I have always wanted to go to Laduree in Paris the world famous tea salon - part cafe and part patisserie. Since I have three young boys this dream will be put off for awhile. I was delighted to find out that Laduree had opened a shop in NYC yesterday. There was a 45 minute wait to get in, so I will give it a few weeks before visiting. I hope it is as beautiful as the one in Paris.
I would be happy just to look at the window and the beautiful exterior architecture at the Paris location.
The interior looks more like a an expensive boutique rather than a french bakery and tea room.
Laduree is probably most famous for their beautiful, colorful macaroons. The packaging of these pastel beauties are so elegant.
The tea rooms are candy for the eyes as well.
Laduree tea rooms look like four star restaurants.
Each room more beautiful than the last.
Their table settings are simply elegant.
The china has pastel pink and blue edges and appear to almost match the colors of the macaroons.
Everything tastes better on real china.
And I personally feel that tea or coffee always tastes better
in real china. Wouln't you agree?
At the Athenaeum Hotel in London, Laduree hosts the 4pm tea.
I would definitely sit for tea each afternoon for this.
Mini me received a package from Laduree in Paris........
macaroons of course! I made some tea, won't you join me?
Peinen, a very talented French miniaturist, made me mini Laduree macaroons and a shopping bag. Thank you Peinen, I love them. She has an Etsy shop called OiseaudeNim if you would like your own mini version.
I am linking this post to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by and see an amazing assortment of tablescapes.