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10 Best Proposal Spots in Paris Other than the Eiffel Tower
18 May 2017IDEASBY SweetEscape

Dubbed as the city of romance, Paris has every right to be crowned as one of the top destinations for romantic holiday. In fact, Paris has always been on the list of the most romantic place to propose to your significant other. Here are 10 of SweetEscape’s pick for 10 best proposal spots in Paris other than the Eiffel Tower.

1. Jardin Du Palais Royal

An epic place such as Jardin Du Palais Royal is just the perfect place to start your proposal. This symmetrical and organized garden complex is the definition of elegant urban space with its spacious garden of carefully trimmed trees in the side alleys.

This place is also often sought after for its modern sculptures and designs, especially the signature feature of 260 black--and-white striped columns made by the acclaimed sculptor Daniel Buren. Needless to say, your proposal will stand out in this gorgeous place.

2. Shakespeare and Company Bookshop

How does an “old- Paris” theme sound for your proposal? This legendary bookstore in Paris, Shakespeare and Company Bookshop is set to blow anyone’s away with its prime location facing the Seine. Even if you’re not a bookworm, the store’s heritage history and its rustic-looking architecture will make you appreciate this grand looking store all the same.

Being in this majestic site is similar to entering a time machine to a quieter and older Paris. And trust us when we say that your lover will simply love this artistic combination for that extra memorable proposal spot.

3. Jardins Des Archives Nationales

Constructed early in the eighteenth century, The Gardens of the National Archives is a series of 4 connected garden serves to preserve France’s official archives. This pretty Parisian oasis of greenery offers tranquility and intimate historical decoration that is set in the theme of French classic garden.

Accessible from the hotel of Soubise rue des Francs- Bourgeois and hotel de Rohan, both hotels also offer backgrounds that will highlight your photographic proposal that much further.

4. Place Dauphine

Place Dauphine is perhaps Paris’ best kept secret as it isn't overrun by tourists due to its small and rather hidden location. Built as the properties for the middle class back during the reign of King Henry IV, this historic place saw the birth of early science, technology and photography.

The essence of impressive Paris is obvious as you stroll through this place, making it the perfect yet dramatic setting to pop up the million dollar question to your partner.

5. Quai de La Tournelle

The Quai de La Tournelle is a path located along the beautiful Seine. This stretch of riverside walkway is just the perfect recipe to a romantic scene for the couple, with its average crowd, lovely weather and scenic views. This unassuming place has all the romantic factors for the couple, so get down on your knees and let let this place be the timeless witness of your love journey.

6. Canal Saint Martin

Situated in the Northeastern side of Paris, the 4.5 kilometer long canal is lined with art galleries and trendy lofts that were once old warehouses. This picturesque district comes with its personal 19th century waterway and iron footbridges, making it a dreamy walkway in the whole of Paris.

The area is also considered as Paris’ best spot where all the hidden treasures of the city’s best and trendiest restaurants and shops await. Don’t let the hectic scene sway your mood! Among all that bustling Parisian rhythm, your proposal will stand out even better.

7. The Place de Furstenberg

Tucked in between Saint- Germain Boulevard and the left bank of the Seine, The Place de Furstenberg is one of the most picturesque squares in Paris. With a romantic and unequivocally Parisian charm, take in the view of tiny sheltered streets dotted with art galleries, local stores, boutiques and furniture stores. All of which makes for a fantastic spot to ignite romance with that most important question of your life.

8. Passage de Vivienne

As one of the most iconic covered arcades in Paris, anyone is bound to be enthralled by the colorful mosaics placed on the ground and the beautifully-adorned glass roofs. The very chic place is built for the most part in the 19th century where a typical Parisian architectural feature dominates the ambiance for the perfectly romantic proposal spot.

9. Temple of Love

Located in Versailles, Temple of Love may require a little bit of a ride from Paris. city. Set out for a field trip with your loved one without her knowing what you have planned. Then let the magical and enchanting park with a lake takes your breath away. With a name like Temple of Love, you’ll surely won’t be disappointed!

10. Any Cafe

There’s something so romantic and chic about Parisian cafes that any quaint place you end up with will make for the perfect spot to a love proposal.

Whenever you’re ready to travel with a mission for your loved one, SweetEscape is ready to make it memorable. Give us a ring (and we mean on the phone) and we'll be right there waiting for you.

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

by Donny for SweetEscape in Bali

3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!