ABOUT
Here & There Magazine was founded September 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Aleyah Solomon and Julia Eskins. Currently based between France and Canada, the focus of each issue and city guide is art, fashion and design, highlighting various cities. Here & There Magazine has become an international publication and publishes stories online within four categories (art, fashion, travel, portrait highlights) working with contributors around the world.
Aleyah Solomon
Co-founder | Creative Director

From picking up a camera at age 6, fast forward to 2005 and finally I began my studies at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University. It was here, I decided my goal would be to start my own magazine based on art, fashion and travel with a focus on visuals.

I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and have lived in Halifax, Toronto, Montreal and Paris. After moving to Paris, France in 2016, it became evident that my life would revolve around this city–whether I stay permanently or frequent my travels there. I love to learn random facts about places and am really interested in history. Most of my travel destinations started out based on musicals I really liked –I was so intrigued by Argentina thanks to Evita and of course, Les Miserables and the Phantom of the Opera had me hooked on Paris at a young age. My latest fascination is everything drone–being a new drone owner, so that is one thing you can expect to see throughout my Instagram feed as well as some upcoming City Guides and Issues for Here & There Magazine!

Alexa Bouhelier-Ruelle
Editor

With a lifelong passion for culture, more specifically cinema, English Literature studies at the University of Edinburgh and a master’s degree in journalism from the Sorbonne, I joined the team in 2019 as Editor. I was born in Paris but grew up in the South of France in Aix en Provence; until I graduated High School and moved back to Paris, where I have been based since then.

 

Living in Scotland had been a dream of mine for a long time, and in 2016, I finally had the opportunity to move there for a year. Scotland stole my heart from the very first time I visited when I was 12 years old: the culture, the history, the people and the folklore stayed with me. It will always have a very special place in my heart and definitely a destination worth discovering, if only for its capital city, Edinburgh. A very peculiar city, full of life – and mysteries, history, fog in the morning, nature, a bubbling nightlife and an internationally renowned artistic stage. What is there not to love?

Kristen Reid
Director of Business and Marketing

I’ve been passionate about reading since I was a little girl. I could grab anything and devour it within minutes:  whether it be a fantasy novel or fashion magazine, I’d pick it up. If I’m not working, you’ll most likely find me reading in a cafe. I was born in Mississauga and moved to Halifax in 2012. Having lived here since then, I can wholeheartedly say I’m glad I made the leap. I attended Dalhousie in English and worked for both the Gazette and the Fashion society. In doing so, I would discover my love of fashion.Then, I attended Parsons the New School for their Fashion in Business course and soon proceeded to go after/chase my newly found passion and start my own clothing brand at 22. 

Developing younger companies is now something I am interested in, much like what I did with my own brand. I cannot wait to see what Here & There has in store for our readers in the upcoming years!

Olivia Koetke
Social Media Coordinator

I was fortunate enough to travel a lot growing up, and I fell in love with learning about different ways of life through art and culture.

 

One of my favourite travel memories is walking the roof of the Milan cathedral in the fog - totally worth the climb!

 

I studied costume design and international business at Dalhousie. Halifax holds a special place in my heart but I moved back to Calgary in 2019 to be near the mountains. Of all the places I’ve had the chance to see in my life, the Rockies are still in my top 3!

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