There are few places in Paris where tourists and locals play this nice. Not sure if it's the striking design or the fabulous cocktails (and the various nooks throughout the hotel where you can drink them), but newly-opened boutique hotel, , manages to put everyone in a good mood.
Whether you're lounging around the indoor-outdoor courtyard, admiring the reconstructed 300-year-old staircase and fab decor inspired by 1950s Paris, or getting a custom cocktail at one of the many bars, even a New Yorker can feel comfortable doing what Parisians do best: actually relaxing.
With locations in England and the Netherlands, The Hoxton's first French location manages to bridge the gap between the former garment district's storied past and the neighborhood's come-up as the new fashion-meets-food hub. Local design studio and crafted every public space and stylish room with the area's many textile workshops and Parisian design in mind.
If you're in dire need of good food, great cocktails and even better design, a staycation at The Hoxton will help you fall in love with Paris — whether it's again or for the first time. Here's everything you need to know and do during a weekend staycation at the city's new "it" ho
During The Day
Start: Odds are, you audibly gasped upon walking through 's grand entryway. I know, it's that good. Check in, take a million photos of your gorgeous room — and the courtyard it likely overlooks — and after exploring the palatial property a bit, get ready to venture out.
Stop For Donuts And Coffee: Kick the day off at for a Parisian take on an American delicacy. Made completely from scratch and not dissimilar to brioche, their ever-changing menu of flaky creations is full of surprises (like a fig and candied walnut that is as so delicious other local shops are trying to replicate it). Go early and go quickly, before they sell out — and they always do.
Go (Window) Shopping: French lifestyle brand started online, so it makes sense that each of their five locations are Instagram bait. Their L’Appartement Sezane shop is stocked with their newest fashion and home collections, perfect for assuming your new French Girl identity or an afternoon of lèche-vitrine (which translates to "window-licking," but basically just means window-shopping).
Have Lunch...And A Mid-Day Drink: There's no denying is a total *scene*, but it's for a good reason: This French-Thai fusion restaurant is a maze of moody billiards rooms, formal dining areas, an opium-style smoking lounge, and little nooks perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Don't get us wrong, the drinks and food dishes are great, but you're 100 percent here for the decor.
Find An Instagrammable Spot: Give your feed a break from cobblestone streets and selfies of you awkwardly wearing a beret with this stunning vertical garden in the middle of the city. is an 82-foot-tall green wall designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. It has over 230 species of plants to check out and makes for one fantastic photo.
Grab Dinner: It might feel counter-intuitive to get Italian while in France, but trust me (and the line perpetually out the door), you won't want to skip out on . The pizza is *kisses fingers* and the cocktail menu is beyond impressive. Plus, the busy atmosphere and bougie smoke room-style design don't hurt.
Go For Cocktails And Snacks: The only thing better than ordering in broken French and actually getting the dish you intended, is ordering a Korean dish in French and getting the dish you intended. All you need to know at : poulet yangnyeom, AKA the Korean fried chicken. You're welcome.
Do Some Karaoke: Fabulous decor (think blue velvet seating and hot pink overhead lighting) and an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of strangers by singing "La Vie En Rose"...OR impress everyone with a rendition of "Bodak Yellow"? Stop at for a memorable — or not-so-memorable — night out.
Have A Night Cap: End the night back at The Hoxton in , an intimate little speakeasy with Moroccan vibes inspired by the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.