Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Paris

Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
Ami Paris
Preppy but sophisticated Parisian menswear in a super-cool, contemporary space...
Aquamoon
Serene, spacey surrounds for a facial or hammam treatment next door to the Ritz.
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Au 35 rue Jacob
Au 35 rue Jacob has a delightful simplicity in both its food and décor.
Au Pied de Fouet
Wonderful unpretentious French cuisine and lovely staff.
Barboza Bijoux Anciens
Pierre Barboza’s prime location in the 1er arrondissement means it’s the best showcase for vintage jewellery, or “bijoux anciens,” that the city has to offer.
Black Calvados
Popular with the permatanned the Parisians and the internationals Black Calvados is both free and fun to enter.
Bones
Following the gastronomic success of head chef Henry James at tapas bistro Au Passage in the 11e, local foodies gave a shout of triumph at the opening of his de
Brasserie Lipp
An authentic brasserie once frequented by the likes of Satre and Hemingway.
Buly 1803
Buvette Gastrothèque
The sister sibling of Buvette Gastrothèque, the Paris outpost of the same name offers bistro classics and innovative twists in its trendy So-Pi setting.
Cadolle
The name in luxe lingerie and fine French lace, the brand has been perfecting its dreamy and decadent designs for five generations. 
Café Français
Modern French bistro from the Hotel Costes brand located in hip Bastille...
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Castel
Exclusive and intimate Castel is a place to see and be seen.
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.
Centre Georges Pompidou
Colour variety and ingenuity meet in this cross-cultural venue in the Marais.
Chanel
Chateau des Lys
Got that special someone and like to swing? Head to Chateau des Lys...
Chez Julien
One of the best views and the best steak and chips in Paris.
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.
Chez Mai
Eccentric little Mai will keep you entertained in her shoebox Chinese restaurant.
Chez Paul
Cimetière du Montparnasse
This is an ideal place for a whistle stop tour of Parisian cultural heritage where so many cultural icons continue to draw crowds. Stroll around St Germain and enjoy the chic cafe scene to refuel before a spot of sightseeing.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
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.
Frenchie
Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie restaurant, found in the Rue de Nil, has achieved cult status for its fine food and wonderful atmosphere – it’s easy to see why.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
Hôtel Chopin
The hotel’s real draw is its unmissable view over the rooftops of Paris. Set off the main stretch down Passage Jouffroy.span
Hôtel de l’Abbaye
An idyllic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
You'll be noting design tips at this eclectic super-stylish hotel.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hotel Eiffel Blomet
The newly renovated Hotel Eiffel Blomet pays tribute to Paris's golden age of Art Deco, though it does so with a muted tastefulness.
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
A work of art in itself this hotel is well worth a look.
Hotel Seven
Paris’s Left Bank keeps getting trendier as evidenced by this uniquely interactive design Hotel Seven.  
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.

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