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Les SOLDES: Navigating Paris’ Fierce Sale Shopping Scene

HiP Paris Blog, Les Soldes, Diane YoonBroken Arm, Diane Yoon

Regulated by French law since 1906, stores are only allowed to have sales twice a year in Paris.

HiP Paris Blog, Les Soldes, Diane Yoon/Erica BermanCappuccino and shopping at Broken Arm, Diane Yoon/Erica Berman

When the Soldes begin, it is like hunting season, with each shopper tracking their prey.

HiP Paris Blog, Les Soldes, Malou LasquiteMalou Lasquite

This year, Les SOLDES begin June 25th and last one month. Here are some hints for getting ahead of the competition…

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HiP Paris Blog, Elsa Madjar, Les Trouvailles d'Elsa

How To Accessorize Like a Parisian

Much ink has been dedicated to determining exactly how Parisiennes come up with their particular brand of right-bank chic. You can read articles on how they tuck their shirts in (or out), which brand of jeans they favour and which hairdresser they frequent in order to get their perfectly undone ‘do’. But little attention has been paid to their accessories.

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Top Five Cafes in Paris, HiP Paris Blog, Au Pere Tranquilles, by Carin Olsson

Top 5: Our Favorite Parisian Cafes

Everyone has their favorite café. It’s usually the one closest to home or the office, because it’s not actually about the coffee, it’s about the crowd of familiar faces and friendly gossip. There are a few mythic addresses, though, for which even locals will cross town to savor a sun-soaked terrace, a colorful scene or prime people watching.

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Cafe Lomi

Ladies Of the Paris Dining Scene, Part II

Fresh roasted coffee, craft beer, and international wines are increasingly popular among Parisians. In part two of the Ladies of the Paris Dining Scene series we concentrate on some of the women behind the best-loved beverages in the French capital.

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Paris in Black & White, Bicycle, Michael Kandel

Paris in Black & White

Paris is beautiful no matter how you view it, but through a monochrome lens, its true elegance and character become strikingly apparent. Removing color from a place so rich in fashion, art and culture impresses a fresh perspective upon both the tourist and seasoned resident.

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Carin Olsson, Left or Right Bank

Haven in Paris Is Hiring

We’re hiring! Haven in Paris, our boutique vacation rental business with properties in Paris, London, Provence and Tuscany, is in need of fresh talent! We’re looking for someone who is just as obsessed with gorgeous vacation properties, hospitality, and making travel dreams come true as we are.

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Champs-Elysees Film Festival/Solidays

June Events in Paris

In Situ Art Festival; Festival Onze Bouge; Villette Sonique; Mobile Camera Club, La Chevelure de Berenice, Veillée Foodstock 2014; Les Jeudis Arty; Paris Jazz Festival; Champs-Elysees Film Festival; Salon du Whiskey, Fete de la Musique; Solidays 2014

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Buying a House in Burgundy, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Paige Frost

Finding My Dream French Country Home

It started on a whim. We were vacationing in the South of France near the idyllic medieval town of Roquebrun, about an hour’s drive from Montpellier. Its sun-baked stone facades are built up into a cascading hillside; a smattering of cafes and merchants dot its central tree-lined street…

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Restaurants near Le Bon Marche, Café Varenne, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Carin Olsson

Delicious Lunch Spots near Le Bon Marche

Aristide Boucicaut opened the world’s first department store in the 1850′s. Le Bon Marché was an instant and enduring success, changing shopping habits (and the neighborhood) forever. Because everyone needs to eat, we’re happy to present our favorite lunch spots in the area.

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