Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Diptyque
A Diptyque candle is the gift of choice for those in the know.
Dirty Dick
A Polynesian-themed bar with dozens of rums on offer and some potent flaming cocktails, Dirty Dick is cheeky of name, flamboyant of style, and full of fun.
Dolls
The place to go for hip labels.
Drouant
Magnificent upscale brasserie with superchef Antoine Westermann.
Drugstore Publicis
This drugstore is a heady blend of concept store and mini mall. Explore and enjoy.
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.
Emporio Armani & Armani Caffè
Part of the ginormous Armani empire, this boutique consists of ready-to-wear luxury clothing and accessories for both men and women. There's also a cafe and bookshop at this Armani address.
Espace Vit’Halles
Great gym near the Pompidou centre.
Experimental Cocktail Club
Fat Tire Bike Tours
Tour Paris and all of its surroundings by day and night with Fat Tire Bike Tours.
Favela Chic
It may not be chic in the Parisian sense of the word but they throw a good party.
Fifi Chachnil
Miss Chachnil produces beautifully silky and saucy underwear and is one of the only French lingerie designers to cater for women with a fuller bust. 
Fish La Boissonnerie
Enjoy fresh fish dishes and regional wines in a homely atmosphere.
Fnac
Books, CDs and DVDs aplenty at Fnac.
Folies Pigalle
This former strip club turns up the heat with house beats and laser shows.
Foyer Vietnamese
It might not look like much from the outside but this Vietnamese is always packed; affordable with food that's never disappointing.
Franc Pinot de L’Île Saint Louis
This sophisticated jazz club is authentically smoke-filled and dimly lit
Free ‘P’ Star
A vintage store so good it might break your heart but not your bank.
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...
Galerie Simone
Ethical and original fashion from around the globe.
Galeries Lafayette
Why not let shopping really be retail therapy - have a glass of champagne at the bar, watch a fashion show, meet your personal shopper. Ah, the luxury.
Gaspard Yurkievich
Do you have a thing for shoes? Intrigued by the avant-garde? Then take yourself on a trip to Gaspard Yurkievich.
Georges
The trendy top-floor restaurant of the one-time controversial 'inside-out' building.
Georges de Providence
Outfit your home in designer wares.
Gepetto et Velos
The place to pick up a bicycle or BMX for the weekend.
Germain
Found in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, Germain is the kind of place that would stop you dead in your tracks should you tear your eyes away from your iPhone long enough to gaze into its shiny glass windows.
Givenchy
There's elegance and then there's elegance. You really should experience Givenchy for the latter.
Glass
A small but trendy bar with great drinks and food.
Glaz’art
Eclectic and homely with well-priced drinks, no wonder it attracts eager party people from all over Paris.
Golf de Saint-Cloud
Goyard
Nothing says luxe like handmade luggage - from Paris.
Grand Pigalle Hotel
The clubby, hipster-chic vibe of the Grand Pigalle Hotel attracts young, moneyed travellers in droves for its sleek, modish guestrooms and wine bar.
Grandes Écoles
An old favourite where you can enjoy birdsong with breakfast in the courtyard.
Granterroirs
This Aladdin's Cave of regional gastro goodies specialises in the very best produce from all over France.
Grazie
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
Gucci
The designer behemoth's Union Square locale.
Guerlain
Find a new scent or indulge in a treatment at this glamorous Champs-Elysees beauty spot.
Habibi
Lounge on recycled armchairs at this tiny contemporary wine bar.
Hermès
Hermès epitomises classic, luxury living.

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