It is only fitting that my first post about travel be about the first time I went to France. The reason why it is so fitting is that a beauty brand, Rene Furterer, took me! I was managing the Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles and we were one of the salons across the United States that had been great ambassadors for the brand, so I was lucky enough to go to France, where the headquarters for Pierre Fabre (the parent company of Rene Furterer) is located.
I boarded my Air France double decker A380 and was off to Paris to learn all about the brand, eat my weight in croissants, crepes, and macaroons, and see the Eiffel Tower. I was greeted in France by hairstylists, salon owners and executives from the french hair care line. We stayed at a boutique hotel called Astor St Honore and embarked on a dinner cruise along the Seine River touring the city. It was this first night that I saw one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen, the Eiffel Tower glittering against the evening sky. “All that glitters is gold” never meant so much to me.
We travelled along twisted, tree lined roads into the French countryside and dined on the finest meats, cheeses, baguettes and wines. We stayed at the Grand Hotel a Castres. We toured the botanical gardens and private estate and winery of Pierre Fabre and were treated like royalty. The landscape of the country was so vibrant, green, and enchanting. It was the best introduction to France a girl could ask for.
http://www.laudree.com/fr_fr there is also a Laudree store in New York in Soho 🙂