The Museum of Fine Arts in Seville has organized an exciting exhibition “Murillo IV centenary.” Umbert took advantage of this exhibition and charming city before returning to share with you The best March weekend 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.
“Mars who laughs, in spite of showers, secretly prepares spring” Théophile Gautier, poet, and French novelist.
1) Day 1
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, near the Latin Quarter, an intimate and chic stay is at Relais Christine. Umbert enjoys the lounge with its many fireplaces to relax; then he takes a bike loaned by the hotel to discover the beautiful Parisian neighborhoods.
Etiquette: It is difficult to get places in gourmet restaurants or theater. The concierge often has a solution. Give him a tip of 50 euros or more to thank him.
- Brunch 2 pm
Umbert recommends you to have lunch near the Seine in this world-famous Michelin-starred restaurant “Les Bouquinistes”: Guy Savoy proposes to “Take a meal in a work of art.” Octopus Carpaccio, the lamb with olives and hummus, are a culinary discovery.
Etiquette: If you find a little cork in your glass, either remove it with a fork or a clean knife, or ask for another drink.
- Shopping 3 pm
You will find clothes, objects, and very trendy decoration at Arty Dandy. Umbert chose Pete Sorensen’s old leather sneakers, model Tribeca.
LBD is an excellent place to find timeless clothes. Umbert advises sweatshirts from the sportswear line and jogging pants that are making a big comeback.
Workwear from Hollington inspired clothing, designed in the ’70s and taken over by this fantastic brand. The comfort and originality of the vest seduce Umbert.
To protect yourself from bad weather or for the seaside, you can choose the boots from Aigle, entirely handmade in France. Authenticity and protection of the man characterize this brand.
Umbert cannot resist the “jackets” from Moncler, so comfortable. Umbert chooses an elegant model for the cold weather.
Alexandra Soifer is a shop to discover to choose an umbrella, a cane or a shoehorn in a selection of precious woods. Umbert loves the originality of the brand.
Lanvin is at the Bon Marché. The spring-summer 2019 line is functional with reversible clothing and very new colors. Umbert loves the jackets printed with a 3D effect.
La Dernière Goutte is a real cave with beams, in the heart of Paris. An elitist choice of champagnes and carefully selected wines. Umbert appreciates the vast selection of Burgundy wines.
Pierre Hermé was awarded by The New York Times “The Emperor of the Kitchen” and by The Guardian “The King of Modern Pastry.” A detour is inevitable to taste the famous macaroons, of all colors. Umbert advises “Palermo Garden” or “Andalusian Garden.”
Amazing and beautiful books to discover at Assouline in an unusual setting. Fashion, decoration, culture is treated in books with an incredible format. Umbert selects books for his library or to offer.
Etiquette: For your shopping, do not put white socks with a suit. It’s for tennis, and that’s it.
- Organic cosmetic shop 5 pm
After a diagnosis of your skin, a specialized team from Aroma-Zone helps you choose from more than 1500 products, oils, creams, adapted to your skin and its needs. Umbert takes a little time to go to the workshop to manufacture his products, with the help of the qualified staff.
Etiquette: An elegant man has healthy and luminous skin. Women notice and adore it!
- Hairdresser 6 pm
Specialist hairdressers from around the world advise you at Christophe-Nicolas Biot. An accurate diagnosis is made before the cut; organic care is offered — a living room to discover.
Etiquette: Beware of scurf on the collar of the jackets, it is catastrophic for your image.
- Dinner 8 pm
Like Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway or André Malraux, a dinner at Lipp is a tradition of the Latin Quarter. Roasted chicken or sauerkraut are to be enjoyed in an unchanged beginning of the century decor. Umbert advises to book by asking the room downstairs; the top is anonymous.
Etiquette: When you book a table, you can ask for your preference if you know the place, or ask the manager to choose the best place for you. Ask and thank him with kindness; he will be flattered.
- Cocktail 11 pm until late
At the Castor Club, you will find a private club atmosphere during the Prohibition era, mixed with a wooden cabin from the Far North. Downstairs, French people dance with music from the 1950s to the 90s. The party last until 5 o’clock in the morning. The cocktails are a delight !!!
Etiquette: A good dancer is always admired. It’s part of glamor. So start but do not jostle anyone.
2) Day 2
- Coffee & Croissants 10 am
Perhaps a little tired, Umbert decides to have breakfast at Relais Christine, in the comfort and intimacy of the living room of this 17th-century mansion transformed into a charming hotel.
