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Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.Julie Flogeac

The continued growth of vegetarian restaurants and speciality shops in Paris is proving to be much more than a passing trend as an increasing amount of Parisians are swapping out their steak-frites for a bol végé. The green movement in Paris has recently gone one step further with the city’s first Vegan Concept Store, Aujourd’hui Demain.

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Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travelers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon.

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it’s not a moment too soon.

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Getting Paris Right the First Time

We've asked journalist, podcaster, and Paris dweller Oliver Gee to share his advice on how to pull of the perfect first trip to Paris.Grant Lemons

Editor’s Note: Memories of a first trip to Paris never fade. The indelible experience of discovering one of the world’s most beautiful cities unfailingly leaves its mark. No matter what you do, once you’ve seen Paris it will never leave you. Having said that, there are ways to approach your first time to Paris that will assure you get the most out of the experience and guarantee a maximum of memories you’ll hold dear for years after your first steps on Paris’ cobblestone streets. We’ve asked journalist, podcaster, and Paris dweller Oliver Gee to share his advice on how to pull off the perfect first trip to Paris. Happy reading.

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Moving to Paris: The Reality Behind the Dream

As it turns out, when you look beyond the Instagram filter, Paris remains a lovely city, but also a lonely one.Mademoiselle Fiona

“We’re moving to Paris!” Exactly 12 months ago, my husband and I announced this news to our friends and family. Responses were positive. I even sensed an air of envy from some. Afterall, Paris is the dream. A city where where wine flows like water and dessert is served after every meal.

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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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June Events: We Love Green, Fête de la Musique, Les Soldes & More

By the time June rolls around in Paris the natives start feeling justified in planning their social life around being outside. Luckily the city's social calendar follows suit by suggesting plenty of festivals and outdoor events to accommodate Vitamin D deprived urbanites. Willian West

By the time June rolls around in Paris the natives start feeling justified in planning their social life around being outside. Luckily the city’s social calendar follows suit by suggesting plenty of festivals and outdoor events to accommodate Vitamin D deprived urbanites.

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Black Bread Hits the Paris Boulangerie Scene

Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.Erin Dahl

Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. The color has been celebrated by Saint Laurent and Chanel, Renoir and O’Keefe. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.

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Multicultural Paris: Inside La Chapelle

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements.

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements. Here you’ll find a diverse area, a world away from the realm of cliché Paris sights like the Eiffel Tower and macarons, bursting with fragrant aromas, vibrant colors, and rich cultural activity. Known as Little India, businesses and activities here mainly cater to Paris’s South Asian population with some intermingling of quintessential French elements.

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements.

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Dilia: Delectable Dining in Paris’ 20ème

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again.Dilia/Erin Dahl

Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again. Nestled on a small corner of rue d’Eupatoria, the neobistrot took over the former Simone Tondo-run Roseval space in 2015 and is hopefully there to stay.

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Lafayette Anticipations: Contemporary Art in Paris’ Marais Neighborhood

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. After years of waiting, the Marais space finally opened to the public in March this year.

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

Beloved Paris department store Galeries Lafayette commissioned Dutch architect and Pritzker Prize recipient Rem Koolhaas to create their fondation. The result is a raw blend of airy gallery space, artist’s atelier, and technological marvel.

There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations. Lafayette Anticipations

Lafayette Anticipations

9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris

 +33 (0)1 57 40 64 17

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  • If you’re an urban explorer, read our guide to street art in Paris.
  • There are loads of galleries off the beaten track but worth the detour in Paris. Find out our favorites here.
  • For more about Lafayette Anticipations, click here.

Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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