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Dating in Paris: How to Hook a Frenchman

How to Date in Paris: What to wear, what to eat, and what to talk about with the Frenchman of your dreams

Katerina Athanasaki

Finding myself a single woman in Paris after 20 years of happily-ever-after came as something of a shock. Having lived decades as a Madame, I was suddenly a Mademoiselle. It took months of deep mourning before I awoke and realized that I was in Paris, it was springtime, and I was free to explore my fantasy of dating a Parisian. He’d lived in my dreams for ages, suave with an intellectual flair. He definitely wore glasses and a scarf, his unruly brown hair would be lightly greased back. Miraculously, he’d be 100% nicotine-free. He’d occasionally trip over uneven cobblestone as he geeked out, contemplating an important question regarding Nietzsche, Hegel, or Sartre.

How to Date in Paris: What to wear, what to eat, and what to talk about with the Frenchman of your dreams

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Les Chouettes Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge: A Cosy and Refined Art Deco Gem in Paris' Fashionable Haut Marais

Les Chouettes Restaurant and Lounge

Newly opened on Rue de Picardie in Paris’ Haut Marais neighborhood is the visually pleasing Parisian bistro Les Chouettes. With an elegant interior by design firm Lázaro Rosa Violán, the three-story restaurant and cocktail bar feels like a modern rendition of the Parisian art deco lounge.

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Le Super Petit Marché: A Retro Grocery Store in Paris' 18eme, stop in for artisanal and local produce

Le Super Petit Marché

Martine Boutin left corporate life in Paris’ La Défense business district to open a retro-style grocery shop near the mairie of the 18th arrondissement, keeping the neighborhood stocked six days a week with products that are often only available at farm shops in the countryside.

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Lead Charlie Hebdo, Montage Republique

Je Suis Charlie

Paris. We love you and our hearts are heavy for you. What happened at Charlie Hebdo will be with us forever. The families, colleagues, and victims are in our thoughts and prayers. There is the promise that we can use this momentum of hope to move forward and make us all better people, this world a better place. A world where freedom of expression prevails. Everywhere.

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A Noste: After Work Drinks, Tapas Small Plates, and Fine Dining Restaurant in Paris' La Bourse Neighborhood

A Noste: Drinks and Tapas Small Plates

The area surrounding metro Bourse, teeming with business people and local employees during the day, generally vacates and becomes a ghost town after work hours. All that is changing with the arrival of A Noste, a split level tapas and fine dining restaurant on rue du 4 Septembre.

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The Best January 2015 Events in Paris: Les Soldes, Film Festivals, Expositions, Dance Performances, International Design and Decoration

January Events in Paris

Les Soldes, Truffaut Exhibition, Fête du Graphisme, Faits d’Hiver, Paris Déco Off, La gastronomie vietnamienne dans tous ses états, Pastel et nu by Nicolas Party, L’asso AgoraFrog hip-hop event.

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HiP Paris Blog Wishes You a Happy New Year 2015 and Bonne Année from Paris! Check out our favorite restaurants, wine bars, neighborhoods, and Parisian boutiques from 2014.

Happy New Year 2015

It is hard to believe that yet another year has come to a close, and in ringing in 2015 we find ourselves both grateful for the year past and eager for all this new year will bring. While looking ahead to 2015, we would like to give a nod to some of our favorite Paris moments of 2014.

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A Romantic Winter in Paris: Sip a mug of hot chocolate, enjoy ice skating on the Eiffel Tower, visit Le Carnavalet, and snuggle with your lover at Paris' fireplace bars

A Romantic Winter in Paris

With the temperatures decreasing and the light dimming, winter in Paris might not seem like the most romantic time of year, however, in many ways, it can be a lovers’ paradise. Here are five fun ideas to spice and warm up your couples’ outing in the chilly city of amour.

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Visit Le Poutch Café for Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch!, Inventive and Seasonal Food near Paris' Canal Saint Martin

Le Poutch Café

Café Le Poutch may be new to the scene at Canal Saint Martin, but it’s already made 13, rue Lucien Sampaix its own. With a good soundtrack, free wifi, and a delicious menu, the café makes an excellent choice for a lunch, an afternoon with a word document, or a coffee date.

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