Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Maison de Famille Paris and Laduree Macaroons...........

I have to confess I've had a love affair with this gorgeous home accessories and furniture (and now clothing) store for a very long time and visit when ever I'm lucky enough to be in Paris, usually coming out with something tiny and beautiful such as a set of butter knives, or candles. This time I actually didn't shop, although with an endless wallet I definitely would have done, as the delightful lady who didn't speak any English but who managed to understand my French said they could ship anything, anywhere.


Everything here is beautiful and modern/classic, so that it really wouldn't matter what style your home was you could find something to suit, from a talking point picture to an amazing lamp to a butter-soft fur throw. The clothes and accessories are minimal but eminently wearable and yes, I would have shopped there too. A lot. Pay them a visit the next time you're in Paris, it will be worth it.


On to Laduree, patissier exceptionelle and purveyor of tiny macaroons in a host of colours and flavours (among other things). On Twitter, Laduree and their macaroons are worthy of an inordinate amount of attention, try using the words 'Laduree macaroons' in a tweet and you'll be amazed and gratified by the response, mostly from people wanting you to buy them some. Which I tried to, until I opened my case and found them unrescuably squished. I'll have to try again in London tomorrow.

For those of you who are opera lovers, one of the highlights of my trip was Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Paris Opera Bastille. The Bastille and the performance were wonderful. I won't be forgetting Rheingold in a hurry.........

Oh well, back in London now, and isn't the weather wonderful? Surely we deserve more? Take me back to Paris someone soon, please.........