A Night in the City of Blinding Lights

By Jan Hillenmeyer | 07/08/2009 11:49:00 AM


Not realizing how much farther north Paris is than Chicago, I was amazed when it dawned on me that it was almost 9:30 at night and I was being blinded by the setting sun.

Young super star Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister’s Keeper) was in Paris for a photo shoot at the Madeleine Cofano Salon and she and her mother joined us for dinner. I was lucky enough to sit next to them and Abigail is a beautiful, unspoiled young woman. She is a huge Aveda fan and is also joining us for the trip to Lyon.  She likes all things natural and had her hair colored (with a vegetable based hair color product) to a rich brown for her role in Zombie Land with Woody Harrelson.

An unfortunate celebrity moment occurred when our driver on the way to the restaurant pointed out that we were entering the Alma Tunnel where Princess Di lost her life. For dramatic effect, we think, he opened the back door of the coach to a scary rush of air—until hysterical voices screamed to close the door!

I got back to the room late and thought I’d see if there was any Michael Jackson mania. Euro News was airing an interview with President Gaddafi of Libya. I had to find Wolf Blitzer and CNN to get the same reports that the U.S. is getting. Oddly enough, no one among the Aveda and my consumer and international press colleagues had anything to say on the subject—at least not at my table.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jan Hillenmeyer

Jan Hillenmeyer is the News Editor of Modern Salon magazine.


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