Provence: Bobbi Brown

Cosmetics queen Bobbi Brown shares her favorite discoveries and must-haves from a recent bicycle trip through the French countryside

"I went to provence to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday on a six-day, 200-mile bike trip," says Bobbi Brown, whose newest book, Bobbi Brown Living Beauty, comes out next month. Wandering the markets and sampling the cuisine were high on her priority list, but Brown's eponymous cosmetics company was never far from her mind. "I found a lot of really great things that I brought back to our product-development team—a million different soaps and lavenders, all from the local markets," she says. Inspiration for her spring '08 collection even came from a richly colored pashmina she bought there. Here are some...

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