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So You Want to Start a Book Club…

The "rentrée" is a clever French word that describes back-to-school, back-to-work and the beginning of fall all in one. With kids and jobs returning to a regular schedule, it’s also the perfect time to start new projects. Like your very own book club.
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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.
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How to Survive Your First French Dinner Party

When the French invite you to dinner in their home for the first time, it can feel like passing an entrance exam. French etiquette coach Marie de Tilly gives her sage advice on how to make sure you make the best first impression.
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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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A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
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Forgotten: D-Day’s Black Heroes Segregated in War and History

Linda Hervieux, author of "Forgotten" recounts how a chance meeting with an 89-year old veteran while covering the 65th anniversary of the infamous D-Day landing in Normandy impacted both their lives.
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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.
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Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino Opens Up About “The Only Street in Paris”

Elaine Sciolino’s latest bestseller about her French neighborhood street, la rue des Martyrs, is already rumored to become the favorite in this year’s list of best Paris books. Sciolino has lovingly, brilliantly and thoroughly written about la rue des Martyrs in the 9th arrondissment of Paris, which for the author is “The Only Street in Paris”.
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How To Be Happy, Healthy and Zen in Paris

Big life changes can cause a lot of stress. Follow these self-care tips to help you live a happy, healthy and zen life in Paris and beyond.
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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.