French Quarter Magazine appreciates the generosity of the individuals that support us. We wish to thank the team members who write and edit the articles we publish for your pleasure. We would also like to thank those who translate articles from French to English and from English to French. We also thank the photographers who generously share their superb photographs and those who produce films and contribute their talent and the many others who tirelessly contribute their time, their skills and offer their expertise. The names of those contributors are listed below.

  • Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM

    is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

  • A.P.

    was born in Paris, but quickly exiled on Breton lands. She happily adapts to the capricious sky. After studying literature in Nantes, she earned a degree in philosophy in the historic University of Sorbonne in Paris. Speaking of theaters, she tries to criticize by integrating the editorial office of the European live performance site Rue du Théâtre, particularly sharpening her pen at the Avignon festival where she now takes her quarters every summer. Today she is studying communication in the cultural field at Sciences Po Lyon, trying to build her professional project in the path so fascinating culture smugglers.

  • Abigail Boucher

    is a French-American writer and actress based in Los Angeles.

  • Adrian Lomezzo

    is a content writer and likes to write about technology and education. He understands the concern of parents due to the evolving technology and researches deeply in that area. When he is not researching, he buries himself in books along with his favorite cup of hot chocolate.

  • Ahmad Seo

  • Alioune Badara Mbengue

    was born in Diourbel, Senegal. He did all his school studies in his native country. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in 2005, he had to do a two-year training at the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP) in Dakar where he earned his DUT in Finance-Accounting in 2007. Passionate about writing and of literature, he published his first novel "Les flots en sanglots" in February 2016.

  • Amy Lynne Hayes

    is a writer and designer by trade and an avid traveler by heart. She first discovered her love for all things French while studying interiors in Paris, and has never quite gotten over the initial infatuation. When not planning her next escape to *La Belle France*, she can be found globe-trotting around other parts of the world and writing for her travel-inspired blog, Créatrice Mondial. Links to Published Works: The Parisian - Creatrice Mondial Paris, You're Always on My Mind

  • mmAnil Baswal

    provides Content writing and SEO services. As an SEO expert, He is familiar with one of the most important things for this field. His educational background in the technical field and business studies helps him in tackling topics ranging from career and business productivity to web development and digital marketing.

  • Ankita Dutta

    earned a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Technology. She completed her training from AMUL and worked in the Dairy & Food Industry for 3 years in xhich she was to taste various food. Her passion for writing started in 2015 and mainly write about Food culture. Her favorite pastime is cooking. Being a Bengali, she thinks that French cuisine has a lot of similarity with Bengali cuisine. She said that « French people love to accompany their meals with rice and potatoes and use mustard for preparing delicious meals. » Her love for French food and the French language led her to wish to contribute to French Quarter Magazine.

  • mmAnna Innis

    received her B.A. in Communications from Indiana University with minor studies in Portuguese and Theatre. She has worked for over 20 years in the Aerospace Industry and serves on the Executive Board for Autism Speaks. She's a freelance strategy consulting and writer and has one son.

  • Anna Johnson

    is an educational freelance writer with French roots. She is passionate about traveling and learning about new cultures. In her free time, she likes to read books and write articles on different topics from the educational niche.

  • Anna Timbrook

    was born to travel the world, having studied languages all her life. Although she has traveled the world, she now calls Switzerland home and spends her time writing about her experiences on Expert World Travel. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

  • mmAnnabel Perrigueur

    is a visual artist living in Philadelphia. She offers avant-garde work by mixing her paintings with unexpected materials such as Nespresso capsules, make-up or even Swarovski rhinestones. She collaborates with various institutions (museums, schools) and companies and produces tailor-made pieces for her clients. Her passion for Art, fashion and gastronomy naturally led her to join the FQM team.

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  • mmAnne-Cecile Baer Porter

    is a pastor from the Seattle area as is her Native American husband. She loves translating articles from French to English and English to French. She feels she is juggling with words from one language to the other. She always finds fascinating facts in the articles she works on, about the most diverse topics. She enjoys comparing life in the US with French and Native American culture in her blog Anne-Cecile News.

