Macaron Mania

When the charming Chicagoan fashionista Ashleigh popped a question about macarons, my little heart bounced a little jump of joy and I just had to take upon the scrumptious challenge. I headed up to the Very Pastry Place, the Ladurée tea house on the Champs-Elysées. This pastel shaded bakery’s chef Pierre Desfontaines conceived the lovely treat in the form that it is known today –  two almond meringue disks filled with a layer of buttercream, jam or ganache filling. Now the sugary cuties are caprioling all over the city of chic. Where did the ingenious chef get his inspiration? Some say that the tiny lightweight wonders were first created in 791 in a Central France convent. Others trace the macarons’ French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de Medici in 1533 and the Italian pastry chefs whom she brought with her upon marrying Henry II.

Be it this or that, today macarons are to Paris what cupcakes are to New York. Lovely, delicious small little getaways into the land of pleasure. Enjoy lovelies… and whenever you’re in Paris, give me a sign and we’ll go for a plate of bliss on one of the most tasteful avenues of the world!

H&M blazer, Seppala dress, Bata over-the-knees, Dim tights

24 thoughts on “Macaron Mania”

  1. Susu – you just made my heart smile! Thank you so much for enlightening us on macarons, if only we could share a plate in Paris someday! I soo appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. You look fabulous as always, I love the berry and black combination. Rock those boots girlie!
    Happy weekend, thanks again!
    Mwwwaaaahhh
    -Ashleigh

  2. Susu, just when it seems you can’t get any cuter… there you are… even more cute! love this outfit on you, and the colors just pop in a springtime perfect way.

    i didn’t know that about macaroons… hope to share one with you over deeelicious cafe creme…

    have a lovely weekend!
    sending love…

  3. I love your posts because you always look so happy – a smile really is the best accessory! Love the boots too.

  4. yummm… they look so delish! i keep saying that the next time i go to Paris, one of my first stops will be to go have a macaron 🙂

  5. OMG! Great post! You are as cute as a button, Susa!! You are so photogenic! I just love all your pics and the shots are just FAB!!! Just getting back from our trip and wanted to say hi and thanks so much for your sms….
    Hugs,
    Leese

  6. Hi Susa!

    Just wanted to stop by and check out your blog. My dear friend Leesa recommended that I drop by because she said you had a terrific sense of style, and she’s RIGHT!

    GORGEOUS photos!

    I’ll be back!

  7. Macaroons are a big big, huge thing here in Helsinki as well 🙂 More and more places are starting to sell them an I’m also completely hooked! I’ve never been to Ladurée, but I definitely will have to visit someday (soon)!

  8. Love your wonderful fotos – with you and without you. Paris always seems to say :come and visit me und susa !

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