editorial team

juley le, founder & creative director

Growing up in a large Vietnamese family down the bayou  introduced Juley to the beauty of living between two worlds. An acute observer with a wild imagination, she has a history of approaching ideas and her general life non-linearly. The success of Drip Affogato Bar, the first dessert shop of its kind bringing together ice cream and coffee, affirmed she wasn't completely nuts. After feeling disconnected with digital content that existed, she set out to create a space that, again, dances between two worlds. This time inspired by women who share her rustic American roots with francophile tendencies. 

On any given day, Juley can be found messing something up in the kitchen, wondering "what ifs" and "why nots", toting a baguette, listening to 90s, country, & hip-hop music, managing her neurosis, or watching cooking shows. There's nothing she enjoys more than savoring the simple life with her boys Josh, James Jett, and Jameson. 

Juley graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in finance from Loyola University New Orleans and is an alumni of Teach for America. Her work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, Bon Appetit Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

jillian greenberg, executive producer

With a background in fashion and lifestyle publicity in New York City, Jillian oversees brand partnerships and marketing for Très Américain. 

A New Orleanian by birth, Jillian was raised in Houston and felt so deeply connected to the south that after 4 years in NYC she and her husband made New Orleans home to create a slower more gratifying life (and truthfully to get away from winter).

Jillian is moved by aesthetics, beautiful words and is never not taking pictures. She is inspired by classic French living, believes less is more and dreams of owning a cooking school. She loves lists, stripes, handwritten notes and photographs of mothers and their kids. Jillian is wife to Eric and mama to Margot.

Greer gattuso, photographer

Every relationship carries its own essence. Greer's passion is creating a place where people can be honest; engage meaningfully in a space they feel comfortable in, and capture images they can hold for years to come. Whether she's photographing a couple, an expectant mother, or a gathering of friends, she aims to capture images that bear witness to the beauty of real life. 

Greer Gattuso is a New-Orleans–based photographer whose work blends elements of fine art and documentary storytelling.  Greer has been shooting since 1997. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Brides, Snippet & Ink, Carats & Cake, Southern Weddings Magazine, Weddings Unveiled, and Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.

maryam autry, editorial director

A lawyer by trade and a writer at heart, Maryam firmly believes a life well-lived means cutting through the noise, finding what stirs the soul, and embracing the present without losing sight of one’s goals.

Her roots are solidly planted in the American South, as she was born in New Orleans and raised in Atlanta. However, alongside her grandmother’s sweet potato soufflé and football season, Paris holds a special place in Maryam’s heart. It was the City of Light she called home for a semester in college, while working for an international event organizer and solidifying her appreciation for the French approach to life. Maryam received her undergraduate degree in Communications and French from Boston University, before returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to begin her legal career.

An observer, Maryam has put pen to paper on a range of topics and is not afraid to ponder life’s big questions. She has collected stories and advice from her travels around the globe and from her own backyard that she cannot wait to share with Très Américain. She hopes that by doing so other women will learn to find their voice, come to know their worth, and settle for nothing less with dignity, style, and grace.

Olivia Cooper, Editorial Contributor

Olivia a full-time communications professional and part-time baker living in St. Petersburg, Florida. On her blog, A Dash of This, she enjoys sharing recipes inspired by her Southern roots and her love of French flavors.

Saskia Leggett, writer

 Saskia Leggett is a Bay Area-based solo-traveler, occasional skydiver, and creative learning facilitator working at the intersection of technology, education, and design. You can find her work and projects at saskialeggett.com, or online as @sleggss.

Cara Greenstein, Food Contributor

Cara Greenstein became the proud owner of a perfectly pastel yellow Kitchen Aid Mixmaster at the age of twelve, and her love affair with the kitchen only grew from that transaction. As a college student in Austin, Cara translated her passions for the culinary arts and writing into Caramelized, a self-created food and lifestyle brand with a purpose to share, celebrate and elevate everyday experiences. Now six years strong, Caramelized is Memphis' top-voted blog for three years straight, as well as a regular contributor to Southern Living.

Cara is a 25-year-old bonafide food and entertaining resource who, from her Tennessee townhome, shares a wealth of inspiration for the kitchen and home, as well as outings in her hometown of Memphis and across the world. Her mantra "sweet touches to everyday experiences" is articulated through every recipe, restaurant review and tablescape tutorial. 

Ashley O'Neill, Writer

Ashley O'Neill is the social media manager for KREWE. A New Orleans native, she's instinctually creative, and has worked as an art director, stylist, brand strategist and occasional interior decorator. You can find her work at byashleyoneill.com, and keep up with her daily musings online as @byashleyoneill.

nita ngo, food writer

Nita Ngo is a Vietnamese-Amercian culinary aficionada residing in the outskirts of Paris. Through her blog Plated Palate, she explores the cuisine of her adopted home country as well as her cultural roots through the foods of her family’s native Vietnam.