  • Anne-Fleur Andrle Stephan

    is coming from the "Far west" of France. Anne-Fleur grew up in Finistere (Brittany). Currently working in the hightech industry, she represents a French company specialized in smartglasses apps in the US. Engineer by training and based in Boston, she loves to get back to her Briton roots a couple of times a year. After graduating from the Université de Technologie de Compiegne, in France , she decided to pursue her studies in biomedical sciences at the graduate school of the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo, NY. Driven by sciences and her desire to learn, Anne-Fleur hosted a radio show, "les échos de l'innovation" (literally innovation echoes) for a couple of years, offering debates and interviews, aiming to dissect misconceptions in science and technologies for the layman. Always thirsty for discovery, she loves traveling, initiating new projects and exploring the ocean, on a sailing boat or with her snorkel.

  • mmAshley Henderson

    is a content creator and consultant at Van Express Movers NJ. She specializes in creating engaging and informative content that resonates with target audiences and has a keen eye for detail when it comes to website design, social media management, and email marketing.

  • mmAshley Nielsen

    earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration Marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is a freelance writer where she shares knowledge about general business, marketing, lifestyle, wellness or financial tips. During her free time she enjoys being outside, staying active, reading a book, or diving deep into her favorite music.

  • mmBaron Camby

    is a Parisian-style enthusiast, bringing French-inspired charm to life in every design. With a keen eye for detail and a love for timeless elegance, Baron creates spaces that exude the classic allure of Paris.

  • Brad Payne

    works in the jewelry industry as a gemologist and specialist in precious stones. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2002 with an MPhil in art history. He currently serves as archivist to the honorary consulate of Monaco in Las Vegas.

  • mmCharles Vallena

    is the author, and editor-in-chief of, an online music blog dedicated to helping aspiring musicians become real musicians. He provides expert insights, guides, lessons, and reviews on acoustic guitars, keyboard, drums, and other music instruments. Follow Guitar Junky on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Charlie Fletcher

    is a freelance writer from the lovely "city of trees"- Boise, Idaho. Her love of writing pairs with her passion for social activism and search for the truth. You can find more of her writing on her Contently.

  • Chloe Niccolo

  • mmChristine Bar Noël

    is an entrepreneur, World Champion ballroom dancer, podcast host and life balance coach. She helps busy people find balance and happiness in their life and travels the world with her fiance as digital content creators. Christine was born in Rouen, France, is bilingual and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. To connect with Christine visit:

  • Christopher Cipollini

    was born in the United States but his heart belongs in the culture of Paris. His passion was born through self taught study of artists from Degas to Lautrec and writers as Genet and Rimbaud. His great love of French culture are symbolism poetry and, French cinema and history. He is a two time author and has written for several American publication as "The Desert Observer," Downtown Zen" and published two prose books: "The Musings" and "A Secret Kingdom". He lives in Las Vegas.

  • mmDana Corddry

    is a professional writer and digital marketer who lives in Houston, Texas. She supports her client brands by creating clear, crisp and memorable messaging that resonates with their target markets. She began her marketing career in Los Angeles, representing fashion, skincare and other luxury sector brands. Dana has a creative director's eye, having studied Fashion and Fine Arts in Paris and Italy. After many years focusing on traditional product marketing, she dove into data-driven aspects of her field, and found her true passion in digital marketing and social media. She loves to write creatively and professionally, has travelled around the globe, and is inspired by new and eye-opening locales and adventures, to produce fresh, unique and current content for French Quarter magazine and other publications. More pieces Dana has written can be found at

  • mmDelphine Rouleau

    is French and moved to Rhode Island with her family in 2012. Lawyer in Quebec then corporate lawyer in France for 10 years, she had to retrain and created a blog to publicize this tiny state that is Rhode Island. She is also the author of a travel guide to southern New England. His blog: His guide Between Boston and New York - Discovery guide of southern New England:

  • Dennis Lodge

    is a freelance journalist, blogger, and copywriter who writes unique and research-based content about education, careers, business, and technology. You can find his most recent articles on He is an accomplished traveler and extreme sports enthusiast.

