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Dealer de Gourmandises: A Homemade Candy Shop in Montmartre, and More

Hip Paris Blog Dealer Des Gourmandises

Dealer De Gourmandises

Montmartre has a new sweet spot as it welcomes the Dealer de Gourmandises, a candy shop featuring homemade, locally sourced, organic and artisanal products. Paul Fernandez, the shop’s energetic founder, is a young chef with a background in culinary design. After working in celebrated kitchens and chocolate shops such as La Chocolaterie de Jacques Génin, Paul decided to venture out on his own, establishing himself first as a private chef and caterer and now, with the opening of Dealer des Gourmandises, as a small business owner.

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My Montmartre: Erica’s Favorite Spots In Montmartre

My Montmartre, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Erica Berman

Montmartre. My Parisian neighborhood. My home, on and off, for more than 20 years. Over the years, many things in the neighborhood have changed and evolved but I have remained faithful and dedicated to this little slice of Parisian happiness.

My Montmartre, Photo by Erica Berman, Erica's Montmartre view

Erica’s Montmartre view

SoPi has exploded and Montmartre has gentrified. Real estate values are up. Abbesses now evokes hip, funky and stylish. Parisians come here for a weekend outing, no longer shunning it for the potential dangers of hoodlums and prostitutes.

My Montmartre, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Erica Berman

L’Objet Qui Parle & Chairs from l’Objet Qui Parle and flowers from Des Fleurs Pour Soi

I wince at the increasing number of chain stores, the Starbucks that popped up around the corner, and the Subway sandwich shops exploding everywhere like mushrooms… Quelle horreur! Continue Reading »

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Make My D: Eclectic European Fashion Hits Montmartre

Our friend Linda Donahue (of Parisian Salon) has a sixth sense for shopping. Most recently, it led her to one of Montmartre’s newest boutiques opened by Nathalie Bui, sister of French fashion titan Barbara Bui. It’s cheekily named “Make My D,” and we can’t wait to check it out!

Make My D. Geneviève Sandifer

Text by Linda Donahue

Fashion shouldn’t be intimidating, at least not according to Nathalie Bui. The petite fashionista spent ten years working with her sister, the European designer Barbara Bui, all the while cultivating her own sense of style. And now she’s bringing her creative energy to the Paris fashion scene with the opening of her own boutique, Make My D.

Located in Montmartre’s newly trendy Abbesses neighborhood, Make My D is more like picking through your sister’s closet—that is, if your sister has a wardrobe that’s just to die for. Bui took over the space earlier this year, transforming a locksmith’s workshop into a sprawling boutique that showcases around 20 of Europe’s trendiest designers, all of whom strike a nice balance between price and design. Continue Reading »

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