Elena Berton

Belle Maison Restaurant: Seafood and Ambiance in Paris’ SoPi ‘hood

Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals
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Breadlovers’ Paris: Our Top Picks in Montmartre’s Abbesses ‘Hood

The recipe to make a baguette tradition does not change much from bakery to bakery, but the care in the choice of ingredients, and the way that
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An Independent Tea House’s Success in Montmartre: Neo. T.

Nestled on rue de Martyrs, Neo. T. is a tiny tea shop that brims with carefully sourced teas from small producers, sold along with tea making
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Les Choupettes de ChouChou: Organic Puff Pastry and Chantilly Cream in Montmartre

Les Choupettes de ChouChou in Montmartre is a monothematic pastry shop which only sells chouquettes, the ubiquitous bite sized choux pastries
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A Bio Butcher in Paris: Buying Organic Meat in Montmartre

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting
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Rue Myrha: One of the Coolest Corners of Paris’ Goutte D’Or

The Goutte d’Or neighborhood is not the Paris most visitors expect when they land at Charles de Gaulle airport. However, a quick stroll in the
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Happy New Year 2017! A Look Back HiP Paris’ Best of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, the team at HiP Paris would also like to take a moment to thank all who have contributed over the past year, as well as
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Privé de Dessert 2: Traditional French “Desserts” with a Twist

At PDD2 what you see is not what you get. The offshoot of Privé de Dessert, the quirky SoPi restaurant where entrées and main dishes look like
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Mesdemoiselles Madeleines: France’s Tea-Time Staple Rediscovered in SoPi Boutique

Realising that Marcel Proust’s tea-time treat had become a shrink-wrapped, artificially-flavored mass-produced cake in modern-day France, Steve
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Le Super Petit Marché: A Retro Grocer Selling Artisanal & Local Produce in Paris’ 18ème

Martine Boutin left corporate life in Paris’ La Défense business district to open a retro-style grocery shop near the mairie of the 18th
by Elena Berton