If there is one thing Haleigh Walsworth and I have in common, it is our love for storytelling and the magnificent city of Paris. I love to write stories. Even as a child I loved every fairytale story, from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to Harry Potter and A Christmas Carol. For a moment, I forget everyone and everything and I’m a part of the character’s life (I still wish I could go to school at Hogwarts, marry a handsome prince and have a Christmas dinner together with Scrooge).
If you have been following my little blog for a while, you probably know by now I am in love with Paris. This city always feels like home away from home. It’s always on my mind and I simply can’t wait to visit the City of Lights again and enjoy the cozy dinner places, macarons from Ladurée and the Parisians walking by every day. That is why I love Making Magique. For me, it’s a place of magic, stories and pure bliss.
Photographer, blogger, writer and filmmaker Haleigh Walsworth (Is there anything she can’t do?) is the pretty face behind Making Magique. At the age of twenty, this incredibly talented lady moved from California to Paris, a city where she did not know anyone. After her Bachelor’s Degree from the American University of Paris and learning to speak French, she began her career in the French capital. She worked at a branding agency for two years. Being a digital native, she enjoyed the infinite possibilities of marketing online (another thing we seem to have in common). She pursued opportunities in social media and worked for some of the most leading luxury brands in Europe and some top film production companies in the States.
Somewhere along the way, she decided to start her very own blog, Making Magique. This became a place where she shares the most incredible photography, stories of beauty and travels and her everyday life in Paris. Haleigh believes that life can indeed be magical and for her that is having a camera in her bag and a pen in her hand while making pretty things along the way.
In addition to having a very successful blog, she is also the official blogger of Lancôme’s Paris Rendez-Vous and she even photographed for brands such as Nina Ricci and Bumble & bumble, directed a mini documentary for the Italian Board of Tourism, and is currently at work authoring a Paris Guide Book to be published in 2015.
From the moment I stumbled upon Making Magique, this lovely lady has been an incredible inspiration to me to make the most of my life and enjoy every moment, even the little things (I know this might seem a bit cliché but I can’t help myself). Thank you Haleigh, for your storytelling and photographs of Paris (and Italy and all the other places you visited along the way). They make my day, everyday.
Photos by Making Magique