headed back to the hotel to change to get ready for the Inauguration of the exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs ‘Obra en proceso / Work in Progress’ at the Factoría Habana. This exhibition was divided into three sections representing the designer’s main interest in fashion, architecture and landscapes. Needless to say, it was an amazing experience to see these photographs up close. This exhibition was actually open to the public the day after for a few days so everyone in Cuba was able to experience this beautiful exhibition.

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana  Shona Joy Off the Shoulder Top and Wrap Skirt, Chanel Cuba Diary, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, Chanel French Riviera Flap Bag

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana

Karl Lagerfeld's photographs 'Obra en Proceso - Work in Progress' at the Factoría Habana

9:30pm Dinner at La Guarida Restaurant

The food in Cuba, wow! What can I say! La Guarida is actually one of the most popular restaurants in Cuba. It has a beautiful entrance with a grand staircase. The restaurant has some amazing views and most importantly, the food that the CHANEL team picked for us was out of this world!

Restaurante la Guarida Havana Cuba

Monday, May 2nd

7:00 am Photoshoot with Prime Life & Style Magazine in collaboration with CHANEL

I was up bright and early for a full shoot of 6 locations and 6 different looks with some pieces from the CHANEL airlines collection. I had such a blast doing this and I just want to say thanks to CHANEL and the Prime Magazine team for making this collaboration possible. If you guys aren’t familiar, Prime is one of the top publications in Panama right now so I was so thrilled to work with them. The spread will be ready in September and I can’t wait to show you all of the looks we shot. Here’s a little sneak peek.

Chanel Beauty Products, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, Getting Ready

Chanel Beauty Products, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, Getting Ready

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7:00 pm Welcome Dinner at the Atelier Restaurant

The CHANEL team surprised us once again with a beautiful reception at Atelier Restaurant for all of the press. We started off with some tasty mojitos and refreshing coconut water. See the video here! There was a wide selection of fantastic hors d’oeuvres and amazing live Cuban music.  After, we were brought upstairs for a beautiful candlelit dinner at the rooftop terrace.  It was truly a remarkable dining experience.

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

For Love & Lemons Cecelia Dress, Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

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Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Restaurante Atelier Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

11:00pm Tropicana Cuban Night Show

The Tropicana Club in Havana is a well-known nightclub with amazing live cabaret. I hope you guys saw some of the Snapchats I shared from here, it was so much fun.  There were several different acts and dances, it was a such a great night filled with lots dancing, wonderful music, and great company.

Tropicana Club Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Tropicana Club Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary Tropicana Club Havana Cuba, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Tuesday, May 3rd

9:00am Rum & Cigar Tour

We were lucky enough to go on a great tour of the Havana distillery to see how all the magic happens. My favorite part may have been at the end when we did a little tasting ;) We also went to the Cohiba Cigar Company. It was really interesting and entertaining.

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Nasty gal Ruffle Dress, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Havana Destileria, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary-1

Nasty gal Ruffle Dress, Cohiba Cigar Company La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

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2:00pm Lunch at El Del Frente Restaurant

El Del Frente Restaurant was my favorite restaurant by far and is actually a popular tourist destination. The food was incredible, check out the pic below to see what I mean.  The drink I had was a Watermelon Mojito, so good!

El del frente restaurant La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

6:30pm Cruise show on El Paseo del Prado

See everything that happened that day HERE.

Wednesday, May 4th

9:00am: Architectural Tour

This was SO fun and interesting.  We rode around in style in some beautiful antique cars and got to see all of the main Cuban monuments, parks, and other historic landmarks. I was so glad we had one last chance to walk around the city and of course, do a little shopping!

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Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

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Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

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Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Chanel Backpack, Cuba, La Havana, Pam Hetlinger, The Girl From Panama, CHANEL Cuba Diary

Later that evening it was time to head back home.  I just want to send another extra special thanks to CHANEL for allowing me to experience and incredible event in such a beautiful place with so much rich history.  I’m so happy that I’m able to share my experience with you guys and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do!

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