Parisian Living

Playtime in Paris: Kid-Friendly Activities for the Whole Family

Erica Berman– Bonpoint Boutique Paris rue de Tournon There’s no doubt about it: Parisian kids have a good thing going on. They’re well-dressed, well-fed and, by virtue of being French, are destined for terminal coolness. I used to spend afternoons at a little park in the 5th where the same group of schoolchildren always had […]
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Bravo L’Américaine

Sometimes I think about my early days in Paris, and all I can do is shake my head with amusement. The blog I began then, A Moveable Beast,  now reads like a textbook tale of an awkward (albeit determined) American, attempting to conquer Paris ...read more
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In Paris, Still American – More Rules for Eating, and Living, in France

Linda, our friend and guest blogger over at Parisien Salon, shares her entertaining insights into being an American and dining in Paris. all photos: oneandonlyparisphotography.com Like any other fashionable woman, I try not to let my roots show ...read more
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Maggie’s First Paris Brunch Party

Paris parties are the best sort of parties. They incorporate my most favorite food groups – cheese, bread, wine and sweets – and my first Paris party was not lacking for any of these. The cheese plate looks small above, but it was immense and ...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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Dinner at Mama Shelter Lives Up to the Hype

After enduring the heaploads of buzz generated by Mama Shelter — Philip Starck’s uber-hip hotel — HiP Paris Correspondent Amy Thomas decided to stop by its new Alain Senderens restaurant to fill us in on the eagerly awaited ...read more

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Faire la Bise: The Art of the Parisian Double Air Kiss

oneandonlyparisphotography.com I’ve been back in New York for three weeks and I still can’t stop. Whenever I spend time in Paris, I pick up a habit that is nearly impossible to kick. No, it’s not smoking; it’s worse… it’s the double air kiss ...read more
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Guess I Didn’t Really Need That Shoe After All

One of our favorite Hip Paris bloggers, Tory Hoen, also has her own blog – A Moveable Beast – on which she chronicles her more bewildering encounters with French culture. Quirky, insightful and always hilarious, we’re happy to ...read more
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Haven in Paris, and You?

Maggie Battista Paris in the spring is absolutely perfect.  The trees begin to bud, promising blooms and fruit in short order. The city becomes even more electric, abuzz with Parisians and tourists. The light becomes even more special. You ...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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WiFi Cafes in Paris: A Writer’s Paradise

littlebrownpen.blogspot.com I’m not the first writer to have moved to Paris with a gleam in her eye and a dream in her heart; nor am I the first writer to have scoured the streets in search of free WiFi (pronounced wee-fee in French) a.k.a. ...read more
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French Dining Etiquette: Eating with the Frenchies

After over 17 years of Frenchie living, I am largely used to the etiquette of dining chez les Francais – along with all of their implicitly understood rules and regulations. A brunch with Parisian friends for which the first guest arrived ...read more