Posts by Rooksana Hossenally:

  • Fragonard Giveaway: The Perfect Summer Soap By Go-To French Heritage Perfume-Makers

    A ubiquitous joie de vivre weaved its way through France, and all to the scent of Fragonard’s exclusive fruity parfums. Popular with members of high society on both sides of the Atlantic, the French house’s pretty glass flasks of perfumes were made with delicate French flower and fruit essential oils and spices that told of twinkly Indian nights and bright spring days on the Med.

  • My Perfect Day in Paris with Messy Nessy

    Just before the travel freeze was put in place, we met up with travel blogger Vanessa Grall, aka Messy Nessy, to fuel our travel lust. Seeking out those spots that are worth their salt is Vanessa’s primary trade. A skilled storyteller, her blog is steeped in stories of under-the-radar places and iconic figures in cities […]

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    French Michelin-Star Chef Recipes for Lockdown: Éric Frechon’s Scrumptious Ham and Cheese Croque-Monsieur

    In France, we’re just coming to the end of week five of confinement, and, frankly, with (at least) another three weeks to go, our foodie inspiration is starting to dwindle! So if, like us, you need something to jumpstart your cooking motivation back to life, then three-Michelin star chef Eric Frechon’s delectably perfect ham and cheese polenta croque-monsieur, is just what you need to do the trick.

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    French Michelin-Star Chef Recipes for Lockdown: Stéphanie Le Quellec’s Irresistible Crème Caramel

    In these unprecedented times, we must stay entertained. But more importantly, we must stay fed. And what could be worse than a bad meal? A bad end to a good meal, bien sûr! So, in order not to disappoint, here’s the first in our new series of easy-to-make recipes by French Michelin-starred chefs. Here, the […]

  • My Perfect Day in Paris – With Travel Photographer Rebecca Plotnick

    After studying apparel merchandising at Indiana University, Rebecca’s path was all set —or at least that’s what she thought until she spent a semester in Italy and was seriously bitten by the travel bug. And that’s when ideas about becoming a photographer started to form. However, it was only in 2008, when she lost her job, that Rebecca decided to take the leap and make her dream come true. So, she packed her bags and disembarked in Paris that spring, ready for a new adventure as a travel photographer. Fast-forward 11 years, Rebecca is a fully fledged photographer and blogger who splits her time between France and the United States. And a few weeks ago, we spoke with the travel and lifestyle photographer to talk about what her perfect day in Paris looks like.

  • Happy New Year 2020! A Look Back at HiP Paris’s Best Posts of 2019

    The best thing about being part of the team on a blog like HiP Paris, aside from all of our amazing readers who keep us on our toes of course, is that we get to work with talented writers and photographers who take us to all four corners of the city, behind closed doors, inside every nook and cranny, and beyond. And thanks to them, in the past year, we’ve uncovered some incredible finds including lots of restaurants and cafés, a host of gluten-free and zero-waste shops, and fascinating expats who have made Paris their own. Here are some of our favorite new finds and insider tips.

  • What’s New in Paris This Season?

    Paris is the city that never sleeps! Here’s a rundown on some of the latest additions to the city, as well as those waiting to see light of day.

  • Cartel: Japanese Tapas Along Paris' Canal Saint-Martin

    Cartel: Japanese Tapas Along Paris’ Canal St-Martin

    Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness.

  • Enjoy a meal or an apero at Brasserie Barbès, a terrace overlooking Paris' up-and-coming Barbès neighborhood

    Brasserie Barbès: Changing Times in Paris’ Barbès Neighborhood

    This year’s most anticipated brasserie address in Paris finally opened its doors this April after a two-year refurbishment. While Brasserie Barbès has been criticized for making the unpolished Barbès neighborhood too “bobo,” the staff makes patrons feel welcome just as they are.

  • LIZA Lebanese Restaurant and Bakery: Sandwiches and Traditional Cuisine in Paris and Beirut

    LIZA Lebanese Restaurant: From Beirut to Paris with Liza Asseily

    Ten years ago, Liza Asseily and her husband Ziad opened LIZA Lebanese restaurant on rue de la Banque in Paris. In the years that followed, the Beirut-born socialite has opened a magnificent restaurant in a former palace in Beirut as well as an outpost at the famous Galeries Lafayette.

  • The best restaurants in Paris for Indian food.

    Paris’ Best Indian Restaurants from Bollywood Kitchen Chef Sanjee

    While talking with Parisian-Indian chef Sanjee of Bollywood Kitchen, a quite yummy restaurant in the 17ème arrondissement, she confirmed her frustration at the lack of good all-round Indian restaurants in the French capital. However, among the not-so-great restaurants, there are four that have held her attention (and palate), which she warmly shares with us.

  • Indian Cuisine in Paris, Sanjee in her epicerie choosing herbs

    Fabulous Indian Food in Paris: Bollywood Kitchen’s Sanjee (and a Recipe)

    Paris might be fully deserving of its title as one of the culinary capitals of the world, but one thing that’s lacking on its food scene is good, reasonably priced Indian food in. HiP Paris Blog talks to Sanjee, founder of Bollywood Kitchen, an Indian food blog and catering business.

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    On Becoming Parisian: 10 Signs I Belong in the City of Light

    Falling in love with romance-infused Paris – the grandiose Haussmannian architecture, the Marais’ winding streets, and the city’s bistro scene – is easy. But if you’re not born here, living in Paris is another story. Here 10 signs I’ve integrated into the City of Light.