Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
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.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
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.
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.
Opéra Bastille
This innovative design has mixed receptions but the performances are world-class.
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline
A boutique hotel near the Seine, Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline embodies classic French elegance, with chic interiors and a delicious restaurant.
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 Coq Rico
Le Coq Rico is an all-poultry restaurant in the 18th arrondissement from chef Antoine Westermann, offering ethically sourced and masterfully cooked fowl.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
La Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturel
Oozing Parisian chic, this sumptuous bar offers perhaps the most upmarket take on wine and cheese" for miles around."
L’Opera
Where food and architectural design meet in a flurry of juxtapositions...
L’Oiseau Blanc
L’Oiseau Blanc is an elegant French restaurant perched on the rooftop of The Peninsula Paris with an aviation theme and a weekly changing seasonal menu.
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.
Ecole du Cordon Bleu
Whether you aspire for culinary excellence as a professional or passable tastiness as an amateur chef, this culinary school can show you a thing or two.
Chez Julien
One of the best views and the best steak and chips in Paris.
Chanel
Centre de Soins BK
Founded by jewellery maven Karry Berreby, the centre provides only the most advanced beauty products and techniques, specialising in anti-aging treatments, Ayurvedic massage and reflexology.
Cadolle
The name in luxe lingerie and fine French lace, the brand has been perfecting its dreamy and decadent designs for five generations. 
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Ami Paris
Preppy but sophisticated Parisian menswear in a super-cool, contemporary space...
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 

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