Parisian Living

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 and restaurant windows, it’s hard to ignore a holiday spirit that revolves (refreshingly) more around food […]
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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

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

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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
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From Brooklyn to Paris: An Interview with Zeva Bellel of “Paris By Appointment Only”

Zeva. All photos courtesy of Zeva Bellel Text by Tory Hoen, Interview by Erica Berman Like so many Americans in this city, Zeva Bellel came to Paris by way of a dream—and an impractical one, at that. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she spent her ...read more
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Thanksgiving Dinner in Paris

Thanksgiving is almost upon us – and Americans in Paris may be wondering what exactly the big day has in store. With the holiday coming up in just a few days, we wanted to share a piece by the folks over at Venere.com. For those of you ...read more
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Weekend Shopping: Salon du Vintage in Paris

The Salon du Vintage, a vintage fashion and furniture fair, is taking place this weekend in St. Germain. Our friends over at Vingt Paris have a great article for those looking to stock up on vintage finds… Text by Mabli Jones writing for ...read more
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A Chat with Jeweler Beatrice Knoch: Check Out Her Studio This Weekend at Montmartre’s “Portes Ouvertes”

This weekend, HiP friend and jeweler Beatrice Knoch is participating in “Portes Ouvertes” in Montmartre. This is a great opportunity to stop by her atelier (work and living space) to see her unique jewelry and to meet the woman ...read more