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Paris on a budget

Living the Ideal Lifestyle in Paris on a Budget

An American student gives her tips and tricks for living her ideal Francophile life to the fullest while navigating Paris on a budget.
French lingerie

French Lingerie: The Art of Fitting a Bra Properly

Find out how a bra that fits properly can empower women of all beautiful shapes and ages from the founder of Pink Bra Toss and author of "Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie"...
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Why I Chose to Learn French Under the Villefranche Sky

A Canadian journalist travels to the Riviera to learn French and fulfill her dream of being able to converse about food, fashion, wine and art like a native.
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Tech Tips: How to Plan Your New Website or Blog

Once you identify the aim of your website, you need to then get as clear as possible about your website content and the “look” of the site you’re going to create before you begin. You should enjoy the adventure of sifting through websites and finding your true voice and your true look.
Paris sunset

2021: Vaccines, Brexit, Green Incentives, Taxes and Other Key Changes to Life in France

After a tumultuous year dominated by a pandemic, will 2021 be a kinder year? INSPIRELLE breaks down the lifestyle and tax changes awaiting us in France for the new year.
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Media Pro in Paris: Overcoming Your Real Fear of Speaking in Public

Speaking in public can be daunting. A former TV producer-turned-media coach in Paris says overcoming fear is essential to being heard by your audience.
holiday wreath

DIY: How to Create Your Own Holiday Wreath

To get into the holiday spirit, I like to organize a small get together with friends to create a beautiful, hand-decorated wreath. For me, as an interior designer, it’s the perfect fun activity...
macarons class at Ritz Paris

French Macarons: Learn How to Make Them the Classy Way

INSPIRELLE learns to make French macarons in the prestigious Ecole Ritz-Escoffier cooking school.
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How to Know if You’re Ready for Financial Risks

When you’re young and single that trip to Marrakesh sounds awesome, as do more aggressive mutual funds. Similarly, studies have shown that women take less risk once they have a family or even when they feel their decision will have a big impact on someone else, such as their team at work. Here's some expert advice to help you learn to you feel more comfortable with investing your money, depending on your personal situation.
teens online

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?