A few constant passions have led my life: the history of women, the history of wine, culture, and travel around the world. Born and raised in Paris, France, in a family with links to England, the US, Japan and Mauritius Island, I developed an early passion for literature and history from various cultures and languages. This passion culminated with a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne on the social status and the literary image of women writers in modern France
From then on, life became even more interesting: I moved to Los Angeles with my American musician husband, fell in love with California which I now call my "other home" and started traveling back and forth between France and California. I wrote, published, and edited books and encyclopedias, taught cultural life to Americans and American business to French students. I co-founded and managed a boutique communication firm focused on luxury and international culture.
Curiosity has brought me all over the world: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, Belgium, England, Austria, Germany, China, Japan, Thailand, Tunisia, Mauritius, Cuba (I've certainly forgotten a few countries) and obviously in many American states. I delight in discovering so many cultures, people, landscapes, architecture, arts, literature... And there are still so many countries to discover and so many people to meet.
Now nestled in Bordeaux when in France and in California when in the US, I continue writing and researching about cultural history in Europe and in the USA.