Celebrations

Celebrations
Bastille Day in Paris

Join in the Bastille Day Fun With These French Phrases

Vive la France! If you love street parties, July 14th is French National Day (fête nationale), commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. It's the mother of all holidays here, so here's some vocabulary to help you get into the spirit!
Emily Song and vintage watches

How to Afford a Designer Vintage Watch

Owning a designer watch is only a dream for many of us. Now you can find a designer vintage watch in mint condition for half the price ... and you won't believe the origin of this timeless piece.
Christmas Gifts

INSPIRELLE’s Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

INSPIRELLE's got you covered during the gift-giving season in this holiday gift guide packed with creative ideas for everyone on your list!
bookshops

The Gift of Giving Books to Save Our Bookshops in Paris

An American expat and avid reader argues that books are an essential part of life and suggests how to support your local bookshop this holiday season.
thanksgiving pumpkin pie

The Joys of Baking a Thanksgiving Pie in France

One of the challenges of baking American goodies like Thanksgiving pie in France is finding the ingredients you're used to. Here are tips from a pro chef to help!
Halloween Haunts

7 Spooky Haunts Where You Can Celebrate Halloween in Paris

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween in and around Paris? INSPIRELLE spotlights 7 spooky haunts where you can show off your costume and get your thrills, no matter what your age!
kid's birthday party

How to Throw the Best Kid’s Birthday Party in Paris

A mom and self-professed master at throwing the best kid's birthday party gives the lowdown on all the top workshops, venues and entertainers in Paris.
Thanksgiving in Paris

Satisfy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Cravings in Paris

Whether you're planning a feast at home or out on the town, INSPIRELLE gives you the scoop on where to celebrate an American-style Thanksgiving in Paris.
Saint Valentine's Day

A French Women’s Guide to Celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day

A French woman gives her advice on making the most of Saint Valentine's Day, a celebration of seduction, eroticism and elegance.
Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving with a French Touch

For the past 30 years, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving in France, far away from the U.S. Our annual tradition is to invite another family, or sometimes a few couples to our home, and often our children each invite a friend to enjoy the “experience”.