Umbert returns from a stay in Playa Maderas, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, a surfing, sailing and yoga spot. In April, Umbert offers chic, unexpected and underground places but still very Parisian.
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“A little glass of Alsace wine is like a light dress, a spring flower, it is the ray of sunshine that brightens up life.”, Christian Dior, fashion designer.
Since 1927, Hotel Raphael has been a favorite place for intellectuals, filmmakers, artists such as Steve Mc Queen, Robert De Niro, and Ingrid Bergman. Umbert takes the time to enjoy the cozy atmosphere and warm tones of the decoration.
Budget: classic room: 600 euros, luxury room: 700 euros, prestige room: 1500 euros.
Etiquette: The hotel staff appreciates that your things are not hanging in the room; it is also a mark of respect for them.
- Brunch 2 pm
Umbert has lunch at the Beefbar, which is “the temple of exceptional meat,” in a superb Art-Déco decor. The “Big K” is a world-famous Kobe beef, served with bacon and cheeseburger. Pierre, a big meat lover, chooses a French beef fed only cereals.
Budget: Big K: 29 euros, Heart of filet of 300 grams: 49 euros.
Etiquette: to choose a restaurant and have lunch with friends, you have to check the prices before, to respect their financial possibilities.
- Shopping 3 pm
Passing in front of a beautiful window of glasses, Umbert thinks of the summer. Wooden frame glasses, organic degradable acetates, the brand Waiting For The Sun wants to protect the planet. Umbert loves the look of the K 2 model.
Budget: model K 2: 150 euros.
Umbert discovers the clothes of famous designers or creators of the brand, and the vintage accessories of the Archives 18/20 concept store. For the spring he chooses the sneakers of the Veja brand.
Budget: Veja sneakers: 115 euros to 125 euros.
To have a unique garment, in a natural material, it is possible following Umbert choice. He has it embroidered by Maison Labiche, after having chosen the pattern and the color.
Budget: 15 euros for embroidery plus clothing.
Umbert chooses high-quality socks from Labonal to showcase a casual suit or outfit. This 100/100 French manufacturing product is synonymous with quality.
Budget: from 13 to 24 euros.
The shop Agogogang seduces as soon as we see the flashy pink color of the facade. The color is the queen of the brand Agogogang that offers unisex clothing, essential streetwear or basic sewing.
Budget: about 150 euros.
Etiquette: it is difficult to associate the socks and the outfit. Three rules must be respected. With a dress suit, black socks with black shoes. The colored socks are very trendy, but be careful not to multiply the colors. Always choose high-quality socks.
- Organic cosmetic shop 5 pm
Umbert loves organic facial products. After a diagnosis of the skin, Maryll, founder of the Amalthea brand, advises a face ritual in 3 steps. In the morning: the cream “At sunrise,” the evening: cleansing water and a moisturizing oil “Under the stars.”
Budget: 85 to 105 euros.
Etiquette: If a brand is not yet well known, do not say it, but you can explain how much you are happy to discover products that may not exist in your country.
- Hairdresser 6 pm
In the Crillon hotel gallery dedicated to men, Umbert made an appointment at the salon La Barbière for a haircut. It’s a moment of beauty and pleasure.
Budget: simple cut: 80 euros.
Etiquette: a complimentary service can be proposed to you, you can ask the price and to refuse politely if it is too expensive.
- Dinner 8 pm
Since 1947, the brasserie “Au Pied de Cochon” attracts lovers of traditional French cuisine. Umbert and his friends choose a stuffed pig’s foot and Saint Anthony’s temptation.
Budget: the stuffed pig’s foot: 22,50 euros. The Saint Anthony temptation: 27 euros.
Etiquette: to eat meat with a bone, it is necessary to detach the meat from the bone with the knife and the fork and to cut the meat after.
- Cocktail 11 pm until late
At the end of a dark corridor, Umbert discovers the underground atmosphere of the cocktail bar from the prohibition time Le Ballroom. The “Madame Rêve” cocktail is the house specialty.
Budget: 10 to 15 euros for the cocktail.
Etiquette: if you have an allergy for example to the strawberry present in the cocktail, report it before the order to check if the recipe can be modified.
- Coffee & Croissants 10 am
Before leaving to discover new classical or atypical places, Umbert enjoys the calm and typical French 1930s atmosphere of the Hotel Raphaël, to take his breakfast.
Budget: 40 euros.
Etiquette: If you have breakfast in a hotel room, you should greet the neighbors of the nearby tables.
