This beautiful Viennese salon serves what can only be described as the greatest hot chocolate in the world. Don't bother ordering any of the delicious pastries - half a cup of this is enough to wipe out the most demanding appetite. Decadent, indulgent and glorious.
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris; Metro: Tuileries; www.angelina.fr/
Your archetypal Gallic nosh is done nowhere better than at the utterly fabulous steak-frites specialist Le Relais de l'Entrecote (they do nothing but, you can't book ahead and there's no menu).
Le Relais de l'Entrecote; 15 rue Marboeuf
Pick up anything in a Colette bag (or, failing that, just the bag): still Paris's most consistently cutting-edge concept/lifestyle store, Colette remains achingly hip (and, unfortunately, horribly expensive).
213 rue du Faubourg St Honore; Tel: 01 55 35 33 90; www.colette.fr/
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