Summer interview #15: Caroline, creator of Minimiz

Can you tell us more about your activity, your news?
I am Caroline, the creator of MINIMIZ. We offer compactable and nomadic products that do not take up space for traveling families. There are products for young children such as sleeping bags or blankets but also products for the whole family such as microfiber towels.
This summer, we are delighted to launch our first collaboration with the nice fleet! A BAHIA microfiber towel, matching the inflatable products.

What are your favorite summer addresses (shops, restaurants and bars) and why?
In Annecy, where we live, I really like the Chalet de la Brune, the Petit Paradis (for romantic meals) or the Bel Abri to eat on the terrace by the lake. In town, my canteen is Les Palettes, a restaurant/concept store where you can eat amazing salads and XXL croque-monsieur. On the shop side, Biutiful for their selection of decorative objects.
Otherwise in the South we like to have lunch in Porquerolles at the Pinède under the pines to the song of the cicadas.
In Biarritz, an aperitif at Etxola Bibi or Bahia. Magic !

What is your favorite place in the world (beach or other)?
Oh my, there are so many. Go if you have to choose one, Port Barton in the Philippines. We discovered this small fishing village 11 years ago and we went back there with the children this winter.

Do you have a secret address to share that only a few people know?
Near Annecy, we like to go to a small refuge (Chavan). It is run by a certain Claudius, a real phenomenon! The refuge is placed in a circus. We go there every year with different groups of friends, it has become a kind of pilgrimage!

What are you planning this summer?
A week of surfing in Seignosse with the family in July. A few days with friends in Biarritz… We were supposed to go to Tanzania at the end of August but the trip was postponed suddenly, it will be heading to the South of France for 10 days of boat, beach, aperitif and idleness with friends! Not bad!

What is your best professional memory?
I would say… the receipt of my first compliant prototype! When your dream comes true…after months of hassles, back and forth…then the first order, the first appearance of my products on TV…there are quite a few that are remarkable all the same!

Are you more pool or sea?
I am swimming pool with sea view! I like the atmosphere of the sea, the dream beaches and the coconut palms, but the sand, much less!

Best summer cocktail in your opinion?
A very fresh White Sangria!

Your definition of vacation?
No watch, lots of books, family and friends and if possible all that in the sun and in flip-flops. Endless aperitifs, yoga, why not a little massage...and ideally no signal for a real "break" (but that's increasingly rare)... I like to alternate "adventurer" holidays » with family around the world and short stays in Europe as a couple or with friends! We discovered van holidays last year with the children, we loved it!

Your favorite “the nice fleet” accessory?

Mattresses, perfect for chilling in the pool!

Discover Minimiz sleeping bags, towels, blankets and throws here