I got my first writing clip as a freelance culture journalist for a regional newspaper in France 15 years ago. Since then, I've written for print and digital publications on topics including travel, fashion, fitness, and lifestyle.
My work has appeared in Women's Health Mag, Refinery29, Yahoo Style, French Morning, Le Point, and The Belladonna Comedy. Read select clips below or click here.
I interviewed celebrity trainer Jason Walsh for Women's Health.
"What do Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Lily Aldridge, Matt Damon, Hilary Duff, Justin Theroux, and Emma Stone have in common? They all trust Jason Walsh, personal trainer extraordinaire and founder of LA-based fitness studio Rise Nation, to whip them into shape. Walsh is credited with sculpting the bodies of many top actors preparing for their most physical roles. Recently, he helped turn TV darling Alison Brie into an ultra-fit wrestler for the new Netflix series GLOW. In it, Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress who joins 'Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling', a team of professional women’s wrestlers in the eighties."
I interviewed French entrepreneur and cult fashion designer Morgane Sézalory for Yahoo Style.
"When I learned about French fashion label Sézane’s first collaboration with Madewell in 2014, I had one thought: We’re finally going to talk about Sézane in the US. The Internet loves a French girl fashion story: How to make your hair look French, tuck in your shirt, tie your scarf. I’m French—and even I click! But I’d come to accept that French-girl style is more of an idea, a concept perpetuated by editorial spreads in fashion magazines and a few famous French women, than something tangible. However, if one person’s managed to bottled its essence, it’s Sézane’s founder, Morgane Sézalory. French women (everyday, you and me women) are buying her embroidered blouses, flowy dresses, heeled booties, and chain bags by the basketful."
Please Read the Instructions to your White Jeans
The belladonna comedy
I poked fun at one my favorite fashion frenemies, the white jeans, for humor site The Belladonna Comedy.
"Congratulations on your purchase of white jeans! We at the White Clothing Company recommend that you follow a few simple steps to make sure you can enjoy our product and look fabulous for hours to come, or at least a few minutes.
Please refrain from consuming any colored drinks while wearing your white jeans. Jasmine tea is especially problematic due to its close resemblance to urine. Our beverage of choice is Coconut LaCroix but you may also drink vodka or suck on ice cubes."
tales of the cocktail
I wrote about creating the best cocktail experience for non-drinkers for Tales of the Cocktail.
"There are many reasons someone might abstain from drinking. Aside from the obvious (religious beliefs, pregnancy, health concerns, etc.), there are also elimination diets, designated driving, calorie watching, seasonal trends like drynuary (the practice of starting fresh for the new year, and not drinking for the whole of January), or simply not wanting to. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 2013, 70.7% of people over 18 report having consumed alcohol in the last year, meaning that non-drinkers represented close to 30% of the adult population."
I interviewed many French New Yorkers and wrote a series of articles on living, working, and excercizing in New York for French magazine Le Point (in French).
"Leave any fashion bias at Customs on your way in. There’s a reason New Yorkers are fully equipped to face any and all kinds of weather. Heavy rainstorm? Follow their lead, and put your rain boots on. Nothing will peg you more as a tourist than attempting to jump over the gigantic puddles that have formed on every street corner in order to protect your sneakers. Same goes for the unsightly down jacket. Sure, you might swear you won’t be caught dead in one, but we’ll give you three winter days to change your mind.
If the tall redhead paying for her salad in front of you looks suspiciously like Julianne Moore, it’s because it is Julianne Moore. The New Yorker’s only acceptable attitude: Keep going without so much as a raised eyebrow. Here, you are the star of your own movie (and you can always brag about it on Facebook later). However, if your hairstylist giddily announces that she literally bumped into Ryan Gosling on the street, you have every right to squeal. Because she started it, and because… Ryan Gosling."