A Parisian Journey is a gourmet, lifestyle blog, created by Chelsea Wilson in 2014. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Chelsea spent many years travelling between France and Australia before finally calling Paris home in 2014. During her many stints in France, Chelsea quickly became obsessed with French cuisine and has since devoted her time to perfecting recipes and searching out the best cafés, restaurants and patisseries in Paris. Her blog was initially a way to share her new life with loved ones back in Australia, but after becoming a participant on the French TV show, Le Meilleur Patissier, A Parisian Journey progressed into visually inspiring and creative site where recipes, recommendations and lifestyle related articles can be shared among both French and English cultures.
All the photos on the site are original content that I produce myself. If necessary photo credit is provided (for example, the pictures above and below).
The latest photos on this blog, have been shot using a Canon 80D equipped with either a cannon 50mm lens or 18-135mm lens. Older photos have been taken with a my trusty old Samsung NX300.
For all photography and food styling inquiries, please message me via my contacts page.
Finding your true passion in life is not always an easy task. My personal journey started with a hairdressing qualification, which quickly changed to teaching degree and eventually ended with a masters in Environmental Management. While each of these varied interests amused me for a certain period of time, I eventually grew bored and lost interest.
It wasn’t until 2012 when I decided to study a semester abroad in France that I discovered that food was my one true passion. Being surrounded by some of the world’s finest produce, enticing restaurants and surreal patisseries was a dream come true. Each meal was a culinary adventure that left me inspired to start creating and learning.
When I permanently moved to Paris in 2014, I wanted to find a way to share my new life in France and French cuisine with my loved ones back in Australia. I’ve always been very creative. It made sense to embrace that and create my blog, A Parisian Journey. Over the last couple of years, my heart and soul has gone into my blog. It’s given me purpose during the unavoidable, challenging moments that occur when settling into a new city, and it helped me me to connect and find my place within French culture. Today, my blog is a space I try to make as visually beautiful and inspiring as possible, filling it with authentic content that includes recipes, photos, reviews and discoveries. Whenever possible, I will post in both French and in English, however some of my older posts are only in English. If you would like a translation, please contact me and I will provide you with one.
For those of you who follow my blog, I would like to thank you for stopping by each day or week or how ever often you do. Reading your comments fills me with a joy and motivates me to keep pushing myself to improve this site and its content. If ever you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment or ask me via the contact page.