I'll first give you some background as to why we were gifted this wonderful trip. KIN is one of the fantastic products we carry at both of our Relik locations. We brought it into the salon after testing it out and falling in love with all of their amazing products and their fantastic price range. After months of selling their great products, we were contacted by KIN North America offering us a trip of a lifetime to the KIN Cosmetics factory in Spain, where all of their products are made, packaged, and tested. We were like...duh...we are so there. So, they gifted us with an amazing trip of sight seeing, eating to our hearts content, and learning from some handsome Spanish men. Everything was planned down to the tiniest detail.
When it comes to recapping my experience, one thing comes to mind. I feel so humbled. We were welcomed with open arms into one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We were taught about their culture, their food, and their passion for life and love. Maybe this experience was a bit different for me because my ancestors originally came from Spain. Everywhere I went I saw men and women that looked like my brother or my father or my sister (I'm the whitest, most American looking in my family...). I fell in love with their passion for their way of living. They truly believe in living life in the moment. For instance, everyday around 2:00 pm all the shops close for lunch and siesta. Everyone returns home or to a restaurant to meet up with friends and family and they visit til 5:00 pm, when the shops re open. Their value for family and visiting was inspiring.
I left Spain with a deeper understanding about life, love, and gratitude. It sounds silly to say that a trip can be life changing, but I so truly feel that way. There are aspects about this trip that are with me everyday. There are people that I met that made me more grateful for the beautiful life I have. Thank you so much KIN for allowing me to learn, grow, and feel inspired!
The view of Barcelona.
This is the front of the Sagrada Familia. It represents the nativity. So much detail has gone into the building of this gorgeous Basilica. It was designed by Gaudi and has taken almost 200 years to build.
I completely fell in love with the architecture here. So much detail in every door, store front, and sidewalk.
Call us the paparazzi!
Our walk to a beach front restaurant.
Just a local, riding his motorcycle, with a cigar.