Tuesday, December 29, 2009
While strolling the Champs-Élysées strip in Paris last August, I stumbled across this lovely, lovely bake shop called Ladurée and immediately fell head-over-heels before even stepping foot inside! Louis-Ernest Ladurée, a miler, founded the bakery on the Rue Royal, Paris in 1862. Oh, just a mere 148 years ago!
Once there, I was swooning over the colourful & decadent pastries that were all waiting to be bought by what seemed like a million people in the store!
What Ladurée is particularly known for are their ridiculously delicious parisian macaroons (pictured above). These little morsels of heaven consist of two cookies that are sandwiched together using a flavored jam or cream. The cookies are crunchy and chewy and every bite leads you into the creamy filling.
And although Ladurée macaroons aren't accessible in the greater Vancouver area (or Canada for that matter), but you need your parisian macaroon fix - or simply want to try one for the first time, Saint Germain Bakery inside Metrotown have their own version that you can try for yourself to satisfy your curiousity or craving!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I finally saw 500 Days of Summer on my flight back from Toronto yesterday and it was ADORABLE! It is a quirky romcom with two very charming actors, with very believable chemistry between them!
The always loveable Zooey Deschanel is so irresistably cute and her great vintage outfits were total eye-candy throughout the whole movie!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
If you ask any of my friends, they'll tell you I flock to just about anything & everything with a pretty print..and these aprons from one of my favorite stores Anthropologie are right down my alley:)
Once I get my hands on one of these, perhaps it'll give me an excuse to bake more often ;)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I won't even try hiding that I have a slight obsession with Olivia Palermo from the reality show 'The City'. And although, I don't actually follow the show...I do follow her style and boy, what a style she has!
One of my besties and I agreed that Olivia Palermo was one of our top favorites in terms of style inspirations. She has this innate ability to pull together polished wardrobe combinations in a fresh, effortless way. I look forward to further being inspired by Ms. Palermo in 2010!