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All Good Things Must Come to an End: The Closing of Colette, a Paris Fashion Institution

HiP Paris Blog says goodbye to Paris fashion institution Colette

Colette, which has been described by Forbes as The Trendiest Store In The World’, is a Paris institution. Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield famously declared that its the only shop he visits because they have things no one else has. But Colette is not only for the rich and famous; tourists, locals, young and old, trendy and not-so-trendy, everyone can find something that amuses or inspires at Colette.

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LOULOU Restaurant at Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Overlooking the vast gardens of the Palais du Louvre behind the walls of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the arty restaurant LOULOU. From the same group behind Monsieur Bleu at the Palais de Tokyo, as well as a myriad of Paris’ well-frequented nightlife destinations — Le Zig Zag, Le Yoyo Palais de Tokyo, and Le Castel to name a few — comes their latest number nestled like a gem among the museum’s priceless treasures.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best knife stores in Paris

Knife Shopping and Sharpening in Paris: Recommendations From a Chef

A trusty knife is the best accessory a cook could ask for. Without a good knife, our handiwork is useless. Sharpening your knife is absolutely essential and even if you buy the most expensive, beautiful knife, it’s not going to get the job done effectively if the blade is not tip-top sharp.

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HiP Paris Blog explores countryside women

French Countryside Living: Inspiration From French Women

When I moved from Paris to the French countryside, I knew I would miss things from the city- I just didn’t know exactly what those things would be. I was certain that country life would be enriching and come with added benefits- more space, a slower pace of life, fresh air, a nightly view of the starry sky, to name a few- but I didn’t expect to miss so much from my city life once I left it behind.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up this October's events in Paris

October Events in Paris: Marché des Producteurs, Gauguin, Le Festival des Vins & More

Celebrate the crisp return of autumn with our picks of what’s on in the city this month. Also including a tour of the Montparnasse and the ASIA NOW Paris Asian Art Fair.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up this Autumn's jazz events

Autumn Jazz Events in Paris: Jazz sur Seine, Blue Note Festival & Postmodern Jukebox

Fall is the season for jazz in Paris. The autumn leaves bring us the best jazz the city has to offer. Here are a few can’t miss shows to check out.

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HiP Paris Blog explores what it's like to move to Paris alone

Single in the City: Moving to Paris Tout Seul

Picking up and moving countries is tough no matter the circumstances, and expat life in Paris is hard (and also really awesome!) for all of us. But I believe there have been moments which were harder for me as someone who moved to Paris on my own.

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HiP Paris Blog checks out citizenM hotel

Business Travel Made Easy at CitizenM Hotel La Défense

Business folk (and savvy tourists looking for cheaper room rates) often choose to stay at La Défense for its convenient proximity to the multitude of French multinationals based there. It’s these travelers that Dutch hotel group citizenM (short for “Mobile Citizen of the World”) is hoping to attract with its first Paris hotel.

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HiP Paris Blog explores the fashion mom blues

The Expat Mom Experience: Paris Fashion Post-Baby

The air in Paris is getting cooler and the metro a little busier with Parisians restored from summer vacation, which signifies la rentrée is in full steam. September marks the unofficial start of a new year where to-do lists are acknowledged again and event calendars fill up. And if you are in a major city, September also marks Fashion Week.

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