Posts by Travel Proper:

  • Where to taste France's best Boeuf Bourguignon, a savory and rich traditional beef stew from Burgundy

    Hunting for the Best Boeuf Bourguignon in France

    Boeuf bourguignon, immortalized by Julia Child, is a classic French dish. “People don’t make it right because it takes too much time” is a phrase I hear often on visits to Burgundy, the birthplace of the beloved French dish. Luckily there are some places that are getting it right.

  • Weekend Trips from Paris: 48 Hours in Marrakech

    48 Hours in Marrakech

    Just three hours by plane from Paris is the red city of Marrakech. There’s a reason the city has been a favorite of creative types and designers. The colors and the chaos are intoxicating. And because it’s a relatively quick flight you can feasibly tackle the city in a long weekend.

  • Best Pungent French Cheese and Cheese Shops in Paris

    Stinky French Cheese: Our Top 8 and Where to Find Them in Paris

    The types of cheese in France are varied and while it may seem like a love of pungent cheese is in the blood of the French, I believe it’s an acquired taste. Rather than going straight for the Brie on your next trip to Paris push your palate by trying one of the following stinky cheeses.

  • Spring Street Style, Montage 5

    Spring Street Style in Paris: Five Tips to Take Away from Paris Fashion Week

    While designers unveiled their collections at Paris Fashion Week, bloggers, models, and starlets showed what’s fashionable now on the streets of Paris. Investing in one or more of these in-style pieces will help reboot your wardrobe for a stylish springtime in the City of Light.

  • Fine jewelry in Paris. Discover the city's precious stones at museums, historic neighborhoods, and vintage markets

    All That Glitters: Paris for Lovers (of Fine Jewelry)

    Paris is a city that shimmers. Considered by many as the capital of fine jewelry, the city is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts with its famed jewelry houses at Place Vendôme and historical pieces in museums across the city, however, it can be an exclusive and secretive world

  • The best organic bakeries in Paris, serving up baguettes and pastries that are healthy as well as delicious

    The Best (Organic) Bread in Paris

    Healthy, organic food is sweeping through Paris in the form of health food stores, juice bars and vegetarian cafés, and not even boulangeries are immune to the health food craze. We love these loaves from top bakers who are making baguettes in biologique (organic) varieties.

  • Where to Eat the Best Roast Chicken in Paris: The Chicken Lady at Marché Bastille, Le Coq Rico, Maison Ramella, and more!

    Roasted Chicken in Paris: The Best Poulet Roti in the City of Light

    No country takes chicken more seriously than France, where there are dozens of heritage breeds and where over 30 percent of the chickens consumed have been pasture-raised. However, not all poulet rôtis in Paris are created equal. Discover the best places to sample roast chicken here.

  • Featured Paris Day Trips, Palais de Fontainebleu Facade, Chateau visit

    Day Trips from Paris: Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Malmaison & More

    While Paris is incredible, some of my favorite days have been spent escaping the city. Many fascinating daytrips are reachable by an easy train or car ride and while Versailles is by far the most famous and popular, there are other great places to visit that are just as interesting without the crowds.

  • Featured Bobs, Cherry Pie

    Bob’s Bake Shop: A Slice of New York in Paris’ 18th Arrondissement

    When he opened his first spot, Bob’s Juice Bar, in 2006, Marc Grossman says he was driven by a simple desire to bring a little of New York to Paris.. Since opening his first cafe he has almost single-handedly changed Parisian’s dining habits for the better, introducing them to things like green juice and rice bowls he calls “Veggie Stew.” However, he says his goal was never to push a health food agenda, but rather serve organic, wholesome, tasty food. “We’re not extreme.” says Grossman. “We have muffins, but we also have salads. We try to mix it up.”

  • hip paris blog, best mexican restaurants, casey hatfield, candelaria tacos (lead)

    Found: Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Paris

    When I spent a semester abroad in London in college, I desperately missed Mexican food. I remember asking a local if you could get it anywhere in the city. He replied “You mean like Doritos?” Obviously Mexican food was a long ways from catching on. But not in Paris.

  • Affordable Wines of Burgundy, Domaine Chandon de Briailles, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Casey Hatfield

    Your French Wine Guide: Affordable Wines of Burgundy

    Burgundy is home to some of the most rare and expensive wine in the world. Though prices have gone up significantly in recent years, this wine region is not just for the 1 percent. There are still many great deals to be had if you know where to look. In this post, we bring you a selection of reasonably priced, delicious wines…

  • Women of Burgundy, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Casey Hatfield

    It’s Not Just A Man’s World: A Closer Look At Women and Wine in Burgundy

    Although the world of wine has long been a men’s game (with a couple notable exceptions), women are increasingly playing greater roles in winemaking around the world. Perhaps nowhere are they having more of an impact than in the Burgundy region of France, where it seems women own many of the best and most prestigious domaines.

  • Tortilleria in Paris, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Mil Amores Tortilleria

    Mil Amores Tortilleria: Authentic Tortillas in Paris — Finally!

    Behind a heavy wooden door and down a long corridor in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, Parisians and expats gather like addicts in need of a fix. They hand over money through a doorway in exchange for a much coveted product they can’t find anywhere else in Paris– fresh corn tortillas. Erika Ungur, who is originally from Cancun, opened Mil Amores Tortilleria with two partners last year.