Nicole Garton lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a writer and arts communication specialist, working on behalf of Saatchi Online and Pulp Lab. She is especially interested in the collaborative potential between brands and artists, and in the creation of immersive, multidisciplinary experiences. (Favorite examples: Cointreau Privé, Sonos Studio, RL Grill).
She developed the Ingénue Interview series for the Huffington Post while living in Paris as a means of featuring select artists and scene-makers from around the world who are actively defining the next wave of cultural innovation.
While in France, she had the pleasure of contributing an anecdotal guide to Isadora Duncan’s Parisian haunts for publication in Schnock: La revue des vieux de 27 à 87 ans, a journal dedicated to retro French pop culture. She also translated the 5th issue of the literary and artistic review, J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites…, which debuted at the 2011 Lyon Biennale.
In September of 2012, Nicole co-founded Banquet Days with friend and colleague Allison Ashmore.
About this site
In May of 2007, Nicole began writing The Ingénue of Malibu, a blog about her post-college return to Los Angeles and her discovery of the city’s rich cultural offerings. She continued posting through September 2010 before moving to France. Nicole created this website and its blog, Coco à Paris, upon her arrival in Paris in October of 201o. It features musings and missives from her life as an au pair and bonne vivante in the City of Light, as well as updates on her current projects in L.A.