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.
Paris for Seniors

Meet Genevieve Spicer: Ensuring Seniors Have a Blast in Paris

If you’re thinking of a trip to Paris after retirement or if your elderly parents or grandparents are hitting town for the first time, how best to plan this visit? Meet Genevieve Spicer, who knows how to make sure seniors have a whopping good time in Paris.
Hopways carpooling

HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.
website specialist

Alannah Moore: Helping Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Websites

If you’re eager to express yourself in a blog or desperately in need of a website to promote your business, INSPIRELLE has just the expert for you. Meet Alannah Moore
Mimi Thorisson

Mimi Thorisson: From City Girl to French Countryside Cooking Sensation

Mimi's story is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. Find out how a photo of her garden cake went viral, leading to cooking shows, book deals and global celebrity.

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.
Michele Pozon-Closet Guru

Discover Mindful Fashion With a Closet Guru

She sees herself as a Closet Guru who applies the principles of Feng Shui on your closet to help you feel beautiful. And her powerful influence doesn’t involve an overhaul of your wardrobe or a wild new shopping spree! Michelle Pozon is a Paris-based personal stylist who believes a woman is at her best when she doesn’t follow fashion trends.
Lee Yanowitch and husband Philippe Chamaillard in front of their B&B in Burgundy, France

Life Change: from Big City TV to Countryside B&B

US-born Lee Yanowitch walked away from 24-hour news to open a bed and breakfast in Burgundy, France. Discover how daily chores and long grueling hours in France's idyllic countryside makes her happier than ever.
Elizabeth Milovidov

Meet a Cyberspace Cop Protecting You from Internet Abuse

Our children live and breathe the language of computers. But how much is too much for a child? What should a parent do to protect a child’s journey into cyberspace? Meet Elizabeth Milovodov, who's showing children, parents and educators how to get the most from the Internet, safely.
red red wine

Let’s Talk About Wine with Hélène Goble

When you live in France, which is one of the world’s largest producers of wine, there’s always more to learn… and (the part we enjoy most) to drink! That’s why we’re introducing you to Hélène Goble, a wine expert who was probably born with wine in her blood.