Parisian Living

Cocktails in Paris: Curio Parlor

photo courtesy of womenmanagementparis.blogspot.com At first you thought you’d never tire of your pre-dinner kirs or pastis on traditional café terraces. But after one-too-many botched martinis, you’re willing to start considering alternatives. And if those alternatives happen to come courtesy of a group of fresh-faced Parisians enamored with New York cocktail culture, so be it. Determined
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Pozzetto – finally, fabulous coffee & gelato in Paris

Photo Erica Berman Despite my recent tirade and blog post ranting about the poor quality of coffee in France, I am pleased to announce that I recently had a fabulous cup of coffee in Paris. It was a coffee surprisingly worthy of any I have had ...read more
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Deyrolle: Rue du Bac’s Temple of Taxidermy

Photo courtesy of Deyrolle.fr While taxidermy has become trendy of late, there is only one place that has been using naturalized animals to lure clients since 1831. Nestled on the charming Rue du Bac, Deyrolle is a shop unlike any other in the ...read more
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Spreeing for Spree

Ah, the concept store.  Prescriptive, arrogant, attractive, alternately kitschy-cheap and prohibitively expensive; it’s hard to avoid mixed feelings when dealing with these store-size display cases of “cool”. Except, that is, if you wander up ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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
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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