I haven’t blogged for nearly three weeks, and I have lots of things to share with you, but a miracle happened yesterday that stopped me in dead my tracks! After my Italian class, I was window-shopping in the pouring rain on Via Borgognona near the Spanish Steps when I stumbled upon a distinctive pale green awning. I looked at it. I read the sign. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I shook my head, turned around, and walked back down the street. I turned around again, walked back, and gazed at the store again in utter disbelief! In the middle of one of the nicest shopping areas in Rome is my favorite store on earth—Ladurée, the Parisian maker of the best cookie on earth, the macaron. The store opened last week. Be still my heart!
A few weeks after we discovered macarons in Tunisia, we met our daughters in Paris for a week. I’d read that Ladurée made the best macarons, so I was itching to try them. On our last day in Paris we found Ladurée, and we tried their macarons, and they were simply divine! My favorites were one stuffed with caramel, a raspberry stuffed with chocolate, and a mint stuffed with chocolate, but they have about 25 varieties, and they’re all yummy.
So imagine my utter joy to find the world’s best cookies just a few blocks from my school. I bought six yesterday—three for me and three for Michael. They lasted about three seconds. I hope your Halloween was every bit as happy!