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Paris’s Best New Cocktail Bars: Le Coq, Little Red Door, Glass and More

Le Coq

It’s a new year full of new possibilities. And if one of your resolutions is to get out and enjoy the Parisian nightlife, you’re in luck. 2012 went out with a bang when it comes to bars, leaving behind a trail of new nightspots in its wake. Here’s  a look at some of last year’s buzziest openings…

LRD (Little red door)

Le Coq: Breaking out of the speakeasy trend, Le Coq offers something more cutting edge with its sexy 70’s décor and rock’n’roll aspirations. Industry superstar Tony Conigliaro masterminds cocktail creations that focus on forgotten French spirits and liqueurs and incorporate secret ingredients imported from his London laboratory. Continue Reading »

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Insider Tips: My Little Paris

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Courtesy of My Little Paris

Although we here at the HipParis blog are always on the lookout for original ways to roam the city of lights, we can always use a little help from an informed friend. We recently were very pleased to discover that ally in the shape of Paris’ premiere e-mail list for under-the-radar gems, aptly named “My Little Paris“.

My Little Paris is the brainchild of in-the-know Parisian Fany Pechiodat who, out of love for the city of lights, made it her mission to walk into every hidden storefront or unknown boutique that was lucky enough to cross her wandering path. What started out as a weekly e-mail to 50 close friends has, a year and a fetching website later, turned into a bi-weekly email to over 60 000 French and International subscribers.

Twice a week, Fany and her intimate band of scouters publish a little nugget of info with just enough cachet to spice up your weeknight or Saturday afternoon plans. Continue Reading »

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