Inspire

Inspire
Five Flights Up book cover

Book Excerpt – Five Flights Up: Sex, Love and Family, from Paris to Lyon

In her second book, "Five Flights Up", author and psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe writes candidly and touchingly about uprooting her life, again, for her husband's career. Here's a preview ...
on-line shopping

Nettement Chic’s Kate Davis on the Best of French Online Shopping

She’s smart, intuitive and has a flair for fashion. Kate Davis is an Englishwoman living in Paris for over nine years. A lawyer by trade, Kate launched Nettement Chic in January 2012. Now shoppers flock to her beautiful website to discover what she and her team are featuring from the best French online boutiques offering fashion, accessories, beauty, decoration and children’s clothing.
Insideout

Former Tennis Star Finds Fulfillment Off the Courts Living InsideOut

A phenom in her teens, this expat "mompreneur" shares how true fulfillment came later in life as she learned to find strength and balance living "InsideOut".
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.
Jacqui Harwood

A Hit and Run Survivor Teaches Us How to Thrive

New Zealander and craniosacral therapist Jacqui Harwood shares how she has learned to be happy and healthy after having survived a hit and run accident at age 22 and discovering she had multiple sclerosis at age 30.
rude French people

Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Mimi's story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. Find out how a photo of her garden cake went viral, leading to cooking shows, book deals and global celebrity.
sale

How To Tackle the Paris Sales Like A Pro  

Twice a year the Paris department stores and boutiques are over run with crowds of shoppers, each looking to grab a bargain or determined to find the handbag they have had their eye on for months. Yes, I’m talking about the Paris sales or “Soldes”!  
acupuncture in Paris

Acupuncturist in Paris: Why Tiny Needles Can Offer Major Relief

Acupuncturist Hayley Enright answers our questions on how the ancient practice of pinning needles on our bodies can help fix or prevent many health problems.