24 days to go to Barbizon – get your party shoes on (and your swimwear)!

From: Zeina & Milena <insead03D>
Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 3:48 PM
Subject: 24 days to go to Barbizon – get your party shoes on (and your swimwear)!
To: <ajayinsead03>

Last group update here, next email with more details will be going out to those who have confirmed attendance to reunion 2019 in Barbizon

Dears,

Last group update here, next email with more details will be going out to those who have confirmed attendance to reunion 2019 in Barbizon the weekend of September 20-22:

Confirmed planning to come:
Olivier Adler, Vivien Altman, Christopher Bean, Javier Calleja Arregui, Lisa Chiang, Joana Crespo, Maurizio De Franciscis, Daniel Elfen, Victoria Entwistle, Abderahmane Fodil, Pavel Fraynt, Anila Gramshi Thompson, Zeina Hatem, Milena Ivanova, Suzana Kertesz (+1), Alain Kinsch, Senan Kiran, Ricky Knox, Frederique Labadie, Frederic Le Guen, Katharina Maass, Sofia Marimba, Rasmus Michau, Anna Naydenova, Sergiu Negut, Konstantin Sadovnik (+3), Giovanni Tumbiolo

Trying their best to make it:
Daniella Alpher, Willem Brandt, Kevin Burke, Ally Charlton, Severine de Wulf-van Rossum, Marios Klapsis, Eduard Kostadinov, Nicolas Mahler, Iliyana Popova, Francesco Riosa

So sorry that couldn’t make it (or most likely wouldn’t make it)*:
Alexander Andersson, Pasha Bakhtiar, Pedro Baldaia, Christophe Bancel, Laurent Bataille, Olivier Benichou, Mukund Bhagavan, Laura Carballo, Marcello Cavalcanti, Laura Coquis Power, Filipe Dahlin, Nicla Di Palma, Philippe Duban, Richard Ellis, Juan Carlos Escobar, Heiko Faust, James Feldkamp, Roland Fisher, Kavya Gopal, Victor Gordillo, Julie Gray, Kamal Grossard-Amin, Jo Hallas, Kasper Hansen, Marita Hemmelskamp R. Cavalcanti, Velitchka Hristova, Catherine Hwa-Schelander, Plamen Jordanoff, Michael Kent, Sophia Kent, Timothy King, Christopher Larmour, Richard Millar, Arnout Mostert, Karsten Obert, Diogo Quental, Isabelle Regent-Ngwata, Wilhelm Rohde, Niklas Schelander, Andre Schnidrig, Walid Sfeir, Stefan Trampler, Thomas Triomphe, Amaya Urrutia, Chris Van Olffen, Lodewijk Van Wersch, Dirk Verschuijl;

If your plans have changed do let us know (email: Insead03D)! We have secured venues, but it is still possible to amend numbers, so late confirmations welcome by all means (-:. If you think you may come last minute, also let us know. And if you are sure you cannot make it, also let us know. Thank you for helping us here!

Reminder below of what this is all about!

What: Our 16Y reunion, the unofficial one (organised by us for us)
Where: Barbizon, where the wild boars live (and some painters used to get inspired too)
When: Weekend of 20-22nd September, 2019
Courtesy of: Zeina, who has kindly invited us to take over the grounds of her amazing house for the social part (check out www.barbizonfrance.com)
With help from: a few crazy volunteers (thank goodness for crazy people!)

The plan for the weekend is as follows:
Friday, 20th September

Saturday, 21st September
Coffee and pastries at Zeina’s, followed by:

  • Inspiration, the big picture and Food for thought: an informal chat with an INSEAD Professor (Linda Brimm confirmed, Linda will come talk to us about global cosmopolitans and the issues we face; one more Prof tbc)
  • Informal chats and break out groups as it comes among friends sharing common interests / similar problems & challenges
  • BBQ and swimming on the grounds of Zeina’s house (Rasmus and Daniel Elfen are the lucky volunteers to “man” the BBQ! More volunteers needed. The flow of Rose while you toil guaranteed)
  • Free time before we hit the village for dinner and the happening night scene (we are sorry to inform you, party busses have not made an appearing in this part of the woods just quite yet! Unless of course one of you decides to import one from Singapore!)
  • Dinner venue (Le Gaulois sur grill confirmed)
  • Party venue (BoBo Club Barbizon, 1 rue Grande, Barbizon confirmed)

Sunday, 22nd September
Coffee and pastries at Zeina’s (unless we need hot soup at the crack of dawn returning from BoBo)
Lunch in the village @ L’Angelo Pizzeria (confirmed)
Followed by hugs, kisses and till we meet again!

Logistics:
Accommodation: plenty of options in Barbizon. See a snapshot of what’s there below, but also check out Airbnb!

La Rotonde 77 http://larotonde77.fr/ B&B
La Bastide de Barbizon https://www.labastidebarbizon.com/ B&B
P’tit Angelus https://ptitangelus.wixsite.com/barbizon B&B
HÔTELLERIE DU BAS-BRÉAU https://www.chateauxhotels.co.uk/hotellerie-du-bas-breau-3436
Lau’berge de la Cle D’Or http://www.lau-berge.com/h%C3%B4tel/
Besharat Gallery & Museum http://barbizon.besharatgallery.com/en/page-suites/
Hotel Les Pleiades https://www.hotel-les-pleiades.com/

Transportation: Considering we will be in the middle of the forest, easiest to rent a car

Cost: We will be sending out info on shared costs for Saturday (pastries, BBQ, drinks throughout the day and some external help. Budget for dinners, club and lunch as you normally would when going out on the town (-:

Who? Welcome to come in whatever format suits you – spouses, children, dogs and cats, whatever works for you and helps you make it there!

Dress code: properly casual (+swimming gear)! It’s the weekend and we’ll be in the forest for all of it!

If you have questions or want something added / considered – do give us a shout!

We look forward to another fun weekend together real soon!

Zeina & Milena
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