Friday, 4 May 2012

Paris, je t'aime!


My first post is dedicated to my infatuation for this must-have pâtisserie treat called the macaron. This small round biscuit, crisp on the outside, tender and smooth in the middle is now a worldwide symbol of dainty indulgence. 

Introduced to France from Italy in the 16th century by Catherine de' Medici, the macaron was originally a form of pasta. It has the same origin as that of the word 'macaroni' which means fine dough. It was only in the beginning of the 20th century, Pierre Desfontaines, second cousin to Louis Ernest Ladurée first thought of sticking 2 macaron shells together with a creamy ganache filling.

Hence, my first stop at my recent trip to Paris is none other than la Maison Ladurée. I will let yourself be guided by these sweet little luxury that you can (almost) consume without moderation! 





Ladurée ice-cream topped with macaron (perfect for a hot summery day!)
Ladurée Bonaparte in the St-Germain des Prés neighbourhood - the summer collection is inspired by the berries, strawberry and cherry.

Oooh, I'm a happy camper!
An assortment of classic flavours including Vanilla, Coffee, Caramel with Salted Butter, Raspberry, Blackcurrant Violet, Lemon, Chocolate, Pistachio
Ladurée signature celadon green shopping bag and my pink cherry box. Falling in love with so much cuteness!

10 comments:

  1. Viviviienne!
    I am craving for macaron now :P. As one of your first readers, count on me now to follow your blog adventures. xx

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    1. Merci bcp mon juju, hehehe..i'll try write some more stuff that u'll be interested in xx

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  2. ah vivi you've got a blog? Saw it in fb just then, can't resist to drop a line or two hehe grins just like Norman huh ;) bizz

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  3. Ayo, very nice pictures, make me want to go back to Paris!

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    1. hehe, we will def have to fly back to Paris soon-ish ;)

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  4. i have never had a macaroon, but i would probably buy dozens just for those boxes!!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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    1. hahaha...then you MUST try them!!! ;) U probably have something quite similar to Ladurée in Canada?
      ps: luv your plush cutie creations

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  5. what beautiful pics!! I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! great choice :D

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    1. thanks Elle ;) glad you like em ;))

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