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##Cereal bar: the trend comes to Paris
If you feel nostalgic about your childhood cereal, this trend is for you! After New York and London, it's Paris' turn to open cereal bars: at Cerealiste, we find brands from all over the world (25 in all), that are rather on the sweet side (Cheerios, etc.). You choose your milk (including rice and oat milk), topping (honey, caramel, chocolate, etc.) and you leave with your cardboard box or sit in to enjoy it… At Bol, the menu aims to offer a healthier selection, with sweet barley and oat porridges with plant milk or savoury versions (such as this spelt-leek-haddock mix)… And Harper’s is opening its second restaurant/café accompanied by a cereal bar in the 18th...
In Paris: Cerealiste: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris.
And also: BOL Porridge Bar, 76 Rue du Faubourg Poisssonière, 75010 Paris. http://www.bolporridgebar.com
Harper’s: 16 Rue Letort, 75018 Paris. http://www.harpers-restaurant.com
In London: http://www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk/menus/
In New York: http://www.kithtreats.com
##An Eco-Friendly Encounter
They prefer to work with flower producers from their own region. They’re invested in seasonal products, reuse water from vases to water their plants, and never use any chemicals, except for what’s in their wrapping. As fair trade producers, they also try their best to manage and minimize wastage. These three ecologically sound florists are all about flower power as they strive for sustainable development, offer quality blooms, and dedicate themselves to the environment.
Roni Fleurs by Nicolas Barelier, the florist who has worked with the environmentally dedicated Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, among others: 6 Rue Sainte-Marguerite, 06160 Antibes, France. http://www.roni-fleurs.com
Amapola by Jacky Pacey, the first Parisian florist to be recognised as environmentally friendly: 32 Rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris. http://amapola-fleuriste.com
Paris Fleurs by Pascaline Mahé, the crème de la crème of Parisian ecological florists: 36 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75006 Paris. http://www.paris-fleurs.fr
##The Green Roofs of Paris
With vegetable gardens and beehives, there’s an intriguing trend blossoming on Parisian rooftops.
It is fostered by the city’s new programme, devoted to making Paris greener by 2020. As part of the city’s plan, any new building constructed must be built with a rooftop garden or living wall. Meanwhile, beehives are taking centre stage at key sites like the Opéra Garnier, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Overall, Paris is now home to 300 rooftop hives, whose honey is sold to support the Institut Curie.
At Clarins HQ in Paris, 160,000 bees living in our three hives produced over 100 kilos of honey last year alone.
No rooftop space? No problem. “Window farming” can help combat pollution and encourage more beauty and nature from your home.