Etiquette: For breakfast, choose a cardigan over a checked shirt. Casual and chic.
- Exhibition 12 pm
Umbert is now heading to the Centre Pompidou, to see Victor Vasarely who invented the foundations of Op Art in the 1950s, which will become the Optical Art. The works are geometric shapes that create optical illusions with colors.
Etiquette: If you do not like an exhibition, it is impolite to criticize loudly. Do not say anything, or leave discreetly.
- Brunch 2 pm
Yes ! you have lunch in a stable, at L’Etable Saint Germain, the paradise of the meat chosen by the butcher of the stars Hugo Desnoyer. Three tastes of meat are proposed: sweet, round, full-bodied. Umbert hesitates and prefers the Beef Trilogy “DRC” to taste the 3.
Etiquette: Using the sharp knife to eat a meat dish is essential.
L’Étable Saint-Germain, 15 rue Clément 75006 Paris
- City tour 4 pm
On May 9, 1960, the French car brand Peugeot presented its new model 404. In 1973, it was a star with Alain Delon and Jean Gabin in the movie: “Two men in the city.” With Paris Balade, experience the joy of visiting Paris aboard this authentic 60’s car. A guide explains everything. For example, the big tour of Paris lasts 3 hours and costs 189 euros per person in Peugeot 404.
Etiquette: Give a tip to the driver, around 10% of the price.
- Dinner 7 pm
Umbert and his friends will have dinner at La Nouvelle Seine, on a barge, with a view of the illuminated Notre – Dame cathedral. This is a magical and so Parisian moment. Umbert recommends the roasted camembert with honey and nuts. Then your evening will continue at the theater which is also on the barge.
Etiquette: With a hot Camembert choose a dry white wine. A Meursault or a Loire Valley wine, Vouvray will be perfect not to spoil the creaminess and flavor of the dish.
- Show 8 pm
Let’s stay at La Nouvelle Seine, where Sebastien explains why at the end of the show you do not necessarily speak better French, but you will know why and laugh. The comedian explains everything with a lot of humor.
Sebastien Marx, “The French Language Explained by an American,” La Nouvelle Seine, barge facing the 3 Quai Montebello 75005 Paris (until March 30th, 2019).
3) Day 3
- Brunch 11 am
A bohemian setting waits for you at Maison Sauvage, a must-see brunch on the left bank. Ham & Cheese Croissants or The Wild Brunch 25 with Acai Bowl and Avocado Toast. Umbert hesitates but appreciates the choice offered.
Etiquette: If you’ve made a mistake, ask the waiter discreetly to change your dish.
- Exhibition 1 pm
The Museum’s mineralogy collection is among the largest in the world. This exhibition is an immersion in the heart of the earth plunging into the darkness of 8 “dark rooms” — an unusual but exciting walk. When leaving, walk to the Jardin des Plantes to relax.
Etiquette: A gift from the museum shop for your family and friends will be appreciated.
- High tea 4 pm
The Saint-Germain lounge of the Parisian palace The Lutecia is a luxury setting to taste the creations of Gaëtan Fiard, world champion pastry chef in 2014. Umbert advises the Saint-Germain Signature, a black and white chocolate and surprises. His friend Anne chooses La Religieuse, a traditional dessert but revisited by the chef.
Etiquette: Like tea, hot chocolate is not drunk with the spoon in the cup.
4) The cool stuff
French gastronomy is known all over the world, and you dream of discovering it by cooking yourself. This is possible thanks to the unique cooking school in the world: the Ritz Escoffier school, in the famous Parisian palace Le Ritz.
A historical reminder: Auguste Escoffier becomes “The Emperor of the Chiefs” thanks to his culinary inventions such as the famous Peach Melba and the collaboration with César Ritz.
Beginner in cooking or confirmed, the school offers group or individual courses in salty cuisine or pastry. You choose the dish or let the chef decide. You can take away some of your achievements and enjoy them with friends.
“Good cooking is the basis of true happiness” Auguste Escoffier.
Once again, Umbert and his friends had The best March weekend in Paris.
The city is full of history and charm, but also has some of the best places to have fun!
What you must remember: The winter in Paris is synonymous with cozy places where you will have a great conversation with your friends and family. Always remember that French pay attention to the etiquette. Learn it step by step and role play when visiting The City Of Lights.
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Enjoy the journey!
Umbert De Paris