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HiP Paris Blog. HiP Paris Blog. Miznon: Israeli Cuisine with a French Twist. September 10, 2015 by Emily Dilling The rue des Rosiers, an iconic street in Paris’ Marais neighborhood, is one of the few that remains reminiscent of the neighborhood’s Jewish community. Lined with Jewish bakeries and delis, this street is probably most well known for its falafel restaurants. Of the many choices, one falafel address reigns supreme: L’As du Fallafel, which is easily identifiable by its long lines and bright green façade. But a new kid on the block is pitting old pitas against new with the arrival of Miznon, an Israeli sandwich shop. In the two years since Miznon opened, it has become an instant favorite.

While Rick Steves disciples and old-habits-die-hard traditionalists still frequent L’As du Fallafel, locals flock to Miznon, where fresh ingredients come together in fluffy, homemade pita bread. Miznon has left the chickpea-based falafel fare to their neighbors while upping the game with a giant blackboard full of other sandwich selections. Related Links: Where to Buy Made in France Handbags in Paris Marais. I never thought about researching where to buy a handbag on my visit to Paris.

Paris struck me as a destination for investment designer handbags, from luxury good makers like Hermes and Celine. While I would love to leave Paris with a souvenir Hermes Birkin bag on my arm, I’m not ready to drop ten grand (for starters) on a shopping whim. So when I stumbled across a colorful handbag shop in Paris’ Marais district, filled with cute but inexpensive handbags that are actually made in France, I knew I hit pay dirt.

Rue de Sévigné in the Marais is a fantastic street for shopping. Parisian brand Brontibay’s Marais shop on rue de Sévigné is eye-candy for handbag lovers. You’ll find shelves of nylon and leather handbags, satchels, wallets and clutches bursting in pretty shades and Liberty prints. I also loved the medium-size of most of the handbags– surprisingly hard to find. These adorable clochettes were only 29 and 33 euros. I am a sucker for Liberty prints. Love the colors on these Coach bags. Finding Your Creativity in Paris with SEYMOUR+ September 3, 2015 by Amy Thomas Camille Malissen When I moved to Paris six years ago, one of the greatest things that happened to me was meeting Melissa Unger. A fellow New Yorker, Melissa also had French blood and California cool.

She was gregarious, generous, genuine, and a little bit wild. She had confidence and grace in equal measure, and very clear convictions along with the ability to articulate them. It started in 2011, when Melissa launched Seymour Projects, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping individuals cultivate self-expression by encouraging them to balance technological stimuli with internal exploration. Beatrix Delic Why do you think it’s important to encourage self-expression? For mental health, balance, and well-being. How does your new space in the 10ème aid in this?

Through the SEYMOUR+ space and our other projects, I hope to help people understand that while self-absorption is toxic, self-exploration is salutary. What is next for Seymour? Camille Malissen. Le Bon Saint Pourçain: Back with New Owners and a Traditional-Modern Mix - The HiP Paris Blog. Aug 18, 2015 02:02 pm | Sylvia Sabes For years, dining at Le Bon Saint Pourçain was like stepping into a time machine set to the 1950s. Neighbors would come, their dogs and children in tow, spending as much time with the owner/waiter catching up on the local gossip as placing their order for a very traditional meal, invariably served with a glass of Bon Saint Pourçain wine.

Suddenly, without word, the windows were white-washed over, rumors spread of a health issues (the owner’s, not the kitchen’s) and the neighborhood was left bereft. This spring, two years after the sudden loss, activity could be seen behind the now flaking window paint. There were shadows inside and the sound of buzzing power tools competed with birdsong.

The neighborhood was atwitter. Who was moving in, what would they be selling, and when would it all be happening? Slowly, joy spread throughout the neighborhood as we learned that David Lanher, the man behind the fabulous Racines restaurant, would be filling the void. Next stop Paris: Secrets of France's greatest stations. The center of Paris might be just a few miles across, but it's served by seven major stations, some within spitting distance of each other. All stations serve a different region, with the clue often being in the name. Gare du Nord connects destinations north of Paris while Gare de Lyon's lines head in the general direction of France's third biggest city. Each station tells a story of the world's ongoing love affair with train travel.

These grand structures were designed to make the best possible first impression on travelers from around the world, often with monumental artworks. They're still doing so today. Beyond the usual cafes, boutiques and restaurants, the stations regularly host free art exhibitions and public events. Here's our guide to the French capital's ends of the line. Even if you don't have a ticket in hand, it's worth visiting one of these palaces of travel possibility. Gare du Nord Some Gare du Nord platforms are illuminated with romantic lamps. Where to go from here? Good to know. HiP Paris Blog. Paris by Boat: Discovering the French Capital’s Beautiful Waterways. June 4, 2015 by Emily Dilling Edhral Paris is a city easily explored by foot, with seductive small streets and cobblestoned alleyways inspiring you to extend your stroll just a little longer.

