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Classic French Dishes from my Mother-In-Law’s Kitchen

Along with the million and one things to worry about while moving countries, I also faced the intimidating prospect of meeting my (then future) French mother-in-law, Maria.Luckily, all my consternations were for naught. Turns out, we were a match made in heaven: I love to eat and she loves to feed. Here I am sharing some of my favorite dishes of  hers, and some of the memories that make them
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Parisian Living

Becoming Parisienne with Marissa Cox of Rue Rodier

Eight years ago, Marissa Cox threw caution to the wind and left her native England behind to move to Paris for love. And while the relationship didn’t hold out, her passion for Paris did. Fast-forward almost a decade and she’s created a home for herself here, along with a spot on the Paris influencer circuit. ...read more
Events

What to do in Paris in October

October is a big month for Paris, with annual events such as Nuit Blanche, Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre, FIAC, and more. Here are some of our must-dos....read more
Parisian Living

Dating in Paris: Swiping for a Paris-Perfect Match

Before I moved to Paris last year, I spent some time researching its dating scene. Coming from New Zealand, and having only ever dated Kiwi men, I had a hunch that things in the City of Love would be different. My inkling was right and the French certainly date differently. ...read more
Parisian Living

The HiP Paris Sweepstakes is over!

The HiP Paris Sweepstakes is officially over and all of the winners have been notified! Thank you to all who contributed! ...read more

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A Guide to Paris’ Flea Market

When most people hear the phrase”‘shopping in Paris,” their minds are likely to think of trendy hipster boutiques or super-chic shopping. However perhaps the most authentic shopping experience you will find isn’t in the city’s heart but in the north of Paris; Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen....read more
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What to do in Paris in September

The year is flying by. It’s la rentrée already, and there is certainly no shortage of events this September in Paris. Soften the blow of the end of les vacances and return to work by getting out and about in the city this month....read more
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Learning French on TikTok

When beginning life from scratch in a new country, or simply attempting to learn a new language, a sense of humor goes a long way. Even more so when the city in question is Paris, and the language happens to be French. And every now and then, when I need to feel validated about the confusion and quandary of learning the French language, I just go on Tiktok —really!...read more
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Food & Drink

Top 5 Freaky French Foods We’re Still Scared To Eat

When most people think of French food, their minds are likely to turn to croissants and pain au chocolat. But never the freaky foods like boudin noir. Here's a list of some foods for the most daring the try in France. ...read more

Living French: Versailles-Based Pastry Chef Molly Wilkinson

I recently sat down with Versailles-based pastry chef Molly Wilkinson to discuss her life in France and all things pastry, including her new book French Pastry Made Simple. After leaving her job in digital marketing, she made the leap across the pond to study pastry at Le Cordon Bleu, and eventually start teaching her own pastry classes! While many dream of quitting their jobs and moving to ...read more

Le Bon Georges: A Modern French Bistro in the 9th

With a menu that embraces the best of France and an approach to customer service that rejects the worst, Le Bon Georges is swiftly becoming a new neighborhood favorite in the 9th arrondissement....read more

Bistrot Paul Bert: A Classic Paris Bistro

Sometimes, the stars align. 3 friends share a lovely Wednesday dinner at a cozy restaurant in the 11th – Le Bistrot Paul Bert, a classic Paris bistro. ...read more
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