Posts by HiP Paris:

  • Left: a girl reading a book in bed in her apartment in Paris. Parisian buildings can be seen outside her window. She and book are out of focus and her window is in focus. Right: the exterior of a café in Paris. There are several empty tables and chairs. A glass wall juts out next to the tables and chairs and has things written in French on it.

    Happy New Year 2021! The Best of HiP Paris from 2020

    At the end of each year, we normally feature the new restaurants, expositions, and bonnes adresses that enliven the Paris landscape, but most of us couldn’t pay a visit to any of these beloved places this year. So instead, we brought the best of Parisian and French culture to your home. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite à la maison moments.

  • Left: a table set for a holiday meal taken from the head of the table. There are 7 plates that are white with a dark blue flower detail painted on them. There are glasses at each place setting and there is a center piece made from blue glass candle holders, fairy lights, and pine branches. Right: a buche de Noel dessert. It is chocolate and covered in powdered sugar and there are mushrooms made from sugar at the base. A few cranberries and sprigs of pine decorate the cake.

    How to Have a French Holiday Meal at Home

    While it’s still tricky to travel, you can keep wanderlust at bay with these tips and recipes for bringing a touch of France to your holiday meal. Treat yourself – whether a celebration for one or many, on a modest budget or no expense spared.

  • A street in Paris at night. There is a café with a red awning lit up with several lights and to the right are a few holiday lights. There are cars in the street and a few people walking around.

    French Inspired Holiday Gifts To Buy Online: Part 2

    To start the giving season in good cheer, why not get a head start on holiday shopping with this list of French online gift ideas. All of the options on our list have been chosen to help bring France home for the holidays until you can get there in person once again. Treat your friends, family, loved ones, and yourself! And, of course, if you can, buy from local shops when possible!

  • Champagne flutes, a bottle of champagne and a fruit plate sit on a table on the rooftop of a penthouse apartment in the Marais neighborhood in Paris.

    Four Paris Vacation Apartments to Dream of Now

    Are you dreaming of traveling again? Paris, with all it has to offer, never ceases to seduce and surprise, whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been coming back for decades. Planning travel right now is tricky, but with the right accommodations and a flexible rebooking policy, Paris doesn’t have to be off the cards completely! We’ve selected a few of our top picks of Paris apartments which you can book and reschedule free of charge if you’re not able to travel*. After all, we could all use a little something to look forward to.

  • HiP Paris Writers and Friends: Lockdown Impressions From Paris and Beyond

    All of our lives, wherever we may find ourselves hunkering down in these crazy times, have greatly changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fast. To get some more unique perspectives on living under lockdown in Paris and the French countryside, we asked some of our friends and colleagues how confinement is looking and feeling for them.

  • The HiP Paris Team: Lockdown Impressions From Paris & Beyond

    Parisians have either fled the city for the countryside or have been under confinement rules that were tightened just a week ago— hear how our HiP Paris Blog team has been dealing with France’s new regulations so far.

  • Inside IKEA’s first Central-Paris Store

    The ultimate catch-22 of every Parisian has to be decorating their apartment. But there is one easy solution to our space-starved woes: IKEA. Things are looking up for us budget-conscious Parisians, because IKEA has finally opened a store right in the heart of the city.

  • Where to eat around Gare du Nord station in Paris, and see art like this Leadro Erlich installation.

    Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

    Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it’s not a moment too soon.

  • Visit Paris' Little India multicultural neighborhood with its saree shops, restaurants, supermarkets and jewelers.

    Multicultural Paris: Inside La Chapelle

    If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements. Here you’ll find a diverse area, a world away from the realm of cliché Paris sights like the Eiffel Tower and macarons, bursting with fragrant aromas, vibrant colors, and rich cultural activity.

  • We're Hiring! A Summer Internship with HiP Paris Blog

    A Summer Internship with The HiP Paris Blog

    Who doesn’t love Paris in the summer? From afternoon picnics in the Jardin de Luxembourg to sunset walks along the Seine, the City of Light is the perfect place to linger in the long summer months. And here comes the best news: HiP Paris Blog is looking for their next editorial intern for a dedicated summer internship.

  • Erin Dahl Podcast on Breakthru Radio

    HiP Paris Blog Editor Erin Dahl Sits Down with BreakThru Radio

    Our Editor Erin Dahl joined DJ Jess of Breakthru Radio for a podcast, chatting some of our favorite addresses for food, drink, and fun in Paris. From her favorite neighborhoods to stay in to an ideal 24-hour itinerary for a 20-something visitor, take a listen and hear some familiar names!

  • Carin Olsson, Left or Right Bank

    Haven in Paris is Hiring: Paris, Gorgeous Apartments, All Things French, And You!

    We’re hiring! Haven in Paris, our boutique vacation rental business with properties in Paris, London, Provence and Tuscany, is in need of fresh talent! We’re looking for someone who is just as obsessed with gorgeous vacation properties, hospitality, and making travel dreams come true as we are.

  • Black Friday: Paris Apartments on Sale!

    Our Penthievre Apartment near the Champs-Elysées Bonjour! The winter months are absolutely wonderful in Paris. The lines are shorter at our favorite museums and sights, and the restaurants put their best foot forward for the locals – steak frites never tasted so good! Since we’d rather be in Paris in December, January and February, we’re […]

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