Sunday, October 29, 2017


From USA Today:
Back in 1862, there were no proper places where ladies could go to socialize. The Parisian cafés of that era functioned more like pick-up joints. So well-heeled, high-born womenfolk of the city had just plain nowhere public to go when they wanted to enjoy each other's company. Enter Ladurée, the city's first tea salon and a haven for well-heeled women. This is how Ladurée first became established, at the original location on Rue Royale, just near Paris' Madeleine Church. In the century and a half since, it has become a Parisian establishment. It was these pastries, too, that were chosen to be featured in the film "Marie Antoinette" in all their pink icing perfection. So, since lunch, tea or brunch is a must while you are in Paris, the only real question that must be made is at which Ladurée location will you indulge? All are beautiful, but there is something both cozy and ultimately chic about the St. Germain-des-Prés Ladurée, the one nestled just on the corner of Rue Bonaparte and Rue Jacob, in the heart of timeless St. Germain-des-Prés. (Read more.)

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