Culture

Culture
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.

ARTECASE: Parisian Treasure Hunters in Search of Collectible Design

Art lovers are rarely disappointed when they visit Paris for cultural inspiration. And when two like minds meet, sparks fly. Elizabeth Chase and Susan Bouliier are both cultural addicts who met in Paris and decidedly joined forces to create ARTECASE. Experienced in the art of treasure hunting for collectible design, the two co-founders mapped out their favorite cultural places for INSPIRELLE.
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.
cité du vin

Cité du Vin: a Wine Lover’s Paradise in Bordeaux

Follow INSPIRELLE on a journey through La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, a wine lover's paradise which is both a museum and a virtual journey through the life and culture of wine around the world.
The Only Street in Paris

Exclusive Book Excerpt: “The Only Street in Paris”

Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino shares an excerpt from her latest book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, where she leads publisher Arianna Huffington on a secondhand clothing shopping expedition on her beloved rue des Martyrs.
Dana Boulé

NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
open book

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.
Place Josephine Baker in Paris

Hearing Voices of Black History in Paris

Julia Browne brings the voices of black history to life on her Black Paris Tours which evoke the stories of Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, and other black luminaries of their times...
Camino de Santiago

A Spiritual Walk on the Camino de Santiago Inspires an Exhibition

A wine merchant describes the life-changing experience walking the Camino de Santiago that led her back to painting and a new exhibition of her works.
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.