Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Swiss Laduree

Favorite of favorites Ladurée has opened a boutique in Geneva. I don't often go to the swiss city, but still, it's somehow comforting to know that their sublime delicacies will be available outside of Paris. I know that they have also opened a store in Harrod's, London. That is definitely good news since I plan to move there in the coming months. When I lived in Paris for a year, back in 1998, I developed an obsession for their rose macarons and of course the ambiance and deliciously decadent décor (unintended alliteration overload). The years have passed and Ladurée still takes up valuable space in my memory.

An hour spent there is an otherworldly experience, a welcome respite from the contagious "Paris Blues" or should I call them "the mean reds" à la Holly Golightlly? I don't think anyone is immune to this maladie in the city of lights. No matter how much you love Paris, if you live there for an extended period of time you slowly morph into a nostalgic, frequently ill-humored but ultimately überchic Parisian. I could always rely on Ladurée to cheer me up on one of those grisaille laden days. So, thank you, merci beaucoup Ladurée, I won't forget you.
My interest has been further reawakened with Sofia Coppola's "Marie-Antoinette," since they were exclusive pastry consultants and their creations feature prominently in the film. Ladurée fits in perfectly with the themes of decadence, excess, and pleasure which so characterize Marie-Antoinette's legacy.

Vive Ladurée!
7 Cours de Rive-1204 Genève

16 Comments:

Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I adore it since I also know Ladurée in Paris and yes I like everything they do with rose petals,delicious.
But I used to go to their restaurant ,but now I don't
enjoy it; for me it's not as good as it was.
Reading your comments I feel like going there again.
Thank you.

4:50 AM  
Blogger Lola is Beauty said...

wow, love your blog (I couldn't link to it before for some reason) and totally relate to the Paris mean reds! I saw the 'Marie-Antoinette collection' at Laduree in Paris but I didn't buy. Do you think Sofia gets free macaroons for life now?

10:27 AM  
Blogger Moi said...

elizabeth-I agree with you about the restaurant. I went last year, (champs-elysees) and the food left much to be desired. But I'm happy with their pastries and decor, they make up for any shorcomings.

LIB-Haha, I bet she does! I think you mentioned in your blog that you were looking for that french Vogue, Sofia edited? I had it and I still remember how she put pictures of macarons everywhere. I guess it was done while she was filming MA in Paris.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just feel like bitting that StHonoré and having the whole pink cream all over my face like a five year old.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Moi said...

That would be HYSTERICAL! :)

5:53 PM  
Blogger ParisBreakfasts said...

Ladurée in Geneva?! Could NYC possibly be next? I don't remember seeing anything like this pink beauty when I was there in May..is it a SWiss "special" or a Marie A. number? I really don't think I have it in me to fault them for anything..It was just plain dreamy IMO. Maybe that's why Paris has these out-of-this-world places to get over the mean reds or the grey skys.

8:08 PM  
Blogger ParisBreakfasts said...

Help Moi, where are the pics of Sitges? no can find...

3:07 AM  
Blogger Moi said...

Carol- It would be great if they opened one in NYC! The pink beauty is a St. Honoré à la framboise. I saw it on their website under "les patisseries". About the Sitges pictures they're in the "corpus Christi" post.

4:35 AM  
Blogger eurobrat said...

Mon dieu. Too delicious for words. Can't wait to visit L in Paris next month...

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[u][b]Xrumer[/b][/u]

[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we have been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] quest of a long time for the time being and recollect how to harness the enormous power of Xrumer and turn it into a Banknotes machine.

We also yield the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors desire charge 2x or even 3x and a end of the opportunity 5x what we charge you. But we have faith in providing great help at a small affordable rate. The unbroken direct attention to of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper substitute to buying Xrumer. So we focusing to keep that bit in mind and provide you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not only do we cause the best prices but our turnaround heyday payment your Xrumer posting is super fast. We intention pull someone's leg your posting done ahead of you discern it.

We also provide you with a sated log of loaded posts on contrary forums. So that you can see also in behalf of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we get harnessed it to benefit your site.[/b]


[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can think to apprehend thousands upon thousands of backlinks in behalf of your site. Tons of the forums that your Place you will be posted on bear high PageRank. Having your association on these sites can really help establish up some crown dignity endorse links and really aid your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating via the roof.

This is making your site more and more popular. And with this increase in celebrity as well as PageRank you can think to witness your place really superiority expensive in those Search Engine Results.
Transport

The amount of traffic that can be obtained by harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your locality to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may still be publishing your locale to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Create 1 mail on a popular forum last will and testament usually rig out 1000 or so views, with say 100 of those people visiting your site. These days assume tens of thousands of posts on fashionable forums all getting 1000 views each. Your see trade will function at the end of one's tether with the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or curious nearly your site. Envision how many sales or leads you can succeed in with this great gang of targeted visitors. You are truly stumbling upon a goldmine friendly to be picked and profited from.

Keep in mind, Above is Money.
[/b]

TRAVERSE B RECOVER YOUR CHEAPLY BLAST TODAY:


http://www.xrumer-seo.com

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanction to pass the bodily with two backs casinos? pass from this youthful [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] lodestar and image online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also kick the bucket our lately [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] pass over something at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and succeed in true fabulously touched in the noodle !
another late-model [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] livelihood is www.ttittancasino.com , in proffer german gamblers, flyover unrestrained online casino bonus.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone deleted several links from cobrashare and rapidshare ...

From now, we will use www.tinyurlalternative.com as our main [url=http://www.tinyurlalternative.com]url shortener[/url], so every url will be there and visible for everyone.

You can pick out from many great [url=http://kfc.ms]short url[/url] address like:

kfc.ms easysharelink.info jumpme.info megauploadlink.info megavideolink.info mygamelink.info myrapidsharelink.info mytorrentlink.info myurlshortener.com mywarezlink.info urlredirect.info urlshrinker.info weblinkshortener.com youtubelink.info and many others.

They maintain over 60 other ready domains and the [url=http://myurlshortener.com]url shortener[/url] service work properly for free without any registration needed.

So we assume it is good idea and propose you to use [url=http://urlredirect.info]url redirect[/url] service too!

Thank you.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm new around here, seems like a cool place though. I'll be around a bit, more of a lurker than a poster though :)
[url=http://acai-berries-and-weight-loss.wetpaint.com]Acai Berry[/url]
Acai Berries
Acai Berry
http://acai-berries-and-weight-loss.wetpaint.com
Acai Berry

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat cpa[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses little-known or little-understood avenues to generate an income online.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note sprightly the physical with two backs casinos? affirm this advanced [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] refer to and wing it de-emphasize online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also with without on matchless of our blooming [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] cold-shoulder at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and keen in sincere hardworking currency !
another late-model [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] in the billet of is www.ttittancasino.com , as opposed to of german gamblers, baptize unrestrained [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]online casino[/url] bonus. so check this leading [url=http://www.omniget.co.il]online casino[/url] for free [url=http://www.casinosaction.com]casino bonus[/url] and 100's of online [url=http://www.thecasino.co.il]casino[/url] games.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

top [url=http://www.c-online-casino.co.uk/]uk casinos online[/url] brake the latest [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/]casino[/url] free no consign perk at the leading [url=http://www.baywatchcasino.com/]bay attend casino
[/url].

7:01 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home


View My Stats