Parisian Living

The London Experiment: Paris vs London

Many have explored the cultural peculiarities of the two cities. I get it, they’re different. But now that I’m back in Paris, I never thought I’d miss so many things about London, things that
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An Aussie in Paris: Learning French

While writing a thesis on French film at university in Australia, I thought it would probably be a good idea to learn French. I spent a year
by Ali Postma
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Paris Summer Prep Lesson Two: The Bikini

At age 50, I moved to Paris. Impressed by the casual sexiness of the locals, I updated my wardrobe and skin care regime. But now it’s swimsuit
by Yvonne Shao
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Paris Summer Prep Lesson One: Legs

No matter their age, Parisians’ clothing fits like a dream, their hair and makeup look effortless, and their posture says they’re very proud of
by Yvonne Shao
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Another Expat in the City of Light: Finding ‘Home’ in Paris

The expat experience is full of trails and errors, risks and rewards, and often the payoff is not at all what we expect. As expats, we take what
by Marisa Gupta
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Dining out in Paris with Kids: One Ex-Pat Mom’s Experience

I wish there was the perfect how-to guide to dining out with kids. Well, other than “Don’t do it. Stay home and cook.”...Bouncing back and forth
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January Paris Events: Cake and Beer Pairing, Degas Danse Dessin, Galette des Rois & More

Kick off the New Year in Paris with a month full of events to help you make or break your New Year's resolutions. From culinary delights to
by Emily Dilling
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Happy New Year 2018! A Look Back HiP Paris’ Best of 2017

One of the joys of running a blog like Hip Paris is that it gives us the opportunity to work with fabulous writers, photographers, and
by Emily Dilling
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The Expat Mom Experience: Reconsidering Paris

If being an expat felt like the ultimate exploration into the unknown, the birth of our son Georges made me discover Paris once again, this time
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L’Instant Parisien: Chronicling the Eclectic Lives of Real Parisians

I’m sitting in the recently restored dining room of the Hotel Pigalle in Paris, waiting to meet Laurence Guilloud and Fabrice Le Dantec, founders
by Darlene Lim
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The M Word: From Mademoiselle to Madame in France

The first time it happened, it caught me off-guard. I paused for a microsecond, then shook it off as an isolated incident and continued on with
by Darlene Lim
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A Quaint Mix of Old & New in Normandy’s Seaside Village Honfleur

In late November, as a several-month stint in Paris was coming to a close, I was far from ready to leave. Perhaps it was due to the fact that
by Erin Dahl
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June Events in Paris: Veillée Foodstock, Jeudis Arty, Mobile Camera Club, and More

In Situ Art Festival; Festival Onze Bouge; Villette Sonique; Mobile Camera Club, La Chevelure de Berenice, Veillée Foodstock 2014; Les Jeudis
by Erin Dahl