Angelique Wohmann, Fashion & Galavante TastemakerWohmann of Style
Between her jet setting around the world for work, we caught up for a New York Minute at La Duree in Soho with the exquisite Angelique Wohmann. Angelique gives us the inside look into the Parisian and London circuit for the perennially fashionable industry titans.
Galavante: You have quite the international background.
Angelique: I was born and raised in Buenos Aires. My dad is German and my mom is Argentinian. Germany and Argentina are part of me and I consider both of them my home. However, even though I grew up in Buenos Aires, some of my friends say my mentality has a tendency to trend German. Of course I take that as the highest compliment!
Because of my German heritage, I made Dortmund, Germany my home for a little while after school. I then relocated to London, where I ended up spending 6 years before moving to NYC.
Galavante: You are always the epitome of style. What’s your secret?
Angelique: I work for a luxury hat and accessory company as an International Senior Sales Executive, and yes I own way too many hats!
Galavante: Working in fashion, you must get to travel for work.
Angelique: Fortunately I am lucky to get to travel during Fashion Week to one of my favorite cities: Paris! For me this is the ultimate definition of being in ‘’the right place, at the right time’’.
Galavante: What is your favorite hotel in Paris?
Le Meurice on the Rue de Rivoli has always been one of my favorite hotels in Paris. It’s absolutely divine and exactly what you expect when staying in a palace, with the bonus of an incredible view from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. One the highlights from my last visit to Paris was enjoying a glass of champagne with my best friend bar in the lobby of Le Meurice, while listening to Sinatra playing at the piano. It was heaven.
Galavante: What are your favorite 3 spots in Paris for restaurants?
Angelique: The restaurant at Hotel Costes is still one of my favorite spots in Paris. It’s everything you imagine a Parisian night to be with elegance, sexy velvet booths, candlelit dining, exquisite food and a great wine list. When I am feeling a little bit more local and low-key, my go-to spots are La Belle Epoque Rue des Petits Champs and Café RUC for a late night dinner.
Galavante: That sounds divine. Sign us up. You also get to travel quite a bit to London, where you said you once called home before NYC. What is your favorite hotel in London?
Angelique: For a weekend trip, the Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge would be my top recommendation. The location is great; it’s just a few minutes away from Harrods, in case you are in a shopping mood. With its location right by Hyde Park, it’s perfect for a morning run. There’s also the Ritz Hotel, where I personally think every girl should at least once experience in her life the classic afternoon tea.
Galavante: You’re on a roll here with your recommendations. What are your favorite 3 spots in London for restaurants?
Angelique: London is full of great places to eat! Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill was one of the first spots to steal my heart. Casa Malevo on 23 Connaught Street is by far one of my favorite Argentinian restaurants. It’s impossible not to mention Cheyne Walk Brasserie, The Sans End and Hollywood Arms pubs. We have had lots of fun evenings there with my friends.
Galavante: What is your next wish list destination?
Angelique: Next stop is Dubai in just a few weeks and then Paris to celebrate my 30th birthday!
Galavante: We can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Happy Birthday!