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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.
great apps to simplify your life

5 Smart Apps to Simplify Your Life

Are you struggling with information overload? Timetable overbooked? Missing appointments? INSPIRELLE knows how you feel. Check out these five great apps we believe can make a difference in your day-to-day organization at home with your family and at work.
nanny

15 Important Things to Know Before Becoming or Hiring a Nanny

Are you thinking of becoming an au pair or nanny as a way of traveling to France or finding work? Or are you an employer seriously looking for that special someone to take care of your most valuable possessions: your children? Here are some things both sides should discuss before the deal is done.
summer in Paris

5 Essentials for Surviving a Hot Parisian Summer

With the Parisian summer finally here to stay, check out these top 5 products to keep you cool when the temperatures rise.
tips for hosting visitors to Paris

5 Tips to Handle the Onslaught of Visitors to Paris

Every year, approximately 46 million visitors will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Paris, and when you live in Paris, you sometimes feel like you are personally responsible for about half of them. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is true that when you live in the City of Light, everyone you know will want to visit at some point, and you’ll find that once the spring season has begun, your spare couch will suddenly become the busiest hotel in the city.
clean up

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.
host a French dinner

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.
career abroad

Expat Life: Write Your Own Career Narrative Abroad

Tips on how to take charge of your own story and make the most of new opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling career abroad.

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.
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...