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What does living ‘à la lyonnaise’ mean?
This must be the tenth time we’ve rewritten this editorial to try to give an answer... In vain.
The fact is, we could write page upon page about all the little things that come together to make our art of living in Lyon, but it would never be enough.
You have to be here. You have to explore the city’s streets, try things, open doors, meet people and just generally be curious.
How could we tell the whole story in just a few sentences when we needed a whole magazine, the one you are now holding, to capture some of the charm and flavours of our city?
By the way, we have decided to invite you, our readers, to submit proposals for the editorial next time.
À la lyonnaise could have been a book of local recipes, a guide to the city’s latest essential addresses, or even a manual for future gones (as the people of Lyon like to call themselves). However, we like to think of it as a friend who always knows where to go and what to do, whatever the season, whether you’re looking for a restaurant, a gift, an exhibition or a spot of nature…
We will talk about food, shopping, culture, days out, new addresses and undeservedly neglected places in Lyon and the surrounding area.
And, because it has such a rich and fascinating past, we will be looking back at Lyon’s history.
You’ll also be meeting local figures, some famous, such as Woodkid, who graces the cover of this first edition, and others not quite so well-known...
Because it is them, us and you – particularly you – who create the magic of living together ‘à la lyonnaise’, all year round. Beginning with this summer, a somewhat special one, when we will be reunited with the city.
Eating and drinking À la lyonnaise
Our desires of the moment
Fabien Toulmé, who created the poster for the Lyon BD Festival, has just released a new comic book published by Delcourt: Suzette. It is the story of a road trip taken by a grandmother and her granddaughter in Italy, on a quest for love …
Jars by Les Confinades
This young Lyon-based company makes unsold or rejected fruits and vegetables available for a handful of chefs to work their magic. Their sweet and savoury recipes are put in jars and sold. Delicious, smart and prevents food waste too.
Tatiane de Freitas bag
The Lyonnais-Brazilian brand that’s making the sexiest swimwear right now also has straw, cotton and lurex bags, made in Brazil. Ideal for a pool-side or seaside break.
For this first summer edition, we couldn’t fail to talk about boule lyonnaise. This fun sport is typical of Lyon, just like the Lyonnais dialect.
With jewellery, bags, small accessories and more, Feeka has all you need to emerge from the lockdown in style.
Beers by Vol de Nuit et Georges
Fresh, light and full of surprises, beer is the drink of the summer.
These two are made in Lyon and we tell you their production.
An oil from the DOP Vallée des Baux de Provence appellation, a “black fruity” cuvée with rustic notes of tapenade and undergrowth. Produced by Moulin Castelas to accompany your summer salads. You can find it at Quai des Oliviers.
Culture & Heritage À la lyonnaise
The restaurant La Mère Brazier, currently a holder of two Michelin stars thanks to Chef Mathieu Viannay, has just celebrated its 100th anniversary! This was an opportunity for Olivier Fischer, armed with just a ballpoint pen and a cup of coffee, to sketch the most famous of the mères lyonnaises (Lyon’s renowned female chefs)!
Nicolas Fafiotte dress designer
“I use Waze because I get lost easily when I’m driving, even if I’ve been somewhere a hundred times. I also use ‘C’est la saison’ to get seasonal fruit and veg because I do a lot of cooking. Then there’s Drink Water, which reminds me to drink, as I often forget when I’m working.”
Aiguille (needle) earring, Beaumont & Finet x Nicolas Fafiotte.
“Music is very important to me. I listen to music all the time, of all kinds, loads of different things. When I don’t know what the song is called, I “Shazam it”. The songs I’ve been listening to lately? Save Your Tears by The Weeknd; Who Do You Love by Lilian Renaud; Little Jeannie by Elton John; and N’insiste pas by Camille Lellouche.”
Silk twill scarf, Nicolas Fafiotte.
“We’re all a bit hooked to our phones, but I’ve realised that I separate myself from mine fairly easily on holiday to take the time to read books.”
«Now it’s my turn to help young independent designers. Along with Nathalie Albrègue, who has just arrived as joint director of the Village des Créateurs alongside Isabelle Gleize, we want to remind people that consuming locally means buying local fashion too. »
“I use Instagram a lot. It allows me to present my work and connect with the rest of the world. I find inspiration there by looking at accounts dedicated to haute couture, design, make-up, Miss France, brides from around the world, stage costumes… I also have fun with the Snapchat filters, but I don’t post on the network. I also browse Pinterest.”
Amandine Petit, Miss France 2021, and Anaïs Roux, Miss Lyon 2020, during the final fittings of Nicolas’ dresses before Amandine’s departure for the Miss Universe competition.
“I turn my phone off when I go to bed, around 11:30 pm… or sometimes a bit later. I turn it back on when I wake up because it’s also my alarm clock. This morning, it was 6:30 am and the first thing I do is go to Instagram to answer my messages.”