Elsa Lenthal - Keeping a Tradition Alive

Elsa Lenthal is currently enjoying the best of life in France, with roots in Provence and aspirations in Paris. For five years, Elsa studied film and cinema production at school, in the capital city. She now works in Paris most of the year as an Assistant Director in the film industry. In the summer, she returns to her parents' home in les Alpilles near Les Baux de Provence to spend the warmer months with her friends and family... This lovely, young woman is far from idle in the summer months. Elsa is single-handedly trying to maintain the tradition of creating lavender fuseaux, an old artisan craft.

Interview: Tilar Mazzeo

Episode 1: Tilar Mazzeo is a cultural historian who has thrown her heart and expertise into uncovering the stories of French luxury brands and the people behind them. Her first book, The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It made the New York Times best-selling list. She has also written The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume and is working on The Ritz at War: Luxury in Occupied Paris.