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 our dedicated readers. You all make HiP Paris what it is! We’re ready for the excitement 2017 has in store, but are first taking… …read more

When searching for authentic Italian cuisine, you know you have chosen well when the chefs and wait staff can be heard passionately chattering away in Italian on the terrace during their quick break between rushes. It is understandable that Parisiens, and in-the-know tourists alike, are flocking to Mamma Primi, the newest address from Big Mamma… …read more

I watched as my friend approached one of the washing machines, pressed something (I’m still not sure exactly what) and, to my surprise a door swung open, not to reveal the guts of a machine à laver, but a tiny dark staircase. Speakeasy was clearly my initial thought, but in climbing the narrow staircase and arriving at… …read more

Like many cities around the world, Paris has experienced a revival of traditional barbering methods in recent years. Whether you are a traditional gentleman sporting a slicked back style, a modern man with a classic fade, a proud bearer of a full beard, or a younger dude pulling off something a little bolder, Paris has… …read more

You might very well be reading this post on your iPhone, iPad, or some other portable piece of technology. Sure, that’s the world we live in, where we can receive and record information with the touch of a screen. However, if you are anything like me, perhaps you still occasionally relish in the tactility of… …read more

Tucked away in a secluded garden on top of the hill of Montmartre is the joint home-studio of Sebastien Cordoleani, sole designer and craftsmen at Archipel, a new Parisian brand presenting a range of innovative and elegant leather bags. Sébastien, an industrial designer, holds a dominant presence within the French design scene, after having trained… …read more