Posts by God I Love Paris:

  • HiP Paris blog. Interior of SEYMOUR+ space.

    Finding Your Creativity in Paris with SEYMOUR+

    This year, not-for-profit Seymour Projects evolved into a physical space called SEYMOUR+, which gives the general public a place to disconnect from technology and other external distractions in order to reconnect with their imagination and intuition – a spa for the mind, if you will.

  • Paris Dining: Three Hip Bistros That Won’t Break the Bank

    Dining in Paris is the stuff dreams are made of: elaborate dishes made with top notch ingredients, artfully presented by passionate chefs. Albion Unless, of course, you happen into one of the infinite restos where instead of having a mind-blowing meal, you’re served mediocrity along with impressive attitude. In fact, doesn’t it taste like […]

  • Melissa Unger of Seymour Finds Inspiration in Paris’ Creative Soul

    Melissa Unger, the fabulous American expat behind Seymour, the thought-provoking creative initiative, is one of our very favorite Parisians. Amy Thomas sat down with Melissa to chat about Paris, creativity, and why so many artists gravitate to the city of light. If you’re in Paris this week, be sure to stop by her Mindsurf event […]

  • Looking For An Excuse To Visit Brussels? Here Are Three

    Michal Osmenda Beer, frites, comics. Blah, blah, blah. No disrespect to lovers of ambers and ales, salty, fried foods, or Tintin, but there’s so much more to Brussels, capital of Belgium—capital of all of Europe—than these perennially touted attractions. Here are three lesser-celebrated reasons to hop on a train and make the 80-minute trip from […]

  • City of Love, Or City of Lonelyhearts? Every Relationship Has Two Sides

    Making Magique Paris is for lovers. Unless you’re single. Like I was for the nearly two years I lived there. It was always a jab to my heart, like a deliberate and personally directed taunt, to see couples canoodling in dark café corners, pressed intimately together along the quais of the Seine, or just shopping […]

  • Why Visit Paris? For The Chocolate, Of Course

    cafepetitgateau There are many different reasons people fall in love with Paris: the art and culture; the beauty and history; the fashion and femme fatales. Moi? I can think of no bigger, better, more divine seductress than the chocolate. Cocoa is the food of the gods, and the French unabashedly worship at its altar. For […]

  • Paris in Love: A Q&A (and Giveaway!) with Author Eloisa James

    Today we’re all about the Paris book love. Amy Thomas interviews bestselling author Eloisa James on her latest book, Paris in Love, a memoir of a year spent in Paris enjoying the good life. For a chance to win a copy of the book, leave us a note in the comments below! We’ll pick one […]

  • Vegetarian-friendly Paris: Successfully Navigating the Dining Scene

    EverJean Being vegetarian anywhere requires extra effort and planning when it comes to dining out. Being a vegetarian in a place that eats pigeon, adores offal, and extols a head to tail philosophy (that is, Paris) requires Napoleonic strategizing. At least it used to. In recent years, the dining scene in the City of Light […]

  • Au Revoir, Stuffy French Cooking; Bonjour, Rachel Khoo!

    When I moved to Paris in the spring of 2009, I was as ravenous to explore the city’s food scene as I was to find a home and community of friends. One way I found I could meet people, learn a bit about local culture and customs, and eat some delicious food all at the […]

  • HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide: Amy Thomas Shops at Monoprix

    Evil Genius Society Paris is one of the most dangerous cities to go gift-shopping. I mean, when you’re looking for the perfect piece of the City of Light to share with your family and friends, how can you resist the soaps at Fragonard, the pottery and notebooks at Astier de Villatte, the cool kid CDs […]

  • A Day in London: Amy’s Perfect One-Day Itinerary

    Amy Thomas loves London, and so do we.  In fact, we adore it so much we just launched our very first London vacation apartment, a gorgeous 2-bedroom rental in the heart of Chelsea.  If you’d like to do London in more than a day, and enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails in your very own central […]

  • La Beauté: What Do French Women Have That We Don’t?

    Michel Nguyen Every time I go to Paris, I’m inspired anew. I look at the women with their ruby red lips, their studiously disheveled hair, their outfits that—really, aren’t that exceptional and yet still scream “cool” because of the way they hang on their petite frames or just because of the attitude with which they’re […]

  • Ladurée: Parisian Macarons Land In New York

    Ladurée macarons in their sleek box (Louis Beche) For years, everyone—especially New Yorkers—has been clamoring for the death of the cupcakes. Let those pastel-colored, frosting-slathered, sprinkled-adorned, oh-so-cute sugar bombs be over! Can we puh-leeze move on?? And it would appear, with Ladurée’s arrival on Madison Avenue, New Yorkers may finally get their wish: the macaron […]