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  • Elaine and Scott Harris

    are journalists based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. They have more than a decade of informative articles and videos about wine, travel and food that has appeared in regional and national publications. They have been in the position of being city editors for the DailyMeal Las Vegas, Las Vegas Food and Beverage Magazine, and Luxury Las Vegas. They’ve published more than 200 YouTube videos featuring the best in the food and beverage industry. Elaine and Scott have created a reputation as a “one stop shop” duo by using many forms of social media, high resolution professional photography, and videos when on assignment to highlight their extensive relationships with premier experts in the food and beverage industry.

  • mmElena Hengheng Zhou

    is a content writer, a designer and an explorer based in New York. She shares her opinions about Art, Culture and Communication.

  • Emily Bryant

    is a professional content writer. She completed her graduation in Psychology from the University of Montreal, Canada. She is very passionate about writing in many journals and magazines. She is the owner and co-founder of Real Wealth Business. She is also associated with many authority blog sites such as: ; ; ; ;

  • Fabien Richard

    began his poker adventure ten years ago as a blogger, photographer and "media coverage" of events in France and internationally. It was in 2012 that he created his blog / Facebook page "Au Coeur de Vegas" specializing in Las Vegas and the WSOP which is aimed at fans of the world poker championships. From 2016 to 2019, he served as King's Resort ambassador in Rozvadov for the French market through the world of poker and can be found at the King's Lounge in Las Vegas every summer. He is now a journalist / writer for French Quarter Magazine. Twitter: Fabien RICHARD Instagram: Fabien RICHARD

  • Frank Hamilton

    is a blogger and translator from Manchester. He is a professional writing expert in such topics as blogging, digital marketing and self-education. He also loves traveling and speaks Spanish, French, German and English.

  • George J. Newton

    is a business development manager at Write my case study and PhD Kingdom. Married for ten years, he also writes for Cheap coursework and now for French Quarter Magazine.

  • Géraldine Lepère

    created Comme Une Française, to help expatriates, travelers and francophiles around the world: she offers them lessons on the French culture of everyday life, and French language such as the French really speak it.

  • mmGeraldine Provost

    is a Paris-based freelance writer with a diverse portfolio of blog contributions covering travel, gastronomy, entertainment, and more. She specializes in sharing her experiences in luxurious hotels and has a keen interest in the art-de-vivre à la française. When she is not writing, she can often be found enjoying the sun of the southern region of France.

  • Heather Chamberlain

    is a freelance writer and theatrical performer/director based in New York City. Her theatrical work has been seen on Off Broadway, the Las Vegas Strip and in Hollywood. Her great love for all artistic disciplines led her to co-found New York City Artists, a community of artists and a social media platform in which artists share resources, inspirations and promote each other's artistic work. She has always looked for ways to share her adoration of French culture with the world and is grateful to the French Quarter Magazine for allowing her to do just that.

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  • mmInsightful and Creative

    is a team of passionate writers dedicated to exploring and sharing the wonders of Travel, Gastronomy, Art & Culture, Tips on lifestyle and beyond. From hidden culinary gems to immersive travel experiences and captivating cultural insights, they aim to inspire and inform you on all aspects of the world, from the U.S. to France, they live in.

  • mmIris Warren

    is a content specialist who works with a team of writers to provide high-quality content for French Quarter Magazine. She is passionate about her work and takes pride in delivering exceptional content to her clients.

  • mmIsabelle Vaurie

    has graduated in English and in sociology. She teaches English to post graduates and has been living on the Reunion Island since 2021 where she has settled down after many trips and moves.

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  • mmJais Frank

    is a freelance content writer and enthusiastic blogger. He is the co-founder of RSLonline. He contributes to many authority blogs such as Smart Business Daily, Finance Team, SB Newsroom, Dream Land Estate and Emblem Wealth. He also likes to write in many international magazines and journals. ; ; ; ;

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  • mmJennifer De Montgomery

    is a globetrotting travel writer and editor, originally from Washington D.C. and now based in Los Angeles. With a background in fashion and beauty editing, she transitioned to travel writing after stints in Australia and Switzerland, eventually founded her own blog. Jennifer's passion lies in exploring the United States, where she delves into culinary delights, hidden gems, and the vibrant world of art and culture, eagerly sharing her discoveries with readers worldwide.