However, some of the most enchanting views of Paris can be seen from water level, and those who are looking to rest their weary feet will be rewarded by a fun way to explore the capital’s waterways and gardens. Luckily, there is a wide variety of options for those who are ready to take sail and see the city in a new way. Cristian Bortes Drop Anchor in an Idyllic Lake Just Outside the City Located in the Bois de Vincennes, the Lac Daumesnil is a wonderful place to take a break from the bustle of the city center and go with the flow. Test out your Sea Legs on the Seine While waving at Les Bateaux Mouches from the shore may be a lovely way sunny afternoon activity, if you’re actually going to spend some time on the river, why not make it a more private affair?

Mark Weston Set Sail in the City Center. HiP Paris Blog. Off-the-Beaten-Path Paris Museums: Art Outside the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay. April 20, 2015 by Jaimie Evoy for Context Travel Palais Galliera, Pierre Metivier It’s true that even “seasoned” visitors to Paris (or residents!) Could visit the Louvre and the Orsay Museum again and again, discovering something new each time.. and, it’s tempting. It’s a bit like going to your favorite restaurant instead of trying that new little bistro that just opened up around the corner, because you know the quality will be fabulous.

But why not delve a little deeper and explore some of Paris’ lesser-known museums whose collections can be equally as interesting and enlightening? Here are our top five lesser-known Paris museums that are worth at least one visit. Musée de Cluny, Caroline et Louis Volant Looking to start at the beginning? Musée de Cluny, Adrian Scottow Want a more worldly perspective?

Musée du Quai Branly, elyorcher Seeking a well-hidden gem? Musée Zadkine, Magali M; Musée Zadkine, melina1965 Pursuing posh? Musée de Cluny, Ricardo Zappala Craving couture? Related links: Café des Abattoirs. Grocery Shopping Rue des Martyrs, 9th District. If you’re looking for an authentic food shopping experience in the heart of Paris, follow us to Rue des Martyrs. This street is said to have been named after Saint Denis, the first bishop of Paris (250 AD), who had his head chopped off by some nasty pagan priests during the Roman Empire. According to the legend, Saint Denis managed to walk several miles through Paris, preaching while holding his head in his arms. He finally collapsed in the Saint Denis suburbs, a place that is now the site of a beautiful medieval Basilica. Once known for its dodgy bars and restaurants, Rue des Martyrs, in the 9th district, is now a sophisticated destination for anyone in need of culinary inspiration.

When I was growing up, this neighbourhood was still a little run down and dirty, although just as lively and popular as it is today. Rue des Martyrs is now one of the nicest streets in Paris, home to bohemian concept stores and culinary shops beloved by Parisian foodies. Bon appétit! LIZA Lebanese Restaurant: From Beirut to Paris with Liza Asseily. February 18, 2015 by Rooksana Hossenally Liza Asseily I recently made my way from the Palais Brogniart in Bourse to the lively Lebanese restaurant LIZA on rue de la Banque, which lines the AFP headquarters. Opened 10 years ago, it was Liza and her husband Ziad Asseily’s first-ever venture.

The Beirut-born socialite, who bounces between Paris and Beirut, has since opened a magnificent restaurant in a former palace in Beirut and an outpost at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. “The Paris restaurant is my baby but I love all my projects – even the bakery. In fact, you’d laugh at me if I told you I’d been dreaming of having one of the sandwiches from the bakery for the last couple of months while I was in Beirut. I miss Paris when I’m in Beirut and I miss Beirut when I’m in Paris,” says a bubbly Liza, her big brown eyes sparkling. Edouard Sicot Liza, who brims with passion for good food, created the first restaurant on rue de la Banque together with her husband. Jean-Pierre Gabriel Edouard Sicot. Le Super Petit Marché: A Retro Grocer Selling Artisanal & Local Produce in Paris’ 18ème. January 15, 2015 by Elena Berton When Martine Boutin left corporate life in Paris’ La Défense business district to become her own boss, she first considered opening a dating agency or a cheese restaurant.

Instead, she opted to open a retro-style grocery shop near the mairie of the 18th arrondissement, to keep the neighborhood stocked with products that are often only available at farm shops in the countryside. Martine, the granddaughter of farmers, grew up in a small country village of 700 in the department of Vendée, between the Atlantic Coast towns of Nantes and La Rochelle, so turning to farm products was an obvious step for her. She found the products she wanted to sell after meeting with farmers and artisans at the Paris International Agricultural Show, then she came across an empty storefront on Rue Ordener, a former florist shop with original tiles dating back to the late 19th century.

“I wanted a joyful place,” she says. “I am afraid there are no olive groves near Paris! Le Poutch: Coffee, Breakfast and Brunch on Paris’ Hip Canal Saint Martin. December 22, 2014 by Lauren Sarazen Rife with hip cafés, the web of streets surrounding the Canal St. Martin are a hipster haven, boasting savvy coffee and lunch options to locals and visitors alike. Café Le Poutch may be new to the scene, but it’s already made 13, rue Lucien Sampaix its own. Butternut squash quiche, savory muffins, or riz au lait with orange zest are just a glimpse of the culinary fare.

