Paris-based author and artist Yelena Moskovich was born in Ukraine and emigrated to the USA with their family as Jewish refugees in 1991.

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Bonjour Madame

Bar
40 Rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris, France
Bonjour Madame

"A queer, lesbian bar that I discovered a couple of years ago. It’s also a cafe during the day. There’s actually very few, not only queer, but lesbian spaces still open in Paris actually - maybe two or three. It’s nice to have this option that feels like someone’s living room."

Yelena MOSKOVICH

Yelena Moskovich

Chapelle XIV

Art gallery
14 Bd de la Chapelle, 75018 Paris, France
Chapelle XIV

"It’s a gallery right near the metro and it’s just this really low-key, majestic place. Inside it looks almost like this smallish temple or Hammam area, because of the arched doorways, but it’s actually a gallery. The exhibits they have really have such a warm heart to them."

Yelena MOSKOVICH

Yelena Moskovich

Place de la Reunion

Square
75020 Paris, France
Place de la Reunion

"Place de la Reunion feels almost like an Italian piazza. There’s a fountain in the middle and it’s usually empty; it doesn’t have any water. And so that’s where all the neighborhood kids play. And it has this old, kind of chipped mosaic. Twice or three times a week there’s a market there."

Yelena MOSKOVICH

Yelena Moskovich

Jardin Naturel Pierre-Emmanuel

Garden
120 Rue de la Réunion, 75020 Paris, France
Jardin Naturel Pierre-Emmanuel

"A tiny garden park that I discovered in the 20th, where I live, right below Pere Lachaise cemetery. I discovered it by chance just walking around the empty streets and it’s really a calm hub of little sprouts of nature that are not curated or polished — which is hard to find in a garden in Paris."

Yelena MOSKOVICH

Yelena Moskovich

Paris-Féni

Restaurant
15 bis Rue Ternaux, 75011 Paris, France
Paris-Féni

"Small, canteen-style, warm, cozy Bangladeshi cuisine. The owners are so welcoming and sweet. It has low ceilings in it, but instead of feeling a bit closed in or claustrophobic, you feel a bit held, actually."

Yelena MOSKOVICH

Yelena Moskovich

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