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June, 2018

HiP Paris Blog discovers the organic coffee and tea of La Main Noire

La Main Noire: Elevating Paris' Coffee (and Tea) Scene

The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.

Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travelers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon.

Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Located on the otherwise unremarkable end of the Boulevard Beaumarchais, amidst a series of second hand camera shops and fast food lunch options you'll find Neighbours, a café that's as friendly as its name.

Neighbours: A Friendly Café in Paris' 3ème

We've asked journalist, podcaster, and Paris dweller Oliver Gee to share his advice on how to pull of the perfect first trip to Paris.

Getting Paris Right the First Time

As it turns out, when you look beyond the Instagram filter, Paris remains a lovely city, but also a lonely one.

Moving to Paris: The Reality Behind the Dream

Society Room is a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.

Society Room: Art de vivre and shopping in Paris' 8ème

By the time June rolls around in Paris the natives start feeling justified in planning their social life around being outside. Luckily the city's social calendar follows suit by suggesting plenty of festivals and outdoor events to accommodate Vitamin D deprived urbanites.

June Events: We Love Green, Fête de la Musique, Les Soldes & More

May, 2018

Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.

Black Bread Hits the Paris Scene

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements.

Multicultural Paris: La Chapelle Neighborhood Round Up

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again.

Dilia: Divine Dining in Paris' 20ème

If Une Glace à Paris is a sign of things to come, imaginative ice cream is the next big thing in the world of pastry, and what better place than Paris to indulge in a stroll-around-the-city friendly cone?

A Taste of Artisanal Ice Cream at Une Glace à Paris

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations.

Lafayette Anticipations: Contemporary Art Hits the Marais

The Hood wears many hats, and it carries each one impeccably. By day, the comfortable, airy space serves as a coffeehouse and creative meeting place. By night, a veritable gastronomic address.

The Hood Paris: Coffee, Creativity and Gastronomy

Le Grand Bain specializes in imaginative small plates, blending diverse flavors and international ingredients with ease.

Le Grand Bain: imaginative small plates in Paris' Belleville

Steps from the bustle of rue des Rosiers, Tavline is a hint of Tel Aviv in the heart of the Marais.

Tavline: A Taste of Tel Aviv in Paris' Marais

A blend of specialty coffee shop and high-end French pâtisserie, La Goutte d’Or proposes a mix of traditional viennoiseries such as croissants and madeleines, as well as edgier creations that reflect Menguy’s quirky style.

La Goutte d’Or: Exquisite Pastries in Paris' 18ème

Street art is often placed in obscure or unexpected places, so next time you’re out and about in Paris, keep your eyes open for artistic discoveries.

Paris Street Art: A Guide for the Urban Explorer

May Events: Tous à l'Opéra, Taste of Paris, Villette Sonique & More

April, 2018

Here are our favorite Breton sights and the artisanal gastronomic flavors that accompany them.

The Best of Brittany: Culinary Treasures from the Breton Coast

Belle Maison is the little sister of two other celebrated restaurants in the 9th arrondissement- Le Pantruche and Caillebotte- and it has quickly garnered a faithful following of its own, with diners who appreciate the small inventive menu and calming décor.

Belle Maison Restaurant: Seafood and Ambiance in Paris' SoPi 'hood

Until recently catch of the day seafood at your doorstep has been a privilege reserved for restaurateurs with delivery service or those who lived by the seaside, but the arrival of Poiscaille has changed all that.

Catch of the Day: Ethical Seafood in Paris

We are currently looking for original contributions and unique pitches from skilled writers and photographers looking for assignments that will whisk them around our beautiful city.

Paris Through Your Eyes: Unique Photos and Original Stories Wanted

An old French saying advises that those struck with spring fever exercise restraint and cover up and stay warm until the month of May- an act of willpower made easier by the fact that this month is full of fun indoor activities.

April Events in Paris: Foire de Paris, Rhum Fest, & More

March, 2018

But now, in a small village where no one locks their doors (and everyone is up by 8am) I realized that I was effectively living in an open house community, where neighbors pop over at any moment to say hello, ask for a favor, or just chat because the mood strikes them.

Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? Learning the Ropes of Social Life in Rural France

For the occasion of the release of her latest book, Paris in Stride, Jessie Kanelos Weiner shared some of her favorite spots in Paris to visit to get her creative juices flowing.

Paris Inspiration: One Artist's Go-To Spots that Spark Creativity

new technologies now allow English-speaking audiences to attend all kinds live performances alongside locals without missing a word.

Anglo Friendly Theatre in Paris? Oui!

Breadlovers’ Paris: Our Top Picks in Montmartre's Abbesses 'Hood

Here are some reflections after months of navigating the French language, for those who are considering the same.

Lost in Translation: The Nitty Gritty of Learning French

March Events: Fitbit Semi-Marathon, Martin Margiela, Benjamin Millepied, and more!

February, 2018

HiP Paris Blog explores the trendy new cafes and restaurants in Florence

Rediscovering Florence: Craft Coffee, Vegetarian Dining & More

Stoney Clove Bakery is an American owned “all-American bakery” in the 2nd arrondissement, tucked away in a quaint space on a side street away from the crowds of rue Montorgueil.

Stoney Clove Bakery: American Comfort Food in Paris' Montorgueil 'Hood

Impressions from expat's early days in Paris.

An Expat in the City of Light: Finding 'Home' in Paris

HiP Paris Blog covers what's new in Montmartre

Montmartre: Exploring the New, Hip and Delicious Additions to one of our Favorite Paris 'Hoods

HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best concept store cafes

Beyond Colette: Paris Concept Store Shopping and Dining Bliss

HiP Paris Blog covers the recent snowfall in Paris

Paris Sous la Neige: Snow Inspired Delight (and Panic) Hits Paris

HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best souffle in Paris

The Art of the Soufflé: Finding the best of a French Classic in Paris

HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top events in Paris this February

February Events in Paris: World's Largest Wine Tasting, Salon de l'Agriculture & More

January, 2018

HiP Paris Blog covers the opening of Printemps du Gout

Printemps du Goût: Paris Institution Focuses on French Terroir

HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top French podcasts

Francophile Radio: Tuning in to France's Best Podcasts