Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Le Grand Véfour
An elegant, opulent restaurant looking out onto the gardens of the Palais Royal, Le Grand Véfour offers haute cuisine in historic surrounds.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Opéra Garnier
From the underground lake to the ceiling painted by Chagall, the Opéra Garnier is a sight to behold. And that's before the performance even begins.
Le Bon Marché
This department store has withstood the test of time for a reason. It's amazing. Check it out.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
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
Kinugawa
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.
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Charvet
Around since 1838, this place knows how to make men's shirts.
Roger Vivier
Shoes fit for a Queen. Literally.
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.
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.
Ami Paris
Preppy but sophisticated Parisian menswear in a super-cool, contemporary space...
Les Bains du Marais
Located just off Rue du Francs Bourgeois, one of the Marais' best shopping streets, dive into the elegant Bains des Marais for a restorative sauna steam and massage.
Maxim’s
Most will recognise this Parisian heritage brand but only a select few are able to grace its after hours events.
Le Matignon
Surrealist designs meet typical Parisian opulence at this restaurant-lounge-bar for the rich and their model escorts.
L’Opera
Where food and architectural design meet in a flurry of juxtapositions...
Le Severo
With its incredible streaks, hot and crispy French fries and flawless wine list, it's not hard to see why many have named Le Severo the best steakhouse in Paris.
Le Bristol
Le Bristol has had a face-lift including a new bar and in-house fashion shows.
Ritz Paris
There's no better feeling than to pull up outside the Ritz on Place Vendôme.
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.

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