Paris Diaries : No 11

Le Narcisse Blanc 

Le Narcisse Blanc 

I am a little behind after yesterday’s personal post. I want to get you back on track and don’t want you to miss a thing. I stayed at the stunning Le Narcisse Blanc on Friday night a new property on the left bank just a few minutes from my favorite bridge, Pont Alexandre III. I can’t tell you more about this property but just take a minute and look at the light filled atrium. This hotel has my dream color palate. 

In the afternoon I checked into my new hotel which is an old favorite of mine, Hotel Powers. The room wasn’t ready yet so I made my way to the pharmacy for some cold medicine (exciting stuff I know) and then went to one of my favorite places for lunch Chez Andre. 

Chez Andre 

Chez Andre 

If you are wondering about the hotels I am working on a whole list of places to stay in Paris. I get so many questions on places to stay and recommendations on all price points. I am actually coming up with a master list to make your trip to Paris the best it can be. I promise to do a whole detailed post on each hotel so you can choose the best one for you and your needs. 

Hotel Powers is located just off the Champs Elysée which is a great location for people coming to Paris for the first time wanting to be close to the Eiffel tower and Arc de Triumph. 

I had to run a few errands as my trip comes to an end so I found myself in the Tuileries. As I was watching the sun set from afar I knew it would be even better at the Trocadero so I jumped on the metro. But this view isn’t too bad is it?

Paris sunset @rebeccaplotnick

The beauty of Paris is it isn’t really that big by metro, foot, or bike. You can usually make it to one end or the other by 30 minutes or less. I had planned on meeting a friend at the newly reopened café de l’homme but arrived early so I watched the sunset at Trocadero. 

Paris eiffel tower at night @rebeccaplotnick

I don’t know if I will ever be able to say I watched the eiffel tower sparkle 5 times in a row but last night I did. We started with drinks, then food, and of course dessert. Café de l’homme has the best location for the eiffel tower in Paris. I was lucky enough to get a little sneak preview. It was freezing outside on the terrace but there were heat lamps which helped a lot. I am sure in Summer this place will be completely packed. I am sure you can imagine I didn’t want to leave this spot. 

eiffel tower sparkle cafe de l'homme @rebeccaplotnick

I have heard from a lot of you lately telling me you have read the Paris Diaries. I just want to thank you so much. It means so much to me that you are reading and that you are enjoying my adventures. I head home tomorrow which means I will catching you up on the other side. I still have a wrap up of Sunday and I will fill you in on what I brought home as gifts, beauty products and of course what I packed for Fall in my suitcase! 

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  1. Love everything about your website – your packing list, Paris diaries – everything! So many helpful tips! Thank-you!

  2. Zoom! That trip seemed to go so quickly from this side of the keyboard! You’ve sure packed a lot in and I’ve loved living vicariously through you! Thank you for bringing us all along. Rach x

    • Thank you so much for coming along! I packed in so much on this end there is a lot more to show you in future posts so stay tuned!!


  3. Rebecca-
    Are you as sad as I am that this edition of the Paris Diaries is soon ending?! Can’t wait to see new and exquisite photos from this trip.

    xo Sara

    • Hi Sara!

      I am so sad! I have traveled to Paris three times this year and a total of 10 since 2013 and never thought to start writing until now. But I know I will be back next year and will continue them in the Spring!

      I can’t wait to edit the photos from this trip and show you all the adventures I packed into 10 days.


    • Cindy! Thank you so much for following along. It has been such a fun adventure and I can’t wait to share more details of the trip with you.