Food, Shopping, Discoveries, Out and about
Bérengère Krief, a lovely girl
Eating and drinking À la lyonnaise
Our desires of the moment
A controversial figure of decolonization, the French mercenary Bob Denard is portrayed in a comic book (published by Glénat) created by local talents Olivier Jouvray (script) and Lilas Cognet (drawings and colours), a teacher at the Émile Cohl art school.
144 pages. 22 €. In bookshops.
Squares of silk
We spotted this beautiful Habotai silk scarf brand created by Sophie Charlotte as soon as it arrived on the scene. The ink is vegetable-based and the packaging is kept to a minimum.
Here is the model Pergola. 90 x 90 cm. 155 €.
Towards zero waste
Made by hand in the Croix-Rousse district, using natural ingredients (organic coconut and olive oil, water, caustic soda and essential oils) and a cold saponification process, François-Xavier Guiard’s soaps come in three versions. From 4,75 € for 100 g.
At her workshop in Lyon, Anne-Charlotte Saliba cuts, stamps, scores and embroiders white and black paper, transforming it into beautiful lamps, low reliefs, sculptures and artistic objects with a rare poetry. Why not treat yourself to one of her personalisable frames with your name or initials? 65 €.
Devoted to style
Inspired by mysticism and spirituality, the Lyonnaise sisters Camille and Justine, creators of the brand Boncœurs, bring beautiful touches of black to kitchen interiors.
Maria heart enamel half-tray: 35 €.
An elephant never forgets
The young brand Crest received an award at the 15th edition of the Talents de Mode(Fashion Talent) competition run by the Village des Créateurs in Lyon. It is coming to Lyon at Les Curieux (18 Rue Palais-Grillet, Lyon 69002).
Sweater with an original drawing (Isaac Dahan), 235 €.
Culture & Heritage À la lyonnaise
For the 2007 Festival of Lights, local architect Jacques Rival created a snow globe around the Louis XIV statue that people in Lyon remember to this day. Olivier Fischer has immortalised it in this drawing (with a ball-point pen, pencil and blue ink). This year, a huge wave, formed of 350 kakemonos made of spinnaker canvas, will be placed on Place Bellecour from the 8th to the 11th of December.
Out and about
Leisures & outings À la lyonnaise
A few months ago, this violinist and conductor from denmark became the 7th musical director of the lyon national orchestra. Select pieces.
« In times when everything has to be fast, the best rewards often come from things that we do with care and passion », says Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, who will conduct an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus (The Bat) – in Lyon, from the 29th of December to the 1st of January inclusive.
“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.”
“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.”
Around seven in the morning. Nikolaj is a morning person. “When I was little, my greatest fear was not being able to do this profession, as performances are usually in the evening”, he jests. He has since found the perfect solution: an afternoon nap.
“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.”
“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.”