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Holiday Dining in Paris: Christmas and New Year’s Eve Openings

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Bistrot Paul Bert, Eric Folger

It’s the holiday season and those who jump on vacation as an opportunity for international travel often flock to Paris this time of year. There is an undeniable charm that comes along with the winter chill in the city. Neighborhoods are decorated with draping christmas lights and other ornamentation and window shopping is taken to a whole new level with detailed shop displays embodying the spirit of the season to the most minute detail.

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Carina Okula

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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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Winter in Paris: Hot Chocolate, Melty Cheese, and Fireplace Bars in the City of Love

A Romantic Winter in Paris: Sip a mug of hot chocolate, enjoy ice skating on the Eiffel Tower, visit Le Carnavalet, and snuggle with your lover at Paris' fireplace bars

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With the temperatures dropping and the light dimming, winter in Paris might not seem like the most romantic time of year. In many ways, however, it can actually be a lovers’ paradise, even if you’re not skating hand in hand in front of Hôtel de Ville, strolling the streets brightly decorated for the holidays, or huddled together sipping vin chaud. Here are five fun ideas to warm up (and spice up) your couples’ outings in the chilly city of amour.

A Romantic Winter in Paris: Sip a mug of hot chocolate, enjoy ice skating on the Eiffel Tower, visit Le Carnavalet, and snuggle with your lover at Paris' fireplace bars

A Romantic Winter in Paris: Sip a mug of hot chocolate, enjoy ice skating on the Eiffel Tower, visit Le Carnavalet, and snuggle with your lover at Paris' fireplace bars

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Top Pops: Ten Great Champagnes for 2010

Our friend Zeva Bellel at Paris by Appointment Only has let us in on a great list of lesser known champagnes for 2010. Compiled by blogger and wine consultant Sharon Bowman, these bottles will help you kick off 2010 in style.

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Illustration by Fabrice Fortin for Paris By Appointment Only™

Text by Sharon Bowman

One of the greatest pleasures in daily life is something that allows us to slip outside of daily life. Champagne transports us in a way that still wines do not. The distinctive sound of a cork popping, heard across a city courtyard or a bustling wine bar, immediately turns heads and piques desire and appetite. It conjures up images of pleasure and sparkling indulgence. But why let others have all the fun? It’s the holiday season, and now is the time to start (or continue) a happy little habit that will make any event a little more festive. Continue Reading »

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New Year’s Eve in Paris: Ring in 2010 in Style

moulin rouge dancersBackstage at the Moulin Rouge. Photo: arras-france.com

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? This recurring question inevitably divides the population into two camps: those who want to hit the streets and party ‘til the break of dawn, and those who would prefer to hibernate at home until the mayhem subsides. Happily, there are plenty of options for both the revelers and the hibernators (and for those who fall somewhere in between).  If you’re lucky enough to be ringing in 2010 in Paris, we have some ideas for you! Continue Reading »

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