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First-Ever Paris Fringe Shines Spotlight on English-Language Theater

The first-ever Paris Fringe Festival of English-language international theater hits the City of Light. Here are some highlights of what shows to look out for.
Power of scent

Parisian Perfumer on the Power of Scent and Living Her Dream

What is the secret behind the alchemy of an alluring scent, and how does one become a perfume creator? To find out, INSPIRELLE spoke to perfumer Stéphanie Poulage, an internationally-minded French mother of two who, after working for years on big brands, took the plunge and launched her own line of unique fragrances under the label Poulage Parfumeur.
support hosiery

Meet the Millennial Making Support Hosiery Sexy

When Walleriana founder Juliette de Feraudy couldn't find fun, sexy support hosiery to suit her lifestyle, she decided to create it herself.
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.
alternative medicine

Acupuncturist in Paris: When to Use Alternative vs. Western Medicine

If "traditional" approaches have failed to ease your pain, consider alternative medicine like acupuncture, ancient techniques that produce modern results.
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.
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.
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Making Music and Celebrating Life at the Fête de la Musique 2016

What better way to spend the longest day of the year than by making music late into the night? For the 35th edition of la Fête de la Musique in Paris, the theme is "Music is stronger than…", an uplifting appeal to unite as a community after a difficult year.
Fat in France

Nutrition: Why You Shouldn’t Feel Fat in France

Ever felt like Fiona in Shrek when walking through the streets of Paris? Ever wondered while consuming your irresistibly buttery croissant how the French manage to stay so slim? Stop comparing your body to others and adopt a healthier view of weight control and your body image.
thrive as an expat

7 Steps to Thrive as an Expat in Unknown Territory  

Moving to a new country can be a challenging experience. This thoughtful advice will help you thrive as an expat while staying true to yourself.