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A Little Parisian Luxury this Valentine’s Day

by Tory Hoen

Valentine’s Day is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of holiday. But whether you’re a cynic or a romantic, single or attached, you can probably justify making room in your life for a little Parisian luxe. Kim Petyt, an American wedding planner in Paris and author of Parisian Party, has a few gift ideas for lovers and haters alike…

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Text by Kim Petyt – Photos Erica Berman

One of the (many) perks of shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts in Paris is the sheer magnitude of options. All year long, in nearly every corner of every arrondissement, you’ll find little shops selling romantic goodies for les amoureux de Paris.  So, whether you want to go “High” or “Low”, there’s something for every style and budget, if you just know where to look.  I’ve put together a few shopping guides to help you sort through all of the V-Day loveliness. I was inspired by the sparkle of the Avenue Montaigne for this first one, with a bit of Saint-Honoré and Place Vendôme thrown in for good measure.  So without further ado, here are a few luxury gift ideas for your Parisian Valentine’s Day.

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Wish List:

An assortment of his-n-hers valentine goodies, from Colette. Sequined, heart-shaped keychain/change purse by Miu-Miu. Silver with red Swarovski Crystal ring by Alexander McQueen.  “Lady Claude” pumps by Christian Louboutin. Rose gold and diamond B pendant by Boucheron. Valentine Macarons by Pierre Hermé. Crystal and Diamond Dust “B in Love” pendant by Baccarat. Red matelassé wallet with heart charms, by Chanel. Metal and resin heart earrings by Chanel. Limited edition red Leica camera. Valentine’s dinner cruise on the Yachts de Paris. Mini heart pendant in crystal, by Baccarat.


Edited by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of Gradspot.com's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

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