Q&A: Sara Phillips' Paris Guide

May 24, 2011


Known as one to watch on the Australian fashion circuit, the life of designer Sara Phillipsinvolves regular inspirational and commercial trips to Paris. She gave us her insider secrets on where to dine, drink and stay while in the world's fashion capital.

My favourite caf isThe Rose Bakery in Montmartre. It is delicious and healthy. I love finding new cafs every day, I think that is one of the best things about Paris. There are so many great places and it’s part of the experience to venture out and find new places to eat and drink.

The best place for authentic Parisienne fine dining is Le Square Trousseau in the Bastille area. It is my pick for true Parisienne food. The atmosphere could not be more French and the food and wine are amazing as well.

Travel Insider will alsobe reporting live from Paris 1-5 June, where we will be cheering on 12-year-old Chase Ferguson who will be representing Australia at the Longines Future Tennis Aces Tournament.

I love to shop atThere are so many places in Paris to shop. Some of my favourites are L'Eclaireur, APC for French casualwear and the new Surface to Air shop in the Marais is great for men and women. For a great lifestyle shop I go to Merci in the Marais which is housed in an old fabric factory.

When I need a drink I go toThe Marais at night to have a nice drink at La Perle.

Where do you stay? I love renting an apartment in Paris, It’s the only way to feel like you really belong and to be able to buy amazing produce and bring it home and cook is one of the best things in the world. The last time I was there I stayed in tienne Marcel - there were so many great places to eat and drink right at our doorstep.

Food & Drink

The Rose Bakery
46 Rue des Martyrs, Montmartre, Paris. 75009

La Perle
Rue de la Perle , Paris. 75003

Le Square Trousseau
1 Rue Antoine Vollon, Paris. 75012


Surface to Air
108 Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris.75003

26, Rue des Champs Elyses, Paris.75008

1 Rue Varenne, Paris. 75007

Sara Phillips' designs are stocked nationally and at saraphillips.com.au.

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