Wednesday, January 1, 2014

{happy new year from paris!}

Cheers and wishing you a very happy new year!!!!  We rang in the new year last night with 4 other American friends who are visiting Paris right now at an amazing restaurant we just happened to stumble upon while searching for a place to eat dinner that wasn't completely overflowing with people.  
We found ourselves on the adorable nearby Rue Cler which is where we found L'Eclair Cocktail Bar & Restaurant.  Grabbing the very last table that was supposed to fit four, we squeezed 6 in and proceeded to order a bunch of small plates including an open-face croque monsieur and a delicious pan-fried steak tartare. While the food was truly great (as all the french food has been so far), the best part of the restaurant was their amazing cocktail menu which boasted a line up of 5 different group-sized punches of which we ordered two.  One was a delicious champagne punch they created especially for New Year's Eve with St. Germain, citrus and pear juice.  The other, titled The Harlem Shake, was made with bourbon, mulled wine, citrus & ginger ale.  Both were drained to the very last drop and sent us on our way to officially ring in the new year in front of the Eiffel Tower. 

{see video I took of the tower at midnight right here}


  1. This looks fantastic!! I can't wait to read about the fun you will have this year in Paris :)

  2. well, thats the best NYE ever