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20 Questions with CEO of VINGT Paris, Susie Hollands

The founder and CEO of VINGT Paris, Susie Hollands, has lived in Paris since 2003 – during which time she has advised countless clients not only on the best neighbourhoods but also where to enjoy… Read more

20 Questions with war correspondent Janine di Giovanni

An award-winning war reporter, author and international speaker on foreign policy, Janine di Giovanni has lived in Paris for many years. The author of nine books, her last, The Morning They Came For us: Dispatches… Read more

20 Questions with Paris blogger Yanique Francis

Best-known for her popular blog, My Parisian Life, providing an insider’s guide to the city, Yanique Francis is also an event and wedding planner and a budding wellness practitioner. Here the former New-Yorker reveals a… Read more

20 questions with author Andrew Hussey OBE

An English author, academic and historian, Andrew Hussey OBE has lived in Paris for many years. His best-selling book about the city, Paris – The Secret History, received widespread acclaim, and his latest release, The… Read more

Terresa Murphy

Terresa Murphy is the founder of La Cucina di TerrESa. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? Castles and cobblestones and… 2. Earliest Paris memory? Receiving a bottle of champagne in my… Read more

Elliot Barnes

  Elliott Barnes is an architect. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? A reading of Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. 2. Earliest Paris memory? When I was six years old. 3. Best… Read more

Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen

Author and Founder of Prissy Mag, Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen has been living and writing in Paris since 1999. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? It was a love story. I was living… Read more

Daniella Busarello

  Daniella Busarello is a Brazilian architect and designer. Photo: Ana Clara Garmendia 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit?   Nowadays I believe that it happened in my childhood. When I was… Read more

Sue Rynski

  Sue Rynski is a photographer. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My Dad’s job brought my family here in the early seventies. I fell in love with Paris, did part… Read more

John Agee

John Agee is a jewelry designer. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My inspiration was twofold: as a jewelry designer, I wanted to open my first shop here, but I was… Read more

Beth Arnold

Beth Arnold is a journalist and award-winning writer living in Paris. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? The first time I came to Paris, I was 19 years old, and I… Read more

Sylvia Whitman

Sylvia Whitman is the proprietor of book shop Shakespeare & Co. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My Father George Whitman. 2. Earliest Paris memory? Standing on a street grid and… Read more

Hannu Karjalainen

Hannu has worked full-time as an artist since 2005, and has since then had numerous exhibitions in his native Finland and abroad. Working mainly with video and photography, his “artist studio” is his sketchbook itself, which… Read more

Anne Ditmeyer

Anne Ditmeyer is a graphic designer and communications consultant based in Paris, and author of the travel meets design blog, Prêt à Voyager. Photo courtesy: Caitlin E. Earley 1. What initially inspired you to move… Read more

Nicole Garton

Nicole Garton created the Ingénue Interview series appearing in the Huffington Post, contributed an anecdotal guide to early 20th Century Paris to Schnock: la revue des Vieux de 27 à 87 ans, No. 1 and translated the 5th issue of la revue “J’aime beaucoup ce… Read more

Harriet Alida Lye

Harriet Alida Lye is a writer and editor-in-chief of Her Royal Majesty, an international literary and arts review. Originally from Canada, she fell in love with Paris while studying at the AUP and decided to move… Read more

Jennifer Hutt

    Jennifer Hutt is part of the band Faren Khan. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit?  To escape from the hood. 2. Earliest Paris memory? The Pop In…and meeting musicians… Read more

Kartik Singh

Kartik Singh is a screenwriter and director living in the 15th.  Of Indian heritage, he was raised in the US and moved to Paris in 1996 to study film and never left. He received a… Read more

Mathieu Miljavac

  Mathieu Miljavac is a taxidermist residing in Paris. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? When I was 18, I moved here to start literature studies. I didn’t realize when I… Read more

Melissa Unger

Melissa Unger is the founder of Seymour, an initiative dedicated to cultivating creativity and imagination. Melissa is also a freelance consultant and frequently interviews contemporary artists for artnet. 1. What initially inspired you to move… Read more

Adam Biles

Adam Biles is a writer and translator. His novella Grey Cats was a finalist for the Paris Literary Prize. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? The need to get away from… Read more

Rosa Rankin-Gee

Text: Haxie Meyers-Belkin Rosa Rankin-Gee is a winner of Shakespeare & Company’s 2011 Paris Literary Prize, and she co-founded The Book Club at Le Carmen (think gorgeous people swapping books in sumptuous surroundings – an… Read more

Lorna Shaddick

  Lorna Shaddick is a journalist and presenter with France 24. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My boyfriend got a job out here – and then I did too! We’re… Read more

Craig Hanna

Craig Hanna is an artist. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? Meeting Laurence Esnol. 2. Earliest Paris memory? I remember being in London at age 20 having been away from America… Read more

Eve Jackson

Eve Jackson presents the Culture show daily on France 24. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? I wanted an adventure. 2. Earliest Paris memory? Looking out of my window and seeing… Read more

Marc Holzman

Marc Holzman is a certified Anusara Yoga instructor. He teaches locally and abroad, and online. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? Sister Mary Theresa, my high school freshman French teacher. She… Read more

Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh (aka Badaude) is a writer and illustrator. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? The usual things that drive people to Paris – unhappy love affairs, a desire for self-reinvention.… Read more

Alfredo Salazar

  Alfredo Salazar is a photographer. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? Photography, fashion and art. Paris is very important for that!!! 2. Earliest Paris memory? The Alexander McQueen fashion show.… Read more

Naomie Kremer

  Naomie Kremer is an artist. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? Wanderlust, a smattering of high school French, beauty, art, sex, the usual things. 2. Earliest Paris memory? The glamour… Read more

Paule Caillat

  Paule Caillat is a chef and the founder of Promenades Gourmandes. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? I was born and raised here, no choice. 2. Earliest Paris memory? Going… Read more

Dylan Harris

  Dylan Harris is a poet and photographer. His collections include antwerp (wurm press) and the smoke (Knives Forks and Spoons Press). He runs Poets Live, an informal poetry night for visiting poets and locals.… Read more

Thirza Vallois

  Thirza Vallois is the author of Around and About Paris, Romantic Paris and Aveyron, a Bridge to French Arcadia. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My studies. 2. Earliest Paris… Read more

Matthew Rose

  Photo: Olga Mayskaya / Paris Matthew Rose is an American artist. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? I planned to move to Amsterdam from New York in order to live… Read more

Monte Laster

Monte Laster is an American artist and the founder of FACE. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? I was sent here as an assistant missionary for a protestant church. 2. Earliest… Read more

Fabien Larchez

  Fabien Larchez is creator of Meilleur Ami, the publishing house dedicated to male accessories. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My mother / mother’s family from Paris. 2. Earliest Paris… Read more

Christian Moerk

Christian Moerk is a Danish journalist and author. 1. What initially inspired you to move here or visit? My father brought me to Paris when I was 13. He dragged me through museums. But was… Read more

Philip Tonda and Susie Hollands in conversation

A conversation between Susie Hollands, Director of Vingt Paris and founder of Vingt Paris Magazine and Philip Tonda, artist and curator. Philip: When did you first get the idea of creating an artist-in-residence program? Susie:… Read more

Olivier Kosta-Théfaine

There is nowhere to live but the city – and if art doesn’t work he plans to “become a chef” – Susie Hollands and Araceli Salgado Pintor meet with banlieusard artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine. Olivier Kosta-Théfaine… Read more

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