Sweet Chic – Paris

Most visitors to Paris have similar notes on their must-visit list: ascend the Eiffel Tower for spectacular views of the Capital, visit the famous Louvre Museum, walk down the Champs-Élysée or shop at the avant-garde Galeries Lafayette… But a trip to Paris would not be complete without at least one stop at Ladurée or Pierre Hermé boutiques, the most glamorous and decadent of all Parisian Salons de Thé.

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Their counters are filled with beautiful, delicately crafted pastries, tarts, sweets, hand-made chocolates and their signature confections, macaroons. There is a dizzying assortment of flavours to choose from, including coffee, pistachio, blackcurrant violet, chocolate, jasmine mango, orange blossom, raspberry, lime basil, rose petal, hazelnut praline, and even bergamot. One bite of these colourful and heavenly little things and one is in another stratosphere…

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Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan macaroon – rose, raspberry, and litchi – is a must.

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To be perfect, their texture should be the right balance of chewy, creamy, and crunchy. Their shells should be thin and crisp, circular in shape, slightly rounded, while the interior has to be moist and creamy… If so, be certain that these few grams will leave your senses quivering with pleasure…

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Ladurée

Designed by Roxane Rodriguez, the latest Ladurée tea-room is located in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district and offers Ladurée’s sweet delights in elegant and traditional surroundings.

21 rue Bonaparte – 75006 Paris

Pierre Hermé

Designed by Yan D. Pennor, the original Pierre Hermé Boutique resembles a jewellery store filled with pastry gems.

72 rue Bonaparte – 75006 Paris

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~ by Jolis Prénoms on November 13, 2009.

One Response to “Sweet Chic – Paris”

  1. […] and humour, her handbags and accessories have in common patchwork patterns and colourful graffiti. Pierre Hermé’s wife is a talented designer with a spark of […]

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