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France has been motivating people for decades to create and live a more inspired life. La Vie Creative is a weekly podcast all about creatives in Paris and beyond, hosted by American Expat Krystal Kenney. Designed to help you enrich your inner artist and tap into your innovative gifts.


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France has been motivating people for decades to create and live a more inspired life. La Vie Creative is a weekly podcast all about creatives in Paris and beyond, hosted by American Expat Krystal Kenney. Designed to help you enrich your inner artist and tap into your innovative gifts.




EP 324: Travel Through the Lens of Art & Design: E V A J O R G E N S E N

Hello! I’m Eva—a traveler, designer, & author. I help people like you feel connected in your travels, discover hidden creative gems, & enjoy experiences you’ll never forget. Paris Top 20 download (it's free): (Also Provence and Los Angeles) Paris by Design book: Instagram: Trips & Retreats: Custom Travel Design: Website: Support the show


EP 323: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Degenerate Art)

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EP 322: Founder of Women of Paris: Heidi Evans

Heidi is the founder of Women of Paris; the first Paris walking tour devoted entirely to women's history and influence. She is also a Londoner who loves the adventure of living in Paris. She is passionate about history, the arts, and women's empowerment and is inspired everyday living in such a culturally rich city. She has travelled to 6 different continents and lived in West Africa (where she says, the cheese is not as good as in Paris!) and taught English to some of the poorest children in the world, but now she is happy to call Paris her home. She has been a professional guide in Paris for nearly years and loves to meet people from all over the world and show them the best the city has to offer. In her spare time she likes to cycle, do yoga and hunt for the perfect tarte au citron. Instagram Facebook Website Support the show


EP 321: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (The destruction during the commune)

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EP 320: Photographer who loses her sight finds new creative vision: Tonje Thoresen

Tonje Thoresen 'For me every moment has a value – and only a photo can immortalize that – it will tell you more about a person or a moment than a dozen words can. ' ‘I love to take pictures of people - to show them what they can give, to bring out the character and natural attraction in every person and to tell their story’ Support the show


EP 320: Parisian Producer, Director, Actor Charlotte Pleasants with Alchemy Theatre

Charlotte Pleasants is an Australian born, New Zealand raised director, producer and actor. She is one of the founding members of Alchemy Theatre, an international Paris based theatre company with whom she is co-directing and co-producing The Taming of the Shrew this July. Charlotte previously produced and performed with Cygnet Theatre, notably: Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet, 2021), Goneril (Lear, 2020), Sir Toby Belch (Twelfth Night, 2019) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2018). Charlotte is the artistic director of Tapis Théâtre, a bi-annual Paris based scratch night, she was also a part of the team producing the Paris Fringe. Whilst studying in New Zealand Charlotte trained with the theatre company The Bacchanals. Charlotte is a graduate of the theatre studies program at Victoria University of Wellington. The Taming of the Shrew is Charlotte’s debut as a director. Instagram: @charlottepleasants_ @alchemytheatre_ Support the show


EP 319: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Henry IV of France King of France)

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EP 318: French inspired spiritual teacher, author, and Entrepreneur: Marta Hobbs

Marta Hobbs is a storyteller, a truth seeker, a spiritual teacher, soul-led mentor and entrepreneur. Drawing on her life experiences of childhood trauma, immigration and assimilation, successful business venture as well as the healing and spiritual journey, her mission is to help others find their own freedom. She details finding her own way there in her best-selling book called “Unraveling,” available on Amazon worldwide. As the creator and teacher of SoulCare – a practice to slow down the body, quiet the. mind, and reconnect with the soul - Marta guides others toward healing, self-discovery and heart-centered living. She is honored to partner on in this venture with Four Seasons New York Downtown. Learn more at IG tag is @martahobbs Twitter @martahobbs Facebook @MartaHobbsOfficial Buy the book here: Support the show


EP 317: Paris History Avec a Hemingway ( The Cardinals Playwright and an English king)

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EP 316: French inspired author Emily Cruz

Emily Cruz is a passionate writer + author, an avid coffee lover, a proud mother, and a tenth-level high-elf wizard in Dungeons & Dragons. Having fallen in love with the art of writing at a young age, she enjoys crafting funny and feel-good stories, full of relatable characters. She hopes that her writing will inspire + capture the mood of sharing a coffee with a dear friend. Residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, you can find Emily spending her free time drinking iced mochas, making memories with her wonderful family + friends, and thinking about what color to dye her hair next. To stay up-to-date with her work, visit her Instagram: @emilycruzwrites. WebsiteInstagramTikTokInstagramMy Email Newsletter Support the show


