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French vs. British Style: Eurostars by Badaude

It’s still pretty chilly in Paris, and even more so in London. Navigating the channel crossing in style is an art, which HiP Paris fave Badaude has captured so well here (click the image to view it full size) – Geneviève Illustration by Badaude. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check […]
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Brocante Shopping in Normandy with My French Country Home

Brocante finds in action (Laurence Amélie) At My French Country Home in Normandy, we love to go antiquing. We welcome guests from all over the world, from private shoppers looking to experience real French brocantes (flea markets) and hopefully ...read more
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April in Paris: Tory’s 10 Spring Fashion Essentials

HiP Paris fave and globe-trotter extraordinaire Tory Hoen is finally back in Paris. In the next few weeks she’ll be doing the rounds of Paris’ latest hotspots, but first she shares her top Paris spring fashion picks with us ...read more
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Paris Fashion Week: How to Dress the Part

Posing in the Tuileries in between shows, Paris Fashion Week 2012 (Boswell) When early March hits, something in the air changes. Models come out of the woodwork and women in New York, London, Paris and elsewhere put a bit more effort into their ...read more
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Three Weeks in Paris: Maggie’s Top Food & Shopping Picks

Alecska In a few days, I’ll be sipping wine at un petit café in the Marais, just in time, we all hope, for the weather to finally swing toward Spring. There’s too much to squeeze into this 3-week trip. Besides visiting Verjus and Au Passage bien ...read more
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Paris Winter Fashion: Les Hommes Parisiens Are Seductive, Sexy, Cool

Christopher Hue Paris is known for many things: its light, its bistros and, of course, its fashionably chic women. But what about its men? Do les hommes parisiens share that certain je ne sais quoi for which their female counterparts are so ...read more
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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 ...read more

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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