Portraits

Portraits
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.
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.
fit to inspire

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?
Our Paris Stories

Meet the Millennials Telling Our Paris Stories

How the two young founders of the blog Our Paris Stories created a platform for expats in Paris to share their unique experiences.

How a Single Mom in Paris Covers War, Conflict and Human Lives

Many women choose to alter or give up their careers when they have children. Not Janine di Giovanni. An award winning war correspondent and Middle East Editor of Newsweek, this single mother feels the call of duty each time an opportunity arises to slip into battle zones to put a human face on war.

Colombian Bartender Shakes Up Cocktail World in Paris

Meet the inspiring Carina Soto Velasquez, one of the world's top bartenders and an entrepreneur rolling out hip concept resto-bars around the city. Find out her tips for running a successful business.
on-line shopping

Nettement Chic’s Kate Davis on the Best of French Online Shopping

She’s smart, intuitive and has a flair for fashion. Kate Davis is an Englishwoman living in Paris for over nine years. A lawyer by trade, Kate launched Nettement Chic in January 2012. Now shoppers flock to her beautiful website to discover what she and her team are featuring from the best French online boutiques offering fashion, accessories, beauty, decoration and children’s clothing.

Paris Bids a Loving Farewell to Patricia Laplante-Collins

Paris bids a fond farewell to Patricia Laplante-Collins, who hosted Patricia’s Expat Soirées every week for decades, connecting people with passion.

Insider Tips to Becoming a Successful Freelancer Abroad

Are you a freelancer looking to build a successful career while living and working in another country? Here are some tips from freelance correspondent Annabelle Azadé on how to succeed as an expat working abroad.
refugee camp in northern France

Expat Women in Paris Wade into the Heart of the Jungle to Help Refugees

For the past few months, a small group of women have been driving from Paris to northern France and Germany with carloads filled with blankets, clothing and food. They leave the comfort of their own homes behind in search of broken families in need of immediate assistance. INSPIRELLE spoke with Kelly, Reema and Carina after their latest road trip to northern France, where refugee children and adults are struggling in dire, freezing conditions.