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Lost in Translation: The Nitty Gritty of Learning French

Here are some reflections after months of navigating the French language, for those who are considering the same. Alban Martel

As far as languages go, French has a lot of cachet. Commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful languages in the world, if you ever want to sound sophisticated all you need to do is pull out a “Frenchism” (like cachet, for example) to impress people.

Here are some reflections after months of navigating the French language, for those who are considering the same.Kevin Harber/Kaci Baum

It seems that everyone wishes they spoke French- but does anyone ever really learn it? More »

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March Events: Fitbit Semi-Marathon, Martin Margiela, Benjamin Millepied, and more!

Spring sneaks up on Paris in March and Parisians are ready to get outside and play at the first signs of sun.

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HiP Paris Blog explores the trendy new cafes and restaurants in Florence

Rediscovering Florence: Craft Coffee, Vegetarian Dining & More

Florence is being introduced to the culture of slow coffee. New trendy caffès are opening that encourage customers to sit, relax and enjoy their coffees. Not only is the coffee culture changing, but the food culture is too. I never thought I would see so many vegetarian, vegan, raw, and gluten free restaurants in a city which was always so traditional.

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Stoney Clove Bakery is an American owned “all-American bakery” in the 2nd arrondissement, tucked away in a quaint space on a side street away from the crowds of rue Montorgueil.

Stoney Clove Bakery: American Comfort Food in Paris' Montorgueil 'Hood

Stoney Clove Bakery is an American owned “all-American bakery” in the 2nd arrondissement, tucked away in a quaint space on a side street away from the crowds of rue Montorgueil.

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Impressions from expat's early days in Paris.

An Expat in the City of Light: Finding 'Home' in Paris

The expat experience is full of trails and errors, risks and rewards, and often the payoff is not at all what we expect. As expats, we take what we can get and accept beauty and life lessons whenever and wherever we find them.

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HiP Paris Blog covers what's new in Montmartre

Montmartre: Exploring the New, Hip and Delicious Additions to one of our Favorite Paris 'Hoods

Even the small village around metro Abbesses is constantly evolving with new cafés, restaurants, and shops opening all the time. If you find yourself in the 18th arrondissement visiting Sacre-Coeur or the Moulin Rouge, make sure to stop by some of our favorite places that have opened recently.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best concept store cafes

Beyond Colette: Paris Concept Store Shopping and Dining Bliss

While die hard fans will argue that nothing will ever replace the innovative space and business model of Colette, the unique combination of shopping and indulgence that it offered can still be found in the capital.

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HiP Paris Blog covers the recent snowfall in Paris

Paris Sous la Neige: Snow Inspired Delight (and Panic) Hits Paris

Snow has come to Paris and- even more exciting- a fluffy white layer of freshly fallen flakes has stuck around long enough to turn the city into an Instagrammable Winter Wonderland. Unlike the fleeting flutters that occasionally float over the city each winter, melting immediately upon landing, this week’s snowfall has stayed to delight Parisians.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best souffle in Paris

The Art of the Soufflé: Finding the best of a French Classic in Paris

Visiting Paris and hoping to taste one of these very delicious French specialties? Here are three restaurants for you ranging from contemporary riffs to traditional favorites.

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