I thought I would sit down and take a couple of minutes to start documenting our trip to France. (much of it I shared on my IG account) My Daughter and I attended The Academy France an event put on by Heather Bullard - A Creative and Editorial Styling Event.
Not only was it a week of learning new things, but also a week full of adventure meeting women who were fun,creative, caring and awesome! A week of shopping, eating, laughing and learning! It doesn't get much better than that!
Let me begin-
Shannon and I are back in the states, after a full 24 hours of travel. I was worried for Shannon at the beginning of this trip (because she broke her toe just days before we left, and would be sporting a "boot" for the trip.) but she did awesome!
In fact because of the boot ...we whipped right through all the connections at the airport; the airline had a wheelchair waiting for her as we left the plane and one as we boarded. Nothing better than going straight to the front of the security line no waiting!
My suitcase came home full to over flowing....even had to get a box to bring everything home. Not only is my suitcase full but my heart and my "bucket" so to say is full!
Heather Bullard made our stay amazing. Much of what was in my suitcase were the gifts we received each day from her. She told us that she went about choosing these gifts as if she were shopping for her girlfriends . This is what we found on our beds when we arrived. I love this styling bag with pockets for, scissors, wire snips etc. Loved the soft white towels wrapped in beautiful ribbon, a soap block, and custom linen apron made specially for this event.
The room we were assigned to in the 13th century Chateau de Mondesir- was so very charming and rustic!
I love the sweet look on Shannon's face in this picture....we just arrived; having fun taking it all in!
The little sitting area in our "cottage" (smile)
Every little detail was thought out...flowers, chocolate on our pillows and a treat basket just in case we got hungry!
( we ate so divinely that I actually ended up taking some of the treats home!)
View from our room.
The cottage looked so sweet at night.
The little window outside our bedroom....was used for many photo opportunities.
The amazing Jaci Marie Smith was the events photographer...she is awesome!
Laurent- the owner of the Chateau! He is such a sweet man....he and his wife Martine did so many things to help our stay be fabulous!
More to come!