Portraits

Portraits
refugee camp in northern France

Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.
museum treasure hunts with THATLou

THATLou Founder Takes Museum Treasure Hunts Across the Channel

INSPIRELLE gets up close with Daisy de Plume, an American journalist whose Parisian museum treasure hunts have been such a bit hit she's taking them to London.
Finnish designer

Finnish Designer Under French Influence Crafts her Own Style

Meet Anna Ruohonen, the Finnish designer who has carved herself a special niche in the French fashion world with her ethical approach and timeless style.
Our Paris Stories

Meet the Millennials Telling Our Paris Stories

How the two young founders of the blog Our Paris Stories created a platform for expats in Paris to share their unique experiences.
Guo Pei - Daijin gown

Guo Pei: a Chinese Couturière Takes on the World

Chinese couturier, Guo Pei, who became a global name when Rihanna wore one of her stunning gowns to the 2015 Met Gala, sets up a showroom in Paris to expand globally.
Children's workshops in Pars

Children’s Workshops in Paris Encourage Kids to “Learn and Dream”

Meet the Parisian Mom whose search for original children's workshops in Paris led her to create “Apprends et Reve” or “Learn and Dream."
Chopchicks in Paris

10 Top picks from the ChopChicks in Paris for Best Asian Restaurants

Three Asian-American girls from California are on a serious mission to find the best tasting Asian restaurants in Paris. With over 90 restaurants tested, the ChopChicks in Paris, are on an enviable gastronomical treasure hunt. Discover their favorite picks.
Boneshaker donuts

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.
stay at home mom

A Stay at Home Mom Reinvents Herself in the Design World

When finding a job in Paris proved harder than expected, this Canadian stay at home mom decided to reinvent herself by pursuing her creative passions.

Insider Tips to Becoming a Successful Freelancer Abroad

Are you a freelancer looking to build a successful career while living and working in another country? Here are some tips from freelance correspondent Annabelle Azadé on how to succeed as an expat working abroad.