Everyone has their own Paris. A few special haunts and pleasures that always make returning to Paris feel like a wonderful indulgence. I’ll bet most regular visitors have certain things they always do and see as soon as they hit the ground. I arrived here a few days ago and like clockwork, these seven habits… …read more

French parenting inspired me to seek out a new mothering style of my own; one that’s more relaxed (on myself) and family-focused as opposed to manically kid-centric. Here are four lessons I’ve learned thanks to my exposure to parenting à la française. …read more

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a cynic, here are six things you can do to make Valentine’s Day suck less. …read more

French people are born with an innate sense of how to thrive in their natural habitat. Eating well, French fashion, and comporting themselves with general discretion are key elements in this survival strategy. Here are 7 cultural rules to live by. …read more

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well: ‘non’. Here are a few of the ‘nons’ you may hear on your Parisian adventure. …read more

There comes a time in every French woman’s life when she goes from being a Mademoiselle to a Madame. Find out what it’s like first hand. …read more

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There are plenty of ways you can ring in the new year with Gallic style. Here are some tips on how to celebrate New Year’s Eve like the French. …read more

No other beverage is more associated with New Year’s Eve than champagne. Selecting the right bottle for the most sparkling night of the year can be a daunting task. These expert tips will help guide you choose the best champagne for New Year’s Eve. …read more

In a city known for its gratuitous beauty, Paris shines especially bright during the holidays. You can see staggering displays of elegance and creativity throughout the French capital. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the holiday display at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann plus an in-store gift exclusively for HIP Paris readers. …read more

While the French and expats in Paris are always ready to join in any food-related fun, finding the ingredients for Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. A chef in Paris shares her professional tips for making your Thanksgiving planning a little easier and less of a headache. …read more

We’ve previously shared our love of French films and TV in general, and how we used subtitled French movies to help us on the our language learning journey. Because of this, we were especially thrilled to discover a streaming service just for Francophiles like us who can’t get enough of French TV and film. …read more

Colder months have fallen on Paris and with it, comes the ideal season to explore the eerie side of the City of Light. …read more

As dreamy as French men can be, the ones I dated so far were, contrary to popular belief, just that – a dream. Instead of turning into a great love affair, or my future French husband, they became long-voice memos for my girlfriends to listen to and gasp at back home. …read more