Jour du Macaron and Le Printemps

Today, French pastry king Pierre Hermé celebrates the 7th annual Jour du Macaron.  Go to any of Pierre’s ultra chic boutiques in Paris and you will be given a card with a map to each PH boutique.  You will be able to choose one macaron in any of the 25 available flavours {a donation is encouraged}.



Pastry chef Fracoise Payard organized the first annual Macaron Day in NYC which coincides annually with the Jour du Macaron in Paris.
The first day of le printemps is one of the most anticipated days for me… the promise of warmer temperatures, blue skies and intoxicating fragrance of blossoms in the air.  It’s the day I begin daydreaming of sundresses and platform sandals, picnics in the park and sunset dinners on an open patio.
The warmer temperatures this year has given me an extra spring in my step…

xoxo, B

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  • Reply Melinda March 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I wish I had seen this post yesterday. I was in a pharmacy that contained a Pierre Hérme boutique on Champs-Elysées (strange mix I know, they also sold books and Marc Jacobs and Chloé handbags). There was a lovely French lady with a handful of brochures trying to explain something to me about macarons, but I was feeling sick and didn't have the energy to try to understand her. It's a pity, that little map would have made a very nice souvenir. I'm planning on having a Ladurée vs Pierre Hermé taste test when I'm feeling better.

  • Reply Loree March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    What a lovely collection of photos. Those macarons look heavenly. I woulnd't mind trying a couple of those 25 flavours.

  • Reply Phuong March 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    so beautiful, love paris

    Travel in Style

  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages March 25, 2012 at 3:36 am


    I am coming by to wish you a WONDERFUL SPRING DAY old friend! How are you? I hope school and life is treating you well. Any trips to France in the future?


  • Reply Carla March 29, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Brenda I have a spring in my step also, have posted today about spring and Paris and how everyone is out and about with the fabulous weather Yay!!
    Thank-you so much for your lovely comments about my blog makeover means so much.
    Carla xx

  • Reply Ijeoma March 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    There's something about spring that puts a smile on everyone's face.

    Such a lovely post 🙂


  • Reply myletterstoemily May 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    yours is my favorite cultural/fashion blog,
    because you pare things down to their
    essence. every photo is exquisite and
    'teaches' this frumpy mom a thing or two.

    thank you for putting time and thought
    into the elegance here.

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