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HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide: La Tartine Gourmande Béatrice Peltre

L’Art de la Table (literally translating as “The Art of the Table”) is probably as much about food as it is about having beautiful table linens and dinnerware, tasteful flowers, and colorful table accessories to enhance the dining experience. No wonder the French love to gather around tables to eat. No wonder that, after growing […]
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Foodie Christmas Gifts: Five French-Inspired Cookbooks

French Feasts, Dutch Oven (Ames Lai) Christmas is four days away et bien sûr, I am quite tardy in purchasing some very special gifts for the very special people in my life. Since I work for a company that rents boutique Parisian flats, I do tend ...read more
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HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide: Alexia Hollinger’s Pia Bag

Not only are Alexia Hollinger‘s handbags très chic, and très Parisien, but they are made right in the heart of the city by Alexia herself, in her gorgeous studio boutique on quiet rue Therese in the 1st arrondissement. I discovered her ...read more
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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 ...read more
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HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide by Yvette Van Boven: Le Petit Atelier de Paris

As soon as our timetable lets us go, my husband and I move from our base in Amsterdam to our tiny apartment in Paris. We’ve lived here in Paris part time for more than 4 years now, but I still discover new places, neighborhoods, and restaurants ...read more
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Christmas in the City of Lights: Seeking Out Paris’ Holiday Cheer

Mic Mac When I popped home to the UK in November, London was already in full festive swing with Christmas trees, festive songs and neon lights galore. Sent back with a Cadbury’s chocolate advent calendar adorned with an oversized Santa, I was ...read more
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HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide: Clotilde Dusoulier Loves Opinel Knives

Tiago Pereira I got my first Opinel pocket knife at age seven—the age of reason, my parents must have thought—during a summer vacation in the French Alps. Each member of my family had one, and they got plenty of use during mountain hikes: my ...read more

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HiP Paris Holiday Gift Guide: Nichole of Little Brown Pen

Hi everyone! Nichole here from Little Brown Pen. I’m happy to be over at HIP Paris today, and to be sharing my French-inspired holiday gift picks with you. Below are a few things I wouldn’t mind having under my tree (husband? are you ...read more
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Hip Paris Holiday Gift Guide: A Cup of Jo’s Joanna Goddard Goes for Bensimon

The Hip Paris Holiday Gift Guide continues with A Cup of Jo’s fabulous Joanna Goddard. (Thanks so much, Joanna!) We just love her French-inspired gift idea, and plan to stock up on several pairs toute de suite! -Maggie Two years ago, my ...read more
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La Pinata: Pinatas Made By Prisoners Near Paris’ Canal Saint Martin

Parisian shops devoted entirely to a single specialty (like olive oil, honey, or communist literature) are considered obvious fixtures in an urban landscape where commercial efficiency is, if anything, an afterthought. So, when my roommate ...read more
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Antique Shopping in Paris: A Guided Tour of the Marché Aux Puces

Typical Parisian flea market (Josh Leo) I first visited the Marche aux Puces (Les Puces de Saint-Ouen) 5 years ago. I was feeling adventurous and had a new house I dreamed of filling with amazing finds from the famous Parisian flea markets. As ...read more
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Parisian Secrets: The Art of Shopping for Lingerie

Making Magique Every true Parisienne has certain key items in her wardrobe: at least one beautifully printed scarf, a chic sac à main, a black cocktail dress and classic trench among them. But to most, the lingerie she wears under her carefully ...read more
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Five Reasons to Love Le Bon Marché

  Le Bon Marche – Roboppy I first discovered Le Bon Marché in 1999. Or perhaps I should say Le Bon Marché discovered me. I had recently moved to Paris from San Francisco with my fiance. We were planning our wedding at a chateau in ...read more