This is the intersection where toys become status symbols and playing games takes on a few new rules.
Never let it be said that one cannot raise the competitive stakes on all fronts. From the shocking pink yo-yo from Hermes to the pétanque set from Louis Vuitton with the two versions of traveling backgammon sets inbetween, one in its own slim case, the other a roll-up leather number you can slip into your Birkin bag, grown up leisure activities have never been so intimidating. I mean amusing.
Isn’t it fun to think there’s not one single area in life where when cannot be competitive?
(If you want to know more about the game and the rules for playing perhaps the most popular sport in France, pétanque, just type it into Wikipedia and you can read about it for about a half- an-hour.)