Calories don’t count on the Week end (especially at Ladurée)

I am kinda back in Cebu.

I mean, my body has landed, for sure. But my mind is still somewhere in a paradisiac Parisian little shop.

All week long, as I was painfully chewing this infamous Jewish bread that tastes like cardboard (matzo anyone?), I only had one name in head (and in stomach!): Ladurée.

Like Tiffany’s, Ladurée does not need any definition. You don’t eat a basic macaron there. You are savoring un Ladurée!

Emilio Pucci and Ladurée are cosigning this ephemeral collection of macarons.  The limited edition box contains the Pucci macaron flavoured with lemon and rose that has been specially blended to evoke the dolce vita of the Italian Riviera...
Emilio Pucci and Ladurée are cosigning this ephemeral collection of macarons.
The limited edition box contains the Pucci macaron flavoured with lemon and rose that has been specially blended to evoke the dolce vita of the Italian Riviera…

The glorious French pastry opened its magical doors more than 150 years ago. Just imagine that Abraham Lincoln, Beaudelaire and Charles Dickens could have met up there for a high tea, playing checkers with chocolate and vanilla macarons…

History meets food and fashion: the shop could only be Parisian! Open the door of one of their beautiful stores, and here is a glimpse of the jewels you’ll find. Bon Appétit, and remember that only memories are worth counting – definitely not calories!


39 thoughts on “Calories don’t count on the Week end (especially at Ladurée)

    1. 😀 Probably the same things mine is now shouting at me! are you still in Brazil?
      Big hugs back to you!

      1. Yep, I’m still here! I don’t really want to go back to Italy, except for the food… 🙂

  1. Franchement, moi je dis que tu devrais te faire payer. même en macarons. (Toutes tes relations en profiteraient).
    Toute cette pub gratuite!!!! Ils vont avoir du mal à fournir!

  2. Bonjour my friend! You delivered the goods, as promised, and I am delighted. It is a temptation one cannot resist! I am so looking forward to be in Paris again soon. Ladurée is a guaranteed destination.
    Thank you so much!
    Have a beautiful weekend in Cebu.
    PS. In a while your head will be joining your body in Cebu…whilst the heart never leaves Paris.

    1. Oh, I adore this Ps, so well said 🙂 while in Paris, make sure you visit Pierre Hermé too. His macarons are pretty special too, he is more into the experimental, less traditional, but not bad (and my mouth is watering again). I went for a walk today in Cebu, and tell you what, feels good to be back in the tropics too 😉 this weather, smiles all around, and next WE back to the beach… Have a lovely week end XXX

      1. You’re welcome dear.
        Thanks for the tip. I had forgotten it. Another Parisian friend prefers his than Ladurée macarons!
        You see, Cebu is welcoming you with open arms!
        Thank you and enjoy your weekend too!

  3. Yummm, I love macarons! When I visited New York the last time, Laduree was high on my list and bought lots of macarons. 🙂 I was like a kid in a candy store!

    And welcome back to warm and sunny Cebu. Glad you had a lovely holiday in Paris.

    1. Thanks so much 🙂 Cebu has been super welcoming, awesome weather, smily faces, and was good to reconnect with my flip flop!

  4. ooh yummy photos hehe, if only i could reach out and grab them from my screen! Sigh, I’ll have to wait until summer to go to paris and eat laduree. thank you for sharing 🙂 Happy Friday!

    1. Paris + summer + Ladurée = you have the perfect combi my dear 🙂 Have an Orange Blossom for me, those ones are so incredible 😛 and a rasberry. Or blackcurrant. Chocolate was pretty good too I must say. Did you know that Ladurée has a shop dedicated to chocolates as well, with special macarons by St Honoré?
      Have a lovely WE my dear!

  5. Dis leur de se présenter de ta part! La durée doit savoir que tu es à l’origine de ce regain de popularité.

    1. Oh yes, you should try them all! and in case you are more into chocolates, there is far more in one of their shop called Les Marquis de Ladurée. It is so hard to choose, they look as good as they taste 😛
      The good thing is their price, so expensive that you have to be reasonable .. at some stage 😉 Happy WE!

  6. Dear Estelea, The photo of your children looking at the goodies mesmerizes me! What a moment! Thanks so much!
    In regard to the book (Life form, the title in English), I have already reached the middle. It is a strong manifest against wars of any kind. I am really enjoying the author! Amelie Nothomb writes brilliantly! Her fiction is so “real” that I googled “Vanitas vanitatum sed omnia vanitas” to read her op-ed at The New York Times. Of course, I could not find anything. Writing via letters is so powerful. I read a book by Amos Oz years ago in Portuguese (I cannot remember the title) where the author had used only letters. A great book as well. I will try to find the title. More comments will come in regard to “Une Forme de Vie”. Thanks so much, my dear friend! 🙂

    1. And wait and see the end…. I love as well the way she describes her relationships with her readers, we can totally relate as bloggers. She gives so much importance to writing, exchanging, her “duty” to answer to all the letters with a proper pen. This part really echoed in me, especially when she says that she wonders why some people would consider a 4D relationship more genuine than the “epistolary” ones.
      (dont tell anyone, but I googled the OpEd as well 😉
      I am so happy you are having a good time with this book! I have been following the advise of Benedict – a great Brit blogger who graduated in Spanish and Portuguese literature, and bought “Conversation in a cathedral” from M. Vargas Llosa. WHat a book! I haven’t recovered yet 😛
      And I am still savoring the little Judaism 10 best ideas. I am reading a chapter a night, and I learn so much. Thanks a lot! Have a lovely week!

      1. Dear friend, I will finish the book by the weekend. Looking forward to reaching the end, as you gave me the heads up. I will put “Conversation in a cathedral” on my list as well. On Sunday, I am going to a conference for 2015 Yom HaShoah, in La jolla. Have a wonderful rest of the week! 🙂

      2. you are a very busy man, but as long as it is with interesting things, it is very exciting 🙂 I read and re-read the part on the Shabbat and really like the interpretation. I like the way he reads the religion, so much more inspiring than all the conservative ones I read mostly based on “don’t”. thanks again for the recommendation 🙂 WIll tell you more next week! Enjoy the reading and the Conf, all the very very very best my dear 🙂

  7. Hello dear friend!
    Welcome back to Cebu — I’m glad it was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed following your adventures!
    Ahhh, this post makes my mouth water! Your photos are divine…I wish I had a few of these beauties with my Sunday morning coffee today!
    Many, many hugs to you my friend!

    1. They do perfectly match with coffee. Morning coffee, lunch coffee, mid day coffee and decaf I am afraid 😉 THanks so much for your kind words, big big hugs to you too!
      Have a very sweet week 🙂

      1. Indeed, any type of coffee or tea would be superb with these gems !!!
        Big big hugs!

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