  • mmJim Hughes

    has significant experience covering financial and business topics. He's been a financial advisor and also provided consulting and advice. At the moment, he is the Director of Content at

  • mmJoe Barry

    is the manager and Head of Growth of Incrementors, a company that assists clients in expanding their online businesses by bringing in more customers, is an Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency leads, and sales. Online marketing solutions that are specifically adapted to the demands of the clients are the Incrementors' area of expertise.

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  • mmJosh Collins

    is a writer for and is thrilled to be a part of the French Quarter Magazine team. He has a passion for writing and finds it fulfilling to utilize his skills and knowledge to assist students from all over the world. With his love for language and creativity, Josh is dedicated to delivering high-quality writing services to help students achieve their academic goals.

  • Joshua Chanin

    is a graduate from Austin College, Texas, obtaining his undergraduate degree in history and political science. He attended the University of Texas in Arlington, where he is hoping to obtain an MA and a Ph.D. in history. Chanin plans to become a professor of American history in later life (focusing on the American Revolution), and has published pieces for the Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Midwest Book Review, and the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History. He loves sharing his new research and findings with everyone, especially the readers of the French Quarter Magazine.

  • mmJulia Olivas

    graduated from San Francisco State University with her B.A. in Communication Studies. She is a freelance writer where she loves sharing her passion for digital marketing and content creation. Outside of writing, she loves cooking, reading, painting, and her pup Ruby.

  • Julie Chaizemartin

    is an art historian and journalist. Graduate in law and art history at the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre, Julie collaborates in several magazines on historical and cultural subjects. In 2011, she also created an endowment fund that supports projects to safeguard heritage abroad (in collaboration with UNESCO) and is the author of the book "Ferrara, jewel of the Italian Renaissance" published in 2012 ( Berg International editions).

  • mmKendall Atkins

    is passionate about internet marketing, automotive, travel, and entertainment. When she's not busy writing, she travels, reads, and keeps up with world events.

  • mmKevin Dauphinee

    is a 10-year resident of Las Vegas, relocating from Beijing in late 2009, following a 35-year career in the broadcast television business with a capstone event, the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Today, Kevin solves a different set of complex challenges for business owners and families as a Financial Planner with Eagle Strategies, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life. Kevin's passion for dining, travel and wine find him visiting vineyards in Burgundy, Tuscany, Napa and Sonoma.

  • mmKirsten King

    is a keen traveler, currently interested in cultural studies. She has been teaching locally and abroad since 2006. Participating in French Quarter Magazine allows her to contribute to the sharing of culture and knowledge between our two countries - a joyful and exciting adventure.

  • mmL'OR Artiste

    was born in Montréal in 1960. She is an international artist primarily known for her nude figures. Her favorite model is her husband, who also serves as agent and publicist. Since their marriage in 2013 the two have worked as a team producing art exhibits in the U.S. that tell of French and Quebec contributions to American history and culture. These exhibits are of urban scenes that have a sense of motion and spontaneity of figure paintings. The artist adopted her initials to her professional name. She lives with her husband, an anglophone from Chicago in Longueuil, Québec.

  • mmLaura Graham

    is a writer passionate about sharing her culinary and cinematic adventures. Whether she is exploring new restaurants and cafes or discovering hidden gems in the world of film, she loves to inspire others to embrace their passions and embark on their own journeys of discovery.

  • Laure Baraton

    was born in 1971 in the West suburb of Paris. Laure studied in the fields of science and currently works in the world of Finance. Laure's hobbies and interests are varied. As a young girl, she was yet attracted in the world of Art when she drew often. Her artistic mother has always been her main inspiration and, over the years, she developed a passion for cinema and photography. She got her first camera at age 10 and became seriously interested in photography around age 25. Her ability to capture emotion through photography while "life" happens around her is wonderful. She just loves taking and capturing the essence of a subject.

  • Laurence de Valmy

    is a French born artist, who lives and works in San Diego. She is a painter creator of the POST series, painted Instagram of the past revisiting art history. Her work is regularly exhibited in galleries and art fairs. She founded the blog "The Curious Frenchy"

  • mmLeigh Rogers

    is a talented author known for his engaging storytelling and sparklingly readable historical pieces. His work often centers around the study of World War II and modern Europe, offering insights into the human experience of this pivotal moment in history.

