Women on Fire – September 12-18, 2020
Paris & Loire Tour with Debbie & Doni
Arrive Sat. Sept 12th, Meet for champagne at our 4-star hotel and then dine at a classic Parisian bistro.
Hotel Jobo in the Marais We love this hotel because its terribly girly, superbly decorated, in a fantastic walking neighborhood and the staff is wonderfully kind.
10-12p Opening group session w/ Debbie – through fun and easy exercises and inspiration, Debbie will set the stage for you to explore your vision, dreams and goals.
12:30 Brunch nearby in the Marais sitting outside at one of Doni’s favorite cafés. (weather permitting)
2:30p visit the Atelier des Lumieres, the most exciting new museum in Paris. This is an immersive museum, with sound and moving images – most find it utterly mind blowing!
Head back to our hotel to relax and regroup.
5p Head north to walk the backroads of Montmartre and enjoy a tour of Amelie’s stomping ground. After our walk we’ll stop for an aperitif. Then we’ll head over to Belleville to sing for our dinner with our own Accordion player and some classic Chanson. Think Edith Piaf.
10-12 Today we’ll take a walking tour to learn more about the History of Women in Paris walk with Doni’s friend Katrin Hodapp, a former literary agent and 20-year Parisian resident.
We’ll end the walk at Shakespeare & Co (the best bookstore in the world) to buy your favorite book on Paris and then we’ll lunch at a charming crêperie.
Rest from 2-4 (or free time to shop on your own)
4-6p Tea at the hotel and discussion with Debbie on how to live your life “on fire” with passion and purpose.
Feast tonight on superb Moroccan food.
9:30-12 Session with Debbie on self-care practices and a continuation of discovering your dreams and setting plans for your future at Doni’s place on the Ile St. Louis, simple French baguette lunch at her flat.
Head out to the Bagatelle gardens where we’ll take a tour with one of the most knowledgeable florists and gardeners in the city, she does the flowers for the American Embassy. She also has special permission to get into the Bagatelle Chateau, frequented by Marie Antoinette, it is a jewel box and a wonder.
Back to hotel by 6p to Rest and relax.
Dine at a unique Michelin Star restaurant serving only natural wines.
9:30-10:30 Brief check-in with Debbie for questions and answers.
11a depart for the Loire Valley (2.5 hour drive)
Stop for lunch in Orleans and if time allows visit the birthplace of Jean D’Arc.
Check into our Loire Valley Chateau, this hotel is known for its extraordinary gardens and its collection of heirloom tomatoes, we’ll be there during peak tomato bloom time!
Dine at the hotel amongst the flowers.
10-12p Session with Debbie to craft your blueprint of your dreams and desires.