Top Paris picks for country chic

Slip away for a weekend in the countryside with our favourite choices, from Chanel’s chic beach tennis racquets to Pentax’s handsome lightweight camera


Friday, 17 August, 2012 by Paulina Szmydke

  • Discover the pleasure of outdoor leisure with this handsome picnic hamper by French luxury leather specialist Moynat, with waterproof canvas, reinforced leather corners and a cantilever-turned table option
    Moynat bicycle trunk (price on request; Moynat)
  • Weighing only 1.9 kg, this 34-litre Salsa Air cabin trolley is the lightest ever manufactured by German luggage specialist Rimowa. Its integrated mono-telescopic handle is easy to use, while its sleek design and ice blue colour will blend in with your wardrobe
    Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel® IATA cabin trolley (price on request; stockists include Galeries Lafayette)
  • With its deep-blue, sunray finish, the brand-new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master by Rolex is the perfect sailing chronograph. Water resistant to 100 metres (330 feet), lightweight and equipped with a bezel that can easily be set to time races of up to 60 minutes, this piece is as stylish as it is functional

    Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master (€7,850; Rolex)
  • The best cameras often get left behind as they are simply too much to carry. The high-performance but lightweight Pentax K-30 solves the problem. It has a weather-resistant body, 16 megapixel images, effective shake-reduction technology and attractive, sporty looks
    Pentax K-30 camera (€799; stockists include Prophot)
  • A pair of shoes can make or break an outfit; these calf-leather, gold-studded trainers from Louis Vuitton’s latest collection are a safe bet Louis Vuitton sneakers (€635; Louis Vuitton)
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  • Finely crafted from chocolate-coloured leather, this backgammon set is a solid piece of English heritage. Suitable for the home as well as travels, this exquisite investment is likely to last for generations
    Dunhill backgammon set (€2,500; Dunhill)
  • Strike an athletic yet elegant pose with Chanel’s chic carbon beach tennis racquets – this is a summer accessory as vital as a proper pair of sandals
    Chanel carbon beach tennis racquet (€1,650; Chanel)

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