Day 1 – July 8th, Thursday
Arrive and taxi/Uber to the 4-star Hotel Jobo in the Marais. We love Jobo; it’s fantastically girly, superbly decorated, in a fantastic walking neighborhood and the staff is wonderfully kind.
Meet for champagne at 7pm at the hotel and then dine at a classic Parisian bistro.
Day 2 -July 9th, Friday
This morning is our 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.
This will be followed by brunch nearby in the Marais, sitting outside at one of Doni’s favorite cafés. (weather permitting)
This afternoon we’ll 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.
Tonight we’ll travel north to walk the backroads of Montmartre and enjoy a trip 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.
Day 3 – July 10th, Saturday
Today we’ll take a walking trip to learn more about the History of Women in Paris with Doni’s friend Katrin Hodapp, a former literary agent and 20-year resident of Paris.
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.
Afternoon off for free time to shop on your own, suggestions given.
A late afternoon Tea at our hotel will give us time for a discussion with Debbie on how to live your life “on fire” with passion and purpose.
We’ll feast tonight on superb Moroccan food.
Day 4 – July 11th, Sunday
Day 4 starts with a morning Session with Debbie on self-care practices and a continuation of discovering your dreams and setting plans for your future at Doni’s apartment on the Ile St. Louis. A simple French baguette sandwich will be our lunch at her flat.
This afternoon we’ll head out to the Bagatelle gardens where we’ll take a trip 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.
Day 5 – July 12th, Monday
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.
Day 6 – July 13th, Tuesday
After breakfast we’ll have a morning session with Debbie to craft the blueprint of your dreams and desires.
Visit Vieux Trips and enjoy an alfresco lunch there.
Visit Villandry, Doni’s favorite Chateau known mainly for its extraordinary gardens.
In the early evening, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting in Chinon followed by a special dinner and then we’ll head to the specatacle at Azay-Le-Rideau.
Day 7 – July 14th, Wednessday
Rise and shine on the early side so we can head to Château de Chenonceau – the most beautiful of all the Chateaux!
Mid-day closing session with Debbie on taking your plan home and establishing the support you need to put it into action!
During lunchtime we’ll savor a Michelin star meal in Blois at a very avant guard place.
3pm Train back to Paris.
This is something special! Investment for an individual Vision Day with Debbie in the U.S. is $7,500-$10,000. So, for the price you’re paying, you’re getting an entire vacation plus a Vision Day. You will return home from this one-of-a-kind experience with a blueprint in hand. Plus you’ll enjoy a first-class vacation with soon to be life-long friends.
Additional Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Sessions: Each attendee will have a 45 minute pre-trip session with Ms. Phillips to explore what you want to work on in France. After our trip, she will check in with you to see how you are doing with your new plan.