Luxe Road Trip with the Jaguar XJ, in Miami
Is this one for me? Ready to test drive the XJ Supersport.
I am wearing a Spring 2011 printed silk Marni blouse, black crepe J.Crew pants and Italian shoes.
Elegance is.. The powerful and exclusive 510 horsepower Jaguar XJ Supersport
I was happy to be invited to a test drive of the new Jaguar XJ. On the last Saturday of March, at eleven a.m., I arrive at ONE Bal Harbor Resort and Spa, to be struck by Jaguar's unmistakable elegance - a lineup of ten XJs, each in a different color and model. Once greeted by one of the organizors, I was introduced to the new, sleek, sexy and modern XJ Supersport. As soon as I climbed in, it was love at first sight... I was taken by its gorgeousness... the interior is breathtakingly beautiful, with perfect design and exquisite workmanship.
Breakfast was served on the beautiful sea terrace, where Harrison and Shriftman girls - all clad in Prada and Chloe, I enviously note - advised me on a pair of Ray Bans courtesy of The Optical Shop of Aspen. Provided with Flip video cameras, we got into our assigned cars and onto the road.
The ten Jaguar XJs journeyed in procession northbound on I-95. All power and striking design, it was a splendid sight to see. Julian was the handsome driver (a US national soccer team member until he was injured recently, he told us), and Doug, a professional race car driver, was our guide. He pointed out the features of the car via walkie talkie. Leisurely accommodated in the back seat, which is lovely and spacious, what did I like the most? The tortoiseshell tray, and the gorgeous dashboard, which is inspired by the traditional Italian Riva boats that I like, evident in the sleek lines and wood craftmanship.
The course led us to Boca Raton Resort and Club, where we had a seven course sushi lunch at Morimoto and desserts at Serendipity. The best was yet to come... to drive a gold Jaguar XJ back to Miami. What can I say of the drive? I felt elegant and regal, being carried by a motor so smooth and powerful. Loved it... too much!!
On our return, celebrity Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr was ready and waiting - it was her turn to have the privilege of test driving the new Jaguar XJ sedan.
Guest scene at Boca Raton Resort and Spa's lobby
Serendipity's ice cream with chocolate fudge. Yum!
Looking relaxed as the car seat massaged my back the entire trip back from Boca, but trying to pull off an incredibly concentrated responsible-driver look.