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I got a message from my grade school classmate T that she’s going to go on an EU tour soon and that she wanted to meet-up with me. I’m her marketing consultant for her organic line of beauty products.

I decided to meet her in Paris coz I can’t let her go there alone. It will be too sad! In London, I made her meet my friend F and in Rome, she met-up with my friend S.

It was my third time in Paris but the city still had a way of charming and surprising me! I loved every minute of my vacation! Thanks to the DBH for allowing me to travel alone yet again. 

My dream is to live in Paris for a month. I’ve stayed in France for almost a month before but I was based in Versailles. I wanna stay longer in the center of Paris! I want to learn the language further, explore the quaint shops, and immerse myself in the culture even more. Someday…

I didn’t take a lot of photos this time. When it’s my first time at a certain place, I find myself taking more photos and videos. The first time I was in Paris, I ended up blogging about it in three parts! 

This time around, I just want to take it all in. Later, I’ll be sharing a few of the snaps I took. 

The Eiffel is still a sight to behold, of course! T was lucky that my Tita D who has lived in Paris for 20 years met-up with us and drove us around the city at night. T saw the Eiffel blink! It sparkles every 30 minutes and we were there in the area long enough to see the lights shimmer twice.

Next, Tita D drove us to the Louvre and then to Montmarte where the Moulin Rouge is. I enjoyed seeing how the French dress up for evening gatherings. I am also amazed with how the classy old French women tie their hair up in a bun, don black and something Chanel, and wear red lipstick. It was all too chic for me! I love it!!! ❤️

The next day, T and I started our day early. We decided to go up the steep stairs of Sacre Coeur. My second favorite spot in Paris is standing from the steps right in front of the church. You could see a panoramic view of the city from there!

After Montmarte, we went down to the Louvre to see the iconic Mona Lisa. After which, we rode a tuktuk to Rue St. Honore where all the luxury brands are. T had her Hermes bag dressed up at the store with mismatched twillies. It’s crazy how that store gets packed with people when their items are priced to the roof! 

I cannot anymore count how many glasses of red wine T ordered to go with the steak, duck, and salmon we have been feasting on since day 1. I was lucky to be able to go back to le Relais de l’Entrecôte for their famous one set meal of steak x salad x fries x special sauce. Their restaurant is proof that you only have to focus on one thing and be really good at it in order to be successful. Another restaurant of that kind is Leon’s where I ate alone when T went back to London already. I had mussels dipped in créme fraische. It was uhhhaaahhmazing! 

Aside from the eating and shopping, the best part of the trip was the fact that we got to talk about our lives and process everything that we have been through within the past year. It’s nice to have girl friends who just get you and will always be there for you regardless of the time and distance that keep you apart. 

I went home refreshed and excited for the rest of my year to unfold.








Hi, I'm d. My blog, Cool Detour, is all about refreshing breaks from the usual. Follow me for travel, makeup, and lifestyle stories. :)

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