Last month (October), I had the fantastic opportunity to visit our distributors in Slovenia (my homeland) and Belgium. Luckily for me, it wasn’t just a business trip. I was also able to meet up with some friends and family and visit some amazing places.
Unfortunately, I did have the worst flu I can remember throughout the whole trip but in spite of that, I still managed to run two very successful seminars, had my professional photoshoot done and got the chance to meet and be interviewed by some great beauty editors from some well respected magazines in Slovenia. I could not let the sickness get the better of me since I only had 14 days to do everything! I guess everything is possible if you put your mind to it!
In today’s blog, I will be chatting to you about my trip to Belgium.
In Belgium, I was staying in Roselare which is 120km away from Brussels. It is a very vibrant city that is centrally located in the province West-Flanders which provides ample opportunities to travel easily to most places including the coast of the Belgium province. I particularly enjoyed my stay in the beautiful RB Bed & Breakfast which was a renovated house from the 1920’s with a very cosy and unique atmosphere. It was situated in the very center of Roselare. They also had a very personal approach to each guest. The owner had been working and traveling for 22 years but, after his career in politics, he chose to settle down in his home town and open a BnB. His mission was to offer a warm and inviting atmosphere to his guests- the warmth he hadn’t felt numerous times through his travels.
While in Roselare, I also ran a seminar for our existing and potential Belgian stockists, all of whom were professional beauty salon owners. The organization of the seminars was brilliant as was the participation by the people involved. I was able to speak with new potential customers about toxic and non-toxic ingredients that can be found in their cosmetics and also explained to them the philosophy and story behind Alexami. I must say that the awareness about toxic cosmetic ingredients, as well as the expected standards of cosmetics, is far higher in Australia than any of the other countries that I was visiting. I am very pleased to see many new international stockists coming on board!
During my stay in Belgium, I was also able met with our distributor, Barbara, her husband and her daughter. What a nice and friendly family owned business! She and her husband took me out for a slow food dinner with the top 20 chefs in the world, which was one of a kind experience. We had around 10 different entrees and every dish was a masterpiece! Not to mention the taste of each dish was exquisite. We ate over 3 hours, had very little portions and tasted so many different flavours. I wasn’t even sure what each ingredient was on the plate until I tried it. I asked Barbara to take some photos as I didn’t want to forget such an amazing culinary experience. It was so unique and so much fun!
I truly enjoyed my stay in Belgium and would like to thank to my distributor, Barbara, for making my stay even that much more pleasant and enjoyable.
I left Belgium after 4 days and still had the flu but I’m pretty sure that the six huge Vitamin-C tablets given to me by the owner of a beautiful beauty institute in Roselare, Sophie Colette, helped me to get well sooner. I am sure these were the main reason that I felt SO much better next day when I continued my trip in Slovenia.
I hope you enjoyed my little recap of my adventures. I’ll talk to you all soon!