Ladurée, esteemed French purveyor of those fabulously famous macarons have become more than just a mild obsession stateside. Thankfully, no passport is necessary to bring home influences from this French pâtisserie - even if you boast no sweet tooth. Start with a copy of their glorious book, literally filled to the marvelous edges with glossy images and rich history of the world's best known maker of luxury sweets. Add in a gorgeous stand for presenting your favorite colorful treats, pair with sophisticated tabletop china rimmed in gold and play up your inner ultra-hostess skills with the assistance of a beautiful silver tea service. Pink napkins? No afternoon tea would be complete without them. :)
CHANNEL YOUR INNER LADUREE
Is chocolate more your vibe? I'm with you, sister. Macarons are divine to gaze at, but if I'm going for sweets (which I seldom do) you can bet it will be of the rich and dark variety. For this joyous moment, we request the dreamy creations of La Maison du Chocolat, the famed Parisian chocolatier. And yes, they too make a fine macaron for those of you with a penchant for the sweet. Lucky you... Williams-Sonoma saves you the business class fare and delivers these fine creations to your door with just a few fast clicks. And they are not kidding around, WS offers 15 different options for your exploration (and possible addiction).
Which way to do you lean? To light and fruity or dark and lovely? And... will you be working it off in your trainers or on the yoga mat this week? Do tell!