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 Fran├ºaise (FIAF) is presenting its fifth annual┬áArt de Vivre Award┬áto┬áFr├⌐d├⌐ric Fekkai,┬áco-founder and CEO of┬áBastide on┬áMonday, June 4. And honey, tickets are available!
The evening commences with a cocktail reception at┬áin FIAFΓÇÖs Le Skyroom. The festivities continue at┬áwith a dinner at the elegant French restaurant Le Bilboquet.┬áMartha Stewart┬á(yes, that Martha!) will present the award to the honoree.
For more than three decades, Fr├⌐d├⌐ric has shaped the global beauty landscape. In 1989, Fr├⌐d├⌐ric 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┬áFr├⌐d├⌐ric 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, Fr├⌐d├⌐ric celebrates ProvenceΓÇÖs 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.
Did we mention tickets are available to this oh la la event! Get yours┬áat┬áfiaf.org.┬áWhile you’re there, check out FIAF’s upcoming┬áThe Ros├⌐ Renaissance Wine Tour of France event on Wednesday, June 13.