Monday, April 2, 2012

Laudree

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (1 of 1)
In mid-February, after several months of working 80-90 hour weeks, my project was getting very close to the deadline. We were all exhausted, but moved operations from Istanbul to Lausanne and kept pushing through several more days and got the material to the printer. After we hit the send button, I looked around and realized I had absolutely nothing to do, so I left the office (before dark for the first time in more than 3 months) and headed up the hill in Lausanne to treat myself to some macaroons.

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (1 of 6)
My first experience with macaroons happened last fall on another trip to Switzerland when I discovered they had an outlet of the famous French shop Laudree, and I decided it was about time I learned what the fuss was all about.

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (2 of 6)
My biggest problem was picking just four flavors, but I stayed strong, made my selection and brought my little blue box home to photograph - because isn't that what everyone does?

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (3 of 6)
Is it embarrassing to admit that this little blue box is now my jewelry box when I travel? It is the perfect size and always makes me smile when I see it.

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (4 of 6)
Every detail is perfect, the box, ribbon, sticker. It is one of the places where you pay not just for the sweet but for the experience.

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (5 of 6)
Looking at this photo I think next time I'll chose flavors to make the box more colorful with more contrast - but I was buying strictly for flavor on this trip. My favorite flavors so far? Salted Caramel and Lemon.

2012.02 Lausanne Laudree (6 of 6)
And now that I've shared my macaroon adventure, I find myself craving something sweet. I also discovered there is a Laudree outlet in Istanbul.....good thing I'm back to working those 80+ hour weeks or my waist and pocketbook would be in big trouble.

Have you tried macaroons? Better yet, have you figured out how to make them?

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16 comments:

Nicole said...

MMMMM, those look delicious. You should bring some home with you next time!!

Diana Joy said...

Fabulous photography of that beautiful shop and the box with goodies.. I'm drooling.

Angie Willis said...

Gosh, how I love macaroons. These look so beautiful and yummy I'm dribbling all over my keyboard :0)

Sara said...

YUM! I love macarons - I think pistacio and raspberry are my favorites. I've only had Laudree macarons once, but they were SO good!

Christianna said...

I can't wait to try legit ones in Europe this summer! This is so pretty, I'll have to see if there is one near where I'll be going! I want one of those blue boxes!

Cindy said...

they look divine and i would keep that box!

Susan said...

Of course you should keep that box!!
I love how you took pics B4 you ate them. The wrapping was so elegant. And what better way to treat yourself after hellish working hours.
Hope you do remember to treat yourself again when you need a little reward.
Haven't tried them ever, will have to take your word for how good they are.
Hope things are going well Jamie.

Punctuation Mark said...

they look so beautiful!!! that box is like something out of Tiffany... ha!

amy b.s. said...

macaroons are just so pretty!

Stampmouse said...

They look yummy. Don't think I have ever had one. Will have to try one next time I see one. What beautiful packaging those had

Karen said...

Beautiful box, beautiful macaroons, and beautiful photos! Someone told us about some wonderful macaroons in Ashland, OR and although expensive, they were delicious. The salted caramel was definitely my favorite. Thanks for reminding me to pick up a few when we're back there in May.

Dagmar said...

I obviously have missed a few posts..this one is my favorite...everything looks perfect and good for you to enjoy the macaroons and get a jewelry box as a bonus!

Jerica said...

Ive never tried macaroons but you make them look so tempting! I love the box and the store displays. So fun!

blue elephant photography said...

i want some!!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Laduree is my favorite stop in Paris, and everywhere I go in the world. :) I'm too lazy to make them myself...but heck, I'm enjoying every bite that's for sure!

iris said...

I was in Lausanne February of 2011 and had no idea there was a Laduree! So.Damn.Jealous.

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