La Vie Creative-logo

La Vie Creative

Education Podcasts

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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 169: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Musée d'Orsay)

12/6/2021
35 years ago this week the Musée d’Orsay opened to the impressionist, loving public for the first time. It’s hard to image a time when the museum wasn’t part of the landscape of central Paris with the lovely clocks standing over the Seine. The first stone of the Palais d’Orsay was laid April 4, 1810 but the fall of Napoleon would delay the finish until 1838. The Council d’Etat decided to move in to finally complete the building in 1842. Less than three decades later the beautiful building...

Duration:00:37:30

EP 167: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Marie Laurencin)

12/1/2021
Marie Laurencin is known for her lovely pastel dreamy paintings but she was also able to do something few female artists were able to do. Marie was accepted into the folds of the biggest artists of the time and held her own. Born on October 31, 1883 she showed very early, against her mothers wishes, a talent for art. At 18 she enrolled in the porcelain painting school at Sévres, much like Renoir started. The next year she joined the Humbert Academy and met fellow artists Georges Braque and...

Duration:00:37:47

EP 168: Taylor Scott talks about a Parisian Shakespeare Theatre Group called Cygnet Theatre

12/1/2021
Cygnet Theatre was founded in Paris by an international group of theatre artists looking to create, develop, and perform plays in the classical repertoire. The company is run by a board of administration, and all members of the team serve a creative function vital to Cygnet Theatre’s ability to thrive. Following the success of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the decision was made to form a company to produce high quality theatre in the heart of Paris. During the Summer Seasons, Cygnet performs...

Duration:00:31:57

Ep 166: Founder of American Concierge Travel, Sharon Carr

11/24/2021
Sharon decided to celebrate her 60th birthday with a six-month hiatus from her life in NYC. She stayed in an apartment in Paris for two of those months, exploring the city on foot, via metro –and eventually on city bikes. Fortuitously, she met other Americans living in Paris, who helped her tremendously. Three years later, she co-founded AmericanConcierge.com to make it easier [and more fun] for others, who like herself, want to get the most out of their time in Paris. We chat about what...

Duration:00:28:07

EP 165: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Rodin Museum)

11/22/2021
Paris is filled with museums and a few stand out over the rest. Of course, there is my love, the Musée du Louvre, and the Orsay and smaller ones like the Picasso and the Delacroix. However, one that might not be on the list for those heading to Paris for just a few days but should be is the Musée Rodin. On today’s new episode of Paris History Avec a Hemingway on La Vie Creative Podcast we jump into the history of the museum and the life it had before Rodin discovered it. The Musée Rodin is...

Duration:00:37:34

Ep 164: Sarah Donnelly, an American stand-up comedian, writer and actress who performs in English and in French.

11/17/2021
Sarah Donnelly is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actress who performs in English and in French. Sarah is the co-creator and writer of the Audible Original series God Save My English with Paul Taylor, now in its second season and one of the best sellers on Audible France. Sarah is also the co-creator of Becoming Maman, a comedy show and podcast about raising French kids in Paris when you are not French. In 2018, she toured with Gad Elmaleh as his opener for the European leg of...

Duration:00:38:50

EP 163: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy)

11/15/2021
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:26:53

Ep 162: Bestselling Author Harriet Welty Rochefort

11/10/2021
Harriet Welty Rochefort grew up and was educated in the Midwest (B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and M.S.J. Northwestern Medill School of Journalism). A French-American dual citizen, she has lived in France since 1973 with her French husband Philippe. They have 3 sons, Nicolas, a neurologist in Marseilles, Benjamin, a computer specialist in Montreal, David, an editor and novelist (chez Gallimard NRF) in Paris, and 6 grandchildren. An author, Harriet has written three humorous...

