Umbert joins Paris after participating in the International Comic Strip Festival in Angoulême (France).
His favorites were: Batman celebrating his 80th birthday and the Taiyo Matsumoto retrospective devoted to childhood.
It is now time to spend a festive weekend with his best friends in Paris.
Benefits of this coaching :
- Best methodology to become irresistible
- An innovative technique to unleash your charisma
- Learn the new etiquette & manners
- A better lifestyle
« The trip is the part of the dream. », Xavier Roy Photographer.
« Le voyage c’est la part du rêve. », Xavier Roy Photographe.
In this article :
1) Day 1
- Check-in: Le Pavillon de la Reine
- Brunch: Café des Musées
- Shopping: Isaac Reina, Le Slip Français, Saint James, Pied de Biche, Bonne Gueule, Merci
- Organic cosmetic shop: Huygens
- Hairdresser: Kare Hair Stylist
- Diner: Le Train Bleu
- Cocktail: Danico
2) Day 2
- Coffee & Croissants: Le Pavillon de la Reine
- Exhibition: Japon-Japonisme-Objects Inspired
- Brunch: Chez Monsieur-Royal Madeleine
- City tour: Champs-Elysées
- Diner: L’Ambroisie
- Show & Cocktail: 38 RIV
3) Day 3
- Brunch: Georges
- Exhibition: The Cubism
- High tea: Le Dali
4) The cool stuff
- A.L.K Atelier Lytfa Kujawski
1) Day 1
In the heart of the Marais district, Umbert chose this address to appreciate the charm and the discretion of this place, full of history, on the oldest site of Paris. Umbert and his friends like to chat in the living room of the restored hotel, in front of the big fireplace, forgetting the time.
- Brunch 14:00-15:00
The best beef bourguignon in Paris! Umbert doesn’t hesitate to recommend this dish to his friends. The dish simmers 5 hours according to a traditional recipe: a real bistro and a family kitchen.
- Shopping 15:00-17:00
The motto of Isaac Reina is: “Keeping the essentials: the function” Umbert finds that by choosing men’s bags of pure and natural beauty. He likes Model Number 909, the perfect bag for the weekend.
All underwear for men gathers in this fantastic shop: underpants, boxers, pajamas, socks. The choice is vast, the colors and the motifs are inventive. Umbert chooses boxers “Marius Quatro.»
You will be sexy and so trendy with a striped sweater and a hat like sailors.
For comfort and elegance, Umbert loves to put on shoes with city sneakers. The model with leather upper is perfect for walking on pavers, or in the countryside, and combines with many types of pants.
The line “Bonne Gueule” offers casual clothes, adapted to the current lifestyle. Humbert also looks at the Hast brand for shirts and also recommends this shop for the advice of the vendors.
Umbert likes the idea that this concept store gives back some of the benefits to support the cause of Malagasy women and children. In addition to the decorative objects and clothes, there are various rare and exclusive pieces.
- Organic cosmetic shop 17:00-18:00
The commitment of the brand is to respect the man and the environment according to very demanding criteria — no tests on animals, biodegradable or recyclable packaging. Umbert particularly appreciates the possibility of choosing its tailor-made products, prepared for you according to your choices. The range “Belle Gueule” for men is lovely.
- Hairdresser 18:00 – 19:00
Umbert practices sporting activities in the magnificent “Le Klay” room and goes to the “Kare” hairdressing salon, which opened in this prestigious setting. It is a “bubble where to relax” as Jérémy Fromentin, the manager, rightly says.
- Diner 20:00 – 23:00
A real palace that was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. In 1963, the restaurant took the name “The Blue Train” in tribute to the famous train of the same color that went from Paris to Ventimiglia in Italy and the very chic French Riviera. Salvator Dali, Jean Cocteau, and Brigitte Bardot have breathed these magical places. Umbert has selected: home-cooked foie gras, leg of lamb, rum baba.
