The colours are magnificent, the scenery majestic. We are on the pink granite coastline in the north of Brittany in France, offshore is an island, or rather an archipelago. Just 10 minutes away from the mainland, nature prospers and vegetation is rich.
Delicious to eat and beneficial for the skin, vegetables have occasionally found their way into our bathrooms. In the spa institute "Renaissance" in Paris, a simple carrot juice becomes a natural massage oil, packed with vitamin C and carotene.
Chic and sophisticated, finger food is the new wave of culinary invention. As proof of its success, even top chef Hélène Darroz in Paris is adapting her cooking so as to be able to offer mini-portions.
Causing as much surprise and enjoyment as roller-blades did years ago, the urban stilt has just arrived in France. Invented in 2003 by a German, this stilt for springing lets you jump higher and faster, so you can feel like a super hero.
The making of shoes today involves the use of pollutants to grow and treat the raw materials that go into the process. 'Veja', a Paris-based shoe-maker, has created an "organic" sneaker line using no pollutants and favouring fair trade practices.