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Sept Cinq: SOPI’s Concept Store & Cafe For the Fashion-Minded Locavore

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Sept Cinq

Located in the shop-lined streets south of Pigalle, Sept Cinq offers concept shopping along with a cozy café setting. Taking its name, “Seven Five”, from the same postal code where they source their stock, this innovative boutique features locally made jewelry, handbags, and other accessories all created within the city of Paris.

Sept Cinq, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Emily Poulain

Emily Poulain

Finding and supporting local producers is a big part of my life abroad. I scour the city’s markets to find local farmers, I serve locally brewed beer at my house parties, and I spend my time in cafés enjoying in-house roasted coffee.

Sept Cinq, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Sept Cinq

Sept Cinq

So why would my shopping habits change when it comes to what I gift, wear, and decorate my house with? Thankfully, Sept Cinq provides an outlet for the fashion-minded locavore. Continue Reading »

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Roseval, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Didier Gauducheau

Roseval: Must-Eat in Belleville

On a windy night this past fall, I brought my godfather to his first proper Paris dinner. Naturally, I went with a restaurant I was dying to try: Roseval. Tucked away in the 20th, north of Pere Lachaise and just off the Rue de Menilmontant, the location was sort of perfect. I’ve come to know this off-the-tourist-path neighborhood a bit better over the past few years and love the foodie ventures it draws.

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Three Romantic Parisian Itineraries

Paris is definitely one of the most romantic cities in the world. But with so much to do in the City of Love, it can be hard to choose how to celebrate the ultimate day of amour: Valentine’s Day. Here are some thematic original ideas to inspire your plans for February 14th, or any special Paris date night!

February Events, HiP Paris Blog, Café Pinson

February Events in Paris

The popular Café Pinson has expanded beyond its first location in the 3rd and opened up shop on rue du Faubourg Poissonniere in the 10th; Cafe Kitsune opened up just a few weeks ago and it too is offering up healthy eating and drinking options, conveniently located in the 1st; Hai Kai recently opened by the Canal St Martin, and more

Craft Beer, HiP Paris Blog, People's Drugstore, Photo by Didier Gauducheau

Paris' Best Craft Beer Bars

The increasing popularity of craft beers in bars across the capital brings a welcome change to the watered-down pints of 1664 or Kronenbourg that are typically served in Paris bars and cafés. Now more and more of the city’s watering holes are opting for higher quality quaffs, both from France and abroad. Here are a few favorites…

Parisian Deco, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Carin Olsson

Secrets to Decorating Like a Parisian

When we decided to move to Paris, one of the things I was most excited about was decorating my own Parisian apartment. It would be classic Haussmannian with herringbone floors, marble mantels, high ceilings and moldings – the works. Here are some tips and favorite spots discovered along my decorating journey à la Parisienne.

Hot Chocolate in Paris, Angelina, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Aisling Greally

Our Favorite Hot Chocolate Spots in Paris

From the Belle Epoque-inspired classic served in every corner café, to the masterpieces of contemporary artisans dedicated to the art of chocolate making, I can’t think of a better way to chase away the chills than with a warm, dark, velvety, chocolate chaud. Here are a few of my very favorite Paris spots to indulge in this cold-weather treat.

Sans Pantalons, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Elise Marafioti

No Pants Subway Ride In the Paris

On Sunday, January 12 at 3pm, a curious group of Parisians gathered together in front of the Arc de Triomphe to coordinate their collective metro ride to Bastille. While moving across the city en mass is a common occurrence in Paris, (the city streets are regularly paraded on in protest), it is rare that such large groups move together by metro. It is even rarer that they do so sans pantalon.

January Events, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Fête du graphisme

January Events in Paris

The annual winter soldes have arrived in Paris and will be running until February 11th. Undeniably one of the most exciting times of year for fashion fiends in Paris, les soldes are the perfect time to pick up casual pieces at a great discount or splurge on a designer classic you’ve been eyeing.