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.

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

Nos Jours Heureux

Happy Campers

July 25, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

Nos Jours Heureux, directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is the quintessential summer feel-good movie, recommended for adolescents and anyone who attended a French colonie de vacances (summer camp) in their youth. The critics were lukewarm on this one, … Read More

Bed & breakfasts

July 18, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Hotels & Short-term Rentals

Staying Chez l’Habitant The city’s new manual for bed & breakfasts. May 11, 2005; updated July 19, 2006 Paris is rich in hotels (with 75,000 rooms) but poor in bed and breakfasts (only 300 rooms). This isn’t surprising, since the … Read More