Hélène is one of those people we admire a lot, for her simplicity, courage, entrepreneurship and love for life. Passionate about Lisbon, the founder of the children skincare brand Minois Paris already knows the city like a Lisboan, better indeed than many of the locals. We talked with Hélène about her personal path, her home and her favorite places in Lisbon:
Tell us a bit about yourself...
I’m Hélène, 36 years old, a French mum. I live in Lisbon with my husband Nicolas and my daughter Paz (4 years old) for nearly 3 years
I founded Minois Paris in 2016, a natural skincare line for babies and kids. I had in mind for while the idea of creating a treatment design brand for little ones.
When Paz came along it was a great inspiration for me to begin the adventure. My initial idea was simple: to offer safe and reliable products.
Our products are 100% produced in the South of France. Minois is distributed in about 150 stores around the world and we opened a shop in Paris last September.
What do you like most about your house?
I fell in love with this apartment because of the beautiful view on the Tagus and the amazing light.
Everyday I am still in love, I feel so lucky with this blue horizon… there is a feeling of openness.
“The perfect house is a place where you feel at home.”
If you didn't live at Lapa, where do you would like to live in Lisbon?
I would love to live in Santos. It’s one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Creative, quirky and lively, it has a very cool atmosphere.
Why do you like Lisbon?
Lisbon is a wonderful source of inspiration and has many positive criteria. We have an incredible quality of life, the ocean is very close, people are lovely, the light and the colors are amazing...
After 3 years here, I’m still amazed by this city.
My favourite spots are Jardim de Estrela, Feira da Ladra, Cafe Boavida, Casa Independente and Praia da Rivieira in Costa da Caparica.
In which place would you love to see a Minois Paris product?
Madonna’s house, why not?! :)