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Pop Culture Mama: The Wonderful World of Warhol

One of the great things about raising kids in Paris is how much history and culture they absorb just by walking around. A casual stroll through the center of town will expose them to classic architecture, contemporary sculpture and haute couture, all before lunch. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we are all raising little art aficionados. I’ve gotten smarter about planning cultural outings.
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Too Busy to Shop for the Perfect Present? Try Gift IT

Have you ever wanted to offer a special gift to someone you care about but just couldn’t find the time to look for it? Let Gillian Szaga help you out with Gift IT. She’s an American mom of three in Paris who understands what busy people need and are looking for when it comes to presents.
French Healthcare system

American Mom in Paris: Cracking the French Healthcare System

How does the French Healthcare system work? What did my husband and I learn about our health coverage when we had to resolve our older daughter's hearing issues? We learned A LOT about how to ensure our family is covered when faced with any health concern.
running Paris

Marathon Woman: Where to Run in Paris

So you’re ready to start running in Paris? Bravo! Paris is a wonderful city for running. Wonderful, that is, so long as you know where to go, because negotiating the ever-present cobblestones can be tricky at best, and ankle and knee shredding at worst.
Spirtitual quest

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?
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Her story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. It began with a photo of her “garden cake” and turned overnight into a book deal and cooking show. Mimi Thorisson and her eight children, twice as many dogs and Icelandic photographer husband, Oddur, are now known worldwide for their kitchen in the southwest of France.
French bashing: Air France manager's shirt ripped off

The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
Move to Paris

Paris Plunge: Leaving Job, Family and Country for French Love

If someone had told me a year ago that I would walk away from everything to move to Paris, I would have laughed. But here I am, just days away, about to move to THE city. PAR-EE! And it all happened so quickly.

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.
Emily Song and vintage watches

How to Afford a Designer Vintage Watch

Owning a designer watch is only a dream for many of us. Now you can find a designer vintage watch in mint condition for half the price ... and you won't believe the origin of this timeless piece.