Monday, May 14, 2007

back from paris!

we're back from paris and had an amazing time. everything was blooming, the people were hospitable and kind, and the food was delicious, fresh, and artfully prepared. we literally walked and ate our way through the city stopping in every patisserie and boulangerie to marvel at the gorgeous desserts and to purchase a few to go. we sat to have cafe creme several times a day; you cannot get coffee to go. even in the hustle and bustle of parisian life they truly do stop to enjoy life - hope that never changes.

this photo is from a great shop we stumbled upon in montmartre called tombes du camion on rue joeseph de maistre. we thought we'd find more shops like this, but didn't. it was packed with all sorts of curious treasures new and vintage. our trip was all about seeing the sights and spending time together, so shopping was taken in stolen bits and pieces. the total of my purchases fit in a tiny laduree box, ahhh, but the memories will carry me forever.

we visited laduree several times, and in our (expert) opinion (based on many taste testings) their macaroons were hands down the best. our favorite was the cassis-violette, although all were deliciously flavorful. i will be dreaming about them and seeking a state-side replacement for a long time to come.

so many photos and goodies to upload, hope to have them up by the end of the week.

bonjour for now -
xo heidi


lauren said...

So happy for you that you had a lovely time--how could one not, right? But, that store window! I will have to study that for some time, just amazing things. I think husband would have had to pull me away. So beatiful. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the rest!

lauren Mumford

Ulla said...

Absolutely dreamy photos! What a shop that must have been... did you buy anything??? Like Lauren, I can barely wait to see more 'eye-candy'...!

wish studio said...

welcome home world traveler! can't wait to hear the tales :) xo, mindy

oldflowers4me said...

oh , welcome home, isnt paris beautiful, oh the florist shops. love jo. hop skip and jump.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Oh, I absolutely NEED to go back to Paris...after seeing just a few pictures and the mention of Laduree!

How wonderful that you had such a great time, like Lauren and Ulla I can't wait either to see more pictures.

So beautiful, and what a great shop window. I want to look at it lots of times.:)


ParisBreakfasts said...

It's sooooo nice to look at someone else's photos of Paris for a change..
I LOVE Laduree's macarons the best too.
The Caramel is my favorite..
Then framboise..
But I've never tried the Violette..
Please show us more :)