Inspire

Inspire
disposable fashion

Fashionista Warning: Don’t Fall for Fast Disposable Fashion

I constantly have the feeling of having nothing to wear and so regularly embark on a bulk buy shopping spree. Yet somehow, one month post spree (if I’m lucky) I am back to square one, staring into the abyss with nothing to wear, surrounded by a mountain of discarded and unloved clothes. I am not alone in this cycle and it is a tough habit to break.
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Marathon Woman: Feeling the Competition in French Races

Much like nearly everything in life, they do things a bit differently here in France, even running races. From my very first Parisian race, I noticed that there was a distinct air of competition at these events. While obviously not everyone thought they were going to win, it was clear that most people were determined to get to the finish line as fast as possible.
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A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
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How to Obtain the Unattainable French Look

Here are some style tips to help you attain that effortlessly chic French look that'll have you walking down the Champs Elysées like a true Parisienne!

5 Hot Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2017-2018

From swinging skirts to brightly-colored coats, these are cool weather fashion trends you'll want in your closet this season.
Candles lit in memory of the victims of Paris attacks.

Ways to Stay Calm During Turbulent Times

This busy holiday season is impacted by the turbulence of our times and the anxiety that naturally surrounds it. More than ever, each one of us needs to take time to decompress. Madeleine Czigler shares a few valuable tips on how to restore calm to our lives.
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Naughty Paris Expert: What Makes Paris So Sexy?

“Paris is the sexiest city in the world.” Everyone has heard the cliché, of course, but probably because it’s hard to refute. After all, there’s much to dazzle and seduce us in the City of Light...
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Meet the Woman Who Makes the Most Delicious Donuts in Paris

Fresh donuts at last in Paris! And not just any ordinary donuts. We’re tasting and talking about plump, handrolled sweet pastries only to be found in the new donut shop called Boneshaker in Paris’ second arrondissement. It’s a dream come true for Irish-American expat, pastry chef and mother of three, Amanda Scott.
weight gain after 40

5 Golden Rules to Avoid Weight Gain for Fabulous Over 40s

Is weight gain inevitable as we head into our 40's and beyond? I would argue no. A few dietary and lifestyle tweaks can help us to keep a healthy silhouette and a spring in our steps!
The Only Street in Paris

Exclusive Book Excerpt: “The Only Street in Paris”

Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino shares an excerpt from her latest book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, where she leads publisher Arianna Huffington on a secondhand clothing shopping expedition on her beloved rue des Martyrs.