Posts by HiP Paris:

  • The HiP Paris Sweepstakes is over!

    The HiP Paris Sweepstakes is officially over and all of the winners have been notified! Thank you to all who contributed!

  • French Words: Learning French on Instagram

    The hugely popular @frenchwords Instagram account does just what you might imagine: shares French words, or phrases, with their English translations alongside. We sat down with Julien from French Words for this exclusive Q&A.

  • My Perfect Day in Paris with Ajiri Aki – Madame de la Maison

    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.

  • 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!

  • A man and a woman, seated at an outdoor table, dine at a bistro in Paris while a waiter serves a table in the background

    Our Favorite Bistro Cookbooks, Part 2

    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!

  • 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.

  • Bon Appétit: Our Favorite Bistro Cookbooks

    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.

  • COVID-19 Relief: How You, Too, Can Help

    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.

  • French Music Online: Live Performances, Streaming, Podcasts and Our Favorite Songs

    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:

  • 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.

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