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raised on homemade meatballs

Man in the Kitchen: Meatball Raised and Tested

I wrote a tell-all memoir for an Italian chef in New York who claimed, as his greatest influence, his mother’s recipe for meatballs. In fact, read enough chef memoirs and you’ll learn that EVERY chef worth his salt attributes his success to his mother’s meatballs. That includes me and I’m not even Italian.
moving to Paris

The Love-Hate Bug: 8 Things to Grin and Bear Moving to Paris

Moving to Paris may be a dream come true, but there are bumps along the way to becoming a true Parisienne. Lizzie Harwood breaks it down for you.
married to a Frenchman

Paris Plunge: From Romance to Marriage in One Year

One year after moving to Paris, a newlywed reflects on her whirlwind romance and the rewards and challenges of being an expat married to a Frenchman.
listening to your kids

Teen Coach: It’s Magic When You Really “Listen Up” to Your Kids

How many times has your child felt the frustration of being unsuccessful in communicating to you important information, because you weren’t really listening? And how many times has your child snapped back at you, talked a mile a minute, or shut down, all acts that may be the equivalent of shouting “Listen up!”?
dating scene in Paris

The Truth about the Dating Scene in Paris

What's it like to date a Frenchman? A single girl in Paris shares her experiences on the cross-cultural dating scene and tells all.
Man in the Kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Feed Your Marriage

Routine is the enemy of romance; fear, the dividing line between meal and feast. The answer is only as limited as your imagination. It’s never too early for that first Pernod. Unpack the groceries. Put on some nice music. And experiment the afternoon away in a cramped kitchen with a sharp knife and a hot stove. The results can be tasty, if not an awful lot more.

Making Friends in the City of Light When You’re New on the Scene

How do you make friends when you move to Paris? Moving to a new city is like changing high schools in the middle of the year. Everyone already knows each other and have formed their own cliques, leaving you naturally on the outside. So, what do you do when you want to get in with the popular kids? You find out where they hang out!
relationships

What Should “Jane” Do After the French Mistress Dies?

Rebuilding a marriage after an affair is hard enough... but what if the mistress suddenly dies? Kristin Louise Duncombe, psychotherapist and author of two books, addresses questions on marriage and relationships, from the challenges of being a "trailing spouse" to infidelity, in her new column for INSPIRELLE.
moving to Paris

Paris Plunge: 5 Things I Learned When I Moved to Paris

I've learned a lot in a short time here in France. And not just about France, either. I’ve learned about myself, what kind of strength and resolve I might have even when I can’t see it, about my friends and family, and about risks being worth it even if they’re scary.
Lovers on a Bridge

How and Where to Find a Date in the City of Romance

Paris is known as the City of Romance, but is love really around every corner? Chloe Martin shares her take on the cultural differences of dating in Paris and the latest hotspots where you just might meet Mister Right.