So this Friday was my birthday- the big 21 (at least 21 is big in the US). To celebrate, my mom and I went to Paris to see Vlad. What better way to spend your birthday! I certainly never dreamed I would be spending my 21st birthday in Paris with my mom and French boyfriend, but hey, dreams really do come true.
I don’t know about you, but I always like to celebrate my birthday over the course of several days, and this weekend was no different. Friday night, the night of my actual birthday, Vlad and I went to dinner in Montmartre, where I was staying with my mom.
Even though I have been able to drink in France for the last 3 years, (5 for beer and wine) I ordered a Mojito so I could feel like I was actually celebrating a milestone.
Mojitos aren’t exactly a French specialty, but dinner was delicious! I ordered mussels à la provençale with fries.
Saturday night Vlad and I had dinner with 2 French friends who were exchange students with him at my university last year. We ate outside at a little cafe with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
(I apologize for the quality of these photos, my camera had problems focusing last night. Let’s just pretend it adds a *magical* quality to the pictures.)
Last year I was eating enchiladas with them that my mom made for my birthday, now this year we’re eating at a cafe in front of the Eiffel Tower.
They also bought me macarons! My first macarons ever!
In spite of the cold and rain, I had a great weekend. I’ll always remember my first birthday in Paris.