EP 315: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Bazar de la Charité )

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EP 314: Wendy Harrop of Phineas Wright House French Retreats

Growing up in California, I dreamed of one day living on the east coast near my mother’s extended family. I loved EVERYTHING about our family trips from the seasonally appropriate weather to the gorgeous scenery on the freeway! Wendy Harrop is an avid home entertainer and owner of The Phineas Wright House, a historic farm and bed & breakfast in rural Massachusetts. Her desire to have every guest feel welcomed, anticipated, and celebrated typically starts with a signature cocktail. Bringing the experience from her 30 year career as a wedding planner into everyday entertaining is a delight for both guest and hostess. She currently curates opportunities for woman to say YES to themselves through luxury trips in the US and France, workshops and retreats in her 200 year old barn, and week long Farm Stays. She is the host of the Say YES to yourself! Podcast where she shares conversations with fabulous women incorporating this self care practice in big and small ways. Instagram: Facebook: Linkedin: Link.tree: Website: Podcast: Email: Mother-Daughter Experience Aug. 2-7 Paris & Versailles Retreat Aug 8-14 Bordeaux & Charente Maritime Support the show


EP 313: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Delacroix)

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EP 312: Lost in Frenchlation creator Manon Kerjean

I studied English and cinema (specializing in editing) and I co-founded Lost in Frenchlation film club in 2015. Since then I worked as a programmer at Ciné Lumière at the French Institute in London, I started a documentary project which is currently in post-production and I now work for an independent production & distribution company. I am also part of an association supporting an ongoing project of a collaborative digital tool that centralizes and enriches information related to cinema accessibility for disabled spectators. Support the show


EP 311: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (The Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral)

The reopening of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is announced for the 8th December 2024. A Te Deum is planned for 15 April 2024, exactly 5 years after the fire. The supervision of the restoration is entrusted to the architect Philippe Villeneuve. Learn more on Support the show


EP 310: French Wine Tutor: Katie Melchior

Katie is the founder of blog and Instagram page, French Wine Tutor. A lifelong American student of the French language, she started writing and posting about French wine three years ago to help debunk French wine pronunciation – and of course the wines themselves. With a knack for pronunciation and a native understanding of how an English-speaking brain is wired, it’s her mission to democratize French wines and bring them to anyone who wants to learn. No judgment here! Katie believes that wine shouldn’t be complicated - it should be enjoyed! Support the show


EP 309: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Saving the Louvre: Part 2)

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EP 308: Naïm Terrache, Parisian Officiant

Hi! I’m Naïm, born and raised in Paris, the City of Love. After travelling the world living my dreams & experiences, I realized I was deeply in love with my hometown. I then decided to move back to Paris and help couples from all around the world to write a new chapter in their life, thanks to the teachings of my mentor. Support the show


EP 307: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Saving the Louvre: Part One)

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EP 306: French lifestyle inspiration with Beeta

After her first trip to Paris in 2010, Beeta fell in love with all things French and became a self-proclaimed Francophile. To share her love for France and French culture, she created the popular French lifestyle brand Mon Petit Four®, and launched a collection of her favorite French recipes and French lifestyle inspiration. Her ability to simplify French recipes and eliminate the intimidation factor when it comes to French cooking has made her site one of the top French recipe resources for several years in a row. You’ll also find a variety of French lifestyle ideas aimed at helping you slow down, be more intentional and artful with your living, and fully embrace French culture and attitude at home. Most recently, after living in Paris in the 7th arrondissement and immersing herself fully in everyday French life, Beeta launched her exclusive mastermind experience, aimed at helping women throughout the world elevate their style and step into a more joyful and abundant lifestyle. Living among the French, Beeta was able to witness the drastic differences between the French and American lifestyles, mainly the fact that French women live so much more intentionally and artfully. Today, Beeta enjoys coaching women living elsewhere to adopt that same mindset and sense of sophistication through French style principles and lifestyle practices she learned living abroad. Each year, Beeta also hosts luxury retreats in France, taking a small group of women with her to experience the most magical week of their life in France. These retreats are designed to give women the most incredible feelings of abundance and awakening to live their best life. (readers can get a free french lifestyle guide when they subscribe) Support the show