My birthday (Dec 3) in Paris was everything I wanted it to be. Brunch at a Mexican cafe called Rice and Beans, a river cruise down the Seine, champagne and crepes by the Eiffel Tower, and a drink/dancing session at La Footsie.
The brunch…oh my gosh. I know I told you all that Mexican food in Europe is terrible, but Rice and Beans was incredible. There was real, FRESH salsa, and black beans. BLACK BEANS! I was in heaven. I cannot wait to go back to have dinner. The ambiance and service was awesome too.
Cruising down the Seine at Sunest. Well…the sun wasn’t out, but it was “sunset” nonetheless. It was wonderfully romantic.
Champagne and crepes at the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is my favorite…ever. Johnny and I bought a bottle of Rosé and headed to the banks of the Seine to watch the Eiffel Tower and all of her glory. We got to see her sparkle twice! Drinking champagne while watching the Eiffel Tower is definitely a memory I’ll never forget.
Drinks at La Footsie. First things, La Footsie just may be my favorite bar of all time, and that’s saying a lot. All of the drink prices are displayed on giant LCD TV screens, and change every 4 minutes based on demand, much like how the stock market works. So when we got to the bar, Rosé was only 3EUR, but by the time we managed to find a seat, it had jumped to 6EUR. It makes a fun game, trying to beat the prices before the rise. We sat next to a lively group of young Parisians, who all sang Happy Birthday to me and dragged me to the dance floor. The DJ was amazing, playing a mix of hop hop, salsa, R&B, 80s, and everything in between. I’m definitely going back.
And maybe it’s a testament that I really am getting older, but I much preferred my low-key Parisian birthday compared to the hangover filled ones from years past. It was an absolutely perfect day, spent with the love of my life, and the most beautiful city in the world.
I’m truly blessed.