Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PARIS Part 2


You are not allowed to visit Paris without stopping by Laduree! NOT ALLOWED!! muhahaha!  Even The Hub's is hooked on this place.. we went twice in two days and after we got back to Germany he asked if he could order the Macaroons online and I said no.. and he said "WHAT?! I HAVE TO FLY TO PARIS EVERYTIME I WANT MACAROONS (*&@(#&*@(#*&"

THEY.ARE.THAT.GOOD.

Sidenote - There are locations all over the world.. I think only one in the US though in New York but if I'm not mistaken there's like half a dozen stores in Japan. 


Literally a kid standing.. well by a candy store.. but you get the point. haha.



Even the keychains are ADORBS.. they're also $70 Euros.. which is almost $100 USD. YIKES!


Laduree also has an amazing Home and Beauty selection! Love love love their products and especially the packaging!  The attention to detail is AMAZING.  I swear the French do everything better. hahaha.



The Hubs and I hunkered down and decided to share the Laduree set brunch menu.. which actually was an obscenely ridiculous amount of food.. we barely finished it.





Can you tell how excited I am?? hahaha




The thickest hot chocolate I've ever encountered in my entire life.. I think they just melted one giant block of dark chocolate.  It was so rich.. I basically had like 3 sips and was done. haha.


Heart that there's Orangini EVERYWHERE in Paris! LOVE :)!


Delicious homemade jams and butter!  Even the butter tasted so decadent!



If you look closely you'll see that the hot chocolate is more of a thick consistency as opposed to the regular water downed version we're use to in the States.


Even there whip cream is delicious. hahaha are you grossed out yet??  Because I'm starting to feel grossed out as I'm writing this.. I seriously was so giddy when I was there I could not stop cheesin' hahaha.


There breads were divine the croissants were delicious!  I was really surprised when I bit into it the inside had this delicious brown sugar and chestnut mixture.



Yes even the eggs and bacon were displayed beautifully and tasted light and delicious. 


Fruit cup.. absurdly fresh and sweet.

Pistachio, Vanilla and Chocolate Macaroons


Can I just move in here please???????? 


Did some major damage in the Home & Beauty goods section :)!!  Don't worry - REVEAL SOON! :) 


The mass hysteria at 10 AM.. and I was only able to photograph about 1/3 of the room.. it was CRAZY in there!





I loved all the Macaroons but I have to admit I didn't love the fruit based ones as much as the cream based ones.  Next time I go back I'm just going to make a box filled with vanilla, caramel and rose.  THEY ARE SO GOOD.  The Rose seriously tastes like you are half eating half smelling a real rose.. and the caramel is crazy deliciously rich and the vanilla well The Hubs described it as eating the most amazing vanilla ice cream he's ever had in Macaroon form!

70 comments:

  1. awww everything looks so pretty! n i’m drooling over all the macaroon!

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVE Laduree too and I remember that hot chocolate! I thought it was very rich as well but yet finished all of it :) Delicious pictures Lisa!

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  3. There's a home and beauty section at Laduree????!!?? OMG, I can't wait to see what you got!!!

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  4. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x a gazillion! Seriously I love macarons~~ I must go here one day. Can't wait to see your reveal~~

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  5. Omg Lisa Laudrees looks amazing and I'm so so sad I didn't go to the one in Tokyo, heck I didn't even know! Now I totally regret it!!! Everything looks amazing and I'm super excited/psyched at what you bought! <3 Oh and did you get your pinky/lavender coat from H&M? If so I have the same one! But sadly it's not warm enough to wear it here yet, it's still rainy and cold =(

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  6. I bought both the sweet and savory Laduree cookbooks via Amazon. I once ate 16 mini macarons in one seating. I felt really queasy but hey, it was so worth the pain :P

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  7. After seeing your pics, I can't wait to visit Laudrees.

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  8. Whoa, I want to visit Laduree! I can't believe I missed out on visitng the one in the USA! D: Must go next time.

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  9. Ah that afternoon tea looks heavenly!!

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  10. i am living vicariously through your travel posts :) i would kill for a siop of that hot chocolate right now hehee

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  11. I've never had macaroons, but this looks extremely lovely!

