Lincoln asked me who in my life needed a little pampering and I instantly thought of Winy. She’s not only a contributor on this here blog, but she also works tirelessly with me on the back end coordinating content and partnerships and does it all with a lovely beaming smile.
So the fine people at Lincoln and I went back and forth collaborating on the ultimate experience for her. We knew it had to be a road trip and being that Winy is fully bilingual I instantly thought of Montreal. It’s beautiful, quintessentially French and close enough to drive to but far enough to really get a great feel for Lincoln’s newest offering, the MKC.
Check out our little video from the experience and read on for more about our trip!
The pampering began with a trunk stocked full of all of Winy’s favorite treats from Belmonte Raw, The Indulgent Purist and PS by Prettysweet so we could avoid the not-so-delicious-or-healthy things that you find on the road.
The ride was sweet and smooth. We cruised along listening to our custom playlist via the SYNC with my Lincoln technology and also our fave stations on Sirius satellite radio.
We arrived in style to The Ritz Carlton where the valet complimented us on our ‘cool car’ if not only for it’s looks but it’s signature ‘wraparound lift gate’ that opens hands free with just a swipe of your foot – making his (full handed) life easier. Our lovely concierge then brought us up to our suites and surprised us yet again with some delicious treats.
After some exploring of the incredibly stunning hotel – I hadn’t been since the recent renovation – we got ready and headed out for dinner at Toqué!
World renouned, Toqué! is one special restaurant. Located in Quartier international, Toque specializes in making phenomenal dishes from local market-fresh foods. The menu changes daily and though we were initially a little intimidated by the menu, our server was very detailed and did not lead us astray.
After dinner we got a tour of their incredible kitchen that includes a meat locker (they butcher their own meat) and an equally impressive fridge that stores the fresh herbs and vegetables. And then the wine cellar. Now that’s something to marvel…..
One of the coolest ways to see the MKC is at night. As you approach the car it comes alive with the ‘Approach Detection Welcome Mat’ AKA when you get close the car handles illuminate and a Lincoln symbol appears at the foot of your door. Even cooler, you can start your car wirelessly from your phone with the My Lincoln mobile app and do crazy things like set the temperature – how amazing would that be in the dead of our Canadian winters??!!
The next morning we luxuriated at the St James Spa, did some shopping in old Montreal and then jumped back into our ride and headed home in the MKC that had already begun to feel like our own. With features like lane change notification (it vibrates if you haven’t put on your signal or if someone’s in your blind spot) and a super simple push button gear shift and a killer advanced THX sound system, the car was pretty hard to give back.
Thank you to Lincoln and your whole team for spoiling with such a fabulous time.
For more info on the luxurious MKC click HERE!