- Cocktail 23:00
After crossing the Daroco restaurant, Umbert and his friends sip delirious cocktails listening to the rhythm of the 80s funk. Jean likes the “Kota Termate,” a mix of 3 rums. “Camille” is a cocktail without alcohol composed of beet juice and coconut water. Umbert is tempted by “For You Barman.”
Danico 6 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris
2) Day 2
- Coffee & Croissants (at the hotel) 10:00 – 12:00
Discreet and elegant, steeped in history, the breakfast corner invites you to the relaxation and indulgence. The pancakes are amazing, the scrambled eggs too, the jams and the honey are delicious — what an excellent time to start an intense Parisian day.
- Exhibition 12:00-14:00
In 1867, Japan participated for the first time in a world exhibition. Japanism became an artistic movement in Europe. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is dedicating this exhibition to more than 1500 objects during 150 years of history. Umbert appreciated the mix of tradition and modernity that inspires the presentation of objects.
- Brunch 14:00 – 16:00
Umbert trains his friend Alexandre in this chic bistro to discover the Provencal frog legs or veal blanquette casserole. For dessert the crêpes sauées Suzette. A stop of happiness for gourmands.
- City tour 16:00-18:00
“In the Champs-Elysees, in the sun, in the rain, at midday or midnight, there is everything you want at the Champs-Elysees” sang Joe Dassin (French singer).
An architecture-oriented walk will allow you to discover “the most beautiful avenue in the world. »
Umbert recommends admiring the 19th-century facades:
At number 68, the Guerlain House: you have to enter to discover a magical world of luxury and tradition. Why not be tempted by a traditional “Habit Rouge” eau de toilette or the perfume “L’Homme Idéal L’Intense. »
At number 74, the Claridge Gallery.
At number 154, the Cartier House is in a beautiful mansion; you will admire the interior decoration and crystal chandeliers.
A visit to the Arc de Triomphe allows to see all Paris and to have an unforgettable souvenir.
At number 133, a historic address, the Drugstore-Publicis, commercial space symbolic of the years 1958. You will find there everything you need.
At number 101, the largest Louis Vuitton store in the world. The art-deco facade and the interior structure of the store are an invitation to travel and discoveries.
At the Champs Elysées roundabout, stop in front of the Artcurial building, and take the time to admire the details.
Umbert hopes that this Parisian and fantastic walk seduces you.
- Diner 19:00 – 20:00
This private address is a place steeped in history and traditional cuisine. Umbert advises langoustines with sesame, wild turbot with shallots and for dessert a light tart with bitter cocoa.
- Show & Cocktail 20:00 – 23:00
In a 12th century cellar is an intimate jazz club. The program is varied and eclectic, and it changes every week. While sipping a cocktail, it’s the soul of the music that you have to discover. Paris is famous for its jazz cellars.
3) Day 3
- Brunch 11:00 – 13:00
From the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre you will have an incredible view of Paris. Enjoy snails and spicy lobster pasta in this theatrical setting.
- Exhibition 13:00 – 16:00
Cubism is a decisive moment in the history of modern art. John Golding, an art historian, defines it as “a way of approaching the new world.” Braque, Picasso, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, lead us into this universe that will change modern painting.
- High tea 16:00
Cédric Grolet, elected “Best Pastry Chef in the World 2018” offers unique and delicate creations. Umbert enjoyed the pepper sandwich and his friend Astrid the “Paris-Brest” absolutely divine.
4) The cool stuff: learn how to draw with a French artist
“I’ve spent my life learning how to draw like a child” Pablo Picasso.
Beginner or advanced, Lytfa teaches you the art of drawing according to your personality. She provides all that you need, and you can choose a theme or let Lytfa guide you. Classes are with a group or private, contact Lytfa for an appointment. Dare to draw and create like a child!
Umbert hopes you will enjoy this beautiful weekend in Paris.
Next month he will make you discover other amazing places in this fantastic capital.
What you must remember: It is essential to know some rules of life, especially in France, to adopt a chic attitude. Umbert’s advice helps you all year long.
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