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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.

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 184: Parisian Skincare Expert, Kristina Soleymanlou

1/26/2022
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Duration:00:26:09

EP 183: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (The Statues of Notre Dame)

1/24/2022
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Duration:00:35:09

EP 182: Little Lola Sunshine, the Fashion Dog of Paris

1/19/2022
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Duration:00:26:26

EP 181: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Olympe de Gouges)

1/17/2022
There are always a few women in history that are remembered for shaking things up a bit. Olympe de Gouges is definitely one of them and she did it back in the 18th century. Born May 7, 1748 in Montauban, Marie-Olympe Mouisset wasn’t sure who her father was. At 17 in 1765 she married Louis-Yves Aubrey de Gourges. The next year son Pierre was born and just two years after their marriage her husband was swept away in a flood. In 1770 she moved to Paris with her sister and became the belle of...

Duration:00:23:29

EP 180: Inspirelle an international community of women who live in France or share a love for all things French

1/12/2022
Grace is the co-founder of INSPIRELLE, a website, and association that inspires, connects, and empowers an international community of women who live in France or share a love for all things French. Formerly a communications and marketing executive for major multinationals in Asia, she is now an independent communications and events consultant based in Paris. Originally from Chicago, she journeyed to Hong Kong to discover her Chinese family roots and Asia — to then meet her French husband....

Duration:00:33:06

EP 179: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Sainte Geneviève Part 2)

1/10/2022
In the second episode on the life of Sainte Genevieve we look at how she is remembered. When you visit the many churches of France you will find small marble plaques in many of the chapels. The Ex-votos are messages of appreciation to a certain saint or to Christ. These can also come in other forms as well. There are many dedicated to Sainte Genevieve all over Paris in statues, art and even a grand piece of architecture. After her relics were used to save the city and country, members of...

Duration:00:35:50

EP 178: Maureen O'Donoghue Franco-Irish singer and musician shares her Paris Story

1/5/2022
Maureen O'Donoghue is a 24-year-old Franco-Irish singer and musician. Born in Paris in a musical family to an Irish father and French mother, she has been involved in various artistic projects including rock bands (Hobe, Silène and Black Alice), acting (music videos as well as a punk drummer in Microbe et Gasoil, Michel Gondry, 2014), and guest singing on a progressive jazz album, focusing more on her Irish heritage over the last few months with new folk duo Saelkie Folk and regular...

Duration:00:42:19

EP 177: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Sainte Genevieve Part 1)

1/3/2022
Today, January 3 on the 1,510th anniversary of the death of Sainte Genevieve we begin a special two part episode of the life of the Patron Saint of Paris. She stands on the banks of the Seine guarding the edge of Paris. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, was born in the year 434 in Nanterre, west of Paris. At the age of 7 she was blessed by St Germain, bishop of Auxerre, and from then on she dedicated her life to God Following the death of her parents a young Geneviève moved to Paris to...

Duration:00:28:42

EP 176: Nancy Conway Gourmet French Food Expert

12/29/2021
I came to France years ago after completing a B.A. in French to study at a 200-year-old French business school. My business career centered around corporate and private banking in Paris. I love many things in French culture: food, artisan-made products, and history. My interest in food was developed by observing French home cooks and taking weekend and evening classes at the Ritz Hotel's cooking school in Paris. Since 2015, I'm an amateur judge of French artisan-made food products for...

Duration:00:37:49

EP 175: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (The Great Masters inside French Churches)

12/27/2021
Paris itself is a living museum. Filled with over 150 museums and the streets that ooze with history and architecture spanning centuries. Before we had my beloved Musée du Louvre we had the churches that filled their walls with art from some of the biggest artists of the time. The Louvre opened in 1793 and over three hundred years before Notre Dame de Paris opened its doors. Art of the past was very different then it is now. Today it is just as much about the artist itself sometimes selling...

Duration:00:38:31

EP 174: French Vegan Chef Sarala Terpstra

12/22/2021
I’ve been cooking since I was a little girl, influenced by my Indian mother who was pretty much always in the kitchen. I was raised on a predominantly vegetarian diet which is normal in Indian culture. While we did eat meat and dairy, they didn’t play the starring roles in meals and my mother was very strict about eating an array of fresh vegetables. She was the queen of substituting, always trying to make classic dishes healthier. She laid a solid foundation for me so that when I was...

Duration:00:34:58

EP 173: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Hemingway, the Early Years)

12/20/2021
One hundred years ago today, on 20 December 1921, the newlywed Hemingway’s arrived in Paris. After almost two weeks on the S.S. Leopoldina that left New York on December 8th the two finally arrived in the City of Light. Relying on Hadley and her eight years of French, the two found their way through day to day life. Friend and author Sherwood Anderson armed Hem with letters of introduction to other American expats and even made them a reservation at the Hotel Jacob et d’Angleterre on the Rue...

Duration:00:32:09

EP 172: DEVYANI AGGARWAL, the creator of Art & Style

12/15/2021
I graduated from Yale University in 2018 as a double major in History and French and will soon be attending law school in the US. I have a deep personal connection to France and have spent a long time living in both Aix-en-Provence and Paris, studying abroad and later working at a Parisian law firm. I am in love with the French language and culture and also feel very attached to the people, owing to all the wonderful relationships I have cultivated during my time there. I started Art &...

Duration:00:34:38

EP 171: Paris History Avec a Hemingway (Sonia Delaunay)

12/13/2021
Many of the female artists we have shared on Paris History Avec a Hemingway on La Vie Creative Podcast have been hidden behind their male contemporaries. Sonia Delaunay is just as well known as her husband Robert, but there was a whole side to her art that I had never noticed before. Sonia Stern born November 14, 1885 in the Ukraine. Her parents were working class and at 5 years old her mother gave her up for adoption to her wealthy uncle Henri Terk. Henri showed the young Sonia a life of...

Duration:00:28:33

EP 170: Bestselling Author and American rapper Rhonda Findling

12/8/2021
Rhonda Findling is the author of the bestselling and internationally acclaimed "Don’t Call That Man! A Survival Guide To Letting Go" which has been translated into eight languages. She is also the author of "Don't Text That Man! A Guide To Self Protective Dating in the Age of Technology", "When He Can't Commit: What To Do When You Fall For An Ambivalent Man", "Men Who Run From Love: How To Have A Relationship With A Relationship Phobic Man", "Don't Lose That Man: How Women Sabotage Their...

Duration:00:32:36

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