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Rebeca Plantier: Don’t Punish Yourself With Exercise to be Fit to Inspire

How many women out there would love to get fit? Eat healthy; exercise regularly. How many of us are too busy caring for our families, juggling work or can’t find the time to look after our own bodies?
American photographer in Paris

Paris Captures the Eye and Heart of an American Photographer

An American photographer in Paris describes falling in love with the city of light and taking a leap of faith to follow her dream.
Hopways carpooling

HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.
Chopchicks in Paris

10 Top picks from the ChopChicks in Paris for Best Asian Restaurants

Three Asian-American girls from California are on a serious mission to find the best tasting Asian restaurants in Paris. With over 90 restaurants tested, the ChopChicks in Paris, are on an enviable gastronomical treasure hunt. Discover their favorite picks.
Charlotte Debeugny - Nutritionist in Paris

A No-Nonsense Nutritionist in Paris on Food and Family

Meet Charlotte Debeugny, a no-nonsense nutritionist in Paris who believes sensible and good eating habits are the best way to feel good about yourself. The mother of three has penned two nutritional books and is now working on a masters degree in her spare time. From her home outside of Paris, Charlotte talks about her two passions: food and family.
Guo Pei - Daijin gown

Guo Pei: a Chinese Couturière Takes on the World

Chinese couturier, Guo Pei, who became a global name when Rihanna wore one of her stunning gowns to the 2015 Met Gala, sets up a showroom in Paris to expand globally.
Power of scent

Parisian Perfumer on the Power of Scent and Living Her Dream

What is the secret behind the alchemy of an alluring scent, and how does one become a perfume creator? To find out, INSPIRELLE spoke to perfumer Stéphanie Poulage, an internationally-minded French mother of two who, after working for years on big brands, took the plunge and launched her own line of unique fragrances under the label Poulage Parfumeur.
Genie Godula

Genie Godula: Who’s that Girl on France 24 Television?

Born and bred in Chicago, USA, Genie Godula is one of the rare American journalists reporting for French media. Today, she's the familiar face on France 24 TV presenting the daytime newscasts.
Kristin Louise Duncombe

Kristin Louise Duncombe Bares All About Life as a Trailing Wife

Are you a "trailing wife" or a ”trailing spouse”? Few people understand what this wretched expression means, and even fewer are able to express how it really feels to leave everything behind to follow a partner fulfilling his or her career path abroad. Yet Kristin Louise Duncombe has hit it on the nail first with her memoir, "Trailing", and now in her newest book, "Five Floors Up".
Finnish designer

Finnish Designer Under French Influence Crafts her Own Style

Meet Anna Ruohonen, the Finnish designer who has carved herself a special niche in the French fashion world with her ethical approach and timeless style.