  • Lisa Roberts

    has been writing blog articles for the past seven years. Her writing career commenced in the moving industry, and she has created content for many companies such as Triple 7 Movers Las Vegas ( However, as her experience grew, she has expanded the range of topics she covers. So now, she creates articles on topics that span from moving across the planet, to everyday life hacks, traveling, digital world, and marketing. In her free time, Lisa goes jogging, reading, and playing with her dogs Lue and Sill. She is a great lover of life and she cherishes every experience she has, looking for something practical in it. This quality has also contributed to her portfolio.

  • mmLuca Yates

    is an experienced content creator and SEO who knows how to craft articles that will do everything from generate leads and inform readers.

  • Lucie Pierron

    is a student in sociology and political science at Paris Dauphine University. Lucie is immersed in the cultural world and especially in music. Pianist, opener at the Philharmonie de Paris, she wants to move towards the production in classical music, eventually. A traveler at heart, Lucie recently conducted a three-month field survey on the establishment of new Polish Philharmonic Halls (in 15 different cities). Democratizing culture and bringing it to the most disadvantaged areas is one of his most important missions, justifying her commitment to GENEPI, an association that promotes intervention in prison.

  • Lucy Jones

    is a Business Advisor. She shares her tips on business & marketing.

  • Lucy Sanders

    is a writer and online editor who travels around the world and is an avid reader.

  • Luke Smith

    is a researcher turned writer and blogger. With a background in science, food, culture, and tech, Luke brings his expertise and enthusiasm to his work, and hopes to share genuinely helpful information with those looking to learn about the world around them. When he isn't writing you can find him traveling, trying something new to eat, or hanging out with his dog. Social:

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  • Magalie Lopez

    is a public writer and spends a good deal of her time helping people with writing difficulties. She supports aspiring writers, writes, corrects everything that is written. Recently she has been working on English to help the many foreign English speaking students in Lyon. In parallel and for fun, she runs a blog with a fun literary tendency under the pseudonym Louise Artifact. She will publish in September her first self-publishing novel. Visit Magalie's Website Visit Magalie's Book Website

  • mmMaisy Parker

    is a passionate Francophile who loves writing and sharing her love of all things French. She is also a foodie and often writes about her experiences trying new French dishes and sharing her favorite recipes. With her in-depth knowledge of French culture and cuisine, Maisy's writing is a must-read for anyone interested in learning something new.

  • Margareta Anthemis

    is a fashion blogger with a passion for style and a keen eye for the latest fashion trends. She has always had a love for fashion and using her creative abilities to put together unique and fashionable outfits.

  • Marie Parant Squires

    was originally born in Toulouse, France. She first moved to the States when she was 17 as an exchange student in high school. Since then, she’s been in Las Vegas studying Journalism and Broadcasting at UNLV. Marie is currently working for the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders in the Broadcasting department. She also works as a freelance videographer for diverse events. On a personal note, she married her American high school sweetheart in 2020. Facebook: Marie Parant Squires / Instagram: @frenchandfilming

  • mmMarie Paule Combiescou

    is a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada and in Quebec, Canada. She provides estate planning services and business legal services. For more information, please visit or feel free to contact her at (702) 306-8104.

  • mmMarie Samson

    is a foodie and Francophile who loves all things French. She writes about her adventures in the kitchen, travels to France, and shares favorite recipes, techniques, and tips on her blog and social media channels.

  • mmMarilyn Miller

    has been television producer, director, editor, and writer for more than fifteen years in commercial and public broadcasting. She has produced political, educational, health, and current events programming. She has moderated local Indie Lens Pop-up discussions and a French Quarter Magazine’s book signing. She’s currently pursuing her copyediting certification through UC Berkeley extension and continues her education in writing at UCLA extension. She enjoys learning French and the culture. Marilyn’s hobbies and interests are running, health, fitness, cooking and reading.

  • mmMartin Ouellet

    is a journalist and entrepreneur born in Quebec. Living in Los Angeles since 2015, he is the CEO of Addendum Communication.

