Indulge

Indulge
Guedelon: a medieval chateau in the making

Archaeological Challenge: Building a Real Medieval Chateau Today

If you're looking for an amazing day or weekend trip in France, treat yourself to a 2-hour drive east of Paris for a unique experience in castle building. Guédelon is a real medieval château being built from scratch in the heart of a forest in Burgundy.
Paris for seniors

Never Too Old to Enjoy Paris

It's hard to resist Paris at any age, but for some people this city is not particularly user-friendly. Find out how Paris for Seniors is making the city an accessible travel option for seniors and also for those who may need a little extra TLC.
vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Who hasn’t dreamed of drifting to the idyllic countryside of France to work side by side with farmers and grape pickers from around the region and the world? 18-year old Diane Robert signed up this summer and shares her experience on her first "vendanges".
red red wine

Let’s Talk About Wine with Hélène Goble

When you live in France, which is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, there’s always more to learn… and (the part we enjoy most) to drink! That’s why we’re introducing you to Hélène Goble, a wine expert who was probably born with wine in her blood.
brunch-food-table

15 Best Weekend Brunches in and Around Paris

Looking for a spot for an indulgent weekend brunch with family or friends? Check out INSPIRELLE's roundup of 15 best brunches in Paris, from the simple to the simply spectacular!
Jean Hwang Carrant

Jean Hwang Carrant and Her Simply Extraordinary Cookies

Meet Jean Hwang Carrant, the effervescent cookie maker who finds her zen in baking gourmet cookies while listening to rock music, and has carved a niche for her classic American-style cookies in the land of traditional French patisseries...
Mimi Thorisson cooking workshop

My Amazing Week in Mimi Thorisson’s Kitchen in France

From the moment we 3 Canadians laid eyes on Mimi Thorisson's book, A Kitchen in France, we began to dream of a trip to Médoc, to the warmth of that wine growing region and Mimi's rustic kitchen...
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
chocolate gluten-free tart from Chambelland Bakery in Paris

Discover Gluten-free Pastry in Paris Bakeries

The French excel in the art of eating and revel with every delicious mouthful of food. The idea of not eating certain things, especially something as delectable as a French pastry, is almost unfathomable to most French people. However, with the ever-growing number of people becoming gluten-free, Paris had a choice to make… and so did I.
View of Annecy from dock

How to House Swap Abroad with a Simple E-mail

I’ve always wanted my children to be more familiar with their American culture... So, I did what any red-blooded Pittsburgh-born mother of three Frenchies would do: I waged a year-long campaign with my husband to live in the U.S. for one year.