Paris Diaries : No 1

Welcome to the first entry into the Paris Diaries. The idea came about while I was planning my latest Paris trip. When I first moved to Paris in 2013 I blogged daily. It wasn’t about anything so specific but just about where I went and what I saw. I took people on my personal journey. Life got crazy and I stopped blogging for a while. So here I am 2016 and I started Every Day Parisian. There are a lot of different parts to the blog but I wanted to make sure that you had my personal point of view. I decided to introduce my daily blogging while I am back in Paris so you can see just why I love it so much.

As I tell you I plan on blogging for 10 straight days I am already thinking I am crazy. My days are long and exhausting but I really want to do this. Instagram is fantastic and so are individual blog posts highlighting some of my favorite places in Paris but there is nothing like getting the play by play. 

So to bring you up to speed. The last three weeks I spent in Miami with my sister, niece, and new baby nephew. I have the flexibility in my job that I can work anywhere so it was really important to me that I spent time with my family during this exciting time. I read a million books to my niece and snuggled my nephew while he napped on my chest. It was the best! I arrived back in Chicago with about three days to spare to get ready for this trip to Paris. 

I have a lot of projects planned and so many blog ideas to teach you about Paris and share some of my favorite spots as well as learn about new openings. I can’t wait to catch up with old friends and I have a friend that happens to be visiting Paris at the same time so I plan on giving her the royal grand tour. 

If you are wondering why I am going back to Paris, the answer is simple. I found a $500 plane ticket this Summer and I couldn’t say no. This will be my third trip to Paris this year and I am SO excited to get back. It has been a whole six months since my last trip. I spent two weeks in April part of the time was with my family visiting and the rest was a solo trip. 

The black and white photos in this post were taken by my friend Anastasia from I heart Paris  She was so kind to take these photos of me in Paris. I can’t believe a year has passed since these were taken. When I look back they make me smile so much and bring tears to my eyes. I am usually behind the camera in Paris so to have some beautiful photographs of myself in Paris truly is the best gift. 

SO much has happened since this time last year. I was dating someone at the time who didn’t stick around. Which I promise is a very good thing! He actually came with me to Paris in January but we broke up not too long after. I have actually really enjoyed being single the last couple of months. I finally have my freedom back and for so long it was a bad relationship I find myself so much happier now than when I was with him. 

Rebecca Plotnick

I really can’t wait to show you around Paris. If you have some favorite places that you want to see in Paris with the Autumn leaves feel free to comment below. I will be working double and triple time trying to capture the Autumn colors and collect images and stories for the blog. But I can honestly say although these trips are crazy busy they make me so happy! 

The next post will include what I pack in my carry on for Paris including my favorite flats, blanket, and lip balm for the plane. 

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  1. This is a great post, thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see all you do in Paris. It’s so fun to always imagining being there with your photos.

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to be back!

      You will love being there in December! It can be damp and chilly. Pack a really cute scarf and solid colored coat. You can still make the photos look adorable if you use the right accessories! Pop over to a cute cafe for the perfect backdrop.

    • Thank you! Can’t wait to see you in Paris! Looking forward to catching up. It’s been way too long!

  2. I enjoy reading your post very much. I have been in Paris a couple of times. I am a light packer, I usually take a carry on with me when I travel that means I can’t take much back home. So if there is only one thing that you can take home. What would that be? I like some tips on what gifts I should and can bring home.

    • Hello Kally!

      Thank you so much! I am attempting to pack in a carry on this trip which will be a bit of a challenge with the colder weather. (bathing suits and flip flops don’t take up much room) I wish I could smuggle butter home that is my favorite thing to bring home but it can be challenging. If you have ever had the french salted butter you would know what I am talking about!

      I would be happy to create a list for you on Parisian souvenirs that you can pack in your carry on!

  3. I am new to your postings and instagrams! I have visited Paris and am in love with everything Paris. I am going to Paris in late December and will be there for the New Year! I am very exited. For now I am exited to view your Paris postings! Thank you for that.

    • hello Patricia! Welcome and thank you so much for following! I am so happy to hear you love Paris. It really is a beautiful city! I have not been there in December I have been pretty much every other month but I hear the Christmas markets are a must see and the trees around the city are beautiful. I will try to do some digging on holiday events for you so you have some ideas before you go!

    • Thank you so much Sara! I can’t wait to have you join me! Any places you want to see through my eyes while I am there?

  4. Thank you so much! Looking forward to living vicariously through you! If you head to the Jardin Du Luxembourg I’d love to see some of the avenues of trees resplendent in their autumn attire! Thank you again – veryimportantvintage (IG)

    • Absolutely! I will definitely be making a trip there and I can’t wait to bring you with me. The mums are really beautiful adding a pop of color to the fall foliage. I think you will really enjoy it!

  5. From this initial post I know that this is going to be a delightful journey to take with you. Thank you for taking the time to share. You are most precious! Blessings, Gerre Lynne from instagram

    • gerre,

      Thank you so much for following along! Paris has been a special place for me for so many years. I am thrilled to be able to bring you along with me!