Portraits

Portraits
dream of paris

A Fashionable New Yorker Follows her Dream of Paris to a New Life and Career

A designer follows her dream of living in Paris to a new career combining her love of handbags, ethical fashion and sharing her discoveries.
model minority myth

Meet Grace Ly: A French Asian Shattering the Model Minority Myth

Best-selling author and activist Grace Ly describes how she became a voice for Asians in France fighting against stereotypes and racism.
post-brexit

Post-Brexit and the Pandemic: Shifting Identity for a British Woman in France

A British working mom in Paris describes feeling abandoned post-Brexit to being welcomed with open arms by her adopted country.
paris touch

My Paris Touch to Help Expats in France during the Best and Worst of Times

Whether you're new to Paris or are dealing with new challenges, this French woman can help you make the city feel like home.
Mandeep Rai

Dr. Mandeep Rai: Revealing Insights from 101 Countries Shine the Light on Values that Shape Our Lives

Looking for inspiration and direction during turbulent times? Drawing on lessons learned from 101 countries, Dr. Mandeep Rai says putting values first can provide the compass to navigate uncertainty in your life, family and work.
Women Fighting Climate Change

Meet 6 Inspiring Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Poverty and climate change inordinately affect women and girls. Meet six inspiring women at the forefront of the battle for a better future.
the Seine

A Stroll Along the Seine with Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino

Award-winning author Elaine Sciolino takes readers on a journey to discover the source of the Seine River, the heart of Paris and lifeblood of the French people.
heels

Innovative Heel Power Carries Women Forward Towards Success

Meet the entrepreneur who has imagined a comfortable shoe with interchangeable heels to carry you into every occasion with one click.

Maison Edéenne: How a Canadian Expat Transformed into a Star of the Jewelry World

A Canadian marketing executive reveals how two transformative experiences—a divorce and a deep-water dive—led her to create her own House of High Jewelry and become one of the gem stars of the world.

Author Ann Mah on Lost Vintage, Grape Picking and Climate Change

Food blogger and writer, Ann Mah, talks about her latest book inspired by the delicious aspects of French lifestyle, and the change impacting traditional ways.