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.


January 17, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Sweet Sounds of the Suburban Melting Pot Something new for la chanson française. The young singer/songwriter Anis Kachohi may have been born and bred in a Paris suburb, but he is no car-burning delinquent, as the media would have us … Read More

Les Halles update

January 17, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

To Market, To Market Seura’s overview of what the new Halles quarter will look like, from the Bourse du Commerce (bottom) to the Cdntre Pompidou (top). Back in the 12th century, a marketplace was built on a former swamp in … Read More

Robert et Louise

January 10, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Dining in a Time Warp The lively scene at Robert et Louise. After hearing the distressing news that yet another Starbucks has opened in Paris – this one on the Rue Mouffetard – it was a relief to pay a … Read More

Ca Se Visite

January 10, 2006 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

Belleville Up Close and Personal One of Belleville’s bucolic passageways. Belleville, a neighborhood full of unexpected charms, straddles two of Paris’s double-digit (19th and 20th) arrondissements, far from the city center. It remains practically unknown to tourists, and the residents … Read More

Diana Hamilton

December 6, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

A long road from the Bahamas to the French airwaves for Diana Hamilton. A month or so ago, listeners to the radio station FIP (FM 105.1) – famed for its mix of musical styles, soft-voiced female announcers and blessed lack … Read More


Art Beyond the Border

November 29, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Museums

Why would any self-respecting Parisian ride the Métro to the outskirts of the city and then mount a crowded bus for a long ride into the suburbs, far from the périphérique, that psychological dividing line between civilization and the rest … Read More

The Essence of Style

November 15, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

Black Is So 17th Century Plus ça change…. There may be nothing new under the sun, but the Sun King himself had plenty of nouveautés up his billowing sleeve. Almost everything we know about fashion today, according to Joan DeJean’s … Read More

Gaya Rive Gauche

November 1, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Fun with the Whole Fish Christian Ghion decorated Pierre Gagnaire’s new restaurant, Gaya. Photo: Jacques Gavard Those who can’t afford to eat at superstar chef Pierre Gagnaire’s three-star restaurant in the Hôtel Balzac can now get an idea of what … Read More