  • mmMathieu Francois du Bertrand

    is a writer and art critic. Mathieu François du Bertrand was born in 1985 in San Salvador. For several years, he has been researching the poet Pierre Frayssinet, to whom he has devoted several books, including a novel, The Gold of the Seasons (Jean-Paul Bayol editions, 2008), from which he drew a long film. He lives and works in Paris.

  • Matt Casadona

    has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. Matt is passionate about marketing and business strategy and enjoys San Diego life, traveling, and music. He is currently a contributing editor for The 365 businesstips site and now for French Quarter Magazine.

  • Maureen Youngblood

    was born and raised in the United States and is currently living in California. She discovered her love of the French language and culture in high school and continued her education of all things French in college where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She enjoys living near the ocean, traveling and French pastries.

  • Max Mitchell

    is the latest alumnus of our content marketing department. He is very passionate about typing, creating complicated spreadsheets, and consuming an inhuman amount of caffeine. :) Nevertheless, he is also the creative type of individual who will always find a new perspective on topics of interest.

  • mmMegan Isola

    holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and a minor in Business Marketing from Cal State University Chico. She enjoys going to concerts, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with friends.

  • Melisa Marzett

    is a professional writer. You are welcome to read the posts written by her at professional resume and cover letter writing services.

  • Mike Bruce

    is a content marketer with a passion for traveling, technology, and fitness. He offers polished, natural abilities and an incredible work ethic to a winning team. Experienced in on-page and off-page content with blogs, guest posts, and webcopies being my forte. More recently, he decided to leave his six-figure salary job and follow his dreams of starting his own writing business. She is passionate about his fellow humans and want to be their inspiration so he can help them grow.

  • Molly Montgomery

    is an English teaching assistant at a high school in France and a recent graduate of UCLA, where she studied English and French. Her writing has been published in *TravelAge West Magazine* and in various literary journals including *Westwind* and the *Blue Lake Review*.

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  • mmNadir Yaqoob

    is a seasoned SEO expert with a rich 7-year history in the dynamic fields of SEO and digital marketing. His expertise spans a spectrum of critical components crucial for online success, including comprehensive website audits, meticulous off-page and on-page SEO strategies, thorough competitor keyword research, in-depth backlink audits, and advanced keyword analysis.

  • mmNaomi Phillips

    is a content writer who's always on a mission to keep on learning. Thanks to her curious brain and extraordinary ink-slinging, she has written articles covering a broad range of topics — from home safety to jewelry. Naomi has a backdoor garden where you'll find her during the weekends, tending to her begonias and marigolds. Follow her on

  • Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry

    is a French born and naturalized American. Nathalie Monsaint-Baudry lived in Italy and in the US - mostly in California - for about twenty years, studying linguistics in Italy, France and the US, art history, film studies and comparative literature. She earned a CAPES in 1990 from the French Ministry of Education. She majored in American Civilization Studies with a Master's degree from the University of Nantes, France. While in Los Angeles, she worked in pre-production and post-production for independent movie directors, films d'auteurs, translating for example, Elia Kazan's Beyond the Eagean with author and filmmaker, Michael Henry Wilson. Upon returning to France, she worked as a cross-cultural facilitator, professor & consultant. She is an essayist and contributor for various French and US magazines. Her articles, work and lectures are attempts to comprehend what happens when two very different cultures, languages, philosophical and aesthetic perspectives are at play within the same person. When the “can do” attitude collides with the Cartesian doubt, when“doing” and “being” are constantly negotiating and debating with one another. When “positive feedback” gets under the scrutiny of the French pique and critique. When simplifying is up against complexifying. She is married, two grown-up children (bi-cultural and multi-lingual), she managed a château in the Loire Valley for 8 years. She just finished restoring a XVth-XVIIth château near Nantes (Western France, by the Loire river), and is currently developing cultural projects combining her love for cooking, painting, music and her French life-style savoir-faire and savoir-vivre along with designing cultural retreats or expeditions to Italy.étique/pins/

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  • Niche In Bound

    is a leading UK-based inbound marketing agency. Renowned for her expertise and forward-thinking approach, Lydia is dedicated to helping brands thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with loved ones.

