A ‘Be There! Do That!’ shopping sojourn promises many delights and souvenirs to take back home! The Pink City, Toulouse introduces you to all things pastel. Your initiation starts the elegant ‘Graine de Pastel’ boutique which offers you a range of cosmetic products made with this blue treasure of the Midi-Pyrénées. What’s more? Experience Pastel in a holistic way at ‘Terre du pastel’ which offers different facets all under one roof: spa, museum and restaurant for your exquisite rendezvous in the Midi-Pyrenees!
Fashionistas what’s your next stop? Millau, in the south of the Aveyron department, is the leather glove capital of France. Rich in artisanal heritage, Millau is the birthplace of the famous Millau gloves which have been a favourite symbol of elegance and sophistication with icons such as Jackie Kennedy of yesteryear fame to the chic Nicole Kidman.
The ‘cutting edge’ of France’s heritage, the Laguiole knife, is legendary and made according to a time-honoured technique. Laguiole knives are an inspiration for designers such as Philippe Stark, Sonia Rykiel and Courreges for creating a series of original limited edition knives. Ideating for a gift for someone you love truly and sincerely? A Laguiole knife is a significant gesture, like a talisman that fits neatly in the palm of your hand.
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