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My Paris Touch to Help Expats in France during the Best and Worst of Times

Whether you're new to Paris or are dealing with new challenges, this French woman can help you make the city feel like home.
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Secrets to Creating French Luxury Style with Second-hand Clothing

A sustainable stylist shares her secret to building a designer wardrobe by embracing luxury second-hand clothing from dépot-vente boutiques in Paris.

7 Great Ways to Eliminate Plastic in Your Bathroom by Creating Your Own Beauty Products

A Paris home organizer offers her astute tips on how to eliminate plastic packaging at home by creating your own natural beauty and cleansing products.
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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.

Is Covid Revamping Fashion and the Way We Dress and Shop?

A fashion changemaker in Paris shows how the Covid-19 pandemic has revolutionized our fashion habits for a smarter, more sensible and sustainable look.
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Tennis Fan: How to Snag Best Last Minute Seats at Roland Garros

Dying to see the top seed, world-class tennis players battle it out on the famous clay courts at Roland Garros? A die-hard tennis fan shares her insider secrets to snagging the best seats at the French Open in Paris – even at the last minute.
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Are You Fashion Friendly? How to Maximize Your Wardrobe by Reducing your Closet

Use these tips from a Paris-based personal stylist and a home organizer to reduce your closet, maximize your wardrobe, and get the best out of your clothes.

French Canicule: Refreshing Ways to Survive the Sizzling Heat

With temperatures soaring in France, here are some refreshing ways to beat the heat and stay cool in Paris and other urban hotspots.
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How to Get Everyone in the House to Clean Up the Mess!

Struggling to get everyone at home to clean up - including yourself? Try these fun, effective tips from a Parisian home organizer to make life easier.
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Get Smart! 5 Tips on How to Live and Work with the French

Are you an expat trying to figure out the intricacies of living and working in France? The French are not as complicated as you think when you're armed with these tips...