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  • mmNikki Karamooz

    is born and raised in beautiful Los Angeles, CA. Her years of experience and knowledge in fine dining restaurants, catering companies, and private homes have been a solid foundation for her growing personal chef business. Growing up in such a diverse culinary environment, L.A.'s cuisine has served as an inspiration for many of Chef Nikki’s menus, fusing middle eastern flavors with a variation of different cuisines. Others describe her cooking as comforting, rich, and unique. She loves to emphasize seasonal, local, and exotic ingredients/products in her dishes, and is attentive to those extra details that make an ordinary meal, and extraordinary one. Her Website is Her Instagram link is @chefniki

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  • Pascal Ordonneau

    has 40 years of banking at several French and Anglo-Saxon institutions. He is the author of several books on economics and banking, a travel book, a novel and a book on Germany. He writes for newspapers and radio, including Les Echos, Le Figaro, Huffington Post, Radio France International.

  • mmPascale Nard

    is interested in cinema and culture in general, and in particular, in music which is one of her passions. She loves human relationships. Participating in French Quarter Magazine allows her to contribute to the sharing of culture and knowledge between our two countries and to make technical contributions to our videos. She films and edits the videos, writes the description of the videos, and transcribes the interviews.

  • mmPhilippe Bouthet du Rivault

    was successively officer of Marine Merchant, officer of Marine then engineer in the automotive industry internationally. Today retired, he returns to his first passion, the sea, through the archives of the Navy in Rochefort and the frigate L'Hermione, that of the eighteenth century as that of the twenty-first century. They inspired him for lectures and writings.

  • Philippe Traversian

    was born in 1957 in La Varenne, near Paris, nicknamed the Parisian Hollywood in the 30s. Philippe began his career as a journalist in the newspaper this district before joining the Echo Républicain. He was hired by Alain Génestar who will lead Paris Match for ten years. He was a sportswriter for 5 years in Chartres, then ten in Rambouillet where he worked closely with the future mayor of the Senate, Gérard Larcher. Becoming a biographer in 2013, his Armenian origins lead him to become passionate about family history. Passionate about cinema, sports, and culture, he is also a passionate lover of America and especially California, which he dreams of exploring.

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  • Quentin Chirol

    earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and is a student of journalism at the school HEJ Lyon. Quentin writes for Abus de Cine and Narrators. Passionate about culture in general and cinema in particular, he likes to share this passion with the greatest number.

  • Rebecca D. Walker

    is a passionate writer & guest blogger. Writing helps her to improve her knowledge, skills & understanding of the specific industry. She has been writing content for almost 5 years now, prior to guest blogging she worked as a proofreader and copywriter. She loves writing & sharing her knowledge mostly in the health Industry. She believes a healthy lifestyle is the key to a peaceful life & wants to spread her belief across the world apart from writing. She loves Travelling and Reading. Writing and Traveling fulfill her heart with the most happiness and make her feel complete. She is also indulged in NGO and welfare societies.

  • Rebekka Laird

    is 23 years old from Washington, DC and has lived in Paris and Vienna for the past year. She speaks English and German, and is slowly but surely learning French in Paris. Before that, she studied International Affairs and Political Science at James Madison University, and hopes to get her Master's in European Studies in the next few years. She enjoys travelling, reading, and cooking with her partner and French tutor, Loïc.

  • mmRose Berryl

    was born on February 26, 1982 in Mons, Belgium. After studying Latin-history, she became interested in computer graphics and web design. But it was in 2002, after a bet with her best friend, that she discovered a passion for writing. She will release her great Dark Fantasy saga entitled "Damenndyn", the first two opus of which sold for several thousand copies in the space of just five weeks in French-speaking Belgium. The first volume of the saga even won the Prix Gros Sel du Jury in 2007. Installed in Quebec since 2010, she continues to develop her saga and her universe (Damenndyn and Nekromantia, published by CKR Éditions), while exploring other genres (as with a vampiric series, Kryna, published by Éditions du Petit Caveau in 2015 ). Writing has become for her more than a passion, a vital need in which she explores the various facets of her abundant imagination. She draws her inspiration from eternal tales, legends and myths, filled with magic and extraordinary creatures, as well as from History and the Middle Ages in particular. All shrouded in mystery, shadows and even horror specific to the Gothic genre.

