The French Life


Contact my company, La Douce Vie for:
  • Journalism on all things French, in English or Dutch: My specialties are writing about food, wine, travel, lifestyle and culture. I have more than a decade of experience producing a wide variety of engaging content: from travel articles to personal columns. My writing is infused with passion and my aim is always to inspire. With my academic background and years of experience working as a magazine editor, you can rest assured that all my texts are well-written and thoroughly researched. Upon request, my work can be accompanied by high-resolution professional photography. Currently, I am a culinary columnist for France magazine En Route and a regular contributor to Living France and Bouillon.
  • Recipe development: I have written recipes for a wide variety of publications, including one of the most popular Dutch women’s weekly magazines, Vriendin. Because there is nothing worse than a poorly written recipe that results in failure and wasted ingredients, all my recipes are tested for taste and accuracy, and are always guaranteed to work, even for novice cooks.
  • Translations: (Dutch/English & English/ Dutch): I have a degree in academic Dutch from the University of Leiden and have lived in the Netherlands for more than two decades. I have translated everything from menus to press releases and books. I have worked with leading Dutch publishing houses such as Kosmos.
  • Editing & Proofreading: Choosing the right words; paying meticulous attention to proper spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax; adhering to your publication’s style and tone. I am the editor and senior vice president of the North American publication DUTCH and a regular writer, editor and translator for the Amsterdam-based tourist publication HELLO Amsterdam.
  • Collaborations: Want to be featured on my blog? Get in touch and let’s see what we can offer each other. I have collaborated with leading French companies such as Revol and Caudalie but also with publishing houses such as New Vessel Press, Octopus Publishing Group, Cicco Books, Hardie Grant, Thames & Hudson, Prestel Press, Flammarion, Murdoch Books and Yale University Press.
  • Cooking films: Let me show off your product in my kitchen with a recipe written according to your wishes. Because I work with a professional video editor, I can offer you an attractive package deal.

For more information, and to see the list of clients, I’ve worked with, please refer to my LinkedIn profile.

 I would love to hear from you. You can contact me at: or call me at +31 (0) 614388104. To request my press kit, please send me an email.
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