Parisian Living

La Maison: Old School French Dining in the 17th

Gerard Lavalette – Pariscool.com; Cartier-Bresson I like a trendy hotspot as much as the next blogger, but it’s always more rewarding to discover a place that is un-cool, un-trafficked, and uniquely yours.  La Maison, tucked away on the Place St. Ferdinand in the 17th, is one of my closely guarded Parisian secrets, but as I’m […]
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Happy New Year 2010 – All the Best!

Here’s to an amazing 2010 filled with joie, santé, bonheur and lots of wonderful French food! Thank you for reading HiP Paris. There are some exciting changes coming in 2010 – including a facelift – and loads of original ...read more
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Cemeteries of Paris: Where the French Lay Their Heads

Pere Lachaise  – didiergauducheau.com Text by Simone Blaser It has to be said.  There is only a smattering of spots in Paris that have attracted the crème de la crème of French society as steadily and as constantly as the Parisian ...read more
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New Year’s Eve in Paris: Ring in 2010 in Style

Backstage at the Moulin Rouge. Photo: arras-france.com What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? This recurring question inevitably divides the population into two camps: those who want to hit the streets and party ‘til the break of dawn, and those ...read more
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Christmas in France: How the French Do What They Do

Although Paris is a fantastic city to visit at any time of the year, it is particularly magical around Christmas. Whether it’s the twinkling street lights, the holiday markets or the smells of delicious rich foods escaping from apartment ...read more
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Something for Everyone on Christmas Day in Paris

Ornaments at Christmas market. Photo: hotels-paris-rive-gauche.com Text by Emma Haberman With just a few more chocolates left in the advent calendar, it’s time to finalize those Christmas Day plans. If you’re not at home, there’s no better or ...read more
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Une Lichette de Beaufort

Slice of Beaufort, much like the lichette sliced by my fromager.Photo courtesy of terre-des-fromages.com. On my last trip to Paris, I was on a mission to try as many new cheeses as possible. The problem, though, was that I was there alone; and ...read more

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La Promenade Plantée: Walk on Air!

Guest blogger Simone Blaser takes us on a walk along Paris’ elevated promenade, a spectacular place to stroll, even in winter! Promenade Plantee. Photo: amytoensing.com Text by Simone Blaser Sometimes the French just get it right.  For the ...read more
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La Nouvelle Athènes: A True Parisian Salon

Photo: twolia.com Text by Emma Haberman Have you ever struggled trying to capture that je ne sais quoi that puts French women at fashion’s forefront? Maybe it’s time to look at the French haircut. Hair salons are as ubiquitous in Paris as ...read more
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Paris’ Arty Supperclub: Miss Lunch’s Loft Dining

Images courtesy of Miss Lunch Supperclubs are nothing new. Whether the recent popularity they’re enjoying first started in London or Manhattan — where the hook was exclusivity and bragging rights about ‘discovering’ underground chefs in ...read more
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Holiday Gift Alert: Petit Paris Calendars from Little Brown Pen

All photos courtesy of Little Brown Pen Our friend Nichole (over at Little Brown Pen) has put together the cutest mini calendar of Paris imagery. They make great (not to mention economical) holiday gifts. For $5, you can download and print the ...read more
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Introducing MenuPages Paris: Profiles & User Reviews of Parisian Restaurants – in English!

Image Erica Berman Last month saw the introduction of MenuPages for diners in Paris and London. With restaurant listings by arrondissement, neighborhood, and cuisine, this English language website proves to become a valuable resource for ...read more
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Paris Independent Wine Growers’ Salon Nov 26-30

Illustrations Michel Tolmer Paris is not only a great place to drink wine, it’s also a great place to buy—especially this week. From November 26-30, 2009, the annual Independent Wine Growers’ Salon (Salons des Vins des Vignerons ...read more