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Ajiri Aki is the visionary behind Madame de la Maison, a boutique of stylish antiques and linens for entertaining. She shares her perfect day in Paris.share
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.share
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.share
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!share
Here at HIP Paris, we know so many of our readers are longing to visit the City of Light for their much-needed French fix. The next best thing, in our opinion, is re-creating your favorite bistro dishes at home. When we set out to do a round-up of the best bistro cookbooks, there were simply too many to fit in one post. And we’ve saved some of our most beloved for this installment!share
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.share
There are so many things that Francophiles miss about the French capital while travel restrictions are in place, and chief amongst them is the food. At the heart of dining out in Paris is, of course, the humble bistro. For centuries they have popularized culinary classics like steak frites, coq au vin, gratin dauphinois, and more. While it might be a while before visitors can find their way to the City of Light to sample these French staples, you can still re-create mouth-watering bistro menus at home with the help of these wonderful bistro cookbooks.share
As important as staying home is in the fight against Covid-19, many of us would like to help out in other ways too. Here are some ideas for how you can lend a hand – whether by giving time, money, or other forms of support.share
While much of the world might be on lockdown, technology allows Francophiles and culture lovers to remain connected to French artistic life by discovering (or re-discovering) French music online. Here’s where to hear some of our favorite tunes and live performances broadcast online:share
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.share
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.share
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.share
Many have lamented traditional brasseries’ and bistrots’ decline into mediocrity. The pendulum may have swung back a little, and not a moment too soon for those nostalgic for affordable French comfort classics. The public’s insatiable appetite for a quality bargain has meant that les bouillons are experiencing a revival. Newcomer Bouillon Julien entered the field this past summer.shareManage consent
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