A ubiquitous joie de vivre weaved its way through France, and all to the scent of Fragonard’s exclusive fruity parfums. Popular with members of high society on both sides of the Atlantic, the French house’s pretty glass flasks of perfumes were made with delicate French flower and fruit essential oils and spices that told of… …read more

Just before the travel freeze was put in place, we met up with travel blogger Vanessa Grall, aka Messy Nessy, to fuel our travel lust. Seeking out those spots that are worth their salt is Vanessa’s primary trade. A skilled storyteller, her blog is steeped in stories of under-the-radar places and iconic figures in cities… …read more

In France, we’re just coming to the end of week five of confinement, and, frankly, with (at least) another three weeks to go, our foodie inspiration is starting to dwindle! So if, like us, you need something to jumpstart your cooking motivation back to life, then three-Michelin star chef Eric Frechon’s delectably perfect ham and… …read more

Parisians have either fled the city for the countryside or have been under confinement rules that were tightened just a week ago— hear how our HiP Paris Blog team has been dealing with France’s new regulations so far. …read more

Modeled on a Japanese izakaya bar, Cartel is Canal St-Martin’s latest opening. For their second project, the team behind Marais bistro Mère Fille have teamed up with chef Sourasack ‘Sou’ Phongphet who rustles up an array of light tapas ‘japonisante’ that burst with flavour and freshness. …read more

This year’s most anticipated brasserie address in Paris finally opened its doors this April after a two-year refurbishment. While Brasserie Barbès has been criticized for making the unpolished Barbès neighborhood too “bobo,” the staff makes patrons feel welcome just as they are. …read more

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Ten years ago, Liza Asseily and her husband Ziad opened LIZA Lebanese restaurant on rue de la Banque in Paris. In the years that followed, the Beirut-born socialite has opened a magnificent restaurant in a former palace in Beirut as well as an outpost at the famous Galeries Lafayette. …read more

Falling in love with romance-infused Paris – the grandiose Haussmannian architecture, the Marais’ winding streets, and the city’s bistro scene – is easy. But if you’re not born here, living in Paris is another story. Here 10 signs I’ve integrated into the City of Light. …read more