Offering a rotating, seasonal menu and a commitment to serving up innovative recipes and vegetarian options, Le Poutch is sure to surprise you with something new. With plates hovering around the 7€ mark, the price is right for budgeting in more than a coffee break. The drink menu includes a variety of coffee choices from allongés (2.90€) and espressos (2.20€) to trendy flat whites (4€) and vanilla cappuccinos (4.50€), as well as spicy chai lattes (4€) and hot teas (4€).

Proprietress Eglantine Heyndrickx cites her year-long travels through Latin America as inspiration for Café Le Poutch. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Paris. Du Pain et des Idees - Paris, France. Day Trips from Paris: Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Malmaison & More. December 8, 2014 by Casey Hatfield-Chiotti Château de Fontainebleau, Richard White From strolling the various quartiers to visiting museums to checking out the new “it” restaurants, there is no end to what you can see and do in Paris. Still, I must admit, some of my favorite days have been spent escaping the city. Many fascinating day trips are reachable by an easy train or car ride and while Versailles is by far the most famous and popular, there are other great places to visit that are just as interesting, and far less crowded. Approximately 7,500,000 people visited Versailles in 2013. That’s 15 times more than the number of people who visited the Château de Fontainebleau, which is truly a bit of a crime.

Château de Malmaison, Casey Hatfield-Chiotti Virtually every French sovereign from this period on – from the Bourbons to the Bonapartes – left their mark on Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is located in the town of Fontainebleau, about 55 kilometers southeast of Paris. Related Links. My French Life™ - Ma Vie Française®

Share Comment Paris has an endless supply of charming and unique little quartiers off the beaten path. There is something particularly special, je pense, about the ninth-arrondissement district of Saint-Georges – a quiet corner nestled between the busy areas of Saint Lazare and Pigalle. Just north of the wide boulevards of Opéra and the bustling transport hub of Saint Lazare, and mere minutes’ walk south of the red light district, Pigalle, lies the quiet quartier of Saint-Georges. French art & Romanticism: the museums of Saint-Georges One of Saint-Georges’ finest points is its collection of museums.

Another Saint-Georges museum highlight is the charming Musée de la Vie Romantique. A little further south, the world-class Fragonard Musée du Parfum can teach you all there is to know about the art and science of perfumery. Une pause café: Marlette Another special element of the quartier of Saint-Georges is its burgeoning gourmet scene. Discover Paris off the beaten path: hidden streets. The Elegant Eighth: Affordable Food and Superb Culture in Paris’ Chic Business District. November 26, 2014 by Daisy de Plume 8th arrondissement, Rebecca Plotnick For many Parisians, a people who don’t typically identify themselves with their jobs, the Eighth Arrondissement represents the office.

True, it’s pretty with row after row of Haussmannian edifices and wide, tree-lined boulevards. But isn’t so much of Paris just that? 8th arrondissement, Rebecca Plotnick Covering an area of 3.88 km² with a population a bit larger than 40K people, the Eighth is one of the wealthiest arrondissements in Paris. Having worked in this stately ‘hood for seven years now, I’m only just starting to appreciate the #ElegantEighth (a hashtag I’ve Instagrammed up, down, and around – first out of sheer boredom and now, on the brink of a sabbatical, out of pre-nostalgia). Of course there’s a concentration of suitably fancy-French, Michelin-starred restaurants and brasseries.

But you can also eat well and reasonably, and you don’t have to traipse to the Trendy Tenth for ethnic cuisine either! La Jeune Rue: The Latest Cultural and Culinary Initiative in Paris’ Marais. November 24, 2014 by Emma Stencil Rue de Vertbois, Emma Stencil Three quiet streets in Paris’ Marais neighborhood are the site for one of the most interesting projects of the year. The name Cédric Naudon, French entrepreneur and millionaire, was splashed all over the French press this spring with the announcement of his sensational initiative La Jeune Rue.

La Jeune Rue, Isabel Miller-Bottome Not much is known about this low-profile businessman who is said to have made his millions in real estate and finance in the United States. The Gatsby-esque aura surrounding Naudon is reinforced by his reticence in interviews, as well as the flamboyant decision to purchase 36 storefronts over the course of a year to realize his vision for La Jeune Rue, a project that is estimated to cost over €30 million. Rue de Vertbois & Rue Volta, Emma Stencil Naudon has spoken of La Jeune Rue as an act of love for his city. Ibaji Restaurant, Emma Stencil Ibaji Restaurant, Emma Stencil Anahi Restaurant, Emma Stencil. 50 Common French Phrases Every French Learner Should Know - Talk in French. Where to Drink the Best Coffee in Paris. Galerie Vivienne - SmarterParis city guide. Fontaine Saint-Michel - SmarterParis city guide. Arriving in Paris - SmarterParis. Flea markets in Paris – Time Out Paris.

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