I never went gaga for cupcakes, and I couldn’t have been more relieved when the cupcake fad started to slow down this year. I’ll admit it, macaroons have always been my guilty pleasure.
And where else to buy fresh macaroons other than the mecca of macaroons, Laduree in Paris?
Unless you’re a Parisienne, fellow macaroon lovers might not know that Laduree in Paris offers a whole lot more than the tasty delicacies for which they are famous.
Once you get your head around how many fresh pastries and cakes they serve…
… your jaw might just drop when you see the line-up of macaroons in every shape, size, colour, and variety imaginable!
I’m a sucker for packaging, especially in the run-up to the holidays. I have to say, Laduree has their packaging nailed. If this isn’t Martha Stewart approved picture perfect packaging, then I don’t know what is!
Although the traditional Laduree colours are forever fabulous, I do love the vibrant hues and patterns of the latest Les Seventies packaging:
Or the limited-edition Lanvin for Laduree boxes:
Nobody likes a stale macaroon, but if you’re trying to start your Christmas shopping early this year like I am, then check out my top picks of goodies from the Laduree store in Paris (Santa’s elves, listen up!):
Who knew Laduree had candles in every scent under the sun? If you prefer smaller candles to brighten your home, don’t worry they carry those too!
Miniature Candle Sets
A great prezzie for anyone who travels – you might just need the adorable French bulldog bag to tote them around in.
I can’t think of a more stylish way to thank everyone for holiday gifts this year!
Body Products Galore
Whilst visiting the Paris Laduree store this past weekend, my mom and I couldn’t help but inspect the impressive collection of Laduree body products. They really have something for everyone! If you aren’t a big fan of bar soap, try the body wash, bath salts, or bath soak.
You can now smell like Laduree with these fancy vintage style perfume bottles. I dare you to take a whiff of the rose and not get hooked!
Very versatile and stylish tote bags for the gal on the go: sounds like a win/win to me!
Limited Edition Candle Sets
These pastry themed Laduree candles look so real that lighting them immediately is probably necessary before someone takes a bite out of them!
Luxurious Body Oil
This bottle is adorned with a very cute macaroon twist off cap, and is filled with scented moisturizing body oil. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a massage.
My bag might be filled with presents for others, but come on, I had to get a little something for myself! Macaroons go stale within five days, but living in London means I can zip away from Paris on the Eurostar with a very special fresh pick-me-up in tow.
Whether it’s a set of macaroons, gorgeous stationery, or a basket of body products, just about everyone in Paris has a soft spot for Laduree…
….including this Parisian crow, which clearly has good taste!