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Community Gardening: Creating a Greener, Eco-Friendly, Biodiverse Paris

Community Gardens in Paris: Fresh, Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables and Neighborhood Parties

Emily Dilling

Though you might not expect it, Paris – with its boulevards lined with grey Hausmann-style buildings and its meticulously cultivated and pruned city gardens – is home to over 150 independent community gardens. From transformed abandoned lots to reclaimed city property, these urban gardens of all sizes can be found throughout Paris, welcoming wildlife and creating biodiversity within the city.

Community Gardens in Paris: Fresh, Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables and Neighborhood Parties

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Erin Dahl Podcast on Breakthru Radio

24 hrs in Paris with HiP Editor Erin Dahl

Our Editor Erin Dahl joined DJ Jess of Breakthru Radio for a podcast, chatting some of our favorite addresses for food, drink, and fun in Paris. From her favorite neighborhoods to stay in to an ideal 24-hour itinerary for a 20-something visitor, take a listen and hear some familiar names!

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Flea Markets: Where to find designer vintage at Paris' marché aux puces

Marché aux Puces, Part II

We wrote in October with tips for navigating Paris’s Marché aux Puces St-Ouen, specifically where to find the best in oh-so-popular mid-century modern furniture. In this month’s article we’ll highlight where to find luxury designer items of the vintage persuasion (think Chanel).

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Spring in Paris: Fresh flowers, seasonal fruits and vegetables, bike rides, and picnics in the sun

Welcoming Spring in Paris

Spring is blossoming in Paris as sprigs of green sneak into our grey city, bringing us back to life after months spent under winter skies. So pull up a chair at your nearest terrasse, order a glass of rosé, don your sunglasses, and get ready to bask in the sunny months to come!

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Fine jewelry in Paris. Discover the city's precious stones at museums, historic neighborhoods, and vintage markets

Paris for Jewelry Lovers

Paris is a city that shimmers. Considered by many as the capital of fine jewelry, the city is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts with its famed jewelry houses at Place Vendôme and historical pieces in museums across the city, however, it can be an exclusive and secretive world

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Holybelly: Amazing Brunch and Craft-Roasted Coffee near Paris' Canal Saint-Martin


Holybelly is unique restaurant with a killer brunch menu that occupies a special place in many diner’s hearts. At their one year anniversary in October 2014, co-owners Nico Alary and Sarah Mouchot had more to celebrate than 365 days of serving quality food to hungry Parisians.

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Paris Fashion Week: Reflections from a fashion outsider during the fashion shows this spring

Fashion Week Outsider

The entire quartier heard my squeals of joy when I opened my mailbox to find invitations to Paris Fashion Week. Rather than watching Fashion’s elite strut by from one of the reclining chairs in the Tuileries, I was going to be one of them. Fashion Week was here, and I had arrived.

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The best organic bakeries in Paris, serving up baguettes and pastries that are healthy as well as delicious

Organic Bread in Paris

Healthy, organic food is sweeping through Paris in the form of health food stores, juice bars and vegetarian cafés, and not even boulangeries are immune to the health food craze. We love these loaves from top bakers who are making baguettes in biologique (organic) varieties.

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Reserve now at Gare au Gorille, a friendly neighborhood neo-bistrot in Paris' 17th arrondissement. Inventive and original cuisine at a good price.

Gare au Gorille

Concealed behind an unassuming rusty metal and white tile facade is Paris’ latest culinary incontournable Gare au Gorille. The peculiar name, lifted from an offbeat Georges Brassens song about an escaped gorilla, lends to the old world-meets-new atmosphere at this friendly neo-bistrot.

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