Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Yves Saint Laurent
The legend of YSL lives on.
Yohji Yamamoto
Beautiful clothes for the beautiful woman.
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.
Viveka Bergstrom
If you want bold, individual jewellery, look no further than Viveka Bergstrom.
Violette & Léonie
A fashion emporium for your delectation.
Vanessa Bruno
Clothes you will want to take home with you.
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.
Swildens
Follow in the steps of the First Lady of France, and shop in Swildens.
Surface to Air
Surface to Air is a concept store and creative agency. Fantastic.
Sur Mesure Par Thierry Marx
Situated in a modernist white dining room with futuristic wave-shaped walls courtesy of Patrick Jouin, the restaurant turns out delicate, light-handed, and artfully arranged plates.
Stella McCartney
Spree
A concept store filled to the brim with goodies.
Sonia Rykiel
Dress like a Left-Bank Parisian - and a chic one at that - in clothes from Sonia Rykiel.
Six Senses
Housed inside the Westin Hotel, this sumptuously-designed space is the first Six Senses spa to open up in France.
Shu Uemura
Shu Uemura has taken on almost cult status. And it's not hard to see why.
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.
Sezz
Strangely placed in the residential 16th, Sezz is modern yet warm.
Sergio Rossi
Sexy shoes that pack a visual punch.
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.
Sabbia Rosa
Lingerie to die for.
Rue du Mail
Don't let the name confuse you, Martine Sitbon lies within.
Roger Vivier
Shoes fit for a Queen. Literally.
Robert Normand
Knits and graphic designs.
Ritz Paris
There's no better feeling than to pull up outside the Ritz on Place Vendôme.
Restaurant Okuda
Restaurant Okuda, the brainchild of Chef Toru Okuda, offers up a superlative taste of Japanese cuisine in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy, with its views over the Seine, the Académies, and more, is a much-lauded Michelin-starred restaurant in the Monnaie.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th arrondissement.
Repetto
Float through Paris in a pair of satin ballerines.
Raphael
They don't make cupboards or beds or curtains - or anything - like this anymore.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
Printemps
A whole floor for shoes, an Alain Ducasse cafe and designers from all around the world, Printemps in a serious shopping sensation.
Prada
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
Pinel & Pinel
All things luxury leather can be found here.
Pierre Hardy
Designer shoes in a designed place.
Paule Ka
Couture-influenced fashion. Intrigued?
Paul Smith
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.
Park Hyatt Vendôme
For business or pleasure the Vendôme is good for remaining incognito.
Parfums Frederic Malle
Who wouldn't want to be scented by an elite perfumer?

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