Current Affairs

Current Affairs
dining

Terrace and Take Out Dining are the New Normal in Paris

As lockdown eases in Paris, restaurants and vendors must find creative new ways to provide fine dining while respecting safety measures.
paris cafés and restaurants

Essential Eating: Devastating Impact of Pandemic on Paris Cafés and Restaurants

A behind-the-scenes look at how Parisian restaurants and cafés are coping with the pandemic and reinventing the concept of French dining for the future.
masks

Stop Wondering if You Should Wear a Mask – Here’s Why

Masks protect yourselves and others from COVID-19. Luckily, there's now more than one way to get your hands on one in the Paris area.
non-French women

When Staying at Home is a Danger for Non-French Women

Domestic abuse is a serious problem during confinement, especially for non French-women. Luckily, prominent voices are working to ensure these women are not alone.
two cities

Man in the Kitchen: A Tale of Two Cities Living with COVID-19

Our Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton reflects on how COVID-19 is affecting life in two of his favorite cities, New York and Paris.
solo lockdown

Boosting Your Spirits in Solo Lockdown

An American alone in Paris offers her tips for getting through a solo lockdown while keeping your mood lifted and your connections strong.
kindness of strangers

Paris Lockdown: The Kindness of Strangers

Are you bored and lonely stuck inside during lockdown? An American expat in Paris shares her story of how an act of kindness is helping her get through a difficult time.
quarantine

Life Under Quarantine for a Bi-Cultural Student

A half-French, half-American student reflects on the evolution of the Coronavirus quarantine and how it has altered her life in the space of a few weeks.
Good News

Searching for Good News in Uncertain Times

Nutritionist Charlotte Debeugny reflects on uncertain times and the silver linings that could emerge from the stormclouds ahead.
act now

2020: Act Now for Women and for Our Planet

Climate change and gender inequality are two of the biggest issues facing our world today. Here's how you can be part of the solution and bring about positive change.