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Let Them Eat Cake!

This infamous, though likely apocryphal, line is attributed to Marie Antoinette. It does make you want a slice of cake, or a bite-sized petit four, or an almondy financier. A petit four literally means “little oven,” and is an exquisitely decorated tiny bite of cake with frosting. Pronounced “puh-tee-foor” rather than “pettifor,” these are perfect … Read More about Let Them Eat Cake!

Angelina Paris

Angelina is certainly no secret, but when you step in this gold-and-mirrored “salon de thé” on the rue de Rivoli in Paris, you will immediately feel like you’ve found something special. You have! I heard about this lovely little gem of a café years ago when a friend raved about the best hot chocolate she’d … Read More about Angelina Paris

Le Nouvel An (The New Year)

Paris is especially lovely around Christmas and New Year’s. The trees along the Champs-Élysées are lit with twinkle lights. The big department stores have lacey lights on every surface of each building, the insides of the stores have beautiful oversized decorations, and the window displays are a sight to see. Galleries Lafayette and Printemps, the … Read More about Le Nouvel An (The New Year)

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