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Synopsis: The remarkable story of a happily married couple who abandoned the corporate rat race to open a perfumery and create their own custom lines of fragrances in the French Caribbean
What originated in a family vacation on the beach eventually became an unlikely but thriving business--a perfumery on the French-Dutch island of Saint Martin. Though he chose a career in law, John Berglund's passion lay in the chemistry sets of his youth and his lifelong fascination with perfume. Berglund eventually built a full-fledged lab in the basement of his home in Atlanta, where he spent countless hours of free time experimenting with new concoctions. He began to dream of opening a perfumery in a tranquil island paradise and ultimately set out to make it happen--no matter what.
Berglund's account of his Caribbean adventure is a fun-filled, factual tale of conflicts, contrasts, and celebrations. As he and his wife, Cyndi, embed themselves in the eccentric French-side community of Grand Case, they learn incredible lessons about business, success, and themselves. Their story may just inspire others, too, to follow in their footsteps, trading business casual attire for a pair of shorts and flip-flops.
About the Author:
John Berglund has had a varied and successful career, starting as a chief county prosecuting attorney at age twenty-four, after which he became a lobbyist and trade association executive. Throughout his career one relatively unknown commonality remained: Berglund's avocation for chemistry and the creation of chemical compounds, which he put to use when he relocated to Saint Martin and opened his perfumery, Tijon.
Berglund's soul mate and business partner is his wife of over thirty years, Cyndi, who brings her vivacious personality and talent for jewelry design and customer service to Tijon. Cyndi, a former physical education teacher, award winning bed-and-breakfast operator, retail manager, and corporate employee, has been John's primary assistant in his formulations and first responder to many smell tests.
In between these endeavors, Cyndi and John raised the couple's two children, Rachelle and T.J., both now adults living in San Diego.
Title: A Beach Less Traveled
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