I awoke with one false eyelash hanging over my eye. The smell of food from the night before was still in the room. There was make-up all over the sheets. My silk dress was ruined. A lampshade was on the floor.
Everyone had on pajamas except for one. I commented on seeing him fully dressed so early. He said he slept in his outfit and passed out. Someone had left the refrigerator door opened and all of the juice was warm. There were clothes, party favors, noisemakers, cards, and plastic champagne glasses strewn all over the room.
After putting on jeans and a t-shirt, but still barefoot, I ventured downstairs to the restaurant to inquire about breakfast. I still looked a mess and felt exhausted but I was so hungry. The concierge and bellhops looked at me strangely. The staff at the restaurant was professional though. They looked at me and said, “Table for 1?” The French toast and bacon was great!
Many thanks to my childhood friend from Germany and his wife for inviting me to this wild and crazy party in Washington D.C. at the Beacon Hotel! I had no idea how hard people partied in the DMV! I started off the new year with a bang.
I know it’s close to Mardi Gras and everyone is talking about New Orleans. However, this city has been on my travel to-do list for years! The flavor and wealth of New Orleans is calling to me! Luckily I’ve made a few friends that are natives of the city and I can’t wait to crash at their place and have them show me all the local hang outs and hot spots!
What do you think of the city?
Intimate gathering of a few very close friends.
Happy New Year Paris! This flashback is a very fun memory. My friend Ted, (bottom left of the photo) invited us ALL to his apartment for drinks, snacks and a good time before we head to the Eifel Tour for the countdown. As you can see his apartment was about 11 or 12 feet only. There’s actually a shower door hidden in the picture. Anyway we had a great time at Ted’s and then took the 5 minute walk to the Eifel Tour. We (yankees especially) were waiting for some type of countdown. There wasn’t one so we counted down at least 3 times according to different watches before it actually happened.
The tour lit up and everyone was sprayed with champagne! It was really fun! Best Paris New Year’s ever! 😀
Me and some of my closest Paris friends. New Year’s 2011
My birthday and celebration in Paris turned out great!
Because my birthday fell on a Tuesday this year, I had to celebrate it the weekend before. This past Saturday night we began the festivities. We started off with the housewarming/birthday party at my house. (It’s French so when I say my house I mean my 18 meter apartment.)
It was great. We had lots of champagne, rum, vodka, wine, and one of the boys bought whiskey. Yes we keep it classy. There was also fruit, cheese, vegetables, and baguettes bien sur (of course)!
There was about 13 of us in the apartment getting drunk and having a good time when my landlord rang the doorbell. I tried to look as sober as possible and took my birthday tiara off. My landlord spoke the whole time in French and was fussing. I apologized and told her we were a bout to leave anyway to go out.
We left en route to the Gibus Club at metro stop Republique. I was told this was a good club in Paris with American music. Ladies were free before 1:00am so we made it in.
The music and atmosphere at the club were good. Besides, I had been drinking champagne all night. I ordered a malibu and pineapple at the bar and a vodka tonic for one of the guys. My drink was really good. I had a great time at the club.
Today, my actual birthday, I had a night class. When class was over we made a group trip to Pizza Hut where the pies are buy one get one free on Tuesdays. That’s right I had Pizza Hut in Paris. Don’t judge me. lol
Pizza Hut is one of the few restaurants that stays open late night in that area. My friend and I had the Lousiane and the Supreme. Delicious.
Back in my apartment and I have enjoyed my French, Parisian birthday.