Posts by Tory Hoen:

  • Fashion in Film: Catherine Deneuve’s Classic Glamour in Belle de Jour

    Is there anyone more radiant than a young Catherine Deneuve? The answer, my friends, is no. I confirmed this fact upon re-watching Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel’s 1967 film in which Mme. Deneuve deftly juggles her housewifely duties with her day job (as a prostitute), all while looking like the classiest broad to have ever […]

  • Favorite Paris Spots: The Magic of Deyrolle’s Parisian Taxidermy

    In the town where I grew up, there was a small, mostly underwhelming children’s science museum. The best part of it by far was its taxidermy Bengal tiger, which was positioned—perhaps strategically—just around a sharp turn in a hallway. If you turned the corner unaware, it would inevitably scare the bejeezus out of you. And […]

  • French Beauty Tips: 12 French Pharmacy Items We Can’t Do Without

    Making Magique Having grown up on CVS and Walgreens, the French pharmacy was a revelation to me. Anyone who has ever been lured by the glowing green cross knows that pharmacies in France shill more than medicine and bath staples. They’re cosmetic wonderlands that offer some of the most ingenious—not to mention luxurious—products around. Making […]

  • Answering the Inevitable: “So, Are You Totally Fluent in French Now?”

    Karigee When I moved back to New York from Paris, I began to notice a trend. When people learned that I had lived in Paris, their first question (once they’d finished gasping with joy) was almost always: “So, are you totally fluent in French?”. Annelie Willemijn At first, I thought it was a test. People […]

  • Paris Fashion: Our 15 Favorite Fall Items

    D©Bloom Fall is the absolute best season for style—agreed? During the summer, you’d rather just be naked, and come winter, you wish you could wear one of those sleeping-bag coats all day. Autumn provides a precious window in which you can strut your stuff while feeling cozy and comfortable. Here are some of our Paris-ready […]

  • Wedge Sneakers: Paris Fashion Do or Don’t?

    Loove I’m so confused. When I first saw French designer Isabel Marant’s “sneakers”—which have a concealed 3-inch wedge heel built into them—I was mystified. It seemed like the worst of both worlds: you get the sloppy look of a sneaker and the discomfort of a high heel. Sweet combo! Popofstyle Don’t get me wrong—I’m a […]

  • Paris Summer Fashion: This Season’s 13 Must-Haves

    Making Magique With the longest day of the year quickly approaching, we are beyond ready to break out our summer duds. The weather isn’t exactly tropical here in Paris, but we’re all for a little wishful dressing. Here are 13 pieces we’d be psyched to wear this season—whether or not the sun decides to shine! […]

  • Channeling Monet: An Afternoon at Giverny

    Billbooz & Thezartorialist I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Monet’s paintings. Yes, they’re pretty—that much is undeniable. He certainly cornered the market on water lilies and haystacks. But I suppose I’ve developed a sense of indifference toward his work because it’s so ubiquitous. He’s one of the first artists I learned about (in […]

  • Top 5 Freaky French Foods We’re Still Scared To Eat

    Bone marrow, not on Tory’s list but, maybe it should be? (Roboppy) I consider myself an adventurous eater, and from an early age, I had a French-leaning palate. As soon as I learned to chew solid foods, I began inhaling Roquefort, paté, and on occasion, entire sticks of butter. But despite my penchant for richness, there […]

  • Rino Restaurant: High-Impact Cuisine in Paris’ 11eme

    Last spring, every food-following Parisian had their sights set on one restaurant: Rino. After it opened in February 2010, chef Giovanni Passerini’s cozy, modern bistro quickly became the place for innovative, market-driven fare at reasonable prices. At the time, nearly every review was favorable (if not positively glowing); a year later, we stopped in again, […]

  • Puerto Cacao: Socially Minded Chocolate in Paris

    Julien Hausherr Yes, more chocolate! Paris does not lack for it. But in a town that boasts everything from over-the-top delicacies to perfectly executed classics, we’re always impressed when a shop manages to distinguish itself from the cacao-hawking competition. Puerto Cacao is not the most decadent, shocking or renowned chocolate shop in Paris, but it […]

  • The Beef Club: High-Brow Burgers and Clever Cocktails in Paris

    Fresh off the heels of their successes in Paris, London and now New York, the Experimental Cocktail Crew makes its culinary debut in Paris (where else?) with the Beef Club. If you stop by, let us know what you think in the comments!  -Geneviève Didier Gauducheau Just a few steps from one of Paris’s least […]

  • April in Paris: Tory’s 10 Spring Fashion Essentials

    HiP Paris fave and globe-trotter extraordinaire Tory Hoen is finally back in Paris. In the next few weeks she’ll be doing the rounds of Paris’ latest hotspots, but first she shares her top Paris spring fashion picks with us here… Enjoy! -Geneviève Carin Olsson When I decided to spend this April in Paris, my euphoria […]