A True Story Worth Celebrating

jenni Beauty, Travel 1 Comment

True story: There was a 23-year-old boy named Olivier Baussan from Provence, France who wanted to change the world. He was impassioned by the power of plants and a love for his land. The year is 1976, L’Occitane was born.

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2016 is a year of celebration, the perfect occasion to share 40 years of L’Occitane’s true stories.


Memories from Olivier Baussan, old packaging, original boutiques, inspiring landscapes, sensorial memories.

To celebrate L’Occitane’s 40th year the folks at Rustan’s The Beauty Source invited me and other bloggers and media to a beauty and wellness getaway.

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Super cute L’Occitane lunch box filled with yummy and organic meal. Sorry but no photos of the food as I inhaled it quickly.

A beautiful journey to The Farm, San Benito.

The path to wellness and beauty

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Serenity now at the gorgeous and peaceful The Farm in San Benito.

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This cute L’Occitane bicycle welcomed us at the lobby.

Room tour:

My very own beautiful, verdant villa in The Farm.

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Welcome treats from L’Occitane!

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The classy and cozy interior of my villa.

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That picture window!

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Team cozy! Matchy-matchy L’Occitane robe and fluffy slippers.

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Super love this indoor/outdoor shower!

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Bathing musts

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My favorite spot!

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Music to my ears.

After settling in my villa, a much-needed sensorial treat (a.k.a. massage) was next.

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This way to relaxation

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The welcome committee

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Yes, please!!

A grand entrance

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Welcome to heaven on earth!

Killer view at The Healing Sanctuary, The Farm

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This is the massage cabana where all good things happen.

Massage table for one, please.

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The masseuse used L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Relaxing Massage Oil. It is a rich massage oil with essential oils helps relax senses & ease body tensions for soft & supple skin. Namaste.

After feeling like a marshmallow, a quick nap in my villa was in order. Just the right amount of sleep to get ready for L’Occitane’s Discovery Walk around The Farm.

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Guests were treated to a another sensorial experience by walking through a path laden with L’Occitane vignettes to showcasing the French brand’s rich history and insightful process in creating the best products.

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A Discovery Walk to remember.

Dinner time!

Eating is truly my favorite “sport!” LOL

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L'Occitane

Good gracious greens!

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Happy hour. Cheers, L’Occitane!!

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Lullabye before going to bed.

Day 2 of our L’Occitane sweet escape!

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Morning walk before brekky.

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Warning: Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness. Inhale the future, exhale the past.

After a bit of exercise, my favorite sensorial treat was next: Food Preparation Workshop

We learned how to make fresh, organic salad with vegetarian sesame dressing.

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Sooo good!

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Yes, I made this. Ready for my flatlay! Haha

After we’ve prepared our salad, we were ushered to a wonderful brunch picnic!

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Picnic lyf!

Because L’Occitane cares, we learned about plants and essential oils that help revive health and open the senses.

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Quality essential oils are the cornerstones of L’Occitane’s products.

Time for a class picture!!

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The fun and lovely ladies (and gentleman) at the L’Occitane getaway.

The short but sweet escape at The Farm was perfect to celebrate L’Occitane’s 40 years of true stories and inspiring history.

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Thank you to Team Rustan’s The Beauty Source for a relaxing and fun beauty soirée!

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Happy 40th Anniversary, L”Occitane! Here are some gift ideas too for Mother’s Day!

This coming Mother’s Day, give the gift of beauty to the most important woman in your life and get her the best products from L’Occitane’s.

This post is in partnership with L’Occitane and Rustan’s The Beauty Source. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that have kept JenniEpperson.com’s doors open all these years. I super appreciate it.

Comments 1

  1. Thanks Jenni this is inspiring to put our wellness as a priority in life too. I’ve literally just came back from buying the massage oil! Love the relaxing smell:) thank you! <3

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