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becoming maman

Becoming Maman: A 24-hour Mother and Part-time Comic Tackles Motherhood à la Française

A comedian describes her journey Becoming Maman, bringing to the stage with humor the ultimate expat experience: birthing a French person.
FUSAC

FUSAC Packs 28 Years of Paris Know How into Books for Expats

Many of us at INSPIRELLE can remember picking up our copy of FUSAC at one of the English speaking libraries and shops in Paris. Now at 28, the first magazine for expats in Paris makes a move into book publishing.
French dinner party

How to Survive Your First French Dinner Party

When the French invite you to dinner in their home for the first time, it can feel like passing an entrance exam. French etiquette coach Marie de Tilly gives her sage advice on how to make sure you make the best first impression.
Dana Boulé

NY Rocker Creates Music For Petit Paris Punks

Wildly creative American musician Dana Boulé recounts her journey from thrashing around the New York club scene to creating music for Petit Punks in Paris.
Paris art 2019

Paris Arts & Culture: 12 Top Picks for Spring-Summer 2019

Check out INSPIRELLE's picks of the most exciting joint exhibits, rare retrospectives, and once-in-a-lifetime visiting collections for the Spring-Summer 2019 cultural season.
paris as inspiration

Paris Books: What Inspires Writers in the City of LIght

With so many Paris books out there, what exactly has inspired generations of authors to pen stories about the City of Light?
Musées Debout

Musées Debout Protesters Want to Shake Up Paris Museum Scene

What is happening on the Place de la République in Paris? The fact that the “Musées Debout” (“Museums Awake”) initiative has set up camp in this iconic square is no coincidence. Musées Debout is an offshoot of the “Nuit Debout” (“Night Awake”) movement, which attempts to spark discussion and debate with anyone and everyone unhappy with France’s political life and authorities.

Beauty in the “Chicken Hands” of Hardworking Filipino Women

Ryan Abrilo’s "CHICKEN HANDS", at the La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, is a photographic tribute of a Filipino son to his mother and the too many women like her, who have sacrificed their lives for the care of their families.

Discover Art Walk Tours on the Paris Streets

A professional photographer and avid tour guide takes you on a walking tour of Paris where the art, history and culture of the city comes alive.
French lingerie

French Lingerie: Kate Kemp-Griffin’s Wonderful World of Breasts and Bras

A Canadian expat describes the inspiration behind her journey into the unique sensual and powerful world of French lingerie.