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Society Room: Art de Vivre and Shopping in Paris’ 8ème

Society Room is a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.
What if you stepped into one of those swoon-worthy Parisian pied-à-terres, only to find everything was available for purchase? This is the idea behind Society Room, a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.

Society Room is a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.

Founders Fabrice Pinchart-Deny and Yvan Benbanaste have created a sumptuous space that is a physical incarnation of the enviable French art de vivre, in all its forms. A 1970s chrome chandelier by Goffredo Reggiani illuminates a vintage crystal decanter, Albert Watson photograph, and Helmut Newton coffee table book. M. Benbanaste is behind the tailor-made suits and ready-to-wear collections, available for both men and women.

Society Room is a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.

Society Room is a refreshing response to our increasingly digital shopping habits. The only catch? Entry is by invitation-only.

Society Room

9 Rue Pasquier, 75008 Paris, France

+33 1 73 77 87 62

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Written by Erin Dahl for HiP Paris. All photographs courtesy of Society Room. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.

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Inside Honor: A Closer Look at One of Our Favorite New Paris Coffee Shops

We recently rounded up our favorite new coffee addresses in Paris with Kate Robinson, but just had to find out more. Here’s the story behind Honor. -Erin

Honor Café: Our Favorite New Paris Coffee Shops

The truism that Parisian coffee is terrible (and not in the French slang way where terrible actually means good) is slowly becoming a belief of the past. Thanks to the wave of cafés taking the reigns in delivering a premium cup of coffee using only quality beans, the picking, packing, and delivering are all considered in the process of making a proper cup of coffee. Expanding beyond the Cafés Richard variety, coffee in Paris is steadily revolutionizing from burnt-tasting to burgeoning.

Honor Café: Our Favorite New Paris Coffee Shops

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Happy New Year 2015! The Best of HiP Paris 2014

HiP Paris Blog Wishes You a Happy New Year 2015 and Bonne Année from Paris! Check out our favorite restaurants, wine bars, neighborhoods, and Parisian boutiques from 2014.

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It is hard to believe that yet another year has come to a close, and in ringing in 2015 we find ourselves both grateful for the year past and eager for all this new year will bring.

HiP Paris Blog Wishes You a Happy New Year 2015 and Bonne Année from Paris! Check out our favorite restaurants, wine bars, neighborhoods, and Parisian boutiques from 2014.

Mori Yoshida, Sivan Askayo

We at the HiP Paris Blog could not be more thankful for our wonderfully talented writers and photographers, as well as the continued support of our readers, all of whom make this blog what it is.

HiP Paris Blog Wishes You a Happy New Year 2015 and Bonne Année from Paris! Check out our favorite restaurants, wine bars, neighborhoods, and Parisian boutiques from 2014.

Le Bon Georges, Palmyre Roigt

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The Elegant Eighth: Affordable Food and Superb Culture in Paris’ Chic Business District

Elegant Eighth, Paris courtyard

8th arrondissement, Rebecca Plotnick

For Parisians, many of whom don’t necessarily identify personally with their professional alter egos, the Eighth Arrondissement represents the office. True, it’s pretty, with row after row of Haussmannian edifices and wide, tree-lined boulevards. But isn’t so much of Paris just that?

Elegant Eighth, Paris street view

8th arrondissement, Rebecca Plotnick

Covering an area of 3.88 km² with a population a bit larger than 40K people, the Eighth is one of the wealthiest arrondissements in Paris. Second only to La Défense as home to multinational firms and banks, the Eighth also caters to tourism (Champs-Elysées), culture (Musée Jacquemart-André, Salle Gaveau/Pleyel, the Petit and Grand Palais), fashion (avenue Montaigne is home to the most prestigious Haute Couture houses), churches (La Madeleine, St Augustin, and my own favorite, the little-visited royalist Chapelle Expiatoire), and luxury (George V, Plaza Athenée, the Bristol, Hôtel de Crillon).

Elegant Eighth, Paris flowers

8th arrondissement, Rebecca Plotnick

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