Paris Love Affair!

Friday, March 14, 2014

By Alyssa


I've often dreamed of what it would be like to live in Paris. After years of dreaming about the city, my husband and I decided to just go for it and take a trip to the lovely city.

While there, I fell in love with it all. The food, the elegance, the romance. Strolling down the beautiful cobble stone, winding streets, stopping for fresh raspberries at a little market, and drinking wine in the middle of the afternoon -- just because -- are just a few of the amazing things about the romantic city.

One of the foods I seriously had a love affair with while I was there were French macaroons from a place called Ladurée. It is literally one of the most chic places I have been to. It's like stepping into a fairy tale with endless colorful sweets, chandeliers, beautiful decor, and exquisite packaging to take desserts home. While we were there, we picked up several boxes of pastel colored macaroons to bring back to the U.S for us and our moms. 

Since our trip to Paris, I have tried to emulate that feeling of sitting in a cafe, drinking champagne or cappuccino and munching on french macaroons. Since I loved the macaroons so much, I found a local French bakery near my house that makes French macaroons most days, so when I get a craving for Paris, I head over there and grab a a few.

I decided to set up an impromptu table of French goodies so we could feel like we were back in Paris. All you need are a few simple items to have a mini vacation in your own home. French macaroons from a local french bakery, croissants, champagne, coffee or cappuccino, and some beautiful, fancy plates that you don't use often because they are too nice. I brought out some china from our wedding that I think are just too pretty to keep tucked away in a hutch. Ah, I can hear the accordion playing in the background, and can see the eiffel tower!

Now invite some dear friends over and take a mini trip to Paris without even leaving your home!


Au revoir!







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