Photo Essay: Harvest in Champagne, France with Bollinger

The 10 day-long task draws 100,000+ workers to the typically quaint region

Around 5,000 producers call the province of Champagne home. Set east of Paris, but easily accessible by train, the region, which spans 75,000+ acres (see a few hundred above), is most known for its effervescent export, but its natural splendor, and bevy of excellent eateries, fall close behind. From Épernay and Aÿ to Reims and Dizy, smaller towns blend together in a uniform sea of …

Merci’s “Upcycling” Collection Spotlights Sustainable Luxury

Coinciding with Paris Design Week, the high-end concept store's shoppable installation

Merci, an eclectic concept store in the Marais, contributes to the lengthy itinerary of Paris Design Week (6-14 September) this year with an exhibition of their own. The shoppable display, titled Upcycling: A New Lease on Life, features dozens of products made by skilled craftsmen and talented designers—each employing sustainable materials or highlighting a reused object. The collection comes complete with call-outs to the source …

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon’s Future-Forward Design Developments

From biodynamic farming to all-new bottles, an elegant advancement for the historic brand

Few references evoke as much sensation as Saint-Tropez in the ’60s. To think on this glamorous sliver of sunshine, starlets and the jet set conjures nostalgia and desire. That’s what managing director Godefroy Baijot sought to encourage with the updated design of Champagne Besserat de Bellefon. The family-owned brand, which Baijot will take over when his father retires in 2020, claims more than 175 years …