Maybe you remember when in a previous post I mentioned The Italian Macarons’ origins : Caterina dei Medici from Florence exported them to France in The XVI century when she moved to France to get married to Henry II Of France. Nowadays another lady brought them back to Italy : first in Milan & Rome … More Macaron by Ladurée in Tuscany now : Lucca & Florence
When I was in Paris last July , visited Goyard shop in Rue Saint Honoré & My friend Anna bought a bag but it wanted her monogram in it so she has to wait until September to have it ! Now here it is she posed for me in This pict showing it with glam … More Paris, France : exclusive bags by Goyard
La Mediterranèe – Paris Quartier Latin Tables available outside to see the sunset in front of historical monuments and just few steps away from les Jardin du Luxemburg, a cosy athmoshere inside with soft lights and mostly French clients. The menù cover is original with Cocteau drawings , The menù Inside is quite Interesting not … More Paris , France : Seafood Restaurant with an history
Paris , Place de la Madeleine , France. Visited café PARIS LONDON because I love the name ( My most loved cities in The world ) and location ( This square is really beautiful ) Opposite there is Fauchon with The best food specialities, so a stop here is a must! Not really cheap indeed … More Postcard from Paris : Paris London café
Something magical happens at night: lights reflecting on The river Seine Look like eyes Open in The dark , monuments & bridges have different shape and life seems so easy and smooth .. Paris at night is The title Of a nice poem by Jacques Prèvert : Trois allumettes une à une allumées dans la … More Paris at night : a movable feast
During My last visit in Paris I stayed by Hotel des Grandes hommes in front Of The Pantheon near The Sorbonne University and just close to The Luxemburg gardens . Loved its location first& its charming athmoshere : as you could see from The picts it is has a small but cosy reception ( it … More Paris: Hotel des Grands Hommes in front Of The Pantheon
Love Paris for its streets with trees and shops : old& glam ones, patisseries as wisdom Of taste, old cafes as private sitting rooms Where you can breath The air Of past times.. you can see writers and models sipping tea and champagne listening to music as well as simple French people living there . … More Paris:place des Vosges ~ a square of charme
Did you know the renowned French ‘macarons’ comes from the Italian ‘maccheroni’ That is a kind Of pasta’s shape ? I was curious to know why they have been called with Such an unkind name That reminds me How The Italians were called at The beginning Of last century by the inhabitans Of The Countries … More Macarons: Italian origins ?
My first time with macarons was in Paris ~ France ~ with This one ( a big one ! ) by Pierre Hermé . Tried it by the historical cafè Les Deux Magots in Saint Germain and so everything was perfect for My first tasting in Paris! Pink , tender pink , was The colour … More Pierre Hermè : my first rose macarons in Paris
Les Jardins du Luxemburg : close to our hotel I found and visit this public garden created in 1612 by Maria Dei Medici , Queen of France, born and raised in Florence, Tuscany , Italy. She wanted it very similar to the Italian Renaissance garden in her birthplace , Florence. So proud to find an … More PARIS: Luxenburg garden & a Tuscan Queen
Last week was in Paris ~ France ~ and visited one of the most beautiful square of the city : place des Vosges. Under the arcades I visited Dammann Frères established in 1692 in Paris . Just in that year the King Louis XIV granted the exclusive privilege sale of tea to Mr Damame in … More Passion4 …tea in Paris!
illyshop Rome Via dei Due Macelli, 59D – Rome Tel 06.69190715 Hours: open daily 9:00 to 19:30 The project illypoint illy distributes its products in a selective way, within places able to express and represent his world: the best bars illy, the online shop http://www.shop.illy.com, specifically the illy and, from 2011, the illyshop , real … More THE ILLYSHOP PROJECT : WHERE TO FIND THEM