Sylvia Sabes

Happy New Year 2017! A Look Back HiP Paris’ Best of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the team at HiP Paris would also like to take a moment to thank all who have contributed over the past year, as well as our dedicated readers. You all make HiP Paris
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Negotiating à la Française: The Meaning of Non

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well. Non, Monsieur, it is not possible to have green beans instead of
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Le Bougainville: Homemade, Grandmother-Style French Cooking

I recently found myself strolling near the Place de la Victoire, a business district that appeared closed for the day. Continuing in the
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Paris’ First All Bulk Organic Supermarket Pop-up: BioCoop21

BioCoop, a French organic grocery chain, has opened BioCoop21: Paris’ first all bulk, organic pop-up shop with over 250 options to buy 100% en
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Saint-Sulpice: A Peek Inside One of Paris’ Most Coveted Neighborhoods

Come take a stroll and explore the Saint-Sulpice neighborhood of Paris' sixth arrondissement. Centered around the church of the same name, the
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Le Bon Saint Pourçain: Back with New Owners and a Traditional-Modern Mix

A longtime favorite in Saint Germain, Le Bon Saint Pourçain reopened its doors under new ownership this spring, two years after its sudden
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An Empty Nester in Paris

With my youngest child leaving the nest, American friends send me “awws” and sad-faced emoticons, declaring, “Now you’ll be empty nesters.” My
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The Perfect Weekend Along Paris’ Canal St-Martin

Every Sunday the city of Paris inhales deeply, taking a break to live life at a different rhythm and wander the cobbled streets. The 15th century
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Inside Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris’ Newest Architectural Sensation

The eye-arresting Fondation Louis Vuitton was built to celebrate contemporary art and French crafts. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the
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Sick in Paris? French Medical Assistance 101

The day we moved to Paris, I had pneumonia and my eight-year-old had a confirmed case of strep throat. Snow fell, the thermostat plummeted to
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Dating in Paris: How to Hook a Frenchman

The first date arrived and panic set in. What should I wear? What would I say? What had I gotten myself into? I turned to the source, my elegant,
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Winter in Paris: Ice Skating Around the City of Light

After the lighting of the trees along the Champs Elysées and the perfume of hot, spiced wine from the Christmas markets, everyone is ready to
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Online Dating in Paris: Finding Mr. French Might Be Easier Than You Thought!

I know many expat women living in Paris who have met their match online. And I know even more who have used it as a way to meet people before
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