We look forward to Biologique Recherche’s National Summit every year, and this year was no different. As I have never been to New Orleans before, I was excited to see what the city had to offer. Upon arrival, we lounged pool-side at the hotel and then made our way to the French Quarter for lunch. Arnaud's featured classic Creole cuisine, cocktails, and jazz music. The savory crabmeat cheesecake is a must. Cafe Du Monde, a NOLA tradition, was our next stop. Our table was quickly filled with hot beignets and café au lait. We ended our night with dinner at Galatoire's, a century-old institution serving french-creole fare. Our food of choice included oysters, soufflé potatoes, chicken creole, duck, and gumbo.
Conferences then began as we watched Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme take stage. Discussions on growth, new innovations, and reformulations were all key topics for the day. Dr. Philippe Allouche then announced the highlight of the day. Biologique’s latest anti-aging innovation - Masque Caviar Vert -the ultimate anti-wrinkle treatment to prevent and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Masque Caviar Vert stimulates components of the skin’s extracellular matrix to help prevent the formation of wrinkles and increases the skin’s firmness. It restores density for skin that looks smoother and fuller. Results are visible from the very first use. Green Caviar is a rare seaweed that grows naturally at depths of 1,900 feet in the warm waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is used in traditional Asian medicine but is also consumed by the inhabitants of Japan’s Okinawa Island, which is considered a “blue zone”. Blue Zones refers to regions where life expectancy is higher than average. Green Caviar is known for being beneficial thanks to its richness in essential minerals: iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and copper. It is known for its exceptional moisturizing and anti-aging properties and its ability to boost Collagen I, Collagen IV, Laminin-5, and Glycosaminoglycans. We were gifted the masque to try and I used mine in the hotel room that night. It is everything you could want in a mask. You can now add this masque enhancement to your facial here.
The gala reception that night began outside with a jazz band parade. The streets of New Orleans were closed just for us as people stared and took photos on the sidewalk wondering what was going on. We headed into The Fillmore for a cocktail hour. The jazz band followed inside and played as we sipped champagne by the bar. We then sat down for a formal dinner and danced the night away.
Hands-on workshops began the next day, but Jena and I were taken away by horse & carriage for the “owners and managers experience”. A 15 minute trot around the city led us to Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub, Bourbon Street's oldest continual traditional jazz club. We relaxed in the club as a live jazz band played all afternoon and took requests. The time had then come to head back home. It was such a wonderful experience to not only explore a new city, but to learn so many new things about Biologique Recherche. I’m counting the days until the next summit!