The Second Annual Fez Artist Gathering

Crystal Carnival had the amazing opportunity to interview the founder and organiser of the Fez Artist Gathering that will be held for the second time next weekend in Fez, Morocco. Like its hosting city, Fez, the festival aims to become a meeting point of arts and a multi-cultural conversation.  …

Jamian Juliano-Villani

MoMA PS1: Greater New York

The Greater New York exhibition was first conceived in 2000, and reoccurring every five years the show provides a place to display works by artists who “have emerged as vital, creative voices in their field over the past five years” and embody “the diversity of ideas and creative practice found in…


Theater ‘La Maison de Bernarda Alba’ at the Comédie Française

Whether you are in Paris or not, keep this title in your agenda as a play to look out for in theaters. The play, based on a book by the same title written by Federico García Lorca, is a beautifully intertwined melange of ideas of culture, society, love, sexuality and…


Summer chronicles 2015

“She sails like a bird!” : la frégate de La Lafayette returns to France for the first time since 1780 .  L’Hermione, an identical reproduction of the Lafayette fleet of ships makes its historical return to French coasts! The ship crosses the Atlantic for the first time since the 18th…


An Exclusive Interview with Yin Yoga Instructor Jo Ishiguro

Interview by Jessica Dameron. Anyone who has ever gone to a yoga studio can relate to realizing that the word yoga encapsulates many, many different styles.  Although the word yoga is used very loosely, more experienced yogis and yoginis are more likely to ask what type of yoga you practice. …


‘Limited Edition Square’ Paris, a particular fashion boutique: Interview

Interview by Maya Alshabab. Limited Edition Square is an art gallery, vintage shop, and fashion boutique located a minute’s walk away from the banks of the Canal St Martin in the heart of Paris. The concept behind Limited Edition Square revolves around creating a welcoming, warm space where customers can…



Written by Jessica Dameron . Since its opening in September 2013, Kôzy has quickly become a major contributor to the evolution of urban living.  It is, according to its co-founder Antoine Le Vu, an « expansion of home. »  Located on Avenue Bosquet in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, it truly merges…


Art Expo: “Hajj, le Pèlerinage à la Mecque”

By Maya AlShabab. The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris presents an exposition entitled “Hajj, le pèlerinage à la Mecque” under the patronage of the IMA and King Abdelaziz National Library. The exposition showcases various sides of the historical journey to Mecca and its many social, spiritual and cultural aspects. The…


Pondichery Bomb

Pondichery Bomb is a French music band that is based in Paris. It will be performing a concert at the famous l’OPA de Bastille on the 5th of June. Crystal Carnival caught up with the guys after their rehearsal to talk to them about their music and inspiration. Interview by Maya AlShabab….

Big Apple Yoga

Big Apple Yoga in Paris

  By Jessica Dameron Since its doors opened last September, Big Apple Yoga has quickly become a sanctuary for the residents of Paris.  The owner, Janelle Watters-Oliel, decided to open the studio after she moved to Paris and realized Parisians could really benefit from the style of yoga she had experienced…