Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Maison Blanche
If Philippe Starck's white décor doesn't dazzle you the view over Paris certainly will.
Maison Martin Margiela
Mama Shelter
Affordable hip and funky hotel to the east of the city centre.
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.
Market
Jean-Georges Parisian outpost, Market where the cocktails at dinner are divine the food is delicious and the clientele are glamorous.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Maxim’s
Most will recognise this Parisian heritage brand but only a select few are able to grace its after hours events.
Merci
A fashion and design store with a charitable soul.
Montalembert
One of Paris's first boutique hotels, the Montalembert has a sense of maturity.
Murano Urban Resort
A hotel in which you need make-up for breakfast, The Murano Urban Resort is more bling than boho.
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
No.60
No. 60 caters to a cool, younger crowd. Labels such as McQ and Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood inject some London cool into the shop with a rock-music inspired aesthetic. 
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
Palais de Tokyo
This museum is unlike any other in Paris providing contemporary art in all forms; cinema screens show experimental film which can be enjoyed after dinner at the trendy restaurant attached. Very cool.
Pershing Hall
Pershing Hall
Well-heeled folk love to lounge at this boutique hotel's restaurant and bar.
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.
Point Ephémère
Edgy urban and cultural; there should be more places like this.
Pop In
As Hoxton as you can get in Paris.
Porte 12
A modern French restaurant housed within a former atelier, Porte 12 offers set dining menus for lunch and dinner in the 10th arrondissement.
Prescription Cocktail Club
The Left Bank bar, the Prescription Cocktail Club, offers world-class, creatively-concocted, perfectly-mixed cocktails in its quirky, speakeasy-like space.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th arrondissement.
Ritz Paris
There's no better feeling than to pull up outside the Ritz on Place Vendôme.
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Sandro
High-end high-street label Sandro is essentially a Parisian woman’s wardrobe in store format. For those looking for high-quality, easy to wear pieces with equal doses of cool.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
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.
Shang Xia
The first European outpost of luxury brand Shang Xia, this stunning all-white boutique is a chic spot to shop for homewares, fashion, and accessories.
Silencio Club
Sure to be a pilgrimage spot for design geeks, this classy number has been David Lynch's baby, and she's all grown up.
Spree
A concept store filled to the brim with goodies.
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.
Surface to Air
Surface to Air is a concept store and creative agency. Fantastic.
Sushi Okuda
Sushi Okuda in Paris’ 8th arrondissement offers a dining experience not often found outside Tokyo, from the sleek decor to the superlative menu.
Télescope
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
Ten Belles
Ten Belles is a miniature delight whose spot-on motto (‰ÛÏdrinking good coffee is sexy‰Û) is reason enough to venture in..
The Art Room
A sophisticated interior and meticulously constructed cocktails herald a new trend in Parisian cocktail bars...
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.
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris is found in Chaillot, near the Arc de Triomphe, offering large, luxe rooms, a spa, and seven drinking and dining establishments.
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.
Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.

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