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paris apartments

The Ins and Outs to Legally Rent Out Your Paris Apartment

Ever get that suspicious look when mentioning you rent out your Paris apartment? I mean, you have an apartment in Paris and you’re paying for it. Isn’t what you do with it your business?
maximize your wardrobe

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 Healthcare system

American Mom in Paris: Cracking the French Healthcare System

How does the French Healthcare system work? What did my husband and I learn about our health coverage when we had to resolve our older daughter's hearing issues? We learned A LOT about how to ensure our family is covered when faced with any health concern.
French insults

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.
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.

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.
house swap

Tips for a Transcontinental Year-Long House Swap (What?)

Moving, like most anyone knows, is a complicated matter. Especially when there isn’t a big corporate entity helping you out. When you swap your home with someone else for an entire year it becomes even more complicated. For anyone considering a year-long, transcontinental house swap with your family, and largely without outside support, then this is the post for you!
how to pack

How to Pack for a Stress-Free Holiday

Does the sight of suitcases make you break out in a cold sweat? Check out these tips on how to pack to make vacation preparation as painless as possible.