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  12. When I was in Paris last summer we stopped by Laduree but the line was INSANE so I couldn't go in. Sadness :(

    xo, alison*elle

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  13. omgggggggg I think i'm going to have to stop going to your site lol i always have such an urge to shop and stuff my face with food after lol I got to be in New York last year and was so tempted to stop by Laduree but I knew I'd have no money left in my account if I did lol

    So incredibly jealous! you're living the life girlie :)

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  14. When I think of Paris boutiques, this is EXACTLY what comes to mind! It's an adorable shop, I want a macaroon! You also look really cute BTW. Love that lacey top!

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  15. Great and simple at the same time.

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  16. Omg yums! I must try it when I go to New York next time! Everything looks sooooooo good!!!

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  17. Macaron heaven. One of my life goals is to go to Paris and try a Macaron from Laduree. The ones I make just don't taste quite right..

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  18. omg!! could you make me any more jealous hahaha, that's amazing though, i'm so glad you're having a good time in Paris. please take me in luggage next time. :D

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  19. YUM macarons! I'm getting hungry looking at all that food...

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  20. I am drooling just reading and looking at these photos! I definitely will need to visit this place one day before I die!

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  21. yay, i've been waiting for part 2! ;) aaahhhhhh, laduree is definitely on my list -- damn, that hot chocolate looked divine! and aaahhhhh, i love macarons! and those breads look so good!!!

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

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  22. I am BEYOND obsessed with Laduree! Esp. their new room sprays with the precious atomizers- rice powder scent is my fave!
    I also def agree with you- the non fruit flavors are the best. Vanilla being my absolute favorite! You can actually taste pureed vanilla beans inside the filling or something magical!I must try the rose when I get back to Paris:)
    xo
    LJ
    jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  23. OMG Laduree is LOVEEEEEE! I'm such a fan of macarons!
    Looking at your Paris trip posts, make me miss Paris so, so much!

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  24. i'm very jealous! it looks like ur having a wonderful time! <3

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  25. That place looks too delicious. You certainly know how to live it up.

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  26. OMG OMG the food posts really mouth watering!
    And i can see you are soo excited! I would seriously be soo excited too if i were you!
    Must visit when i go to France this year!!:D

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  27. i want them to open one in san francisco soooo bad!

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  28. love love laduree! your pictures made me miss paris oh so much!!!
    and if u love their line - they are collaborating to make a makeup line!!!! i think its limited edition - so if you want it better check it out : )

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  29. In Japan, they don't let you take pictures inside Laduree :(

    I haven't tried Laduree's hot chocolate, but tried Cafe Angelina in Paris. Also pretty thick. My all time fave is still in Barcelona with a side of churros!

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  30. Omg Paris!! And high tea too!! You have the perfect outfit on for high tea haha. I have heard different stories of how you can get by fine without French and I've also heard that there's a lot of places you miss out on because of not being able to communicate. Did you find it somewhat of a challenge because of the language barrier? Just curious haha

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  31. oOoh la la thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures. makes me want to visit paris even more ... if only just for the macaroons. they look so delicious even in the pics =) *rubs belly*

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  32. the whipped cream is calling my name haha!

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  33. LAUDRE!!! OMGAHH looks TOO delicious :O** Should I give you my address for next time?! Lollll. you miss anything from Hawaii? Lol *winkwink*

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  34. ohhhh I must go back and visit! Thanks for the awesome pics...brekkie looked amazing!!! I hope the rest of the trip was as yummy as this!

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  35. i love laduree and here in Milan are two stores..love spending time there, nice pics dear!

    Patchwork à Porter

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  36. OMG! everything looks so yummy and quaint!
    love your picture pouring the hot choco, you are cute and pretty! <3

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  37. :) love love love laduree! and my fave is caramel and rose too! p.s. You're looking awfully cute! Love your necklace/top? and cardi combo!

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  38. Good lord, this post is absolutely amazing! I looove laduree! Pls pls do a nice review on the beauty products because I have the biggest curiosity!

    Lily @ http://lilyonthewater.livejournal.com/

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  39. yum yum yum macarons! I totally want to go to France to have them. And I absolutely LOVE thick hot chocolate! I always loved hot choco until I moved to the States.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  40. I am totally thinking of taking a trip to Paris if we go to a wedding near Frankfurt! Shall we meet for macaroons then, hehe? But I really will want to stop by the salon de Laduree - seriously it was that full at 10 am? Crazy!

    Oh and question for you Chanel friend - I'm thinking of buying a '07 metallic silver reissue - the color is insane and is between gold and silver. But I am afraid the color will rub off (experience with a few other metallic leather goods from other companies). Do you think the color will stay?

