December 25, 2012
As this year draws to a close, we want to take this time to thank all our wonderful readers (that’s you!) and the talented writers and photographers who make this blog what it is. We wouldn’t be here without you!
A few very important things happened here on HiP Paris in 2012:
Paige Frost taught us how to become French and gave us important advice on French bathroom etiquette. She finds French men seductive, sexy, cool, so it’s no surprise she got married in a French chateau.
Amy Thomas had some great tips on navigating the French dining scene if you’re a vegetarian. She took on one of the biggest questions of all time and introduced us to the fabulous Melissa Unger of Seymour Projects. Since she’s also an expert on all things sweet, we were really excited to get her list of favorite French chocolate shops.
Tory Hoen had fashion tips for the spring, summer, and fall, and she even weighed in on the wedge sneaker debate (yes, those happened in 2012 too).
She also confessed to the 5 freaky French foods she’s still afraid to eat.
Meg Gagnard introduced us to Colorova and Popelini, two great new pastry spots. We were also thrilled to present her review of Helmut Newcake and Noglu, two of her favorite gluten-free spots in Paris.
Nicole Smith finally found the perfect hairdresser in Paris
Victoria Wall briefed us on the art of the Parisian soirée
Nicole Gustin wrote about what she would do with one month in Paris
Kelly Page wrote about finding the perfect Paris apartment.
We also want to give a big shout out to Didier Gauducheau and Julien Hausherr for their wonderful photography, as well as to all the contributors to our Flickr pool and the talented photographers who have been kind enough to share their images with us over this past year.
Written by Genevieve Sandifer
Genevieve was born in New York City and raised between London and Paris. Genevieve is part of the Haven in Paris team and is the editor of the Hip Paris blog. Unable to stay away from Paris for too long, she now splits her time between New York, Honolulu and Paris, where she keeps tabs on the Haven in Paris properties and service providers and scours the city for great bistros, cocktail bars and vintage stores.
Website: Haven in Paris