Current Affairs

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Paris Attacks reflections

Reflections from Paris

This week, as a shadow of darkness hangs over our beloved Paris, we have struggled to find the right words to share with you. So we reached out to our amazing contributors and friends, who have helped produce this special issue of INSPIRELLE...
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.
refugees

Global Mom: Expat Women Understand the Need to Help Refugees

A globe-trotting writer and mother describes how she became involved in the cause of helping refugees, documenting their experiences to give them a voice.

18 Key Changes in France That Affect your Pocketbook and Lifestyle in 2020

What changes in France can you hope for in 2020? The start of the New Year may bring some important changes to our French laws and pocketbooks.
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.
meaning of Thanksgiving

American in Paris Reflects on Today’s Meaning of Thanksgiving

This moment of gratitude is the ideal time to be inspired by the true meaning of Thanksgiving and consider how we can work together for a better future.
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.
state of emergency in France

What It Means to Live in a State of Emergency Facing Terrorism

For expats whose jobs, spouses or dreams brought them to France, 2015 was a year when one could legitimately wonder whether the pleasures of life in this country were going to be compromised by the increasingly alarming trajectory of violence, and tension, which resulted from the attacks of January and November. The refrain of "they shall not win" could not eradicate a general feeling of unease felt by many Parisians, and not only expats, in the weeks after November 13.
change

COVID, George Floyd, and My Wave of Anger on a Normandy Beach

An American expat in Paris draws a link from the past to recent events and shares her struggle to make significant change in our turbulent world today.