Fauchon delights, chocolates and pastries

Free chocolate alert! Fauchon is delighted to offer you the chocolate of your choice until August 11th. All you have to do is visit the Parisian store on place de la Madeleine wearing pink, the color of the brand. After discovering this campaign on Twitter, I hurried to the boutique with my Hermès scarf and…

Where is spring in Paris?

Where is spring in Paris? I am asking this as cold rain is pouring on the first day of May. The weather of the past few days makes you hesitant to shed your winter coat. It even snowed in France last week. So how can we make sure spring is present in our everyday lives…

L’Eclair de Génie, the new patisserie dedicated to éclairs in Paris

Eclairs, I see you everywhere! Chestnut cream and rum-filled at La Maison du Chocolat, springlike at Fauchon and now by the dozen at L’Eclair de Génie: I feel like I’ve been on a delightful Parisian éclair tour for the past few weeks. L’Eclair de Génie, which literally translates to “a flash of genius”, opened in…

A delight for the eyes: cakes and sweets by Ladurée, Fauchon and Hédiard

Do you remember how Marie-Antoinette relished gorgeous pastries made by Ladurée in Sofia Coppola’s film? Whenever I’m in Paris, I always stop by the place de la Madeleine where the shop is located near famous luxury gourmet stores Fauchon and Hédiard. Lately I’ve been impressed by the effort these brands put in turning their pastries,…