Surprising My Mom to a Trip to Paris | Alex Ikonn Vlog

Hello friends! I am back with another vlog from the archive. This was a fun trip where I surprised my mom with a one night trip to Paris. This was filmed on Oct 24-25, 2017.

Who is Alex Ikonn?

I am a dreamer and a creator. I co-founded several successful businesses (Luxy Hair, Five Minute Journal, and Productivity Planner). I also run Dreamers & Creators, a creative agency that allows me to pursue and work on new business ideas. I am fortunate enough to share all of my entrepreneurial and life activities with my lovely wife and business partner, Mimi Ikonn. We are also angel investors and have invested in great companies like Calm, Shyp, Sprig, Tradesy, and others.

My YouTube channel is my outlet to deliver value to people as I go along my journey and learn things along the way that I want to share with others.

You want to know what’s my ultimate secret to life? I am here to deliver value! That is all. This is my ultimate secret to life.

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Bob Mag says:

She looks like an elder sister.Blessings to you.

Robin Wiergacz says:

She will never forget this trip. One day I would like my son and I to go to Paris

Lily Lum says:

Paris is my dream city! Your mother look so young and beautiful!

emilia202 says:

Beautiful music, thanks for sharing. It would be fantastic if you do one day video about your favourite music on Spotify. I really like yours and Mimis music in your instastories.

Zane zzz says:

You have great values! I take my parents individually for a vacation with me once per year, every year… I love it!

MissCofia33 says:

You’re vlog definitely made me teary eyed! Paris stole my heart over 8 years ago and I’m so ready to go back to find it! All of your vlogs are so thoughtful and really capture a city well!

Sandy Lunden says:

Alex, will you ask Mimi if it’s ok if we clone you :). Your so kind. I think these are my favorite kind of videos.

Alex Spurlock says:

This is so sweet! <3

FindOpportunity InspireChange says:

Beautiful video! Beautiful mom! Great son! Props and respect Alex!

sandy says:

Beautiful.  Alex, you always do such an amazing job with your videos.  Very talented.

Salla Sillanpää says:

Your mom is super beautiful ❤️

sand sam says:

What was the name of that song at the beginning of the vlog, it was was.

Olena Semenova says:

I love Anthony Bourdain!

supriya tiwari says:

Alex your mom is so beautiful

S XC says:

Eww did you put your crossaint on the park bench. So many germs

Patrice Houle says:

Hi! Really nice video that catches the essence of Paris! I was looking for the version of La vie en rose de Louis Armstrong on apple music and I can’t find it. Does anybody know what it is? Thanks in advance!!!

Plamena says:

Love it, great music too

Martina Pfaar says:

I am an immigrant mom. most of my friends are from different countries with strong family values.
I follow your vlogs for a while and hope even with almost 55 to start as an entrepreneur.Its so Scarry.

But I love to see your whole family.
Your mom is really young and beautiful. She looks like your girlfriend so radiant.

ABeautifulLove says:

Aww you used the music from the movie…
I loved it…

Sherry Ann lol says:

Where is your dad?

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