Sacred Coeur

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Though I have to admit that one of the so-called ‘first world pains’ in a woman’s life is to wear a body hugging dress, I did it anyway for the sake of Paris and sailor stripes. With a coat of bold red lipstick to follow and some CoCo attitude, we hit Paris hard.

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This shot taught me one thing – you know how sometimes (especially when you grow older) you think “Nah, I’d better not take a picture here“? Well, without noticing, I’ve reached that state of mind.

But when my Paris partner-in-crime, Shea, encouraged me to steal a shot at Charles de Gaulle Etoile station, I eventually did it and naturally, brought home this photograph I love so much!

The next time you hesitate to take a picture (no matter what the scene) when traveling, remember: JUST DO IT. Nothing feels worse than regretting that you didn’t when you’re already back home.

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I’ve read many travel bloggers overseas who claim that the Sacred Coeur (Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a place to visit only if you have the time because it is quite a distance from the main tourist attractions i.e. the Eiffel Tower. However, all of them were glad that they did it when they finally got the chance. Knowing that, I vowed not skip this beauty during my first trip to Paris. Did I repent? Absolutely NOT.

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{We even discovered the bones of St. Denis :shock: }

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{Our shivering journey into the crypt . . . No one else was there, but us}

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Outdoors, I managed to take the compulsory shot: Sitting in a Parisian café – check. Sailor stripes – check. Red lipstick – check. Double C monogram in hand - check check! Get the combined look here and here.

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{A tourist in a romantic city named Paris . . . and she just can’t wait to be back one day}

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