Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Café Beaubourg
An ideal people-watching spot this lively plaza in bustling Marais is popular with a trendy set of young affluent people. Cocktails and iBooks replace coffee and cake while seating is both stylish and available.
Zéro Zéro
There's not much to see here except for a blackboard bearing an extensive cocktail list including the Zéro Zéro a whoop-ass pick-me-up.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
Les Étages
Small with uneven bare floorboards this tiny bar draws in a young trendy crowd.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
La Chope de Château Rouge
Adopted by cool kids this is an appealing place to linger for a few hours especially in the summer sunshine.
L’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
De la Ville Café
An über-trendy schizophrenically decorated bar-restaurant.
Dédé la Frite
Quasi-industrial very 'Ost-Berliner' and comfortingly grungy and relaxed.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
Café Chic
Ideal for pre- or post-clubbing drinks when partying in this swanky quarter.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
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Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
Batofar
The unusual setting on a boat makes this an unforgettable clubbing experience.
Ma Cocotte
Outfitted in a warm, living room-style décor with locally sourced furnishings and located near the famed Saint-Ouen flea market, it’s the best place in the vicinity to cuddle up with a bowl of hot chocolate and a plate of tarte tatin.
Centre de Soins BK
Founded by jewellery maven Karry Berreby, the centre provides only the most advanced beauty products and techniques, specialising in anti-aging treatments, Ayurvedic massage and reflexology.
Boutique Giorgio Armani
Just a few storefronts down from the Armani menswear boutique at 18 avenue Montaigne, a womenswear address has joined the designer’s extensive stable of Parisian shops.
Wanderlust
The Seine-side Wanderlust has finally brought some spark to the neglected 13th arrondissement. Since its founding, it’s quickly become the spot to drink, snack, and dance on the Austerlitz end of the river. 
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
Favela Chic
It may not be chic in the Parisian sense of the word but they throw a good party.
Chez Prune
Undeniably the best canal-side watering hole with excellent bar snacks to boot.
W Paris
This gorgeous W hotel is located in a converted 1870s Haussmann building. The lounge keeps revellers dancing to DJ-helmed tunes until the wee hours, and the high-tech gym lets you work out with a view over central Paris.
Bar 288 at Le Meurice
Bar 228 at the legendary Le Meurice is an elegant, cosy parlour that surpasses the average, nondescript hotel bar. Live jazz can be heard most evening, so if you happen to be taking a stroll around Paris at midnight, this could be just the stop fo
Le Coq
Cocktails in Paris don’t come any more stylish or refined than the ones Tony Congilario is serving up at this 70s inspired den. The Lipstick Rose is one frequent order: a fragrant hit of rose vodka, violet syrup and Peychaud’s bitters.&nb
Kinugawa
Situated just a short stroll away from the Louvre, Kinugawa does sushi and sashimi with aplomb – its gorgeous and skilfully handled plates make for a welcome petite pause from richer Parisian delicacies.
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming Parisian boite brings a bit of old-school kitsch to the standard café experience. As for the food, everything is made in-house, from tomato tarts to the trays of madeleines.
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
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Paul & Joe
Retro-style but with up-to-the-minute appeal, Paul & Joe draw in the shopping hordes.
Nodus
Not just any shirts for men, Nodus shirts for men.
No Good Store
Two floors of vintage delights and new discoveries.
Mona
A boutique loved by all.

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