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bipolar disorder

Bipolarfly Effect: Confronting Mental Illness With Brutal Honesty

After coming to terms with her own mental health issues, fashion blogger Kirsti Alexandra Reid decided to publish a novella that recounts her journey of discovery, acceptance and treatment of her bipolar disorder.
Parisian charm

Unravel the Secrets of Seduction in Parisian Charm School

The author of a new book describes the art of Parisian charm that makes French women so alluring and explains how anyone can master it.
summer books

INSPIRELLE’s Top Summer Books to Entertain and Transport You

From timeless love stories to twisty thrillers, INSPIRELLE's editors share their top picks of summer books to entertain, amuse and transport you.
woman happy

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.
Black D-Day heroes

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.
French lingerie

French Lingerie: Kate Kemp-Griffin’s Wonderful World of Breasts and Bras

A Canadian expat describes the inspiration behind her journey into the unique sensual and powerful world of French lingerie.
French lingerie

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.
paris as inspiration

Paris Books: What Inspires Writers in the City of LIght

With so many Paris books out there, what exactly has inspired generations of authors to pen stories about the City of Light?
FUSAC

FUSAC Packs 28 Years of Paris Know How into Books for Expats

Many of us at INSPIRELLE can remember picking up our copy of FUSAC at one of the English speaking libraries and shops in Paris. Now at 28, the first magazine for expats in Paris makes a move into book publishing.
Syrian War

Book Excerpt: “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria”

War means endless waiting, endless boredom. There is no electricity, so no television. You can’t read. You can’t see friends. You grow depressed but there is no treatment for it and it makes no sense to complain—everyone is as badly off as you. It’s hard to fall in love, or rather, hard to stay in love. If you are a teenager, you seem halted in time.