Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Rue du Mail
Don't let the name confuse you, Martine Sitbon lies within.
Royal Cheese
Care has been taken in the selection of this store.
Roger Vivier
Shoes fit for a Queen. Literally.
Robert Normand
Knits and graphic designs.
Patricia Wells
When your French isn't up to scratch but you want to learn about French cooking, head to Saint Germain for one of Patricia Wells' courses.
Repetto
Float through Paris in a pair of satin ballerines.
Parks
Craving some greenery and a little serenity? Head to one of Paris's parks.
Printemps
A whole floor for shoes, an Alain Ducasse cafe and designers from all around the world, Printemps in a serious shopping sensation.
Paris Plages
Over the Summer months the Paris Plages come to life where lithe locals swim and sunbathe along the sandified stretches of the Seine.
Princesse Tam Tam
Lingerie and swimwear that will knock your socks off.
Paris Walking Tours
If you experience a city better on foot why not try a walking tour?
Paris a Velo C’est Sympa
All things bicycle, from tours to rental.
Pretty Box
Vintage belts and hats and shoes and oh-so-much more.
Nuxe Spa
Nestling in the heart of Paris the wonderful Nuxe spa has an extensive range of beauty treatments to relax tone and generally beautify along with some stylish touches.
Nickel: Male salon
From massage to full-body waxing (more or less) every (beauty) need is catered for at this men-only beauty salon.
Pinel & Pinel
All things luxury leather can be found here.
Music at Chatelet
This bustling area of the Marais is a constant buzz of conversation and music. While on your shopping spree stop at this busy metro station and enjoy some truly excellent musicians.
Pierre Hardy
Designer shoes in a designed place.
Paule Ka
Couture-influenced fashion. Intrigued?
Hotel Verneuil
Housed in a recently renovated 17th-century building, the boutique hotel delivers welcoming and personal service, and each room is classic, comfortable, and outfitted with high-design fixtures that belie its age.
Le Burgundy Hotel
The exquisitely furnished Le Burgundy is one of the city’s most lavish 5-star hotels. The spacious lobby i decorated with one-of-a-kind sculptures, lithographs and black and white photos.
Septime
Set in a spare, rustic-chic dining room that evokes a vacation home more than a stuffy hotel restaurant, the bistrot’s ever-changing five-course menu captures the best of seasonal ingredients.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
Rech Paris
Those seeking fresh seafood and innovative preparations should snap up a table at Rech. The kitchen opened in1925 and is now led by two Alain Ducasse disciples, Jacques Maximin and the young Adrien Trouilloud.
Akrame Restaurant
This restaurant turns out gorgeous, surprising courses that are built around seasonal produce. The 4 and 6 course tasting menus can be partnered with accompanying wine pairings.
Color Design Hotel
Color Design Hotel’s interior is clean and modern, with cool white and chRome fittings accented by pops of colour found in curtains, light fixtures, artworks, and other decorative elements. 
Moynat
Founded in 1849 and famous for its classic travel cases, trademark trunks, handbags, briefcases and wallets. Moynat manufactures car trunks and hatboxes with personalised lettering available as an add-on option.
Castel
Exclusive and intimate Castel is a place to see and be seen.
Cabaret
A glitzy restaurant/bar/club where the well-heeled like to party.
Black Calvados
Popular with the permatanned the Parisians and the internationals Black Calvados is both free and fun to enter.
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Place Verte
Rue Oberkampf doesn't wake up till the evening but even by day there's life at Place Verte...
Pink Flamingo
This trendy pizza parlour is as innovative as it is popular.
Mariage Freres
They know their tea at Mariage Freres.
Mamie Gateaux
This nostalgic eatery takes you back to a 1930's France.
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
La Contrescarpe
With seating areas to accommodate every mood this is a popular choice across the ages.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
Granterroirs
This Aladdin's Cave of regional gastro goodies specialises in the very best produce from all over France.
Germain
Found in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, Germain is the kind of place that would stop you dead in your tracks should you tear your eyes away from your iPhone long enough to gaze into its shiny glass windows.

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