Meet Our Talented Team

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Meet Our Talented Team
Bonjour Paris can only be the true Insider’s Guide to Paris by tapping into the talents of our correspondents, some of whom have written for the site for over 15 years. With a diversity of backgrounds and interests, these contributors live and breathe Paris, bringing you all the insight and personality that makes Bonjour Paris unique. Meet some members of our accomplished team, in alphabetical order: Allison Zinder, a professional chef, has lived in eastern Paris for 20 years, and she accompanies travelers on their discovery of the little-known parts of the city through her business, Paris on the Edge. Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. Beth Gersh-Nešić, Ph.D. is an art historian and the director of the New York Arts Exchange. Chloe Govan is an award-winning writer, author of 11 books, and channel-hopping Francophile with a penchant for Parisian life. Claudine Hemingway had a deep love of Paris instilled at an early age from her beloved grandparents. Corey Frye is a sought-after tour guide and travel writer who live-streams tours of Paris. Daisy de Plume is the founder of THATMuse, which stands for Treasure Hunts at the Museum. The company now has 25 themes across Paris (the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Streets of Paris), London (British Museum, Victoria & Albert & The Natural History Museum) and imminently Italy. The director of the creative writing program at WICE, Dimitri Keramitas holds degrees in literature and law. His movie reviews offer insights into French film, culture and society. Fern Nesson is a fine art photographer, a lawyer and an American historian. Florence Harang is the founder of French a la Carte, an agency that offers private and tailor-made French lessons to expats and also immersion in Paris with private tours in easy French for French learners. A freelance writer and amateur historian, Hazel Smith knew she wanted to focus on the lives of French artists and femme fatales after an epiphany at the Musée d’Orsay. A life-long learner, she is a recent graduate of Art History from the University of Toronto. Janet Hulstrand is a freelance writer, editor and teacher who divides her time between France and the U.S. Originally from New York, Kasia Dietz is a handbag designer and freelance writer based in the Upper Marais district. Keith Van Sickle is a lifelong traveler who splits his time between California and Provence. He is the author of the best-sellers One Sip at a Time and Are We French Yet? Krystal Kenney has spent the past 9 years traveling the globe as a portrait photographer. Margaret Kemp has developed an expertise in the restaurant/food business over the years, and she’s friends with many prominent chefs. British writer Marilyn Brouwer has loved Paris ever since she arrived in December 1967 to work as an au pair for two years for a French family. Mary Winston Nicklin is the editor of Bonjour Paris. Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited fine art photographer and instructor based in Paris. Her work is held in private and museum collections in Europe and the U.S. Michele Kurlander is a corporate lawyer and writer who visits France often and is convinced she must have been French in an earlier life. Richard Nahem is a writer, tour guide, and founder of the Eye Prefer Paris blog. Roni Beth Tower is a retired psychologist, author, and devoted francophile. Sarah Bartesaghi Truong has lived, studied and worked in Milan, Paris and London. She is the founder of VeniVidiParis, a company which plans curated itineraries in the French capital for travelers wishing to discover the city’s vibrant art scene. Hailing from Rouen, Normandy, Sarah Fauvel is a Paris-based travel journalist, editorial and fine art photographer. Sue Aran lives in the Gers department of southwest France, where she owns French Country Adventures, which provides private, personally-guided, small-group food & wine adventures. Theadora Brack is a Paris-based writer who has a regular column, called “My Life in Paris,” in France Today magazine. William O’Such is a street art photographer.
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