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Interview: Sarah Towle – 2

EPISODE 2: It was an accident, to be honest, driven by the paradigm shift unleashed by the recent advances in digital technology. My project, called Time Traveler Tours, was originally conceived as a series of pochettes, little books that could fit in a pocket or day pack.


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Interview: Sarah Towle – 1

EPISODE 1: Sarah Towle is the Founder and Creative Director of Time Traveler Tours. She is also the Producer of interactive StoryApp itineraries for youth and the young at heart.


Gastronomie |

Profile: Susan Hochbaum

Susan found her muse in French pastries, which she thought rivaled any of the art works hanging in the city’s museums. She began seeing pastries everywhere: in Parisian monuments, trees, gates, which sparked a project that culminated in her book PastryParis.


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Interview: Eleanor Dubinsky

My music is soulful, sincere and heartfelt, with a rhythmic pulse that makes you tap your toes or dance to the beat. I sing in English, French and Spanish and my sound is a cross-pollination of Latin, African, American folk and European traditions. My lyrics come from moments of insight and from my efforts to elucidate for myself what is going on in a particular situation or relationship.


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Interview: Carolyn Davenport-Moncel

Carolyn Davenport-Moncel is a virtual media and web consultant by day and an author by night. She owns MotionTemps, LLC, an international Digital Project and Web Content Management firm and is known for her articles on media relation that have appeared in a huge range of newspapers, magazines and websites. She currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husband and two daughters. Her second book, 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover, came out on 5 September 2011.


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Interview: Steve Wells – 2

Episode 2 of 2: Steve Wells, the photographer, “…what I really love making are photos of ‘normal’ things, but slightly twisted or turned a little, to try to make people look at life in a different way. I’m a bit cheeky and love to play with the moment, the person or the object I am shooting.”


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Review: The Widow Clicquot

Rewiew:New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot: The story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it by Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of how champagne became a symbol of glamour and celebration, first in Europe’s royal courts then in the rising middle class. It is also the story of Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, the woman who played a pivotal role in champagne’s success.


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Interview: Steve Wells – 1

‘Moments and experiences are all we have. They make us who we are… It is with experience that you can put together ideas, mix concepts and energies, which then influence what you produce creatively. I have never been content to settle, work the 9 – 5… and I guess as a result I have made choices that have taken me to different places, thrown me into various situations (some hard, some just amazing).


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1920s postcards

The ones I thought might interest you, dear MyFrenchLife™ visitor, are the six postcards sent from France between 1921 and 1922 to the Williams family, who lived in Sydney. I wish I could ask Nanna Forte how she came by these cards or whether she knew the Williams family, but she passed away many years ago.


Gastronomie |

Interview: Rachel Khoo – The Little Paris Kitchen

Rachel Khoo is one of Paris’s most exciting ‘food creatives’. Since moving to Paris to pursue her love of French pastries at the Le Cordon Bleu school, she has combined her technical culinary training with her design flair in a plethora of cooking projects.