Lifestyle TRAVEL

MY TRIP TO NATURA BISSE, BARCELONA.

Barcelona is a home away from home, and this time I visited the city to film a new global campaign for InhibitHD, a cream by Natura Bisse, targeted at women who are 40 years and above. I have been associated as a brand ambassador with the brand Natura Bisse for over 7 years now. Natura Bisse is a high-end skincare luxury brand which was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 1979. Today, the company is one of the leaders in the skin-care market when it comes to research, development, and innovation and sells its products on a global scale. With an incredible vision, dedication, and a sense of social responsibility, Natura Bisse is focussed on innovating products that truly make a difference. I have been using their products for the past so many years, and I am truly grateful to them for keeping the years off my face. Natura Bisse is not just a brand for me; it’s like family to me. Whenever I visit Barcelona, I feel a different joy course through my being.  The whole family at Natura Bisse treats me like a queen throughout my stay. This time, on all the four days, apart from working on the film, I indulged in some really wonderful experiences, and I would like to share a few with you all.

Near Hotel Arts Barcelona overlooking the Mediterranean on the Port Olimpic

At Natura Bisse Head Office with Elena Serra, Sr. Corporate VP Communication NB Group

On this visit, the vibe of the city was great; I basked in the glow of the sun and met people who were vibrant and welcoming. I spent my time taking in the beauty of the city and enjoyed my stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona, a beautiful hotel with a fantastic view of the ocean side. On my first day, Elena Serra, Senior Corporate VP Communications NATURA BISSÉ Group, who also happens to be a dear friend with whom I share a deep bond, welcomed me and took me for a wonderful meal and we shared some insightful conversations while enjoying the delectable dishes. On the second day, I went on a tour at the Natura Bisse Head Office and Factory where I met my family from Natura Bisse, CEO Veronica and senior VP research and innovation, Patricia, both of whom also happen to be the dynamic daughters of the founder, Ricardo Fisas. At the factory, I went through the process of research and innovation that is done before bringing out the wonderful products that Natura Bisse has been making for years.  This is not the first time that I was visiting the factory, and I was happy to see that their standards have only improved over the years.  The brand communications team there explained to me about the new campaign for Inhibit, and then a wonderful lunch followed with my Natura Bisse family in a traditional Spanish villa turned into a restaurant with delicious food – what else could I have asked for!

At Natura Bisse Head Office checking out products and new innovations

with Natura Bisse Family – from the left Elena Serra, Veronica Fisas CEO NB, Joaquin Serra Director, Suelyn Farel USA Brand Ambassador, Patricia Fisas Senior VP Research and Innovation

During my stay, I met other brand ambassadors of Natura Bisse from Spain and USA over lunch and had some enlightening conversations with them. One of the people I came across during this beautiful journey which left a lasting impression on me with her warmth, intellect, and knowledge is the brand ambassador from Spain, Alejandra Valle Jonagera –  a neuroscientist, psychologist, teacher, author of 34 books and a mindfulness trainer.  Suelin Farel, the brand ambassador from the USA, is another enterprising and a highly intelligent and charming woman, who enlightened me about her business in the beauty industry in the USA.

with Alejandra Valle Jonagera Spain Brand Ambassador.

I also indulged in some cultural experiences on my trip. The first one was unplanned as the day was reserved for me to shop, but since I am not a big fan of shopping, I instead took off with Helen Belmonte, Communications Manager at Natura Bisse, to this beautiful  cultural sight, Hospital Sant Pau Barcelona, designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner between 1901 and 1930 as a garden city for nursing the sick, which is now a tourist destination. I also spent a wonderful evening with Elena Serra, Suelin Farel and Helen Belmonte, at the Concert Hall in De La Musica Catalana, designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect, Lluis Domenech and enjoyed the cultural experience I had with them.

At De La Musica Catalana with Elena Serra and Suelyn Farel

At Hospital Sant Pau Barcelona

I spent my last day in Barcelona filming for the new campaign, and I must say, it was a great experience. With a team of 20 Spanish speaking professionals on board, I could find no difficulty at all while filming. The entire shoot was well-planned, and it was a thrilling experience to work with people who belong to a different culture and speak a different language. Indeed, creativity has no language, religion or borders. Language does not become a hindrance in your way when you intend to create something great. At the end of the trip, I felt charged, beautiful and empowered. I am extremely honoured to be a #NaturaBisse Woman, and it was a delightful experience to be a part of the new global campaign #InhibitHD by Natura Bisse. To check out my film for #Natura Bisse #Inhibit click on the link…It will be out on their website and social media very soon!

behind the scene of Natura Bisse Inhibit HD shoot

With the entire production team

Have you ever used Natura Bisse products? If yes, what has been your experience with Natura Bisse?

Love and Health,

Uma


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I am Uma - entrepreneur, award winning television personality,philanthropist and an eternal optimist dedicated to helping you liveyour dreams by bringing daily insights, fitness inspiration, cleaneating and beauty and wellness resources.Join me in this space and lets start this beautiful journey together.

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