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. I love Paris - so jealous of your travels and all of it looks lovely, yummy and romantic :) You look like your doing so well in Europe!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  42. The rose ones are my absolute favorite too!!! Did you see the hamburger sized Carmel one? La Duree is good, but you should try the Pierre Hermes fleur de sal....you'll go gaga! Have fun!

    Weiandmei.blogspot.com

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  43. Laduree is AWESOME!!! Looks like you had a blast, what a thoughtful hubby you have. Love the Chanel!
    Best, M.

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  44. J'adore les macarons! They look absolutely divine and you and your husband look like you're having a fabulous time. Great pictures :)

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  45. ohmygosh, your pictures make me drooling! how can a girl not fall for macaroons?! love your jacket by the way! <3

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  46. Laduree is one of the top places I want to visit! And it HAS to be the one in Paris. Someday <3

    The brunch looks so amazing! Sweet everything.. delicious and calorific. You're so cute, Lisa! Can't wait to see what else you bought :)

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  47. I love Laduree! We had dinner there last year and it was amazing! How did u manage to take pics? We were told off 3 x 'no photo' whilst lining up for the takeaways!

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    1. thanks for your comment :) I did take pics in the dining area and ermm upstairs near the ladies (haha) but wanted to take in the takeaway area too so we can have all the pics of the pretty desserts!

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  48. That hot chocolate looks amazing!!! So thick!

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  49. OMG , I craving for Macaroons now. Those photos so nice, sweet & yummy. Have great time in Paris.
    xoxo
    Christy
    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  50. Laduree is simply heavenly! Your meal looks amazing! Wanted to throw out one thing though... Laduree serves delicious macarons, not macaroons (the coconut cookies sometimes dipped in chocolate)! I am so jealous that you and your hubby got to enjoy such a delicious date there!

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  51. I absolutely love macaroons!! They're definitely better than the original chocolate chip cookie! lol I can't believe I just confessed that..

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  52. I want macaroons now toooo!
    yum yum yummmm

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  53. Lisa you are now tidying with my emotions... I miss Laduree so very much ... I first went in 2003 and I literally stole napkins, placemats, whatever had their logo do don't for a second think you are cheesy :) Since you are close to Paris I predict your hubs will take you again, next time try their dessert called Coupe Ispahan (Rose ice cream, raspberry ice cream, fresh lychees and raspberries topped with chant illy cream) I guarantee it will blow your mind. Thank you for taking me back :)

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  54. Toying*** darned auto corrector

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  55. Oh Em Gee! I am loving all these wonderful pictures from your Paris trip!!! Those macarons looks so amazing!

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  56. OOOOOH! seriously! THIS IS AMAZING! :) FEEL want too grab some of LADUREEEE nowwwww! :) kakkaa:P u look great and yeah..i love you outfit! :) have a great days:)

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  57. I can NOT for the life of me wait until I go to this place at the end of the year! You look so beyond happy with your bags of macaroons, I would be too, don't worry! :P

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  58. you look super cozy and chic! love the whole outfit, and it looks like you're having a fabulous time with yummy food :)



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  59. wow! That looks so tasty and i'm on a diet! *ugH* but i discovered the secret to your blog. Read it while eating lunch to curb my stomach from growling.

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  60. Thanks for dropping by my blog. <3

    The photos are so very lovely, I have heard much about their macaroons. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  61. I love macarons too! Vancouverites are slowly jumping on the macaron bandwagon.

    Check out my giveaway if you have time.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  62. Okay, the shopping for clothes I can do without...as you know from my blog I have limited closet space. But when you busted out pictures of the croissants, jellies, and MACAROOOONS I nearly almost died of jealousy! LOL.

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  63. 1) Your hubby is sooo sweet
    2) Macarons in Paris are the best - Laduree looks gorgeous, next time try Pierre Herme too. I love love his macarons :)
    3) Love the furry furry neck warmer

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  64. I had LOTS of shopping on my list for my visit to Paris in November, and after seeing your pics of all this amazing food, brunch at Laduree is now definitely on my list! Yum :P

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  65. I seriously want everything in this post!! ACK! Looks like an amazing time. And is that your custom Chanel bag? I DIE! It's so gorge.

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  66. Oh everything in there is soooo beautiful! I ADORE your pink + fur coat! So cute!
    Super jealous but happy I get to savor Laudree through your trip!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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