Wednesday, 24 January 2007
I found this a couple of days ago whilst I was doing my usual browsing in the bookstore. At first I didn't think much of it and having turned the first page or two, noticed that half the book was actually written in French and speaking no French myself, I actually went and slotted the book back in its spot. Not sure for whatever reason but I actually ended up picking this book up again and flicked through the pages. The outcome was that I poured through the book page by page (making me late as I was on the way to meet J) and now that it's a couple of days since, I can still vividly remember the images that were captured in this book.
As I was to find tonight as I googled the word 'laduree', the name speaks for itself as one of the leading Parisian teahouses dating back to 1862. Founded by Louis Ernest Laduree, the name is recognised for its pastry craftmanship, shop decor, cute little gift boxes, macaroons, tradition French cakes and pastries; of all things sweet and nice. I've done my best to summarise it in a sentence but head over to their website and all will be revealed (www.laduree.fr ) - I clicked on the English translated version. I'm craving a French holiday right now.