Portraits

Portraits
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker: Extraordinary Jazz Singer and Mother With a Purpose

The extraordinary Josephine Baker played many roles in her amazing life: entertainer, civil rights activist, and probably the one most challenging - mother of 12 multi-racial children.
model minority myth

Meet Grace Ly: A French Asian Shattering the Model Minority Myth

Best-selling author and activist Grace Ly describes how she became a voice for Asians in France fighting against stereotypes and racism.
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.
teen coach

Why Teens Will Talk to This Woman Before Opening Up to Parents

Teens face both an exciting and a challenging time when growing up. More freedom and independence, combined with new choices and expectations can get pretty overwhelming. Often the last person a teen wants to talk to is a parent. Perhaps your teen will open up to a life coach.
the Seine

A Stroll Along the Seine with Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino

Award-winning author Elaine Sciolino takes readers on a journey to discover the source of the Seine River, the heart of Paris and lifeblood of the French people.
on-line shopping

Nettement Chic’s Kate Davis on the Best of French Online Shopping

She’s smart, intuitive and has a flair for fashion. Kate Davis is an Englishwoman living in Paris for over nine years. A lawyer by trade, Kate launched Nettement Chic in January 2012. Now shoppers flock to her beautiful website to discover what she and her team are featuring from the best French online boutiques offering fashion, accessories, beauty, decoration and children’s clothing.
dream of paris

A Fashionable New Yorker Follows her Dream of Paris to a New Life and Career

A designer follows her dream of living in Paris to a new career combining her love of handbags, ethical fashion and sharing her discoveries.
Elizabeth Milovidov

Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse

Our children live and breathe the language of computers. But how much is too much for a child? What should a parent do to protect a child’s journey into cyberspace? Meet Elizabeth Milovodov, who's showing children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.

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.
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”.