Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


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
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.
Not just any shirts for men, Nodus shirts for men.
No Good Store
Two floors of vintage delights and new discoveries.
A boutique loved by all.
A fashion and design store with a charitable soul.
Maria Luisa
Oh, the designer labels, the beautiful designer labels.
Marc Jacobs
Pop in and pay a visit to one of Marc Jacob's Parisian stores.
Colour and sparkle. It's boho-tastic.
Loulou Les Ames Arts
Revel in the postcards and pictures and photographs.
Les Belles Images
A boutique with the up-and-coming designers nestled in amongst the established names.
An empire of boutiques just waiting for you to explore.
Le Bouclard
Indulge in some retail therapy in le Marais.
L’Artisan Parfumeur
Follow the heavenly scents all the way into the shop...
Glamorous fashion for men and women.
La Hune
Browse to your hearts content at La Hune.
Kokon To Zai
Avant-garde fashion and antiques, anything wacky that deserves more attention than your standard John Lewis products. 
K Jacques
Sexy sandals from the South of France.
Luxury basics are just basic luxuries at Joseph.
Jamin Puech
Oh-so-boho bags.
Jack Henry
Clothes and Parisian bags. And jewellery. Jack Henry has it all.
A must visit for the well-dressed gentleman about town.
Isabel Marant
Highly wearable fashion indeed. You'll want it all.
Decide for yourself if Iro is worth all the fashion chatter.
I Love My Blender
Books, glorious books!
Nothing says luxe like handmade luggage - from Paris.
There's elegance and then there's elegance. You really should experience Givenchy for the latter.
Gaspard Yurkievich
Do you have a thing for shoes? Intrigued by the avant-garde? Then take yourself on a trip to Gaspard Yurkievich.
Galeries Lafayette
Why not let shopping really be retail therapy - have a glass of champagne at the bar, watch a fashion show, meet your personal shopper. Ah, the luxury.
Galerie Simone
Ethical and original fashion from around the globe.
Free ‘P’ Star
A vintage store so good it might break your heart but not your bank.
Books, CDs and DVDs aplenty at Fnac.

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