The Tayebaly siblings, who are half Gujarati and half French, lived in countries as diverse as Reunion Island and China before settling in Mumbai.
“My sister Leïla worked as an arts therapist in Beijing and Paris and also managed an atelier there,” says Kevin. “After her husband was posted in India with a French company three years ago, she started offering art therapy classes in her home before opening the Art Loft in April 2009. A month after the Art Loft opened, I quit my job at CapGemini to work with her full time.”
The Tayebaly’s, who were behind the Art Conspiracy festival in Bandra last year, miss very few things about Paris, except friends, family and food.
“We do miss French delicacies like saucissons, cheese and wine. Every time we have friends visiting, we always ask them to bring food!”