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Utopian Mob Hotel Welcomes Paris Community and Refugees for the Holidays

Discover a new eco-friendly, ethically responsible hotel that’s becoming a hub for meaningful exchanges and unique experiences
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Expat Women Unite to Create “Pantsuit Nation France”

Expat women united in Paris to form a Facebook group called "Pantsuit Nation-France" to connect like-minded people over post-US election concerns and issues that matter to them.
1 Heart 1 Tree

Plant a Tree This Christmas as a Gift to Future Generations

1 Heart 1 Tree. Find it in your heart to plant one tree and watch it grow over the next three years in a reforestation program in the Amazon forest, Asia or Africa. Plant a tree for yourself, your friends and family as a gesture of love for future generations to come.
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Charities in Paris: How to Help People in Need Over the Festive Season

Christmas is a time of giving and goodwill. What better way to spread some festive goodwill than by volunteering or making a donation to a charity which helps people in need?
US elections

Global Mom: Resisting Despair, Stoking Hope After the US Elections

Melissa Dalton-Bradford offers advice on how to counter despair over the US elections by standing up, speaking out and keeping hope alive.
refugees

Don’t Shut Doors to Refugees Once We Open Them

Should we aid the growing millions of our displaced and distressed brothers and sisters? If so, how? Who, as winter encases this saga in ice, should generate the needed human heat that could save the exiled? And how can we keep our and others’ hearts from freezing over with fear or suspicion...
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Settling Into Balance and Authentic Happiness in Paris

After the initial thrill of arriving in Paris, check out these tips to find the people and activities that will make your adopted city feel like home.
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Global Mom: Expat Women Understand the Need to Help Refugees

A globe-trotting writer and mother describes how she became involved in the cause of helping refugees, documenting their experiences to give them a voice.
American Library of Paris

The American Library in Paris: Great Books and So Much More

Paris has always attracted great writers. They come seeking inspiration and weave the city into the tapestry of their stories. But Paris is also a great city for readers. Even with the closing of some beloved bookstores, a rich literary community thrives here, and at its center lies the American Library in Paris, the largest English-language lending library on the European continent.

Paris Bids a Loving Farewell to Patricia Laplante-Collins

Paris bids a fond farewell to Patricia Laplante-Collins, who hosted Patricia’s Expat Soirées every week for decades, connecting people with passion.