Tea time is a moment for sharing, when the mind wanders to faraway lands, calm returns and we can forget about our worries whilst savouring the sweet taste of French delicacies, sip on comforting rose tea and feel like a princess, like Marie Antionette!
Recently when I was in London we stopped by the dreamy Ladurée for some princessy sweets treats and believe it or not this just so happened to be my first ever visit to Ladurée! I’ve been dreaming of going for the longest time to indulge in the pretty Parisian delicacies and I’m so happy I finally had the opportunity to do just that and it definitely didn’t dissapoint my sweet tooth!
This store in Green Park was small but charming and when entering looked like a luxurious gold mine although instead of finding diamonds and gold there was rows upon rows of beautiful desserts, dainty cakes, pretty pastries and pastel macarons which quite frankly is my idea of paradise! I was simply mesmerised by everything and thought to myself how will I possibly choose when everything is so elegantly presented, Ladurée pastries are most definitely an art form!
I went with my beautiful friend Catherine and of course to nobodies surprise we chose the prettiest pink pastries Ladurée had to offer! The Ispahan pastry which I’ve always wanted to try, it was a delectable rose flavoured macaron filled with rose petal and lychee cream and embellished with fresh raspberries! Rose and raspberries make for such a heavenly combination wouldn’t you agree. La Fleur was the other pastry we chose which was so cute and delicate, shaped like a flower! It was a light mousse with a subtle combination of rose and red fruits for a floral yet fruity moment of delight.
For drinks we ordered two macchiatos but we were meant to order something else because I soon found out macchiatos aren’t to my personal taste, far too strong and bitter, I couldn’t finish it. But on the plus side we did order strawberry nectar juices which aren’t pictured as it was a very hot day and it was so lovely, cold, refreshing and deliciously sweet in this warm weather I could have quite happily drank more!
We also shared four macarons, because a visit to Ladurée wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t select some of their famous macarons now would it! We had two Vanilla and two Geranium and the fillings were so light and creamy. The light pink Ladurée macaron box belonged to Catherine but I do hope Ladurée make this colour available again because it’s the most enchanting packaging and also makes the perfect blog photo prop if I do say so myself!
The whole experience at Ladurée made me feel like Marie Antionette, we had dreamy marble tables which are perfect for flatlays, pretty pastel pink and powder blue chinaware with gold detailing and an array of princess worthy Parisian confectionary.
I also couldn’t leave without treating myself to a box of macarons, I chose the classic signature Napoleon green box delicately wrapped with a signature light pink satin bow and encased inside were six macarons in the flavours Vanilla, Strawberry Vanilla, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Strawberry Marshmallow and Geranium. They were all so mouth wateringly delicious and fragrant in flavour, my favourite flavours were Rose Petal, Raspberry and Strawberry Vanilla.
Have you ever visited a Ladurée before? It was such a special experience and I can’t begin to imagine what the Ladurée store is like in Paris which I dream of one day visiting! I would love to know what your favourite macaron flavour is?