Out of chic ideas to spoil your mom? After a year in confinement, indulge her with stylish experiences: brunch in the garden, cultural pass, spa and other green or smart tips.
A style beehive
Bees are the new green and chic obsession, biodiversity obliges. What if we offered a beehive to his dear mother? This is the brilliant and poetic concept of the Le Miel de ma ruche collective which proposes to sponsor bees. An ecological gesture for the pollination of the planet. Throughout the year, the beekeepers send the owner her personal harvest of honey and some derived products (cream and soap). Chic, right?
An invitation to brunch
The reopening of the terraces deserves to sit there ... taking your time. An invitation to live a moment suspended at Drouant facing the pretty Gaillon fountain on a small square in the 2nd, recently taken over by the Gardinier brothers, also owners of Taillevent, appears as a must-go for a tête-à-tête with his mom around their new brunch. 16 rue Gaillon, Paris 2nd
The other dream location is obviously the ultra-coveted brunch at Deux Magots , a meeting place for high-end Parisiennes which offers a very couture formula. Particularly the marine brunch in collaboration with Petrossian. Ideal for remaking the world with a cup of Veuve Clicquot (€ 59). 6 place Saint-Germain des Prés, Paris 6th
Membership in the Pinault Foundation
The Pinault collection , a bit as if it were his own. If your mother is keen on social events and contemporary art, the gift found is an annual pass nominative to the Bourse de Commerce , membership style of an English club, and to be able to go there with the +1 of her choice as many times as you want, grilling the tail. This is without counting all the VIP advantages, starting with the invitations in preview, to the vernissages, to cocktails, breakfasts and private visits with the exhibition curator or in the auditorium, not to mention reductions at the bookstore. and in the restaurant. In short: the ultimate chic of the season.
€ 60 subscription to the Cercle Duo at the Pinault Foundation.
Tickets for the Opera
After Bérénice , Le Soulier de Satin . A new opera composed by Marc-André Dalbavie which is causing a stir at Garnier and in the world of contemporary lyric. This adaptation of the play by Paul Claudel carried by the staging of Stanislas Nordey has the particularity of being a signature creation of the Paris Opera , never before presented on the international scene (from 25 to 130 €) .
If however this exclusive opera 6am sounds a little sharp and your mom does not tire of the great Italian arias: the resumption of Puccini's Tosca with baritone Ludovic Tézier star appears as a must to return to the Bastille not . It goes without saying that the opening of the 2021-2022 annual subscriptions remains a present of the best taste for cultivated Parisians.
All the information on www.operadeparis.fr
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A treatment in a spa
It is high time to be pampered. The House Sisley appears as the ultimate chic setting for a post-confinement revival beauty. An address that is both secret, chic and unique created by Isabelle d'Ornano , the iconic founder of the brand… Among the star treatments to offer absolutely: the great Sisleya facial treatment with facialist Marie Depoulain who works miracles and lose 10 years in 1h30 of modeling (240h / 1h30). And of course an ultra-sharp energizing massage for the body (170 €) to feel as light and fit as a young girl.
Maison Sisley 5 avenue de Friedland, Paris 8th
A haute couture classic
With the opening of the terraces and the Pinault Foundation, the other event everyone is talking about is the bicentenary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert. In short: on the radio and at dinners in town, Madame Bovary is on everyone's lips. The proof that Paris definitely remains a highly cultured and literary capital.
What is less known is that the masterpiece rocked the adolescence of Yves Saint Laurent , who then produced superb drawings of his heroine. Gallimard and the Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation are reissuing Madame Bovary for the first time , illustrated with 14 exquisite sketches. “ Often I also think of Madame Bovary ”, confided the great couturier. “ This character is extremely contemporary. Madame Bovary expresses the distress of women, which is the same today as it was a century ago. ”Superb drawings made in gouache which represent Emma as she would have dreamed to be: the refined protagonist of a romance novel.
Madame Bovary, drawings from his youth by Yves Saint Laurent , Gallimard, € 25
A workshop at a craftsman
Experience is the new luxury in essence. If crafts and beautiful objects fascinate your mother esthete, a workshop in collaboration with Wecandoo will be in the best taste.
Create your own tailor-made leather bag with the same suppliers as Hermès with a leather goods in the 14th district (135 € for 4 hours), create your own ceramics in the Parisian suburbs or learn how to harvest fruits and flowers on a rooftop that also provides Thierry Marx (€ 50).
All the info on Wecandoo