|This was the last time we were there. Boy, we do look a little different these days.|
I've only been the once, but ever since, it's haunted me during slumber, surprising me with visions of train-travel and exotic sights, and... macarons. Yes, when I dream of Paris, it always involves macarons. No, not those chewy coconut things (those are macaroons.) Macarons are brilliantly-colored French cookies, which are two light-as-air halves sandwiched with super-creaming filling. They range between 80 and 100 calories, so it's a perfect sweet treat for me - in moderation.
So when I woke up last Thursday, I knew that a macaron would be the object of my next seven-day craving period. Seven days were up yesterday, so today we ventured over to 'Lette in Beverly Hills, to savor my dream-cookie.
|Here you see some of the beautiful array. From left to right, I *think* these are:|
peanut butter, vanilla, green tea, raspberry, salted caramel, and almond wedding cookie.
|Almond wedding cookie, violet cassis, and espresso.|
But my personal favorite, by far, is the passion fruit.
|Look how dainty! Who needs an Oreo when you could have something this divine?|
|Perfectly layered, with a tangy passion fruit ganache in the middle.|
It was just what I had been dreaming of - literally. Well, except for the part about eating it beneath the Eiffel Tower.
I used the occasion as a chance to dress up. I've been feeling a little down about my wardrobe lately, and the arrival of several tailored pieces from my mother-in-law made me realize that I needed to do more outfit pairing. Putting something cute together makes me feel more mentally put together, more creative, more... cute. So starting today, I'll be bringing you Fashion Fridays... to insure that I'm dressing up at least once every week.
|Sundress by Mlle Gabriel|
Scarf by Target
Headband by H&M
Earrings by Etsy seller dbdesignsit
This dress reminds me of a cross between a Dixie cup and the flying Doritos in the interpretation of Beethoven's Fifth, in Fantasia 2000.
So... what are you wearing today?