Portraits

Portraits
Our Paris Stories

Meet the Millennials Telling Our Paris Stories

How the two young founders of the blog Our Paris Stories created a platform for expats in Paris to share their unique experiences.
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.
Children's workshops in Pars

Children’s Workshops in Paris Encourage Kids to “Learn and Dream”

Meet the Parisian Mom whose search for original children's workshops in Paris led her to create “Apprends et Reve” or “Learn and Dream."

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.

Colombian Bartender Shakes Up Cocktail World in Paris

Meet the inspiring Carina Soto Velasquez, one of the world's top bartenders and an entrepreneur rolling out hip concept resto-bars around the city. Find out her tips for running a successful business.
conscious fashion

Ruby Veridiano: Making a Statement by Embracing Conscious Fashion

This trend-setting changemaker is on a mission to empower women and advocate for diversity through championing better choices about what we wear.
Princess Diana

Where Were You the Night Princess Diana Died in Paris?

On the 20th anniversary of her shocking accident, a look back at the life and death of Princess Diana and the legacy she left behind.
dancer becomes actress

Passionate Dancer Leaps from Stage to the Silver Screen

Talented Eurasian dancer Claire Tran has danced the steps of internationally renowned choreographers and tried her hand at creating for others. Now 31 years old, she's leaping in a new direction: acting.
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.
French shopping

This Woman Offers the Ultimate French Shopping Experience

As a connoisseur of French luxury goods, Carra Sutherland's specialty is to organize an unforgettable, stress-free shopping expedition at La Vallée Village that will make you feel like a CIP — a Chic Important Person.