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Stranded in Paris: How to Take Advantage of Every Extra Moment

All photos by Maggie Battista, except where noted The volcanic eruption in Iceland has changed my (and likely your) travel plans pretty dramatically. I was supposed to be back with the husband in cold and rainy New England but am instead stranded in bright and sunny Paris. Despite feeling pretty helpless, as you may imagine, […]
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Premiere Pression Provence: The New Parisian Mecca For Fine Olive Oil

Matt and Kim Rudge Premiere Pression Provence, the go-to new Parisian source for the finest quality Provençal olive oils, is the latest creative enterprise of Olivier Baussan, founder of O & Co and the now ubiquitous chain L’Occitane. This ...read more
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The Perfect Paris Wedding: Custom Gowns from Lohr Couture

HiP Paris friend and wedding planner, Heather, from Rendez-Vous in Paris, recently met with Aimée Lohrebauer, an utterly romantic wedding & cocktail gown designer who recently opened a delightfully inviting atelier in Paris. A talented ...read more
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Meilleur Ami: The New Secret to Simple French Chic & French Scarves

Photos Fabrice Fortin for Paris By Appointment Only Stylish, understated accessorizing—there are few things the French do better. Especially the men, and especially when it comes to their scarves. After a decade of careful observation I’m ...read more
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France’s Foot Fetish: The Cult of Repetto French Ballet Slippers

parisatelier.blogspot.com When it comes to footwear, there is one word that sends fashionistas around the globe swooning: Repetto. The brand is a well-kept secret that Parisians have known about since the first pair was created in 1947, but (as ...read more
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Paris Souvenirs: What You Shouldn’t Leave France Without

Images courtesy of Marvin Shaouni, Cesarastudilo, Quinn.Anya Just like any other major city, Paris has its fair share of kitschy souvenirs on offer. Indeed, the word souvenir itself is French. And I’ll be the first to admit that I still ...read more
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What to Wear in Paris this Spring

Text by Je Ne Sais Quoi for Parisien Salon In Paris, the bitter temperatures are finally subsiding and the sun is trying to shine through the seemingly endless grayness.  That means one thing: spring is quickly approaching, and heavy down ...read more

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New Couture Café Makes You Sweat for Style

Text by Paris By Appointment Only; Photos by Fabrice Fortin. Even though they live in the capital of couture, most Parisians can’t sew a stitch. Like most countries, France kicked home economics to the curb decades ago. Since hardly any one ...read more
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French Summer Fashion Trends by Lilye

Original text by Lilye. Translated and edited by Geneviève Sandifer. Images courtesy of Madame Figaro. After taking stock of the latest runway trends, Lilye, personal shopper, blogger and friend of HiP Paris, shares some precious insight on how ...read more
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A Visit to Le Marché aux Puces (The Paris Flea market)

When I said I was moving to Paris for three months, those who know me well were worried for me. I’m a city girl, so adapting to the hustle and bustle of this little métropole (metropolis) wasn’t a concern. They knew I’d adapt eventually, and I ...read more
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Surviving Fashion Week in Paris

womensmafia.com/tapisserie-jdsavoye.com Brace yourself, Parisians! The Jet Set is about to  descend upon the city for yet another fashion week. This year’s Ready-to-Wear shows run from March 2-10, but as we all know, fashion week is about much ...read more
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Parisian Street Style: The Art of Layering for the Weather

Photos: styleclicker.net While there are some things you can always count on in Paris—fresh bread, the reliable Metro system, the weekly markets—there are other things you can never count on. The weather is one of these things. I can’t tell you ...read more
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Paris Kid Street Style: French Children’s Fashion

imworld.aufeminin.com/s.plurielles.fr/thesartorialist.com I gave up long ago on the idea that I might ever effectively emulate the effortless chic of your average parisienne. It’s an innate sense of style that one is either born with or without, ...read more