Life has been super busy around here as of late, but we managed to take a little trip to New York City this past weekend. I just love NYC - partially because I am from there originally, partially because I have beloved friends and family members living there (like my little sis), and partially because I love all the incredible shopping and fabulous restaurants! As always, I made a list of everywhere I wanted to get to before I went. Laduree was first on my list...
I was so excited when I heard they were finally opening a location here in the U.S. - right on Madison Avenue.
It's a lovely shop and the macarons are truly delicious.
Sadly, it wasn't quite Paris. They do have a bunch of gift items and a nice selection of macarons...
...but there were none of the beautiful and elaborate pastries, cakes, or delicate candies that you will find in Paris. The shop windows were gorgeous though.
If you plan to go, know that the shop tends to get very crowded and I've heard stories of people waiting for an hour or more just to get in the door. We went right when they opened for the day and had no wait at all. The packaging is just the prettiest - all those silky pastel ribbons.
I will be adding these sweet lavender and pink boxes to my ever-growing collection.
I'll be back soon with some more eye candy from our trip!