Summer interview #8: Aurélia, creator of Maison Mönik

Aurélia, can you introduce yourself in a few words?
Hello, I am Aurélia the creator of Maison Mönik. I live in Biarritz where I work a lot to go on trips as often as possible with my children and my darling, without whom everything would be less easy.

Aurélia, founder of Maison Mönik

What was your last trip?
I went to Ghana with my eldest son to meet my supplier of vinyl beads, with which I make my necklaces. It was far from what I imagined, and I had no image in mind. It is a poor and harsh country, where people are happy, cheerful and never complain. It's exotic Africa as we imagine it, but with beaches like we didn't expect to find there and above all a crazy and rich architecture in Accra. We secretly hoped to do a shoot, with a girl cast on the spot, and well we succeeded and it was a very nice surprise.

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Do you have a secret address to reveal to us?
Le petit bar Bleu opposite the Adidas hair salon, in Busua.
It's perfectly local and the boy holding it is so cool.

What is the secret of a successful vacation for you?
I have a habit, I need to prepare my trip by address. Too afraid of missing a plan in a neighborhood and not coming back. So I make myself a little notebook full of notes, that's my secret.

On vacation, rather idleness or are you on the move?
I mix, I need both and I recover quickly ;)

Rather sea or swimming pool?
The sea if it is blue and smooth like a swimming pool.

The ideal dinner?
Local especially! I love cooking, I love testing, I love eating.
The aperitif that smells like the holidays?

A very cold beer. The good thing about beer is that wherever you go you can always find a local one.

What are your summer suitcase essentials?
A pareo, tatanes, denim shorts, and my jewellery, because in real life, I can't really dress myself in the summer.

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What does the holiday smell like?
The Tiaré and the barbecue of course.
What book to read this summer?

"Humanity in Peril" by Fred Vargas. I recommend it, it allows you to keep a cool head during the summer by giving crazy and aberrant information on the management of energies in the world, there are really things to do and it is easy to read.

Which nice fleet accessory would you go on vacation with?
The SALY buoy and cushion, I love the WAX ​​print.

If you could teleport right now, where would you go?
In Kyoto I went there very quickly and I want to go back very soon.

Where are you going this summer?
A bit of Paris, Brittany and especially Corrèze: my nest is there.

Thank you Aurelia!

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