Throwback Tuesday: Paris in love

It's already a new week and Throwback Tuesday is here.

I know being sentimental can be problematic sometimes, but I guess I found looking at our stories and photos in the past very relaxing and therapeutic.

Do you think so as well? 

So, anyway..this time we took you back to 2010.
I hope you don't mind :).

And Paris is where we're heading to.

To the city of lights.
Or as many have dubbed, the most romantic city in the world.

And even to make it more special, our visit to Paris  at that time was such a rare combination of Valentine's day and the Chinese New Year. 
Paris during Valentine's Day.
And Paris during the Chinese New Year.
Interesting, isn't it.
Although we didn't really celebrate Valentine's Day or Chinese New Year per se, I considered ourselves lucky to witness that colorful celebration in Paris.

cheers from Eiffel Tower.

It took us around 5-hour drive from Geneve, where we resided from 2007 - 2011, to Paris.
Bo was only 3 years old at that time and as you know traveling with young children can be full of 'drama'.
And we were lucky that both of my kids seem to have the same 'itchy feet ' and curiosity over new places, peoples and cultures. So I general, traveling with my kids were mostly enjoyable, with no particular problems.

I remember Bo pretty much loved playing with his stroller at this point.
And balloon.
So we managed to have all of these favorite toys of his ready before continuing our trip, particularly since we took public transportation most of the time.

The trip itself was made possible thanks to our dearest friends and photo mentors, Mas Hedi et Mba Cessy, who never run out of patience with us, the apprentice :).

So, off we went to Paris on the 13th of February, staying there for 2 short days only, with the aim of enjoying the Gong Xi Fat Choi and Paris in love. Lots of love.

Starting with the tour de Montparnasse, we climbed to the 59th floor of the building to enjoy the City of Lights in full-fledge. 

Not to mention our  culinary tour to Tang Frere or the china town and our search for the lost 'klenteng' or Chinese Temple have completed our journey at that time.

Before hitting Hotel de Ville where the defile du dragon started, we managed to visit the Eifell Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the surrounding.

Barely make it on time, we arrived in Hotel de Ville, where the celebration was held, right when the parade was about to start.

And what a celebration it was!

the colorful :)

Full of characters from the famous Chinese legends, so colorful, so detailed.
Dragons, knights, emperors, princes and princesses, judges, and more...

Paris Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year in Paris is indeed festive :)

The make-ups, the costumes, the expressions..
It was really a festive day, not only for the Chinese who celebrated the New Year, but also for us, the spectators.

the three ladies :)

Red was obviously dominating the scene, but I managed to find one wise man (at least I thought so ) with PURPLE (my favorite color) beard.

Afterwards, we hit the road again and headed to Les Champs- Elysses.

Took more pictures here and there.
Enjoying precious moments with our dear friends and families.

Well, for sure it was quite a colorful weekend.

Most photos were taken by Udi, my hubby, while the family pictures were taken by Mas Hedi or Mba Cessy.

Speaking about Paris, I have one beautiful Paris bag, with Eiffel tower on it,  made by my dearest friends, Suzie Icus

Icus is a loving mom of Abin, a cute baby boy, who has admiringly founded Itaco together with her students. Teaching in a vocational school, Icus has inspired many of her students to start creating various kinds of DIY and crafts, like pouches, bags, even t-shirts and pin. I even orders beautiful endek Bali pouches, t-shirt and pins for my breast cancer team's souvenirs.
You wanna see them? 

Thanks to Icus for providing me this :)

Aren't they lovely!
I sincerely hope Icus and her students will continue doing their great jobs and we will have more and more entrepreneurs.

Well, what di you think?

Any memories you would like to share with us today?
Do you have the same impression of Paris in love?

Check out more of my stories at #Steller :)


  1. ah cantiknya mbak, saya suka fotonya bersama abang Bo yang sedang di stoller

    1. Paris memang cantiiik ya mba..ngga pernah bosen :)

  2. Paris! Kota romantis impian kebanyakan orang ya mak Indah. Meski kunjungan singkat namun seru bisa sekalian lihat perayaan Imlek... dan janggut ungu itu lucu aja ya ^^

    Aku kapan ke Paris??? :D

    1. iya mba, itu spesial banget pas weekend, valentine dan imlek :). Semoga bisa segera kunjungi paris

  3. Wonderful shots! Paris is just wonderful.

    1. Can't agree more, Ladyfi..Paris is indeed wonderful..

  4. Heips,
    Paris sounds more like than any other city same as love.
    You have here in your blog wonderful photos around the world.
    Greetings from Finland

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Orvokki. Paris is indeed special :)

  5. kereeeen banget! what a wonderful place

  6. Wuaaaah, it is the first time I see that the Chinese New Year was celebrated in Paris too. C'est interesant!

    Tfs mba purple ^^

    1. C'est tres magnifique :)..I love Paris and all its rich et colorful vibes..

  7. Mba Indah, kapan ya aku bisa ke Paris. Huwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, pengen pengen pengennnnnn foto ampe memori full hahahhahahahaha. Btw dulu di siaran TV Indonesia suka ada nayangin festival2 di luar negri gitu, karnaval dll, bagus dehhhh sampe aku ngga bisa lupa betapa senangnya aku nontonnya. Tapi sekarang boro - boro mba, siaran ya banyakan talkshow ngga penting, sinetron yang ngga taman2, dan kuis becandaan bzzzzzz.

    1. Semogaaa bisa segeraaa Roos :)..iya ya, biasannya banyak acara TV yang seru dan meliput aneka festival di berbagai negara. Aku pikir masih ada. Aku juga jaraang nonton euuy :)

  8. Paris sounds so lovely. I would love to visit there, but hubby doesn't. I think I have to nudge him into it as soon as the kids move out and we are ready to be world travelers ;)

    1. You are ready indeed..Trust me, you will be having so much fun, and learn a lot as well, from traveling..

  9. As usual Mama Bo'spict especially in Paris so amazing😍💙💙Beside that Icuz's handmade also go a fly abroad.
    *I'm so sorry if my English skill so badly.Arrrgh

  10. Wish I can be there with my luvly family too ;)

  11. haa...I remember this trip! Good to be back here again one day


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