Nov 28, 2012

Ladurée Paris

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While in Paris, I had a bit of an obsession with macarons, specifically Ladurée macarons. I had eaten a macaron (not to be confused the macaroon, America's often coconut covered dessert) from France once before while visiting Strasbourg, but it didn't compare to the deliciousness that is a Ladurée macaron. We may or may not have stopped three times at various Ladurée shops around Paris (the shop just along the Champs Elysées being my favorite) just so I could indulge in these little pillows of heaven. They are that amazing. With flavors like salted caramel, vanilla bean, raspberry, and lavender, what other sweet treat could you desire? Each little shop we went into was perfectly Parisian and dripping in gold accents, adorable dessert plates, and the sweet smell of baking pastries. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why it's hard to resist such a decadent piece of Parisian history like Ladurée. D and I even visited the store within Harrods while we were on holiday in London just 2 short weeks later. I could hear the pistachio macarons calling me from the tube station. Who am I to ignore them? So if you ever find yourself in the "city of love" (or London or NYC), make a beeline for Ladurée to taste one of their scrumptious macarons. And send me a box or two, will ya? ;)

27 comments:

  1. You are so cute! I've been seeing lots of pics of these macarons on Facebook here lately. I've never had one, but if they taste as good as they look, then I'm sure they're wonderful! I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in NYC. Hope you're well! :)

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  2. We just ate the last of our Laduree macarons last night. So sad they're all gone! I'm super jealous you got pictures of the inside! I tried to take a picture with my iPhone & they freaked!

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  3. Macarons are yummy, and I guess there's nowhere you can get better ones than in Paris - haven't been to Ladurée, though. Instead I went to this adorable patisserie near the Jardin du Luxembourg. My sister made some herself last year, and they were just awesome, too!

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  4. Those Macarons look so yummy! Newest follower from the Hump Day Hop, would love it if you could come by and follow back?
    Erica
    ericastartwalking.com

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  5. Ahhh these were a pregnant obsession of mine!
    I can't imagine how yummy these were!!

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  6. Wow- how fun!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/

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  7. I have NEVER had a macaroon before!! I am such a chocolate fiend and not sure if I will like them or not. But they are sooo beautiful. Esp in Pais :-)

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  8. I long for the chance to get back to Europe so that I can get my hands on an "authentic" macaron!

    Your photos are lovely, they made me smile :) You're a great photographer!

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  9. Those look yummy. Your photos are beautiful! I found you through a GFC blog hop and I am excited to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my blog if you get a chance!

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

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  10. Makes me want to go to Paris right now!!

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  11. What a beautiful shop! They must have had a good designer because it looks like a treat for the eyes (and the tummy)

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  12. Oh you got such awesome pictures of the inside! I got scolded when I tried to take some photos, but the macarons were more than worth it :) And you're right of course, the pistachio are A-mazing

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  13. How did I miss out on this on my Paris trips? Dangit!

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  14. ohhh i just love this post. I now need to try out this place, hopefully I can get my butt back to paris as soon as possible!

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  15. Macarons! I love macarons. I'm jelly. Gonna get 'em now. Lol...
    Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Blog Hop.Love your awesome blog. So feel free to check out & follow my blog @ revampspunkyrena.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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  16. I love love love anything Paris and so does my daughter! She is only 8 but we already have planned that we will do a mother/daughter trip to Paris when she is a senior in high school! Something to write about in my blog! :) http://partyof3travels.blogspot.com.

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  17. Those pictures are beautiful! I love all of the colors.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  18. so umm, next time you go to Paris I'm expecting you to send me some of these. okay? okay.

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  19. Oh! I am going to love living vicariously through you on your blog! I am your newest follower from the blog hop!
    Megan@ www.momssurvivingkids.com

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  20. Macaroons would be new obsession too if I ever went to Paris! I'm in the services, and I think you're so lucky to actually be stationed in Germany! Your newest follower, Jessica L

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  21. I love Laduree! I've been to the one here in New York but the Paris location looks even better! So lucky you're in France - wish I was there too!

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  22. love the pics of the pastries...since I do have a sweet tooth..I am close to NY is time I visit Laduree.

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  23. can you believe i've never had a macaroon?!

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  24. I have never had either...but seriously who wouldn't love a cookie sandwich as my three year old put it while looking over my shoulder. ;) Ah Paris, one day I'll see you.

    Stopping by from the weekend showcase!

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  25. I am embarrassed to say that I have been to Paris twice since we moved to the United Kingdom and I have not been to Laduree even though I have been told to get my fanny over there. We are going back for our final visit before we PCS by the states in April and I have to get there. Your pictures are amazing.

    Cynthia

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  26. What a pretty, pretty shop! Love all the pastel colors! If Laduree macarons are as good as you say, then I'm saving my first bite of macaron for when I get to Paris!

    Cheers,
    Kristina

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