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A Socially Responsible Wine Shop in Paris: Les Petits Domaines

HiP Paris Blog visits Les Petits Domaines - a wine shop for women

Isabelle Larenaudie of Les Petits Domaines is a true woman of wine—moreover, she loves supporting other passionate females shifting the historically male-dominated realm of fine wine and spirits. But you don’t have to be a woman to appreciate the in-house selection or hospitality here.

An ambassador for women who make wine and also for small, ethical producers, Isabelle is eager to educate you on socially responsible vignerons from France’s treasured wine regions.

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HiP Paris Blog reports on Ground Control's new address

Ground Control: A New Home Near Gare De Lyon, Great Eats, and a Community Garden

Ground Control, the 18th arrondissement’s beloved ephemeral summer hangout spot, has changed its zip code. The pop-up has moved into a former post office space in the 12th, near the Gare de Lyon.

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HiP Paris Blog checks out Cafe Mericourt, Cafe Oberkampf's brother cafe.

Café Oberkampf's Newest Venture: Café Méricourt

Café Méricourt, Café Oberkampf’s grand frère cafe, has just opened around the corner from the local favorite’s first location.

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HiP Paris Blog explores being an expat mom in Paris.

The Expat Mom Experience: Reconsidering Paris

If being an expat felt like the ultimate exploration into the unknown, the birth of our son Georges made me discover Paris once again, this time through the eyes of a mother.

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HiP Paris Blog lists what's on in Paris this July

July Events in Paris: Afropunk, Foodie Walks, the Cuban National Ballet and More

Summer is in full swing and there’s plenty to do in Paris this month. Including markets, wine tasting, an art exhibition, and much more.

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HiP Paris Blog visits Les Choupettes

Les Choupettes de ChouChou: Organic Puff Pastry and Chantilly Cream in Montmartre

Les Choupettes de ChouChou in Montmartre is a monothematic pastry shop which only sells chouquettes, the ubiquitous bite sized choux pastries beloved by French children and adults alike, filled with feather light whipped cream and whimsically renamed “choupettes.”

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Smoking in Paris

The French and Their Cigarettes: The Growing Anti-Smoking Movement in France

Before the ban, it was hard to believe that France- the land of Serge Gainsbourg and his famous Gauloises cigarettes- would ever go smoke free, but now it feels normal.

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French Chic, fervent-adepte-de-la-mode, Flickr 16

French Chic

When I first moved to Paris, I secretly hoped that living in the city would give me the inside intel I needed to master the art of looking carefully disheveled. Like Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina”, I, too, wanted to be magically transformed into an irresistible, doe-eyed creature draped in elegant scarves and sporting sexy topknots, as I flitted gracefully down the Champs-Elysées. How could I go wrong?

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HiP Paris Blog: Paris Breakfast Favorite to Open Second Location

Holybelly II

Impatient regulars and time pressed tourists who took flight at the sight of long lines outside Holybelly, the 10th arrondissement restaurant, will be happy to learn that their favorite all-day-breakfast address will soon be opening another spot to get their pancake fix.

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