The folding fan, ice cream and the Atlantic coast
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31 August 2022
Photo: Renato de Val
The warm latter days of summer are among the best and are to be savoured. In this episode we hear about the history of the folding fan, discover the recently restored La Bastide de Saint-Tropez, visit Casa Reîa on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, check out Zurich’s Eisvogel ice cream and muse on the meditative power of archery.
31 August 2022
Photo: Fan Making Workshop
Once thought of as a costume item or something that was largely culturally specific, the folding fan has firmly re-entered the Western fashion canon. Konfekt pays a visit to London’s Fan Museum to meet historian Mary Kitson and discover this accessory’s storied past.
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Photo: Matthieu Salvaing
We meet the Paris-based designer, gallerist and collector Jessica Barouch to explore her refit of the classic hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez. She spoke to Konfekt’s deputy editor, Chiara Rimella, about the Riviera’s more laid-back, natural side – and why her interior-design philosophy matches it just so.
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Casa Reîa is a new oceanfront beach bar and restaurant that’s just opened its doors this summer in Caparica beach near Lisbon. But this isn’t an ordinary beach club: this is a place where gastronomy, music and sensorial experiences all come together, with the sand, sea and blue sky serving as a backdrop.
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