Inspire

Inspire

12 Famous French Couples in Love, For Better or Worse

French lovers, French kisses... The French have a reputation for love. But, is romance really at the heart of every French coupling?
Woman stretching in park. © Alexis Duclos

From Breathless to a Paris Marathon Runner

Let’s be clear. I am not a runner... I grew up in a swimming pool, and therefore my body was conditioned from a very young age to believe that exercise only took place in zero gravity environments.
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Book Excerpt from Paris Undressed : The Secrets of French Lingerie

Read Kate Kemp-Griffin's favorite chapter from her new book, a behind-the-scenes look into the sensuous, intimate world of French lingerie.
Heather Stimmler-Hall

Up Close With the Woman Behind “Secrets of Paris” and “Naughty Paris”

Who can resist learning the “Secrets of Paris”? And who knows them better than Heather Stimmler-Hall, the creative founder of an extraordinarily popular website and unique French tours. Heather began writing about the City of Light on the Internet when few of us even knew what a blog was.
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My Dry January: Why Alcohol Abstention Rocks

Chloe Martin explains why she takes part in a Dry January detox every year, benefiting her own health and raising money for cancer research.
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Meet the Woman Who Makes the Most Delicious Donuts in Paris

Fresh donuts at last in Paris! And not just any ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, handrolled sweet pastries only to be found in the new donut shop called Boneshaker in Paris’ second arrondissement. It’s a dream come true for Irish-American expat, pastry chef and mother of three, Amanda Scott.
Musées Debout

Musées Debout Protesters Want to Shake Up Paris Museum Scene

What is happening on the Place de la République in Paris? The fact that the “Musées Debout” (“Museums Awake”) initiative has set up camp in this iconic square is no coincidence. Musées Debout is an offshoot of the “Nuit Debout” (“Night Awake”) movement, which attempts to spark discussion and debate with anyone and everyone unhappy with France’s political life and authorities.
Paris attacks: Nautilus of Fear

The Nautilus of Fear

The antidote for fear began when I first unfolded my arms and stretched them toward others in need. I was sobered finding there was pain everywhere, and always someone in greater need than I.
Christian Dior Dresses

Dior: Celebrating 70 Years of Dream Couture

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris hosts this sensational retrospective of the art and life of Christian Dior and his famous fashion house as it celebrates 70 years of haute couture.
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Work Life Balance: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First!

Expat women have a crazy amount of balls juggling in the air. It’s not a bad thing, really. My schedule is crazy and every time I keep it balanced, I give myself a huge pat on the back. But, trivia time: What happens when you worry about getting the oxygen mask on someone else before yourself?