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.

Culture Wars

January 9, 2007 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Artistic Soul for Sale? Some critics of the French government accuse it of wanting to sell off the country’s artistic heritage, even the “Mona Lisa,” shown here being put into place in the Salle de la Joconde in 2005. Photo: … Read More

The Art of French Cooking

December 12, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

A la Carte Cooking Classes Muriel Foucher of Marguerite’s Elegant Home Cooking supervises a student’s technique. Anyone who wants to take a cooking course in Paris has a wealth of choices, ranging from the famed Cordon Bleu and the Ritz … Read More

Hôtel du Petit Moulin

November 24, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Hotels & Short-term Rentals

Couture Couchage Fashion rules in this room decorated with the designer’s illustrations. Updated November 25, 2006 Fashion designer Christian Lacroix has turned his attention from dressing the haut monde to dressing bedrooms for them. This discreet little hotel with only … Read More

Liza Korn

November 21, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Shopping

Fashion’s a Game Liza Korn is something of a rebel in the Paris fashion world. She began her career as an artist rather than a designer and doesn’t hold regular fashion shows to present her seasonal collections, but occasional “happenings” … Read More

La Rentrée Littéraire, Sept. 2006

September 12, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Books

Seasonal Literature It’s that time of year again. The biannual frenzy of book publishing in France known as the rentrée littéraire is upon us. Pull up an armchair and choose from a stack of over 680 freshly printed novels, around … Read More

The Science of Sleep

Stuck in Dreamworld

September 5, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

The new film, the first Gondry has both scripted and directed, stars that young actor the camera (and the audience) just loves, Gael Garcia Bernal. Oozing charm and boyish good looks as usual, he romps his way through this film … Read More