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How to Make Your Parisian Home Feel Much Bigger

Feeling cramped and cluttered? A home organizer gives her top tips for making a small Parisian apartment seem like a roomy retreat.
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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.
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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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How to Host a French Dinner Party – When You Can’t Cook

Even if you don't know your confit from your cassoulet, you can host a French dinner with style by following these easy-to-master culinary tips.
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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...

10 Smart and Easy Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home

Could the air in your home be harmful to your health? Follow these environmentally-friendly and economical cleaning tips to help you have a healthier home!
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Career Advice: Launching a Business Idea is Like Preparing a Perfect Meal

Developing a business idea is a lot like cooking - for best results, pick the right ingredients, showcase your skills and respond to the consumer's needs.
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Best Police Tips to Prevent Burglaries

In 2014, 378,776 burglaries were reported in France alone. Luckily, security experts know a few secrets that can help limit your risk of burglaries, starting with these tips.
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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.
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French Insults: What are they, how bad can they get and how to react?

Ever been insulted on the streets of Paris? These tips from a former police officer can help keep French insults from ruining your day.