Freshly baked croissants, a café au lait, plus a side of macarons. Channel your inner Parisian this weekend by switching up your usual routine for something a little more interesting. While the City of Lights is actually thousands of kilometers away, it doesn’t mean you can’t find some Parisian inspiration right here in Perth. From fashion to food, art and movies plus everything in between, below is a breakdown of how to be a Parisian in Perth.
SHOP: Maje Clothing & Sandro Paris, David Jones, 622 Hay St Perth 6000
Where exactly does the Parisian IT girl go to do her shopping on the weekend? Well look no further than to two of my favourtie French labels, Maje & Sandro Paris, which now have a home in Perth. Located in the David Jones Flagship city store, concession stores Maje & Sandro Paris are located next to each other, on the second level.
Established by Parisian designer Judith Milgrom, Maje creates clothing that is feminine, understated, glamorous and bold. The line includes everything you need for a well-edited wardrobe – expect effortless separates, sculpted tailoring and sophisticated outerwear, all in a sleek and minimal palette.
Effortless, inimitable and enduring, this is the legacy carved out by Parisian go-to label Sandro, launched by husband and wife duo Evelyne and Didier Chetrite in 1984. A truly French IT-girl wardrobe starts with Sandro’s summer and winter collections that feel at once modern and timeless.
Opening earlier this year, these two exclusive French labels are equally alluring and captivate the very essence of Parisian style. While considerably higher in price, I promise you will find inspiration even just by looking!
EAT: Bistro Guilliame, La Patisserie, Jean Pierre Sancho
What does a Parisian order when she goes out for breakfast? A freshly baked croissant or baguette and a café creme would be correct! There is no room for a smashed avocado breakfast in the Parisian girls diet, she would much rather start her day off indulging in a freshly baked pastry.
Start your Saturday morning off with a croissant or crepe at La Patisserie in South Perth (Image courtesy of Trip Advisor). This pint sized French café located on Mends St, South Perth offers an assortment of both sweet and savory delicacies that you will not be able to resist. (La Patisserie is located on 35 Mends St, South Perth, 6151)
By lunchtime, if you’re feeling slightly peckish then pop into Jean Pierre Sancho in the city for a Brie & Ham baguette, followed by a macaron and coffee. Easily one of the most-well known French bakeries, Jean Pierre Sancho offer some of Perth’s best macarons. (Jean Pierre Sancho, 878 Hay St Perth, 6000)
Then by night get a group of friends together for a late dinner at Bistro Guilliame for the ultimate authentic French experience. Enjoy the inventive French dishes Bistro Guilliame has to offer while you take in the lime-green decor and chequered floors, which overlooks the beautiful pool area. (Bistro Guilliame, Crown Perth Hotel)
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Whether she reads the entire book or just pretends to be engrossed while sitting on a park bench, the Parisian wants the option! She will also boast of her collection. While you can visit a local book store, above are some of my own personal titles that I go to when wanting inspiration.
WATCH: IT Boy, The Artist, Up For Love, Midnight in Paris, The Intouchables, Mon Oncle
The Parisian constantly needs to feel inspired and there is no other better way than embracing the charm of retro movies, by being transported to a time which doesn’t evoke the kind of disturbance that social media does. Try visiting these boutique cinemas below to catch some classics.
Luna Cinemas Leederville,155 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007 (Image courtesy of dailytelegrpah.com.au)
DO: Window shop the luxury stores on King St, Perth 6000
-Window shop the luxury stores on King Street Perth. Even if you don’t intend on buying anything, just take in the breath taking displays of Chanel.
(Visit the Chanel boutique and Spritz yourself with Chanel Number 5 perfume!)
-Buy a copy of the latest French Vogue (even though the words aren’t in English, the photography is to die for!)
Finally, I hope this mini guide will help you to find some Parisian inspiration in Perth. Let me know your favourite Parisian places to visit in Perth and things to do….untill next time xoxo