Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

La Ferme Saint-Simon
A seasonal French restaurant on the Left Bank, La Ferme Saint-Simon is a sleek, moody space offering a great wine list and a menu of creative dishes.
Hôtel Saint-Marc
A historic boutique hotel near the Opéra Garnier, Hôtel Saint-Marc is stylish and design-forward, with its own wellness area complete with pool and hammam.
Hotel Panache
A chic and trendy, although oddly-shaped hotel in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Panache offers glamorous accommodations and a popular on-site restaurant.
Frenchie
Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie restaurant, found in the Rue de Nil, has achieved cult status for its fine food and wonderful atmosphere – it’s easy to see why.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.
La Trésorerie
A stylish store in République, La Trésorerie really lives up to the meaning of its name – it’s a “treasure trove” of stylish homeware and furniture.
The V at Hôtel Vernet
The V at Hôtel Vernet serves up modern French cuisine in a light, airy dining room that's encircled with contemporary art and crowned with a glass dome.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris
La Grande Epicerie de Paris is not just a food hall, it’s a luxurious temple devoted to food found on the ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
PNY Marais
PNY Marais is a chic, candy-coloured outpost of PNY, offering high-quality burgers and sides alongside a great drinks menu in Paris.
Marie-Sixtine
The flagship store of Marie-Sixtine, this boutique on the Rue de Charonne offers both high-end clothes and an elegant apartment for overnight stays.
Grand Pigalle Hotel
The clubby, hipster-chic vibe of the Grand Pigalle Hotel attracts young, moneyed travellers in droves for its sleek, modish guestrooms and wine bar.
The Broken Arm
A concept store and cafe, The Broken Arm is tastefully decorated and filled with a curated selection of pieces from fashion to lifestyle.
Le Carmen
Located in a beautiful building in the centre of Paris, Le Carmen has become the established favourite for fashion show after parties and wild-eyed nights
Bones
Following the gastronomic success of head chef Henry James at tapas bistro Au Passage in the 11e, local foodies gave a shout of triumph at the opening of his de
Pershing Hall
Ten Belles
Ten Belles is a miniature delight whose spot-on motto (‰ÛÏdrinking good coffee is sexy‰Û) is reason enough to venture in..
Georges de Providence
Outfit your home in designer wares.
Lounge Bar
The lush bar within the design dedicated Hotel Pershing Hall.
Le Jeu de Paume
Fantastic photographs are housed in Le Jeu de Paume, with some exhibitions travelling the world to get here.
Studio 28
Upholding the Parisian reputation of a fierce dedication to independant film and alternative art, this retro cinema shows classic movies and is frequented by film-makers.
Pop In
As Hoxton as you can get in Paris.
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
Comme des Garçons
A concept boutique filled with 'avant-gardery'.
Le Café Marly
The food might not match the prices but the view of Pei's Pyramid is spectacular.
La Fidelité
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
Maison Athénée
A heavy, moody and excessive hotel, thick with sensual pleasure.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
You'll be noting design tips at this eclectic super-stylish hotel.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hôtel des Academies
Comfort and style in Montparnasse complete with a range of luxury treatments on site.
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg
Marvel at its tiny size and plush Gothic/Victoriana/2nd Empire décor‰Û_.
Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais
The Caron de Beaumarchais is really a carefully re-created an 18th century home.
Hôtel Amour
This is probably not the hotel to bring your mother to...
Grandes Écoles
An old favourite where you can enjoy birdsong with breakfast in the courtyard.
Point Ephémère
Edgy urban and cultural; there should be more places like this.
Le Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.

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