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Community Connections: Women’s Groups to Plug You Into Paris

INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on essential women’s associations and clubs which have helped generations of women make France feel more like home. So, what are you waiting for? Get connected!
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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.
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Paris Fashion Week Goes to the Extreme for a Great Cause

Fashion Extreme Paris, now in its third edition, kicked off Paris Fashion Week (Sept. 27 to Oct. 5) with a spectacular array of designs from 13 international designers. Founded by expats Suzette and Ryan Riego, the proceeds are donated to Cœurs à Cœurs Foundation.
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SOS HELP: A Hotline in Paris Offers Free Support in English

Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. SOS Paris is an English-language telephone hotline in Paris run by volunteers where you can talk to someone when you're in need.
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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

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.
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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.
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Connecting Women Around the World Through Meditation

A wellness coach in Paris bonds women around the world in meditation to share in the present moment and alleviate the stress of confinement.
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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...

Newcomers to Paris: Don’t Miss “Bloom Where You’re Planted” and “Paris College Day”

Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.