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Tea at The Ritz to High-End Jewelry: A Luxurious (and Affordable) Christmas in Paris

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“When Christmas comes, we are not the family that hangs stockings or sings carols…What we do do is head to Paris and spend the Christmas holidays at the Ritz” – Djuna Berlin, Everyone Says I Love You

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Paris is the perfect place to treat yourself to a little decadent holiday cheer. Whether or not you belong to a wealthy Manhattanite family like the one in Woody Allen’s  musical comedy, there are still ways to spend an indulgent Christmas in Paris with luxury treats that don’t  require remortgaging your home.

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Hip Paris Blog Dealer Des Gourmandises

Dealer des Gourmandises: Candy Shop in Montmartre

Montmartre has a new sweet spot as it welcomes the Dealer des Gourmandises, a candy shop featuring homemade, locally sourced, organic and artisanal products.

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December Events in Paris: Christmas Markets, Dégustation Bulles and Champagne & More

The holiday season has officially hit Paris with the city’s first snowfall arriving on the first day of the month. Even though the annual Champs-Elysées market won’t take place this year – as City Hall Tourism Lead, Jean-François Martins, claimed, “it wasn’t good enough for Paris.” – there are plenty of other enticing options that deserve support.

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Pep's is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

Pep’s is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best art galleries off the beaten track

Arts Off The Beaten Track: Paris Museums and Galleries Worth the Detour

As an arts lover in Paris, you’re spoilt for choice. But once you’ve ticked off all the major art museums and galleries – such as the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay – you might want to explore some of the lesser-known options in the city with the added bonus of avoiding long queues, crowds, and sometimes even entry fees.

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HiP Paris Blog Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving in Paris

Living in France, Thanksgiving is the holiday I miss the most. Fortunately the French are always ready to join in any food-related fun and rounding up expats and Frenchies alike is very easy. Finding the ingredients, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Here are my professional tips for making your Thanksgiving planning a little easier and less of a headache.

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HiP Paris Blog examines the success of the Big Mamma Group

The Big Mamma Group: Trendy, Fresh, Authentic Italian Dining in Paris

With so many Big Mamma choices, it may be hard to pick which to try first. Here is a breakdown of some of the different restaurants to help you decide which Big Mamma is right for you.

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HiP Paris Blog tells you how to spend 48 hours in Venice

48 Hours in Venice: A Weekend of Italian Food, Art and Culture

The charm of this unique city can still be appreciated during a short visit provided you do your research and avoid tourist traps. Here are some suggestions for making the most of Venice in one weekend.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top events in Paris this November

November Events in Paris: Paris Photo, Thundercat, Salon des Vins & More

Our guide to what’s on in Paris this November. Also featuring an illustration atelier with Marie Guillard at The Hoxton and Festival Mondial du Kimchi.

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