Ernest Hemingway came up with one of the most romantic and poetic quotes about Paris: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” My mom used to say it every time I booked my tickets to Paris. I honestly think if Ernest Hemingway would live today he would get some inspiration during the fashion shows… And he would spend some time writing about it in those five Romantic places with a cup of coffee in the morning or stylish cocktail during the night.
The real magic of Paris lies in its tiny streets, tourists-free gardens, and rays of sunlight falling on its traditionally grey-blue roofs!
Breakfast in Hardware Société
It is one of those cases when Australian foodie opens a breakfast restaurant in Paris and puts everyone in the shade. Hardware Société location is hidden on rue Lamarck just east of the Sacré Coeur, and what locals affectionately call “the other side of Montmartre”.
The friendly atmosphere and good service are right there! Colorful butterflies, marble tables, black and white tiled floors lends for a spacious feel and elegance. Also, there are cute English cups on the walls! And the classy Benedict eggs with lobster, scallops or whatever you could imagine are on the list!
Fashion comes with coffee in The Broken Arm
Who would you trust more than a passionate stylist and fashionista from Milan??
“Go there for a coffee, and you will find yourself there for hours and hours!” that’s what she said after. Also, when Giulia came back, she started to plan her career in Paris and… I guess that place had an influence on her!
Located on a quiet street, which can’t be reached by tourist, The Broken Arm offers perfect combination – fashion and coffee.
Two-level concept store packed with art books, cushions, accessories and designers clothes. The store offers 40 labels, including designers such as Raf Simons, Carven, Marni, Kenzo, and etc. All geared towards a style-savvy consumer who appreciates fashion for its craftsmanship and longer-lasting appeal.
As cozy as home, Café is stocked with its own blended coffee, croissants, and granola! Also, they serve a healthy and really delicious food!
Italian lunch in Parisian Daroco restauran
The former Jean Pault Gautier store was refurbished and turned to a really stylish restaurant. It is bright, breezy and due to its mirrored ceiling as a trompe d’oeuil the 6 meters high ceiling is amplified! On one side large planters hangover velvet benches against a bare brick wall. Green marble tables are combined with stylish wicker chairs.
All served dishes are inspired by Italian kitchen. Basically you could find everything you dream about: favorite pizza what you once tried in Napoli, gelato that you had during your holidays in Rome, or maybe wine, we were enjoying in Tuscany… It is like mini Italian holidays in trendy and so classy Paris.
Chic dinner in Alcazar Paris
I heard that restaurant’s name in one of the iconic Sex and the City TV show’s episodes!
The long black and white tiled hallway will lead you to the bright, galleried restaurant, which is overrun with tropical plants. The natural light streams in from the glass roof make the chic décor feel more like in a botanical garden than in French bistro! Parisians say that the restaurant is more like a friend’s house, where the food, wine, and conversation flow late into evening and you don’t want to leave!
The walls are covered by black and white pictures form movie stars, taken by street photographer Bruce Gilden. There are some wonderful images of a 1950s Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly and some stunning vintage reportage images of New York by Henri Dauman.
Chef Guillaume Lutard has combined traditional dishes with Asian twists. And believe me, the classics to be the best choice! The sommelier is as good as a wine list, and the prices are really affordable.
Cocktails o’clock in Mama’s Shelter
“Mama offers you the sky without limits,” they said. It’s not one of Paris’ best corners, but it is definitely the hippest spots in town. On the 7th floor of the hotel with a large island bar surrounded by sofas, colorful chairs, and hammocks, you could even have a game of table football with a classy cocktail in your team.
The bar tenders are highly knowledgeable and can mix a killer cocktail. There’s also an exciting wine list and excellent cheese plate, as it has to be in Paris!