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Camille Vidal

Who are you and what do you do? Tell us about yourself…

My name is Camille Vidal but everyone call me Cami. Im the Founder of La Maison Wellness, a mindful drinking agency and creative consultancy focused on elevating wellbeing and mindfulness in the hospitality and wellness industry. Im a healthy Hedonist, a creative consultant, a yoga & meditation teacher and wellness advocate supporting and inspiring people to Live Well!

What’s the best thing about your job?

My Job is sooo diverse and there is so much to love about it. I get to create cocktails mostly non-alcoholic or low alcohol and inspire people to embrace a more Mindful Drinking experience and celebrate being a Healthy Hedonist. I work with brands to create those experiences, I work with bartenders and hospitality peeps to help this drink industry to become more sustainable for themselves but also help shape the experience for the guests. I guess to teach yoga and meditation and help people connect together and with themselves. I run mindful supper clubs, retreats and more.

So much to love about what I do with La Maison Wellness as I help people to live well! 

You can teleport to any bar in the world, where are you going?

Bacchanal in New Orleans cheese board, live music, delicious wine selection… that said I would love to create an alcohol-free offer for them! Dante in NYC is also always one of my favourite place in the world my home away from home.

Where’s your favourite city for a bar-hopping?

NYC, London, Paris and so many others

What’s your idea of a party?

Great people, great conversation, great beverage Something chill something nice

Who is your industry hero?

You say heroes right?! There are soooo many people that inspire me in this industry but just to name a few Jacob Briars and his amazing knowledge, stories and terrible jokes Ben Carlotto for his mind-blowing sense of hospitality Ryan Chettiawardana for his forward-thinking and creativity Carina Soto Velasquez for being an amazing human and inspirational businesswoman Jim Mehan for his talk about wellbeing in our industry he did a few years ago at Cocktail Spirits in Paris and for being awesome and very talented.

What is your desert island bottle?

Normally I would say a bottle of Noilly prat dry vermouth or a bottle of Breton cider but these days probably some kombucha! 

What’s your failsafe cocktail?

Anything stirred with sherry vermouth low abv goodness

What is your hangover cure?

Fresh coconut water


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