Barbara Diggs is a freelance writer who has been living in Paris since 2001. A former corporate lawyer, Barbara graduated from Stanford Law School and practiced securities litigation at a major law firm in New York City. Barbara later moved to Paris to work for another leading law firm where she handled international arbitration disputes.
In the end, Barbara decided that it would be much more fun to be a writer in Paris than a lawyer, so she quit her job. After traveling around Europe, overseeing the restoration of a ramshackle 19th-century country house in Burgundy, and simply enjoying life for a while, she began freelancing for various magazines and websites, including International Living, Forbes.com, Bankrate.com and many others. She has been International Living’s France Correspondent since 2012, and has also developed a thriving business writing online legal content for lawyers and law firms.
She lives in central Paris with her German husband and two young sons.