  • mmRyan Hess

    is a Major and a Foreign Area Officer in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 2010 and holds masters degrees from Oklahoma University and National Defence University. Born in Denver, Colorado he currently resides in New Mexico with his wife and newborn son.

  • mmSandrine Sweeney

    grew up in northern France. She earned a professional degree in Tourism, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages. She enjoys reading, cooking, travel, art, and discovering different cultures, with an interest in languages and nonprofit organizations. She lives in California with her American husband and two sons. Collaborating with French Quarter Magazine is a way for her to participate in the exploration and exchange of our cultures through her love of writing and translating.

  • mmSarah Peterson

    is a full-time associate at U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn and a part-time art appreciator. In her free time, she enjoys writing on numerous art-related topics. Keeping her company is a forever-peckish Norweigan Forest cat named Mikah.

  • Sports Sphere

  • mmStephane Benoist

    is a versatile freelance writer, editor, and columnist, specializing in active outdoor sports, travel and travel tips. With a keen focus on content creation, he has contributed engaging short stories to numerous blogs and diverse media outlets.

  • mmStephanie Burtin

    is a Personal Travel Designer, originally from Lyon, the Gastronomy Capital of France, and currently based in Los Angeles. Her life is a perpetual exploration driven by her deep love for travel and her homeland France. Driven by these passions, she founded Osprey Boutique Travel, specializing in creating exclusive custom "voyage" to France, tailored to each clients' unique personality and wishes. During her leisure, she loves to immerse readers in the French "Art de Vivre" by sharing her knowledge about France and her beautiful pictures brought from her travels.

  • mmStephen Cirello

    was born and raised in New York and holds a B.A. degree in French from New York University. Having lived in France for two years, he enjoys French culture and is a great admirer of Art Deco and Beaux-Arts architecture. Since 2014, he has been a tour director, accompanying groups from all over the world throughout the U.S., including the American Southwest. In addition, Stephen is a walking tour docent for the Los Angeles Conservancy and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC.

  • Sylvie Tuaillon

    benefited from a mixed culture, with a Spanish mother and a French father. She spent a long part of her childhood in Spain. She studied two years in London where she met her current British husband, whom she married thirty years later in Las Vegas. She has lived practically all her life in Paris, working as an international buyer. Traveling as often as possible she seeks new horizons. Her real passion remains literature. Settled since 2012 with her daughter and her new husband in the United States: " - I cannot imagine myself as an American, I was not already even completely French… I feel citizen of the world, my heart is a patchwork. My best friend is Turkish and lives in Istanbul. Even my dog is Belgian.

  • Teresa Tolentino

  • Thomas Glare

    Thomas Glare knows Paris like the back of his hand. Bars, restaurants, hotels... Whether you want to sleep, eat, party, or just stroll around Paris, Thomas will give you his best advice.

  • Timeless Allure

  • Tyson Thompson

  • mmVincent Laroche

    is one of our Los Angeles correspondent. Vincent is a seasoned journalist and cinema aficionado with a keen eye for entertainment. Hailing from Paris and educated at Sorbonne University in Film and Music, Vincent brings a wealth of expertise to his coverage of lavish galas, festivals, and must-see shows. When he's not uncovering Hollywood's and Cannes's latest gems, you can find him indulging in his passions for the piano, astronomy, sci-fi literature, and vintage cars.

  • William Thoral

    grew up in Provins, a medieval town classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He currently lives in Vendée. He is passionate since his childhood by the universe of mangas (The Knights of the Zodiac, Fly or Chronicles of the Lodoss War), video games (Final Fantasy VII, Secret of Mana and Zelda) and Heroic stories - Fantasy by JRR Tolkien, David Gemmell and Terry Goodkind. He decides then to create characters and a world where magic reigns, where nothing is impossible, and where courage and will transcend beings. Thus, his book Cristar was born, the sword of legend, of which Volume 1 was published in 2012. The many positive impacts of the readers and the local press were right to the author: the sequel has just appeared.