Portraits

Portraits
Author Elaine Sciolino © Gabriela Sciolino Plump

Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.

How a Single Mom in Paris Covers War, Conflict and Human Lives

Many women choose to alter or give up their careers when they have children. Not Janine di Giovanni. An award winning war correspondent and Middle East Editor of Newsweek, this single mother feels the call of duty each time an opportunity arises to slip into battle zones to put a human face on war.
Caroline Fredericks

Carole Fredericks: Honoring an American Sister’s French Musical Legacy

There are numerous examples of African-American artists who were, and are, very successful in France: Josephine Baker in the Twenties, Richard Wright in the Forties and James Baldwin in the Fifties. Yet for some, their accomplishments remain unknown and often uncelebrated in their native country. Thus was the case of my sister, Carole Denise Fredericks.
Thalys train attack survivor

Terrorist Train Attack Survivor Speaks About Her Life Today

Isabelle Risacher Moogalian is a bicultural coach whose life aboard a peniche on the Seine seemed idyllic with American-born husband Mark Moogalian, until they were victims of an attempted terrorist attack on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Seconds after Mark wrenched the automatic weapon from the hands of the attacker he was shot in his back as he tried to get away.
Jean Hwang Carrant

Cookie Love: Meet the Woman Who Bakes Extraordinary Cookies in Paris

Meet Jean Hwang Carrant, the effervescent cookie maker who finds her zen in baking gourmet cookies while listening to rock music, and has carved a niche for her classic American-style cookies in the land of traditional French patisseries...
Boneshaker donuts

Meet the Woman Who Makes the Most Delicious Donuts in Paris

Fresh donuts at last in Paris! And not just any ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, handrolled sweet pastries only to be found in the new donut shop called Boneshaker in Paris’ second arrondissement. It’s a dream come true for Irish-American expat, pastry chef and mother of three, Amanda Scott.
Dana Boulé

NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
Agence Le Bon Mot team

Creators of Agence Le Bon Mot Bring Philippine Savoir-Faire to Paris

The two Filipinas behind Agence le Bon Mot describe their goal of bringing unique brands that celebrate traditional craftsmanship to Paris and the world.

How the French Really Feel about Their First Ladies

The image of French First Ladies has transformed through the decades. One university student expresses her hope for a new role reflecting the modern French woman.
Hopways carpooling

HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.