Konfekt Korner

The French Riviera, surfing and beach bags

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1 August 2022

Episode 18

60 minutes


Photo: Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

This episode is about leaving the urban world behind. We dive into the tumultuous ocean mastered by surfers in the film ‘Girls Can’t Surf’, reflect on the essence of holiday style in photography book ‘Light on the Riviera’, pack our favourite Odile Collective beach bag and muse on the dog days of summer.

1 August 2022

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Chapter 1

14 minutes


Photo: Jacques Henri Lartigue/Ministère de la Culture

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Chapter 1

‘Light on the Riviera’

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Once a sleepy coast best known for its fishing villages, the Riviera became a hotbed of culture, attracting artists, intellectuals and bon vivants. Photography book ‘Light on the Riviera’ explores this legacy. We caught up with its co-author Sophie Wright.

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Chapter 2

10 minutes


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‘Girls Can’t Surf’

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We trade the glamour of the striped swimsuit for a more practical, bulkier item: the wetsuit. Sophie Monaghan-Coombs reports on a new documentary showcasing the history of women’s equality in surf.

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‘Girls Can’t Surf’

Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Odile Collective

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We meet Odile Armand, founder of Portugal’s Odile Collective. She tells us how the country’s landscape and traditional crafts have inspired her to work with artisans to make beautiful, handmade summer bags.

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Odile Collective

Chapter 4

8 minutes


Photo: Alamy

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Kulture Korner: ‘The Seagull’

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Konfekt’s editor, Sophie Grove, and deputy editor, Chiara Rimella, head to the Harold Pinter Theatre to watch ‘The Seagull’ by Anton Chekhov for this month’s Kulture Korner.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Dog days of summer

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As the streets empty and traffic dwindles, this is the time to slow down, walk without purpose and let your gaze linger. Alexis Self reflects on the dog days of summer.

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