Posts by Ali Postma:

  • What to do in Paris in April

    The cherry blossom, magnolia, and wisteria trees are in bloom and Easter is on the horizon (check out some of our favorite French chocolates). Here’s what’s on this April in the city.

  • What to do in Paris in March

    Spring is in the air! Soon the beautiful cherry blossom, magnolia, and wisteria trees will bloom around the city. It’s my favorite time of the year in Paris. Celebrate the end of winter, and take advantage of the gradually warmer weather by getting out and about this month with these events:

  • Best French Beauty Brands

    With Valentine’s Day around the corner, beauty products from one of these brands would make great gifts for the woman in your life, friend (we’re all for Galentine’s Day), or to simply treat yourself.

  • La Chandeleur: The Best Crêpes in Paris

    La chandeleur is crêpe day – a great excuse to eat a delicious crêpe! Here are my favorite places to celebrate chandeleur in Paris.

  • What to do in Paris in February

    We’re approaching the end of winter—hurrah! There are plenty of events on in Paris this February to keep you busy until the arrival of spring.

  • HiP Paris Internship: Join the Team!

    HiP Paris is looking for new interns! Are you a total Francophile who loves the City of Light like we do? This is the perfect opportunity for you.

  • What to do in Paris in January

    Keep warm by catching that exhibition you were meaning to see, listen to some classical music in a Paris church, or grab a bargain at the winter sales.

  • The Best Galettes des Rois for 2022

    Epiphany is celebrated in France by eating a galette des rois. Here are our picks for the best galettes des rois in Paris for 2022.

  • Restaurants Open on Christmas & New Year’s in Paris

    Like August, Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be tricky times for finding restaurants that are open in Paris. Luckily, there are a select few that will be open on Christmas Eve (when the French typically celebrate), Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Some may have special menus, while others will stick with their usual. Here are some options:

  • What to do in Paris in December

    Christmas decorations and lights may have been up in Paris since early November, but now it’s December and officially the holiday season. That means it’s time to indulge in all the warming winter dishes (think fondue, raclette, tartiflette), drink vin chaud, go to Christmas markets, and get your gift shopping done (check out our guide). […]

  • A French Holiday Gift Guide

    The holidays are upon us and it’s time to get your gift shopping organized! Here are some ideas.

  • Our Favorite French Jewelry Brands

    Look a little further afield and you’ll find smaller, more affordable (relatively!) jewelry brands making beautiful pieces that you’re sure to cherish forever.

  • What to do in Paris in November

    Make the most of November, before the holiday season arrives, by attending some of these events in Paris.

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