Can’t Get To France This Summer? Here’s The Next Best Thing (Pssst: There’s Hair Involved!)By Delaina Dixon | June 1, 2018 | Gal Approved
Lovelies! You know the DivaGals are headed to France next week for the wedding of our own resident Image Gal Samantha von Sperling – soon to be forever known as Mrs. Samantha Drucker! If you’re yearning for your own French experience – but don’t have the time to jet set off to Paris – we’ve got the next best thing! The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is presenting its fifth annual Art de Vivre Award to Frédéric Fekkai, co-founder and CEO of Bastide on Monday, June 4. And honey, tickets are available!
The evening commences with a cocktail reception at in FIAF’s Le Skyroom. The festivities continue at with a dinner at the elegant French restaurant Le Bilboquet. Martha Stewart (yes, that Martha!) will present the award to the honoree.
For more than three decades, Frédéric has shaped the global beauty landscape. In 1989, Frédéric opened the luxury salon and day spa atop Bergdorf Goodman, which drew in celebrity clientele and led to the opening of seven salons. Now he has launched Frédéric has launched Bastide, a house of beauty and well-being, inspired by his hometown, Aix-en-Provence.
In partnership with his wife and co-founder, Frédéric celebrates Provence’s artisans and ingredients with locally made, non-toxic beauty products. We dig these products because they are organic, beautifully packaged and work for all skin types and tones.