Every girl deserves a trip to France….especially my daughter. She got to ride her momma’s ride and now she understands why I love and need to go back as often as possible. It’s about finding out what’s happening in food, drink, design, and pastry, of course.
Cake waiting in our room at Hotel Thoumeiux.
We started in Paris where no trip is complete without checking in on the masters of pastry.
Line out the door at Pierre Herme
Pierre Herme window display
Keep the day light- start with lemon.
Move into pistachio.
Pastry Crawl from master to master.
Sebastian Gaudard is a must.
Start with a little cream.
Finish off with chocolate.
Still cutting-edge, Fauchon is delicious and prestigious.
Flavored croissants – pistachio, strawberry and chocolate.
Little gems at Patisserie des Reves.
One of the best Saint Honore’s in Paris.
One day, you’re eating an eclaire…..
….the next day, you’re sitting on one.
Thoumieux baked goods are worth sharing.
You have to save room for his cakes.
At Chapon, grab a scoop of mousse.
A girl cannot live on pastry alone…she needs love.
Love is everywhere.
Ours is sealed on a bridge.
She needs food and drink at cafes.
Cafe de Flore
And a girl needs yoga.
Finding peace and calm.
Joan of Arc was a warrior.
She needs to escape the city and head South.
Always on the go.
Hitting the marche in search of a new bag…
…to fit goat cheese stuffed peppers into.
Pastry creme with caramelized almonds.
Oh so good!
Gorgeous little roads of Provence
lead to discoveries like these almond trees
and pastry inspired jewelry that
you will be seeing soon in our restaurants.
A girl needs nice places to stay
and amazing wines to drink
to get back on the road
in search of another regional pastry
Truly blessed to live a life doing what I love.