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EIC On-The-Move Raul Manzano Jaunts To Paris For Roland-Garros And To Support The Iconic Brand Lacoste

Fancy a quick rendezvous to Paris? That’s exactly what EIC-on-the-Move Raul Manzano had when Lacoste and Store Specialists Inc. invited him to Paris for a quick trip to the city of love. We followed Raul vicariously through his Instagram account @eiconthemove_ and here are some of our favorite moments from that trip. 

 

Raul Manzano joined the global Aperol Spritz debate as he spotted a bottle inside the Emirates Business Class Lounge Dubai.

This debate began when the New York Times panned the drink with the headline: “The Aperol Spritz Is Not A Good Drink”, and that the drink is “something that drinks like a Capri Sun after soccer practice on a hot day. Not in a good way.” Guess how Raul feels about this drink?

 

 

Requisite photo-ops in all the top tourist places.

From the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and even the Notre Dame Cathedral—Raul roamed the city streets as he ticked off all the top Parisian locations.

 

 

 

A quick Metro reunion with former EIC of Metro Magazine Michealle Torres at Chez Julien at the Marias.

And Michealle had great news to share—she has recently been appointed Head of Communications at Roger Vivier in Paris! Félicitations!

 

 

Spent the day at the Tennis Club Boulogne Billancourt to watch the training sessions.

Raul saw Julien Henry Guy Benneteau-Descrois and Arnaud Clément play together, as well as Edward Russel, the English-Singaporean television presenter, host, and actor who also anchors Fox Sports.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watching these two play tennis at Tennis Club Boulogne Billancourt. . Julien Henry Guy Benneteau-Desgrois is a French semi-retired professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is ATP world no. 25, which he reached in November 2014. He formerly resided in Boulogne-Billancourt and now lives in Geneva. Benneteau has not won a singles title, finishing as runner-up in ten ATP tournaments (holding match point in the 2013 Kuala Lumpur final). He reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 French Open and the semifinals of the 2014 Cincinnati Masters and 2017 Paris Masters (the latter as a wildcard). . . Arnaud Clément is a retired professional tennis player and former captain of the France Davis Cup team. He reached the final of the 2001 Australian Open and achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 10 in April the same year. . . . #eiconthemove #Lacoste #PlayItCool #RG19 @lacoste @ssilifeph #ssilifeph #tennis #lacoste #frenchopen2019 #paris #france #pariscitylove @airroam

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Chic nightcap at the super-exclusive Lacoste party in Silencio.

Raul joined the Lacoste party at Silencio—a semi-private club for artists and performers in Paris’ Grand Boulevards district. This club is special because it was designed by David Lynch in honor of his cult film Mulholland Drive.

 

Visited the Tennis Remix Studio for the press shopping session.

The next day, Raul headed to the Lacoste Tennis Remix Studio to check out the new collection and for a portrait with French photographer Elsa Muse. 

 

After work comes play, and Raul headed to the Lacoste Party at Le Chalet des Iles Paris.

This gorgeous restaurant by the river is considered one of the best restaurants in Paris. Located right beside Lake Bois de Boulogne, it’s quite popular for the terraces where you can hang back and lounge in. 

 

And the highlight of the trip—The French Open!

Jet-lagged for sure, but Raul still kept to his stringent wake up schedule of 4AM even when in Paris. Before he left the hotel, he spotted Thai actor August (Vachiravit Paisarnkulwong) who starred in Love Sick The Series in 2004. Once he arrived at the courts, he went straight to the Lacoste reception area for all the VIPs. On center court was Angelique Kerber and Anastasia Potapova, where the latter beat the world no.5. Congratulations Anastasia!

 

Witness to the master in action—a smashing victory by Roger Federer.

And now for game number 2, Roger Federer versus Lorenzo Sonego of Italy—with Federer winning 4-6, of course on his return to Roland-Garros. 

 

After all that action, Raul deserved a treat—up in the air that is.

Raul capped off his successful coverage with his favorite drink. Real all about his adventures in the Metro Society September issue!