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keep knocking on doors… the story behind The Alchemist

The Alchemist has been one of the most influential books in my life. I read it the first time years ago when I was traveling alone in Thailand. I’ll never forget sitting on the patio of my tiny beach hut, looking out at the ocean, reading The Alchemist for the first time. When I recommended it to an Australian friend who was on her own world tour, years later, her download onto her kindle came with an inspiring introduction by Paulo Coelho himself.

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L’Occitane En Provence, a company with integrity

I’ve always loved L’Occitane beauty products, so when an opportunity arose to visit the factory in Provence on a recent trip, I went. Set near the hamlet of Manosque, Provence, the headquarters includes a store, museum, factory, and Mediterranean garden.

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