Parisian Living

Merci: Shopping for a Cause in Paris

photo courtesy of: www.lescarnetsdudesign.com Photos Erica Berman (except above) As the global economic climate has forced consumers to shop more selectively, it has also forced retailers to sell more creatively. Merci, Paris’ newest concept store, provides a breathtaking space where visitors can shop with a conscience. Created by Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, founders of renowned
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Spotlight: Exploring Palais Royal

Nestled between some of Paris’ most famous monuments, unbeknownst to throngs of shutter-happy tourists, the Palais Royal neighborhood is filled with hidden gems, covered passageways and some of the best hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurants and ...read more
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Insider Tips: My Little Paris

Courtesy of My Little Paris Although we here at the HipParis blog are always on the lookout for original ways to roam the city of lights, we can always use a little help from an informed friend. We recently were very pleased to discover that ...read more
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Forum des Images – in the heart of Paris, over 5000 movies & it’s FREE!

Text – Alain Ollier When the universe seems hell-bent on throwing a wrench in your schedule, sometimes the only thing you can do is curb your rising frustration and go with the flow.  And Paris is the perfect city to let the unexpected pop ...read more
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Hidden Kitchen Paris – Underground foodie heaven

Hidden Kitchen private dinner club in Paris – with no idea what to expect, and no expectations to fufill, we were unexpectedly seduced and thrilled by this underground off the beaten path Parisian dining extravaganza. Expertly run by an ...read more
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Paris apartment Spotlight – Luxurious 2 Bedroom haven by Palais Royal & the Louvre

Paris Apartment rental Spotlight – Sleek Opulence in the Heart of Paris: This week on the HiP Blog we bring you an inside look into one of our favorite properties of the moment: our Rameau two-bedroom flat, located right smack in the ...read more
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Vintage Shopping by HiP Canal St. Martin

Although we all want to channel a little Coco Chanel/Edith Piaf/Laetitia Casta while wandering through St. Germain, the price points attached to the fashion dream can be more than a little dissuasive. Here to rescue the dream felled by ...read more

Vacation Rentals for Those Who Don’t just Travel, they Experience.

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A walk in Paris in the sun

After many years of living Paris the beauty of the city is often lost behind the cloudy grey weather and daily train-train*.  Often I find I must make a concerted effort to find the time to take advantage of this beautiful city. Yesterday, a ...read more
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Recession-Friendly Travel: Comparing Luxury Hotel Rates With Luxury Apartment Rates

Same services, same amenities, drastically different budgets When you think vacation, what first springs to mind? Finally getting a full night’s sleep in luxurious sheets, sleeping in ‘til noon, lifelong friendships that spring from random ...read more
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Atrabilaire

Over a long Parisian lunch today, my friend Thomas mentioned that he was grumpy this morning and great food and excellent company had put him in a much better frame of mind. I said to to him, “tu étais d’humeur atrabilaire ce ...read more
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Americans in Paris

This website, chock-full of interesting cultural tid-bits and recommendations, is like a crash course in life in France. Whether you’re looking to understand how French cell phone contracts work, trying to find American organizations in ...read more
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Gridskipper

For incredibly useful, under-the-radar finds, be sure to check out Gridskipper. This well-curated blog features interactive maps spotlighting often obscure but always titillating gems, ranging from Paris’ best bespoke perfume shops to the best ...read more
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France Monthly

France Monthly – A cultural link to “La Belle France” and a great way to continue building Franco-American ties. A huge database on travel information about France. Information on France’s regions, history & the best ...read more