- Exhibition Noon
Architect and designer, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) lead the visitor to the exhibition “Tutto Ponti” of Caracas, in the famous villa Planchart in Milan, in the Pirelli Tower. Umbert also discovers a furniture designer, a decorator very much ahead of his time.
Budget: 11 euros.
Etiquette: If an exhibition has furniture and especially chairs, do not sit on it.
- Brunch 2 pm
Enjoy the flavors of French Riviera cuisine at Loulou, in the heart of the magical Louvre Museum. Umbert chooses organic spaghetti and cannot resist for its specialty dessert: rice pudding.
Budget: organic spaghetti: 19 euros, rice pudding: 13 euros.
Etiquette: the spaghetti does not cut; it has to be wrapped around the fork. In France, you can help yourself with the spoon, but especially not in Italy.
- City tour 4 pm
Leaving the restaurant, Umbert crosses the Pont Neuf, for a visit to the Ile de la Cité which is the historic cradle of Paris. On the right, Place Dauphine, built by Henri 4.
As he walks on the Clock Tower, he admires the façade of La Conciergerie and its impressive clock. He continues the walk towards the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral whose two rosettes are incomparable.
Budget: Contact Get your Guide for the tickets: Ticket for the Conciergerie and the Sainte Chapelle: 15 euros. A ticket with an audio guide for the cathedral: 19 euros.
Etiquette: there are many photographers in Paris, but you have to respect the quality of their photos; walk behind the person to take a picture, without positioning yourself in front of them to make yours.
- Dinner 7 pm
The history of La Coupole brewery is linked to that of the Montparnasse Bohème district of the Roaring Twenties. Umbert loves to dine with his friends and advises the seafood platter and the Suzette pancakes.
Budget: the seafood platter: 29 to 67 euros, and pancakes 12.50 euros.
Etiquette: to eat whelks and periwinkles, it is necessary to use the shells with shells. You can soak them in mayonnaise before eating them.
- Show 8 pm
In a cellar of Saint-Germain, with a glass of champagne, Umbert and his friends discover the atmosphere of Berlin in 1930. The music, the talent of the actors and singers of the show “Berlin Kabarett” make you forget the difficult years that come with the war.
Budget: 50 euros with a table.
Etiquette: If a show evokes a topic of society or politics, do not show your personal opinions not to disturb the actors and spectators.
- Cocktail 11 pm until late
To end the day, Umbert brings his friends at Balagan, a cocktail bar with surprising and sought-after creations. Go for the Bloody Balagan, a blend of Mezcal Vida and vinegar.
Budget: cocktails from 13 to 15 euros.
Etiquette: If you invite your friends, get up quietly to pay the bill at the bar.
- Brunch 11 am
Sir Winston is one of the oldest establishments in Paris. In an old Indian decor, Umbert savors the salmon omelet.
Budget: 32 euros.
Etiquette: an omelet is cut and eaten with the fork only.
- Exhibition 1 pm
Passionate about fashion, Umbert is impressed by the dress-paintings at the Yves Saint-Laurent exhibition. They are inspired by the painters Piet Mondrian and Serge Poliakoff. The jewels of Claude Lalanne complete the iconic creations of the couturier.
Budget: 10 euros.
Etiquette: to take a picture of a detail in an exhibition, you must use zoom but never cross the line places for protection of works.
- High tea 4 pm
The classics of pastry in the vegan version, in the tea room La Bauhinia of the Hotel Shangri-La. Umbert who is gourmet chooses the traditional version with hummus sandwiches and strawberry.
Budget: 45 euros. With champagne: 65 euros.
Etiquette: do not forget to wipe your mouth with the towel before drinking a glass of champagne.
The cool stuff
The world of perfume, dreams, well-being, and seduction. But beware, the way to perfume also reveals a part of our personality. Being too perfumed is vulgar; not enough can reveal shyness.
The Fragonard Perfume Museum knows that you need a fragrance who looks like you. He proposes a workshop to create your perfume with a professional. You leave with your creation, in a beautiful personalized bottle and a diploma. The duration of the course is 1 hour 30, at the museum, Saturday afternoon by reservation and in English if you wish.
Budget: 95 euros.
Etiquette: During a class, you can ask questions, but you must limit them to the subject of the course, and not monopolize the teacher with too personal questions.
Umbert and his friends love spring in Paris.
This is the time when great parties begin, always on the terrace of a cafe.
Charles Aznavour sang “I love Paris in May, with its booksellers and watercolors that spring has brought back …”.
What to remember: Spring is one of the best time in Paris. Everybody starts to be outside enjoying drinks. Try to imitate the French, taking long hours drinking at the terraces, sometimes smoking. Always respect Umbert etiquette advice to mingle with the population.
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