Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

You can take the girl out of Paris…

But you can’t take Paris out of the girl!

Cebu is hot. Bantayan is already burning hot (35°C last Sunday!)

The Attilas play it like the locals: no beach before 4PM, drink lots of water, apply liters of sunscreen from head to toes. In addition, I asked Ms Attila to make sure she covers her head and wears her shades.

And that’s what I got (with a couple more silver hairs):


In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Photo Challenge.


31 comments on “You can take the girl out of Paris…

  1. lbeth1950
    May 21, 2015

    Doesn’t she need me to go along and keep an eye on her?

    • estelea
      May 21, 2015

      She does!!! Come and join my dear 🙂 Hope you can bear the heat, what does your Spring look like?

      • lbeth1950
        May 21, 2015

        Actually, I am going to have a new granddaughter in a few weeks! Hurrah!

      • estelea
        May 21, 2015

        Ok, that’s the best excuse for not visiting yet 🙂 You’ll have a little Princess, how exciting !! First one in the fam ?

  2. Fabio
    May 21, 2015

    She is a Princess! Classy, elegant, and beautiful! Excellent shot, and superb writing, Estelea! Kudos to both Princesses! 🙂

  3. Jeremy
    May 21, 2015

    Lovely shot!

    • estelea
      May 25, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 Coming from a pro, the compliment means a lot!

  4. desleyjane
    May 21, 2015

    Oh I love it! She is fabulous. Look at her!! Love this.

    • estelea
      May 25, 2015

      Thank you so much! Sand bar is her catwalk 😉 Have a shiny week my dear

      • desleyjane
        May 25, 2015

        Thank you. My Fedex guy wished me s day full of sparkles so allow me to wish you the same!!

      • estelea
        May 26, 2015

        thanks ❤ !

  5. LDG luciledegodoy
    May 21, 2015

    Ms Atilla is a Parisian! No doubt! Exceeds in charm, class and sophistication! Gorgeous girl!

    • estelea
      May 25, 2015

      She recently became her Dad’s personal stylist: He can not leave the house without her formal approval on his looks. This morning he learnt that black and navy blue are not exactly matching…Never too late …

      • LDG luciledegodoy
        May 25, 2015

        OMG she’s the new Coco Chanel!
        Very talented indeed. Did he change clothes after her disapproval? Lol

      • estelea
        May 26, 2015

        Oh yes he did! When it comes to fashion, a Swiss German doesn’t stand a chance when faced with 2 Frenchies 😉

      • estelea
        May 26, 2015

        (or even a small one for that matter 😉

  6. Amy
    May 21, 2015

    I agree with everyone here. 🙂

  7. Priceless Joy
    May 22, 2015


  8. that traveling nurse
    May 22, 2015

    Gah, so cute!!! She takes after you of course! I love all your photos, they are so full of positivity and pizzazz. 🙂

  9. Jennifer Nichole Wells
    May 22, 2015

    Love this photo! Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. anewfoodblog
    May 24, 2015

    She looks so adorable!!!! 🙂

    • estelea
      May 25, 2015

      Thanks a lot! Aren”t Pinoy beaches the best catwalks in the world ? 😉

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  13. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    May 29, 2015

    Classy! She sure does have a sense of fashion!!!

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