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Café Oberkampf’s Newest Venture: Café Méricourt

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

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

Café Méricourt is intimate yet light, fitted out with classic blonde timber, green accented window frames, lovely straw lampshades, and gold painted columns for a touch of bling.

When I visited, I enjoyed sitting solo at the bar, where the super friendly staff chatted with me as I waited for my food.

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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

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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HiP Paris Blog Visits Organic Butcher Prosper Montmartre

Jean Christophe Prosper

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting all morning under a heating lamp at the local market, do yourself a favor and step into the fascinating world of artisan butcher Jean Christophe Prosper.

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June Events in Paris

A list of what’s going on in Paris this month

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