Welcome to FROM THE RIGHT BANK! I’m Ally, a lifestyle expert and for over a decade now, I have been sharing tips and ideas online, on tv, and in magazines on what the French call la belle vie, or, the good life. I believe life is art and that each day should be lived to the fullest, with both beauty and meaning. We do that by, among other things:

Creating a beautiful and comfortable home that reflects who we are;
Exploring the world and other cultures;
Expressing our true selves through personal style;
Nourishing our minds and souls through the arts;

Balancing healthy eating with gourmet indulgences; and
Spending time in and connecting with nature.

Many of these ideas were gleaned from my years living in Paris (on the right bank, hence the name of this site) and also inspired by my extensive travels (61 countries and still going strong!).

If all of this resonates with you, my TIPS & IDEAS form a good foundation to get started. I also share snapshots of daily life and inspiration for a new house we’re building in the country on Instagram. I hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!