February 2, 2017
Ever since my first visit to the City of Light as a child, I knew that I eventually wanted to live there, and my family knew it too, often retelling stories of me leap-frogging over the iconic street posts and disappearing down les petites rues.
Skip forward to October 2015, after spending another two months travelling around Europe, I returned to my hometown, Perth (the most isolated capital city in the world). I always finish my trips in Paris because, well, it’s Paris! A couple of weeks later, back into the routine of my everyday life, the inevitable longing to return kicked in, and so without much planning, I booked a one-way flight and landed at Charles de Gaulle three months later.
I have since returned to Australia and can’t say that my year in Paris was easy. Between studying to improve my French so I felt confident enough to apply for jobs, moving apartments four times, and battling to immerse myself in a foreign social environment that I had only ever really dipped a toe in, I often felt completely overwhelmed. On the flip side, I had an excitement and sense of energy that only comes from living in a cultural mecca like Paris, where every day provides the opportunity to experience and create something new. Plus, not to mention endless supplies of croissants, stinky cheeses on every corner, and super-cheap French wine!
So, when the opportunity arose to work with HiP Paris as the Editorial Assistant, I knew that it would be a catalyst for an even more authentic vie parisienne and jumped at it. Beyond the tasks associated with the inner workings of running a successful blog – sourcing photography, uploading content to the site, and researching related stories – the experience encouraged me to observe deeper, question more, and create more valuable relationships.
As a result, I have been able to share with you some of my own adventures and insights into what adds to the unique cultural fabric that is Paris. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Erica, Editorial Director and Owner of Haven In, and Erin, our HiP Editor, who have both been so encouraging, and enabled me to develop new skills, and branch out of my comfort zone.
Yet all good things must come to an end, and even though I’m sure this won’t be the last you hear from me, it is time to pass this incredible opportunity to the next Paris enthusiast, who will hopefully find it equally as rewarding and exciting.
Think you’re a great fit and ready to hit the ground running? Find more information on the HiP Paris Editorial Intern position here. If interested in applying, simply send a cover letter, CV, and 2-3 samples of editorial work to [email protected]. If you don’t have any published editorial work yet, please send us a list of some of your favorite blogs and/or photography websites that you feel define your personal aesthetic.
Written by Tristan Treeby for HiP Paris. All photos by Tristan Treeby. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven In.
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December 7, 2016
When searching for solid Italian cuisine, you know you have chosen well when the chefs and wait staff can be heard passionately chattering away in Italian on the terrace during their quick break between rushes. It is understandable why Parisiens, and in-the-know tourists alike, are flocking to Mamma Primi, the newest address from Big Mamma Group.
Following from the success of East Mamma and Ober Mamma, Mamma Primi saw its doors open to eager diners, ready to get in on the hype, on the 1st September in the Batignolles district of the 17th arrondissement, just a stone’s throw from Place de Clichy and the Butte Montmartre.
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November 17, 2016
I recently met a friend in the 10ème late one glorious afternoon – not a cloud in sight. We picked up a bottle of wine, some cheese, and a baguette and headed directly for the Canal St-Martin to join the revellers at the popular waterside hangout.
However, after the chèvre had been demolished, and a buzz kicked in from our nearly empty bottle of wine, we felt the cool chill of the new autumn air pass over us. Not wanting to waste the energy of the evening, I asked my friend, “où peut-on aller?” The immediate area around the canal is bustling with obvious options, but I was eager to seek out somewhere new and exciting. Clearly my friend had come up with something, but the only response I got was, “j’ai une bonne idée – viens!”
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October 13, 2016
There is a certain sensation that comes from stepping out of a barbershop completely refreshed and tailored, a feeling that, for the gents, doesn’t quite seem possible when leaving a regular hair salon. Like many cities around the world, Paris has experienced a revival of traditional barbering methods in recent years. Hand razors, shears, hot towel wraps, and aromatic oils are all creeping back into the grooming routine of the everyday man.
Whether you are a traditional gentleman sporting a slick back style, a modern man with a classic fade, a proud bearer of a full beard, or a younger dude pulling off something a little bolder, Paris has a great selection of barbershops to suit your style. Here are my top three picks.
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September 22, 2016
You might very well be reading this post on your iPhone, iPad, or some other portable piece of technology. Sure, that’s the world we live in, where we can receive and record information with the touch of a screen. However, if you are anything like me, perhaps you still occasionally relish in the tactility of textured paper, bound in covers of something equally as practical as it is creative.
As I wander Paris, it is inevitable that I will spot a new pâtisserie, café, or store that I would like to return to another time (probably because I have already had my fill of treats for the day). Good thing I usually have a notebook or sketchbook in my backpack, ready to quickly note the name and location, alongside random sketches and other scribbles, so that I can come back and gorge in the near future.
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September 15, 2016
Tucked away in a secluded garden on top of the hill of Montmartre is the joint home-studio of Sébastien Cordoleani, sole designer and craftsman at Archipel, a new Parisian brand presenting a range of innovative and elegant leather bags.
Sébastien, an industrial designer, holds a dominant presence within the French design scene. After having trained at the ENSCI – Les Ateliers, for more than ten years he has profited from major collaborations with French furniture designers such as Tolix, Moustache, and Ligne Roset. He also continues to develop research projects with prominent craft workshops both locally and across the globe, most notably at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the Villa Noailles in Hyères. Continue Reading »
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July 26, 2016
Workweek: cashmere jacket, chambray shirt, cotton trousers, and leather brogues.
Casual weekend: cotton t-shirt, cuffed selvedge denim jeans, and sneakers.
Parisian men certainly have an enviable ease when it comes to fashion, a skill presumably learned over years of cultural grooming. However, for the fashion-conscious dude new to the city, finding unique, quality garments outside the sea of luxury fashion houses can be tricky. Fortunately, three new-to-the-scene French menswear brands are reinventing the idea of classic style for the everyday man.
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