Duration:00:39:24

EP 161: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Marie Guillemine Benoist)

11/8/2021
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:30:27

EP 160: Founder of La Cuisine Paris, Jane Bertch shares her Paris story

11/3/2021
La Cuisine Paris, founded in 2009, is the Capitols top rated leisure French cooking school specializing in French Culinary experiences in English. Located in the heart of Paris, and welcoming visitors from all over the world, we share the passion of French cuisine and culture. A small international team, with different backgrounds and experiences, who all work with a common value: the desire to share their "savoir faire" and passion with you. Jane Bertch is an American with European roots...

Duration:00:31:50

EP 159: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (the cemeteries of Paris)

11/1/2021
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:41:20

EP 158: Choreographer Kyra Hauck shares her work at Espace Canopy

10/27/2021
Kyra is the founding Paris Artistic Director of Dance Theatre Surreality. A choreographer, teacher, and performer, she collaborates with artists from a wide range of disciplines on feminist and spiritual themes. Her works have been presented at various Parisian art galleries and theaters, as well as in Detroit, her city of origin. Kyra leads consent and bodily autonomy workshops in France and the United States and is a full-time contemporary dance teacher in the Paris region. She has...

Duration:00:31:39

EP 157: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Ladies of the Past/Must see exhibitions in Paris)

10/25/2021
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:31:57

EP 156: Inside the world of Parisian interior designer Cléophée Poli

10/20/2021
Cléophée is an interior designer and mother, born and raised in Paris. She has been living overseas with her Australian partner for almost a decade and working in the commercial interior design industry in Australia and in London. She came back to Paris to welcome their first child in 2019. In this new stage of life and having a family of her own, she realized the importance of the sense of home. She then naturally transitioned her work to residential design and founded the Cléo Interior...

Duration:00:34:13

EP 155: Paris History Avec A Hemingway (Famous Paris Restaurants)

10/18/2021
Take a walk through history as we talk about the famous cafes of Paris including Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Brasserie Lipp, L’Avant Comptoir de la Terre. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:34:19

EP 154: Valerio Lysander, a chamber pop singer/songwriter

10/13/2021
Valerio Lysander is a chamber pop singer/songwriter. Based in London but originally from Italy, Valerio has built his career in the UK and abroad, performing in England, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Hungary. In 2016 he was among the 10 nominees for Best Male in the Best of British Unsigned Awards and Ryan, new single released in the same year, was broadcasted by BBC Introducing. In 2017 he was among the finalists of the Coffee Music Project and Pride’s Got...

Duration:00:30:59

EP 153: Paris History Avec A Hemingway (Claudine Hemingway)

10/11/2021
In the spring of 1972, my grandparents ventured off for a trip to Paris for the very first time. My grandfather being the ever-curious traveler, he loved spending his days exploring the cobbled streets that he could walk on for hour after endless hour, and his daily one-man gratinee de l’ogninon hunt looking for the best bowl he could find in Paris. Wondering the streets taking countless photo after photo and documenting what he did in his journals, he fully lived and took in all the amazing...

Duration:00:32:03

EP 152: Francophile winemaker and stylist Pirrie Wright

10/6/2021
Born into a Francophile winemaking family, Pirrie has always had a passion for fashion and old-world glamour. Under the amazing tutelage of Est Ovest Style’s co-owners, and coupled with her innate work drive, she found her passion for trends and for styling and fit for every unique body. From Portland Oregon, she moved to New York City and assisted one of the top stylists at the prestigious Bergdorf Goodman. Pirrie is now living in Paris and working as a personal and editorial stylist. She...

Duration:00:30:10

EP 151: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Ladies of Luxembourg Gardens Part 2)

10/4/2021
Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join/Laviecreative)

Duration:00:36:00

Ep 150: Chatting with a Jamaican writer based in France, Alecia McKenzie

9/29/2021
Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer based in France. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. Sweetheart has been translated into French (Trésor) and was awarded the Prix Carbet des lycéens in 2017. Other books include Stories From Yard (first published in Italian translation as Racconti giamaicani), Doctor’s Orders and When the Rain Stopped in Natland. Her most recent novel is A Million Aunties. ​ Her...

Duration:00:28:30