This week on Wynne's World my chic, talented friend, the designer Danielle Fichera, offers her guide to Paris. Danielle travels the world for inspiration for her extraordinary line and then produces the high quality, beautiful sustainable fashion collection in New York. It has become a favorite of Amanda Hearst and is available on Maison de Mode and Danielle Fichera. I own three of her classic shirt dresses and the timeless design, luxury fabrics and quality workmanship will allow me to enjoy them for years to come. I've wanted to offer a Paris guide for quite some time and naturally asked Danielle as she knows the city so well.
(Danielle) If there is one thing I cannot resist it is Paris. I fell in love with the city one spring many years ago, when my mother and I visited it for the first time. There is so much beauty to be found around every corner. Paris is a city of great intention, and splendor in an understated, yet opulent way.
Coffee Or Tea?
I have both depending on the hour of the day. My favorite way to enjoy my morning coffee is at Cafe Kitsune nestled in one of my favorite places, the Palais-Royal. You can enjoy your cappuccino on a park bench with a view the fountain and gardens found at the Palais-Royal.
51 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris
+33 1 40 15 62 31
Later in the day, after you have lunch at La Societe, I would recommend stopping by Salon Proust at the Ritz Hotel or Mariage Frères for tea. Both places, will not disappoint.
+33 1 53 63 60 60
Salon Proust Ritz Paris
+33 1 43 16 33 74
30 rue du Bourg Tibourg, Paris, 75004, Ile-de-France
+33 1 42 72 28 11
And if you want a bite in between, you can pay a visit to Boulangerie Polaine and pick up one of their apple tarts. You cannot leave Paris without trying one.
8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris
+33 1 45 48 42 59
Where To Go For Dinner? My two favorite restaurants in Paris are Septime and Restaurant David Toutain.
+33 1 43 67 38 29
Restaurant David Toutain
+33 1 45 50 11 10
Favorite Places To Shop:
When it comes to shopping, I prefer small, eclectic shops with interesting objects and garments that are not easily found outside of Paris.
Papier Plus: Stationary, Notebooks, and Paper Products
+33 1 42 39 25 95
Astier de Villatte: Ceramics and Eclectic Objects
173 rue Saint Honore, 75001 Paris ·
+33 1 42 60 74 13
78 rue de Seine
+ 33 1 43 26 46 50
Sabbia Rosa: Lingerie
+33 1 45 48 88 37
What To See:
When it comes to art, I highly recommend visiting Musée Picasso, Musée de l’Orangerie - to see Monet’s Garden and Musée Rodin to see Rodin’s Sculpture Garden.
5 rue de Thorigny 75003 Paris
+33 1 85 56 00 36
Musée de l'Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
+33 (0)1 44 77 80 07
77 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
+33 1 44 18 61 10
And when you have had enough of eating, drinking, shopping and art you can take a moment to relax at Tuileries Garden and Jardin du Luxembourg. Both places are perfect for a picnic on a sunny afternoon.
Where To Stay:
42 avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris - France
Telephone: +33 1 58 36 60 60
What to Wear? Our Amara Dress in Red Poppy Flower.