Ladurée is a 149 year old luxoury cake and pastery shop based in Paris that purportedly invented the macaroon.  This amazing little bakery is one of the most famous macaroon shops in the world – they sell fifteen thousand every day!  These macaroon have become even more famous since they were used in both Gossip Girl and in the movie Marie Antoinette. Tourists and locals can both be seen proudly toting the pale green shopping bags, full of hundreds of dollars worth of sweets, up and down the Champs-Elysées.  Since macaroons are one of my favorite foods, I obviously had to check this place out while I was in Paris.  I have to say it was well worth the 30 minute wait and the jarring 1.65 euro price tag (that would be for one two-bite treat!)

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I guess this past weekend trip to Paris was just what I needed to motivate myself to post again!  It has been so hard keeping up while I’ve been in Spain.  This was the perfect time of year to visit Paris.  It wasn’t quite unbearably cold yet and the city had just opened all of the Christmas markets and put up decorations.  As a side note, missing Thanksgiving completely made me a little homesick for the USA!

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