Heather's Writing Portfolio > Travel Articles

Paris Essay on the 13th Arrondissement (April 2016) for Monocole Travel Guides

The Top Paris Burlesque & Cabaret Shows (May 2016) for NineMSN Travel (AU)

French Startup Grows Fresh Strawberries in Recycled Shipping Containers (February 2016) in the Christian Science Monitor, originally written for Food Tank (a non-profit dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture). 

A Chocolate Expert Takes Us on a Tour of Paris' Sweet Side (January 2016) for Forbes Travel

5 Things We Love About France Right Now (2016) for Forbes Travel

Photographer François Goizé Dishes on Paris Fashion Week (2016) for Forbes Travel 

Secrets of a Paris Food Writer (2015) for Paris Life Magazine

Where to eat in Paris: the cycle service that’s revolutionising lunchtime (2015) for Collectively 

Welcome to Paris – a sneak peek at our cleaner, greener urban future (2015) for Collectively 

What Makes Paris so Sexy? (2015) for Inspirelle

Naughty French Culture (2015) for Inspirelle

French Evolution
L'Officiel Manilla
May 2015 
An essay on the modern face of Paris for the inaugural issue of L'Officiel Manilla. Download the PDF.

Paris: Gare du Nord, where to eat, drink and stay near the Eurostar station (2014) for The Guardian (UK)

Festive Breaks in Europe: 'Tis the Season (2014) for The Guardian (UK)

It Began with a Love Story: Hôtel Napoléon (2014) for France Passion Magazine

Heather was a regular contributor to France Magazine (USA), a magazine of French culture, travel and art de vivre, from 2006-2015.

Romantic Winter Getaway in the French Caribbean (2014) for France Magazine

Garden Tours of France (2014) for France Magazine

Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day in France (2014) for France Magazine

Paris Through the Artist's Eye
Inspirato Magazine
December 2013 
A four-page article about the famous artworks based on Parisian scenes. Written for the print magazine and website of Inspirato, American Express members' lifestyle magazine of travel and luxury living. 

Paris: Still the World's Most Romantic City
Sawasdee Magazine 
February 2013 
A four-page article on the City of Light for Valentine's Day for the Thai Airlines in-flight magazine.  



Parisian Summer
Sawasdee Magazine
August 2012
Six-page feature article on what to do in Paris for the summer for Thai Airways in-flight magazine for their "City of the Moment" section. Photos by Jason Morgan. 

Rooms with a View
Hotelier International
Fall 2012
Article on the new wing of the Shangri-La Paris Hotel for the Last Look section of the Hotelier International Magazine (Outdoor Issue). 



Heather was the Paris Correspondent for the monthly easyJet in-flight magazine (based in the UK) from April 2001 through June 2012. 

10 of the Best Budget Hotels in Paris
The Guardian Sunday Travel 
May 2011 
An article for the Guardian Newspaper (UK) Sunday travel section, now part of their online Paris City Guide. 


Le Placide St Germain
Oryx Magazine
February 2011
A review of the Hotel Le Placide in Paris for the inflight magazine of Qatar Airways. Read the magazine online here or download the PDF here.




Language with Flair (p 10)
Sweet on Champagne (p 20)

France Prestige 2011
December 2010
An article on the rebirth of Duvelleroy, an artisan fan maker in Paris, and an article on the chocolate and pastry shops of Reims in Champagne. Read the magazine online here or download the PDF here (7.9mo).

Is Paris Nightlife Dead? (p 8)
Paris Magazine
March/April 2010
A two-page article on the state of Paris nightlife, with interviews of some of the city's well-known nightlife organizers. Read the article here.


Decadent Shopping Weekend in Paris (p 45)
easyJet inflight magazine
December 2009
A two-page article on how to spend a weekend in Paris with luxury shopping and dining recommendations.


Paris Vert: A Sustainable Feast
France Magazine
Fall 2009
Five-page article on the eco-friendly hotels, healthy restaurants and organic markets in Paris (with intro and eco-shopping by Amy Serafin). See online excerpts here or read the full PDF (8mo) here.


The Five, The One & Seven: Philippe Vaurs' Extraordinary Journey, in Three Movements
Hotelier International Magazine
Article on Parisian hotelier Philippe Vaurs and his growing designer boutique hotel empire. Read article online here.


What's New in Parisian Grands Magasins
France Guide Prestige
Two-page article on the way Parisian department stores are courting luxury shoppers with specialized services and exclusive products. 


Rive Gauche Revival
France Magazine
Fall 2008
Four-page article on the revival of the Rive Gauche district of Paris, including the new Docks en Seine. See online excerpts here or read the full PDF (940k) here.



