Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Ze Kitchen Galerie
Contemporary French cuisine with an Eastern influence.
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. 
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.
Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.
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.
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 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 Art Room
A sophisticated interior and meticulously constructed cocktails herald a new trend in Parisian cocktail bars...
Ten Belles
Ten Belles is a miniature delight whose spot-on motto (‰ÛÏdrinking good coffee is sexy‰Û) is reason enough to venture in..
Télescope
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
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.
Surface to Air
Surface to Air is a concept store and creative agency. Fantastic.
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.
Spree
A concept store filled to the brim with goodies.
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.
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.
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.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
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.
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Ritz Paris
There's no better feeling than to pull up outside the Ritz on Place Vendôme.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th 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.
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.
Pop In
As Hoxton as you can get in Paris.
Point Ephémère
Edgy urban and cultural; there should be more places like this.
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.
Pershing Hall
Pershing Hall
Well-heeled folk love to lounge at this boutique hotel's restaurant and bar.
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.
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
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. 
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
Murano Urban Resort
A hotel in which you need make-up for breakfast, The Murano Urban Resort is more bling than boho.
Montalembert
One of Paris's first boutique hotels, the Montalembert has a sense of maturity.
Merci
A fashion and design store with a charitable soul.
Maxim’s
Most will recognise this Parisian heritage brand but only a select few are able to grace its after hours events.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Market
Jean-Georges Parisian outpost, Market where the cocktails at dinner are divine the food is delicious and the clientele are glamorous.
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.

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