About HiP

Visiting Paris for the first time? Been here before and want to explore a new part of town? Live here and want tips for original things to do this weekend? Planning an upcoming trip, or simply a Francophile in need of a regular French fix?

No matter who — or where — you are, HiP Paris is your online hub for everything that's hot right now in the City of Light.

We'll point you in the right direction and introduce you to off-the-beaten-path places, hip and happening people and events, and experiences you might otherwise overlook. From Paris to New York, San Francisco to Sydney, our readers are a diverse mix, united by their desire to be "in" on what's happening in Paris. From food and fashion to architecture and culture—we've got you covered.

Hip Paris Mission

Don’t get us wrong—we love the Eiffel Tower as much as anyone. But there’s so much more to Paris than its iconic monuments and well-known sites. To us, the best way to experience this city is to dig a little deeper, hunt a little harder and linger a little longer to uncover the secrets that make Paris so utterly irresistible. From film festivals and art exhibits to street style, hot new restaurants and interviews with foodies, artists and innovators, we are constantly taking the pulse of Parisian life… and sharing our discoveries with you!

Things We Love

  • Trying new restaurants from up-and-coming chefs and sampling their creative cuisine
  • Discovering new and enticing hole-in-the-wall shops, cafes, and bars
  • Meeting local artisans—from jewelers and painters to chocolatiers and furniture designers
  • Scouring Paris’ open-air markets and cooking up tasty new recipes
  • Soaking up Parisian culture—from music festivals to fashion shows
  • Shopping the flea markets and hitting up the newest concept stores
  • Exploring lesser known Parisian neighborhoods
  • Traveling to off-the-beaten-path parts of France & Italy
  • Paris is our city, and we’re thrilled to share the best of it with you.
    If there’s a topic you crave (or one that we’ve missed), we would love to hear from you!

The Hip Paris Team

Led by our fearless leader, Erica Berman, the HiP team is composed of world travelers, <em>gourmandes</em>, culture seekers, savvy shoppers, photographers, design junkies, and aimless wanderers. We do our best to unearth insights, tidbits and insider tips that will inspire and inform our readers.

Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington,Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica came to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she never left. Erica is the founder and owner of Haven in Paris and the blog HiP Paris. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre), Maine (Damariscotta), Massachusetts (Lexington) and Italy (Genova). In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris, read, take photos, cook, ski, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends.

Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines.

Ali Postma

Ali is from Melbourne, Australia, and is passionate about all things arts and culture. In particular, she loves French film, Nordic noir, photography, street art and architecture. Addicted to pain au chocolat, Ali is fulfilling her dream of living in Paris.

About

HiP Paris aims to complement our vacation rental company, Haven in Paris. Haven in Paris offers luxury short-term vacation apartment and villa rentals in Paris, Provence, London and Tuscany. By staying in one of our exceptional handpicked apartments or villas, you benefit from all the services of a luxury hotel, but you gain the space, amenities, privacy and authenticity of your very own “home.”

We have scoured France and Italy to find exceptional properties that stand out for their fabulous décor, views, and ideal locations, and we look forward to sharing them with you!