PARIS EXCURSION 2017
On ne vit qu'une fois!
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE!
28th August - 1st September 2017
WHILE OUR 2017 Program will be slightly different (and announced soon!) please see this year's schedule to get a sense of the good times and excursion's vibes. Taking bookings and interest now for same dates, same time (coinciding with Paris Design Week and entry to Maison et Objet). Call those Frequent Flyers in ….
PARIS EXCURSION 2017!
The School Excursion to Paris
Paris has been fulfilling on dreams since, well forever. So we imagined up the most delicious 5 dream days ever and invite you to come with us, fait accompli! Sure, anyone can go to Paris but this is a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can never really be repeated. We have curated the ultimate experiences, that in some cases not even money can buy, and we want fellow travellers to take this maiden voyage with us. Select the excursion itself (travel to Paris is not included, as we figured how you get there is best being your business and you might be coming from Timbuktoo, Toorak or Thailand) or add on the accommodation option so we can all stay together. (We have a super competitive rate at a darling hotel to encourage this). The fleas, picnic lunches in designers' studios, entry into Maison et Objet Trade Fair, French classes with our language expert, vintage clothes class, fragrance testings, a blow-out, an oil class mixing workshop in France's oldest art supply store. And that is not even all of it!
… Oh and did we mention we have planned it to happen deliciously during Paris Design Week? Or that we drop you into Masion et Objet with your Megan Morton lanyard on your last day? From the best blow-outs, to oil mixing class and how-to-buy-vintage fashion lessons, it's all just totally le squeal!
Sample this schedule from our the 2016 Excursion.
DAY 1: AUG 28th
Les hauts et les bas - High and Low.
We dedicate our first day worshipping at the altar of the retail heavyweights and the chance to chat to the chicest dealers in town!
Breakfast with Marie Helene, our fave French Australian linguistics expert, who will teach us conversational French over boiled eggs and coffee at Merci!
Breakfast with this local language legend, plus retail superpower Merci with a side visit to the black and white photo booth for old school pics at Bon Ton!
Afternoon tea at Clignancourt with Clara*, our vintage fashion dealer and muse (no-one wears a fur chubby like Clara!), where we will learn how to invest in vintage anything and the keys to dressing like a Parisian!
**Evening optional activity: A visit to Paris’ best, oldest and most beautiful library, the Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne ...but shhhhhh, do not disturb the chic and the studious!
DAY 2: AUG 29th
Un jour de GAH
Dedicated to meeting leaders of three very different but equally iconic French studios; Megan Morton’s all time favourite designers Tsé Tsé, and candle icon Cire Trudon
and Sennelier art store.
The inner studio of design duo Tsé Tsé isn’t open to the public, so we will have a picnic lunch with the founders and discuss their practice. Followed by a walk through with founder of Cire Trudon – meet the director of this unequivocally French brand. Bring your paperbag, it is going to be so swoony!
We then meet the family* behind Sennelier, Paris’ oldest art supply store. We literally can’t wait for this. We will mix oils + learn precious lessons from Mr Sennelier himself*.
Evening: We see flower whisperer Jeff Leatham’s* love letter to Paris, in the lobby of the divine Hotel George V. Cocktails in amongst his creations where it will be unapologetically all-too-much!
DAY 3: AUG 30th
R+R & D+D
‘D+D’: decadence and divinity. Then some ‘R+R’ rest and recreation in the most hedonistic of itineraries.
~ Morning optional activity: A 9am visit to Marche d’Aligre with Bernadette Wyer (Izzi and Popo/Pigeon Tours), who is also on hand for the dispatch and carnet of anything bigger than what you can carry back home. Yes, this is the biggest advantage of coming on this trip! We are excited to have her on-hand expertise.
The late afternoon is spent at David Mallett salon having the best blow dries in town, with a side trip to Deyrolle.
** Evening optional activity: Evening movie at www.cinemalouxor.fr or drinks and supper at Clown Bar.
DAY 4: AUG 31st
Monument Day! Liste Bucket tic-tac
Liste Bucket tic-tac Monument Day!
We start with THE best coffee at Boot Cafe and then a private morning at the incredible Picasso Museum. Textiles, sculpture, painting, etchings and other goose bumpingly goodness from The Master.
Then you can use this day to work, rest or play. Pick your own pleasure, go back for more or wander Palais Royal ‘til we reconnect at night for supper where we meet Australia’s Bonnie and Neil.
DAY 5: SEP 1st
Maison et Objet
We can leave you here for the entire 5 days (there is a special Interior Designer seminar session and Interior Planning seminar this year) or you can spend just Friday
under its mega-powers.
This is where we leave you to explore + discover and go your own styling way at the mothership that is
the style capital of the world, Paris.
Your own vintage pigeon broach
- ‘Bon’ leather wallet, designed by us to hold your passport and your dreams
- Drinks + Supper for 4 days, all above inclusions and local group transport (you take care of your own travel insurance, lunch, personal persuasions and we do the rest).
**Optional Accommodation Package: Stay with us in our gorgeous Parisian Retreat, single rooms, 5 nights from the 28th August - 1st September. We have reserved special rooms at our friendship hotel, Hotel Henriette. Save yourself the hassle of finding a central location.
* Due to the nature and planning of this excursions there will be STRICTLY NO REFUNDS, so if you are feeling warm-to-hot about this just call us now with questions.
A phone call with our Paris Team can be arranged upon request. Appelez-nous au (02) 9693 2782! We also have a FAQ sheet about the trip that can be emailed upon request. Une fois dans une vie! It really is once in a lifetime!
Volume up! 📣. Hello, Hello? This is the universe speaking! ... We have pulled together THE most incredible Paris Excursion (and timed perfectly for Paris Design Week!). Some inclusions are picnic lunches with designers, flea market concierge, oil mixing class at the oldest art store (who made paint for Picasso!), French lessons in small talk and vintage fashion, the Sorbonne library, Merci, Cire Trudon and so much more. Oh and it includes your entry into Maison Object on your very own @megan_morton lanyard! #bigdeepbreaths #highandlow #hellohello #5joursdansleciel #5daysinheaven #theschoollovesparis AUG 29th - SEP 2nd.