Fauchon delights, chocolates and pastries

Fauchon lime chocolate

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 treated myself to a chocolate with lime ganache. Yum!

Attention, chocolats offerts! Dans le cadre de son opération « Fondez-vous dans le décor » jusqu’au 11 août, Fauchon vous invite à vous rendre dans sa boutique place de la Madeleine à Paris vêtu d’un vêtement ou d’un accessoire rose, la couleur de la marque. Les vendeurs vous offriront alors le chocolat de votre choix. Quand j’ai découvert cette opération sur Twitter, je me suis précipitée à la boutique avec mon carré Hermès et j’ai testé le chocolat avec une ganache au citron vert : un délice !

Fauchon chocolate

I couldn’t be at Fauchon and not look at the pastries. It’s always a pleasure for the eyes to see what the brand is up to and you can enjoy the cakes just by looking at them.

J’en ai bien sûr profité pour faire le tour des pâtisseries. C’est toujours un plaisir pour les yeux de voir le soin esthétique apporté par Fauchon à ses gâteaux.

Fauchon gateau rouge

Fauchon gateau blanc

Fauchon calissons

Fauchon macaron

Fauchon gateau fraise

Fauchon eclairs

Fauchon chocolate cake

Fauchon nez de clown

Fauchon eclairs sucettes

Fauchon gateau rose

Fauchon calissons gateau

I wrote about Fauchon a few years ago in this post which is one of my all-time most-read. By comparing the two, I have the impression that the brand was more creative with its pastries in the past so do have a look if you haven’t done so before. (Note that Fauchon’s ex-pastry chef Christophe Adam left the company in the meantime and is now at the head of L’Eclair de Génie.) And with that, I wish you a great end to your week!

Je vous avais déjà parlé de Fauchon il y a quelques années dans cet article qui figure dans le top 3 des plus lus. Par comparaison, il me semble que la marque était encore plus inventive dans son esthétique, alors n’hésitez pas à y jeter un œil. (Notez que l’ex-chef pâtissier de Fauchon Christophe Adam a quitté la maison entre temps et est maintenant à la tête de L’Eclair de Génie.) Et sur ce, je vous souhaite une excellente fin de semaine !

Where is spring in Paris?

Ladurée strawberries

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 as it ought to be by now?


Spring for me reveals itself first and foremost in nature, with flowers blooming and birds happily chirping about. Which is why I fled to the flower market on the Ile de la Cité a few weeks ago when the weather was really dreary. Located a minute away from Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the lush alleys bordered by all sorts of plants and flowers will make you forget that you are in the middle of a bustling city. On Sundays, the experience is even stronger as the market welcomes birds that sing their heart out.






To be honest, I first realized it was supposed to be spring in Paris when I noticed this box in a Ladurée window a couple of months ago.

Ladurée box

The gourmet stores have managed to bring us welcomed touches of sunshine: desserts made with spring fruits and decorated with flowers can only cheer you up.

Ladurée framboise fraises

Pierre Hermé


Fauchon éclair

To create a warm atmosphere in my apartment, I favor an old trick of the trade: candles with floral or green fragrances such as Diptyque’s spring selection or Cire Trudon’s Prolétaire. There is nothing more heart-warming though than sniffing a spring-like scent that you love on your wrist. For me, that would be my old favorite Chanel N°19 with notes of iris, moss and white flowers. I also splurged on Guerlain’s L’Heure de Nuit: when I tried this new perfume with bergamot, orange blossom, iris, jasmine, rose, and musk, I had to have it.


And what should we wear? I’m not sure I’d recommend the light summer clothes sold in stores for nowadays, as I would not want you to catch pneumonia. I find it easier to play on accessories: a silk Hermès scarf tied around a sparkly Vanessa Bruno bag can easily cheer up any look. The same goes for pastel and bright nail polish: French natural brand Kure Bazaar has great new colors for this season.


Kure Bazaar vernis bleu

And lastly, because art is the solution to many things, I love to get lost in the paintings of Impressionists to believe that I am actually walking in Giverny. These pictures of Monet’s water lilies were taken at Musée Marmottan, but I’d suggest you’d rather go to the breathtaking Musée de l’Orangerie to admire them.


Musée Marmottan Claude Monet 2 tableaux


Has spring really set in where you live? What are your favorite things about this season?