2008 Paris Guide
France Magazine
Spring 2008
Contributed to the What To Do and Where To Stay sections of the annual Paris guide. See online excerpts here or read the full PDF (3.9M) here.



cover_79_h.jpgWatching His Gardens Grow
France Magazine
Fall 2006
Feature article on French landscape architect Pierre Joyaux, specialist in 17th-century château garden restorations. See online exceprts here or read the entire PDF (1.4M) here. I also contributed to this issue's Bon Voyage section of news and nouveautés in France.


france mag loire cover.jpgThe Marquise, the Prince, the Count & the Winemaker
France Magazine
Summer 2006
I wrote two of the articles in this series on Loire Valley personalities: Prince "Jardinier" de Broglie and Count Béraud de Vogüé. See online excerpts here or read the entire PDF (5.2M) here.


jetaway1.jpgParis Restaurant & Spa Reviews
Jetaway (Jet 2 Airways Inflight Magazine)
July-September 2006
Three restaurant reviews (Altro, Black Calavados, Senderens) for the Food section, one spa review (Appartement 217) for the article "10 New Spas". See the PDFs for the restaurants here and the spa here.




redhot1.jpgCooking on the Côte d'Azur
Redhot (Virgin Express Inflight Magazine)
June-July-August 2006
A three-page feature article about cooking classes in and around Nice on the Côte d'Azur. Includes photos and recipes. Highlights classes with "Les Petits Farcis", "Au Restaurant l'Estocaficada", and "Cooking with Friends in France". Read the article online here, or see the prettier print layout here.



rr1.jpgLess Is More: Senderens Restaurant
Robb Report: Best of the Best 2006
Spring 2006
Short review of the transformation of the three-star Paris restaurant Lucas Carton to a less formal restaurant called Senderens. This was part of the luxury lifestyle magazine's annual Best of the Best edition. Click here to read the entire article.




francemag06.jpg Rock in Paris
France Magazine

Spring 2006
Feature article on  rock festivals in France, particularly focusing on the Rock-en-Seine festival in the Paris suburb of St-Cloud. Click here to see the PDF.




franceguide.jpgFilming the Da Vinci Code
France Guide
February 2006
Feature article for the annual magazine of the Maison de la France (French Government Tourism Office). Click here to read the full article.



easyjetcover.jpgOld Fashion Values
easyJet inflight Magazine
December 2005
Three-page feature profile of Paris-based lingerie designer Gentry Lane (Gentry de Paris) for the business section's "How I Did It" series. Photos taken at the Hotel Meurice, Paris.Click on the image to see the article.



486018-298866-thumbnail.jpgAbsinthe: The Myth and the Reality
Rick Steves Europe
October 2005
An article on the misunderstandings and misconceptions about this legendary green apéritif. Originally written for the website Context: Paris.




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Hip Hotels (France)
France Magazine
Summer 2005
Tired of Toile? Check into a concept room or try urban camping. Six page feature article with photos written with Ethan Gilsdorf for the Summer 2005 Travel Issue. Click here to see the PDF.



timeoutdavinci.jpgPlotting For Profit
Time Out "Paris for Visitors" Magazine
Summer Supplement 2005
Once hostile to the cult of "The Da Vinci Code", Paris is now open for business. Two-page spread with article on the tourism industry benefitting from the book, and two boxes on the filming of "The Da Vinci Code" in Paris and the geographical errors discovered in the book. Click on the image to see the full article.


Other Travel Articles
(Editors: article text available on request)

Tenniseum Museum at Roland Garros
Time Out "Paris for Visitors" Magazine, Summer 2005

Unique Tours of Paris
Time Out "Paris for Visitors" Magazine, Summer 2005

How to Hammam: Paris' Turkish Baths
France Magazine, Fall 2005

Vacation Apartment Rentals in Paris
France Magazine, Fall 2005

Parisian Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
France Magazine, Fall 2005

Stylish stays in the heart of Paris for £70
London Times, Sunday Travel Section, October 2004

Bercy District Reborn
Business First Magazine, August 2004

Chinese Morning Post (English Edition)*, July 2004

Paris is a Village
The Village Magazine, June 2004

Paris Mapped Out
easyJet inflight magazine, August 2004

Monaco Travel
Cosmopolitan Home Magazine, December 2003

The Bercy Wine Industry
France Magazine (UK edition), December 2003

Paris Neighborhoods (series of 5 articles)
Connexion Magazine (France)*, December 2003

Cannes Film Festival
ELLE Hong Kong, April 2003

Paris Fashion Week
ELLE Hong Kong, April 2003

Paris After Dark
easyJet inflight magazine, 2002

A Day at the Golden Door Spa
Healing Lifestyles & Spas, 2002

Beachfront Dining on the Riviera
easyJet inflight magazine, 2002

Don't Leave the Riviera Without...
easyJet inflight magazine, 2002

Coast to Coast Paris (column)
Platinum Magazine*, 2002

Prague Travel
ELLE Hong Kong, 2002

Three Perfect Days on the French Riviera
Hemispheres Magazine, 2001

European Cities (seriesof 8 articles)
ELLE.com*, 2001

Paris Expat Bars
American Mix Magazine*, 2001

Working on the Yachts of the Riviera
American Mix Magazine*, 2001

Indulge in Monaco
ELLE Hong Kong, 2001


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