Alexis’ life has long been shaped by her passion for art, fashion, and fragrance. Her professional career began working with non-profit arts organizations before she transitioned into a corporate role focused on identifying emerging socio-cultural, color and fashion trends for one of the world’s largest beauty-care companies. Alexis also studied fashion design in Milan and traveled to Paris, Nice, and New York to complete a series of intensive trainings to be a perfumer. After almost 10 years in corporate positions, she recently opened her own trends and fragrance consultancy.
Sarah Ayoub is a freelance journalist and author based in Sydney, Australia.
Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, Marie-Claire, Cosmopolitan, House & Garden, ELLE and more, and she has spoken at numerous writer's festivals around Australia. She is the author of two Young Adult novels Hate is Such a Strong Word and The Yearbook Committee, and teaches Journalism at The University of Notre Dame in Sydney.
She has a penchant for all things pretty and Parisian, adores a good high tea and is often dreaming wistfully about glamorous, by gone eras.
Rebecca fell in love with Paris before she set foot in the city of lights. Her first trip to Paris happened during study abroad in college and she couldn’t wait to get back. After being laid off from the corporate world Rebecca took airline miles and unemployment money and flew to Paris to photograph the city from morning until night. She came back and put her photographs on etsy and began selling her work. Rebecca’s work can be found in Pottery Barn, West Elm, Papyrus, and Barnes and Noble.
Aleksandra, or Alex to friends, is a self-described part time student, part time globe trotter, and full time coffee enthusiast.
She has taken French classes in school since fourth grade, taking a strong interest in all things francophile. She has travelled to many different places around Europe, entertaining the idea of one day calling the continent home. Currently, after living in the Loire Valley for one month, she is studying abroad in Strasbourg, France for the semester, where she is taking all her classes in French at a local university. Alex lives in the Chicago suburbs, but studies Political Science and French near Boston.
Lily Heise is a Canadian travel writer and romance expert based in Paris. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Conde Nast Traveler, Frommer's, DK Eyewitness, Lonely Planet, France Tourism and other print and online publications. Her first book, Je T'Aime, Me Neither, is a lively tale of her romantic misadventures in the city of love, her second book, Je T’Aime… Maybe? Is due out in the autumn. She runs a blog under the same name with features on Paris, global travel and romance.