One lovely summer day last August, I found myself aimlessly walking down Champs Elysees on a hot Wednesday afternoon. I was counting my blessings for the fabulous weather and the opportunity to be in such a beautiful city for the weekend.
I strolled along popping into shops here and there, until I came upon the most romantic and elegant café my American eyes had ever seen. There in front of me were mountains of macarons of all different colors and flavors with equally tempting chocolates, pastries and cakes. Being that I have quite possible the biggest sweet tooth known to man… I immediately requested a table. I ordered chamomile tea, followed by some of the best desserts I had ever tasted!
Jealous yet? You shouldn’t be, because about a month ago this famous Parisian macaron shoppe came stateside. Les Maisons Ladurée opened its first store in the US on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is on Madison Avenue between 71st and 72nd street and is still buzzing with cult-like fans dying for a taste of this sweet treat.
I wanted to share this new addition to the UES, because it is about to make the lives of brides and bridesmaids a lot easier (not to mention a little sweeter.) I think this would be such a fabulous gift for anyone in your wedding party. I know the ‘maids would be thrilled to have such a chic gift from the most romantic city in the world. It is also great for flower girls and the mothers on both sides. This box of 6 is $20, offers great variety and who can resist that luxurious packaging?!
Want to gift this to the bride-to-be? Worried that she may be too busy counting calories? You may be right… but there is a solution! Les Maisons Ladurée also sells candles and home fragrances in the flavors of most of the macarons. This way your bride can enjoy the smell of a sweet indulgence while still maintaining a svelte appearance for her big day! Calorie free! This location also sells chocolates, ice cream macarons, candies and tea.
Did someone beat you to the alter and the nursery? Ladurée also has gifts for babies! Great for a baby shower.
This was another super cute addition to their website that I want to share with you… the cakes and desserts look lovely and the detailing is so intricate! Makes me appreciate their craftsmanship. This is called The Ladurée dream. Enjoy.
Check out their website for more information, and be sure to get to the shop early as the line is typically out the door!
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