RINGING IN 2017
It has always been on my bucket list to celebrate NYE in Paris! I can't think of a better place to celebrate, drink champagne, eat amazing food, and laugh with friends. Emily and I didn't do anything "crazy," but I would not have changed one thing about our night.
We stayed in the Montemarte area which is packed full of small shops and markets. We ventured out with the rest of the Parisians and ducked into shops to have a small meal in our hotel room together while we got ready. We got a bottle of wine, which we were told was a good selection (even though we definitely selected at random). We found a cheese market and also grabbed a big baguette to top it all off, of course. We had all of our favorite foods! The night before Emily picked some amazing macarons at Pierre Hermé. So we nibbled on those for dessert. We drank and ate and went to the hotel's bar and topped it all with champagne and cocktails.
We brought in the New Year at the Arc de Triomph with an amazing light show and fireworks. We were only 3 stops away on the metro so it made for an easy peasy trip! The energy in the city was amazing as we road and walked through the city to huddle together with everyone else to view the magic.
So here is to a bright and lovely year ahead! I think we could've done anything that night and I would've been perfectly happy. Just being in Paris was enough for me, but enjoying it with your best friend in your favorite city can't be beat!