Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

Paris Update Events 22.11.17

November 22, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

November 23 Metropolitan music A concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of the program that auditions and accredits musicians to play in the halls of the Paris Métro. L’Olympia, Paris December 1-2 Wine fair The Grand Tasting features both big-name wineries … Read More

Garnier

Well-Buttered Classics

November 22, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants

Across the street from the Gare Saint-Lazare are two stately brasseries specializing in seafood that one might tend to ignore because they are located so close to the train station. Paris Update’s former reviewer Richard Hesse tried Mollard, founded in … Read More

Paris Update Events 15.11.17

November 15, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

November 17-December 24 African music and film The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight. Above: the group Tinariwen pays homage to the Sahara, with a mix of traditional Touareg music, rock and desert blues. Photo © MariePlaneille Various locations in Paris … Read More

Brute

Au Naturel, but Fully Dressed

November 15, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Restaurants

Lately, everyone has been asking me when I will be reviewing Paris’s new nudist restaurant, O’Naturel. The answer is never. I prefer to remain dressed while eating (though I am tempted by nude bowling, which is also possible in Paris). … Read More

Paris Update Events 08.11.17

November 8, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

Through December 9 Art Nouveau experience The exhibition “Hector Guimard: Design Pioneer” offers a rare opportunity to visit the Hôtel Mezzara, a small gem designed by the architect best known for his Art Nouveau Métro entrances. Photo: Mosso T. Hôtel Mezzara, … Read More

Paris Update Events 01.11.17

November 1, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Week events

November 2-4 Indie, rock, electro Spotlight on French groups at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris November 3-19 Focus on photos in Saint Germain Festival Photo Saint Germain: Special photo shows in Left Bank galleries, museums, … Read More