Friends and their wives indulged in local dishes such as sea bass in Greece, Italy and France
Magic Johnson lives The good life in Europe!
The 63-year-old NBA Hall of Famer shared a preview of his exclusive annual summer vacation on Wednesday — this year, featuring special cameos from Michael Jordan, Samuel L. Jackson and judge Greg Mathis.
“Tonight we enjoyed an amazing dinner at the famous Da Paolino Ristorante aka The Lemon Tree Restaurant in Capri, Italy!” Johnson wrote. “AND I got to hang out with my great friend and greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, and his wife Yvette, Sam and LaTanya Jackson, Judge Greg and Linda Mathis, and John and Vicki Palmer.”
In a photo carousel, the seemingly relaxed friends posed for a group photo. In another snap, Magic and Jordan smiled as musicians serenaded them at the iconic restaurant.
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The final image shows Magic and his wife, Cookie, 64, posing on the 296ft Phoenix 2 superyacht they chartered for a Mediterranean cruise.
The boat can accommodate 12 people and offers seven cabins, including a duplex main apartment accessible by its own staircase and a private sundeck with jacuzzi, according to its website.
Over the past few weeks, the group has also traveled to Greece and France, dined at Michelangelo in Antibes and treated themselves to chilled bar at the Cala di Volpe hotel in Sardinia, according to Magic’s publications on the social networks.
One evening, the yacht’s chef concocted an Asian-inspired meal including vegetable fried rice, chicken fried rice, turkey spring rolls, General Tso’s chicken, black peppercorn beef, vegetables Grilled, Sweet and Sour Shrimp, Ginger King Crab, Asian Coleslaw, Chinese Chicken Soup, and Lobster, “to name a few,” Magic wrote in a post.
“I topped it all off with my favorite dessert, Banana Peach Ice Cream!” He shared.
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Cookie and Magic are known for their lavish summer pleasure trips with celebrity friends, such as Jackson and LL Cool J. In 2021, the group charted a route from Greece to Italy, stopping at ports like Capri, Sorrento and Sardinia.
Their 281-foot yacht was complimented with seven guest suites, a gym, hair salon and two massage rooms. It also featured a full bar and party terrace.
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And in 2019, the couple hosted a weekend-long party for their joint 60th birthday in Saint-Tropez, France, with celebrity guests like Jennifer Lopez, Spike Lee, Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance.
Cookie shared a preview of their festivities on Instagram, writing, “What an amazing start to celebrating our 60th birthday yesterday, can’t wait to see what Earvin has planned for tonight!!”
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