I'm still feeling motivated and I think it may be in part due to the very kind Wildschwein who have actually nominated me as blog of the week on their site (this is my first ever nomination for anything, wow).
So thanks very Wildschwein and since I know you are dreaming and saving for Paris here is some more inspiration for you...I hope you like it (and please remember it's only part I ), so -
Others may prefer the jewels of Place Vendome but for a foodie there is only one place for a window shopping pilgrimage in Paris...
Place de la Madeleine - home of Ladurée - look at that line to buy macarons...
And here, some truffles at Maison de la Truffe (the truffle house)
This is such an artsy photo (check out my Alfred Hitchcock like cameo appearance) of Hediard and what a nice window display that is!
Fauchon is doing some fashionable cakes this season. I particularly like this disco one covered in silver leaf - is it edible?
They've also got some lovely canapés for your next fête.
Oh, and what's this? the Holy Grail, the Hope Diamond, giant king crab's legs on ice - perhaps I will win the lottery some day.
But, until that time comes I've still got Duthil (no site) in the neighborhood and they've some lovely cakes as well.
Three chocolate cakes.
Inside the first cake - the little orange cookie like thing is a macaron - what you wait in line for at Ladurée.
Ok, now that we've been to Fauchon we know that silver is in and gold is out but this lovely litte neighborhood cake has gold...and it was delicious;
if a little blurry.
and here is the chocolate monument, very nice as well.
Anyway, that's it for today. I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, lot's of good food, good friends, and good fortune!