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Pierre Hermé Easter Collection

Pierre Hermé Easter Collection

Pierre Hermé brings a touch of elegance and fun to Easter with his festive chocolate eggs and adorable chocolate bunnies. Not only is the Easter collection a feast for the eyes, but in typical Pierre Hermé fashion, the chocolate is out of this world. I was delighted to attend a [...]

April 16, 2014 × 0 comments
L’Éclair de Génie, Paris

L’Éclair de Génie, Paris

L’Éclair de Génie is one of Paris’ most exciting addresses where the humble éclair has been elevated into the realms of haute patisserie. Following the macaron phenomenon, éclairs have become the fashionable pastry of the moment in Paris and French pastry chef Christophe Adam’s creations are as innovative as they come. Adam [...]

March 20, 2014 × 0 comments
Sébastien Gaudard Pâtisserie, Paris

Sébastien Gaudard Pâtisserie, Paris

On my recent trip to Paris, my mother and I took a trip up to Sacré-Coeur to check out the breathtaking views over the city.  Of course, a more pressing reason for going north was paying a visit to Sébastien Gaudard on the rue des Martyrs. With a reputation as a [...]

February 26, 2014 × 0 comments
Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Paris

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Paris

My recent trip to Paris with my mum was set to be a real foodie tour with a daily pilgrimage to a leading Paris patisserie scheduled each day.  I briefed her on just how much cake she was expected to eat (hardly a chore) and the first stop on our [...]

February 13, 2014 × 2 comments
Krug Kreperie, Covent Garden

Krug Kreperie, Covent Garden

Krug Champagne gets December off to a sparkling start with the arrival of the pop up Krug Kreperie at Covent Garden’s East Piazza. Created in collaboration with renowned, three Michelin star chef Pierre Koffmann, the Krug Kreperie brings a luxury après-ski vibe with French chalet inspired dining pods, complete with sheepskin [...]

November 28, 2013 × 0 comments
Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

A highlight of my recent trip to Hong Kong was afternoon tea at the newly-opened branch of C’est La B in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Founded by lifestyle guru Bonnae Gokson, C’est La B is a stylish, whimsical cafe-bar where the cakes are just as colourful as the interiors. [...]

October 8, 2013 × 1 comment
Sprinkles Cupcakes – Midtown East, New York

Sprinkles Cupcakes – Midtown East, New York

All shopping trips in New York should end with a cupcake and if you’re around the designer department stores of Fifth and Madison Avenues, it has to be Sprinkles Cupcakes.  Just a few steps away from Bloomingdales, Sprinkles Cupcakes is known as the world’s first cupcake bakery – founder Candace [...]

May 13, 2013 × 0 comments
Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

New York is full of high end, glossy cupcake boutiques but Sweet Revenge on Carmine Street in the West Village offers something a little different.  As the name suggests, Sweet Revenge is purely for grown-ups and serves inventive cupcakes paired with wines and beers. Established by former city slicker Marlo [...]

March 28, 2013 × 0 comments
La Galette Des Reines At Le Meurice, Paris

La Galette Des Reines At Le Meurice, Paris

January in France means the return of the delicious traditional Galette des Rois.  Made from layers of puff pastry and an almond paste filling, the seasonal galette marks the feast of Epiphany and features a charm hidden within.  The lucky person who finds the charm, or fève, becomes king or queen [...]

January 17, 2013 × 0 comments
Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

While staying at The Nolitan in downtown New York, we were drawn to the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and popped in for an afternoon treat. Established in 2005 in Brooklyn by four brothers, Little Cupcake Bakeshop is a cupcake shop with a difference.  It’s the world’s first carbon neutral bakery, built [...]

January 3, 2013 × 0 comments
Pierre Hermé Paris – Les Jardins Macarons 2013

Pierre Hermé Paris – Les Jardins Macarons 2013

A few weeks ago,  I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Pierre Hermé, as he visited London to present an exciting preview of his new Les Jardins collection for 2013. Les Jardins is a collection of 12 limited edition macarons inspired by the sensory delights of a garden – flowers, [...]

December 23, 2012 × 0 comments
Lanvin For Ladurée Bubblegum Macaron Gift Box

Lanvin For Ladurée Bubblegum Macaron Gift Box

Ladurée’s limited edition fashion macarons are always covetable and this season’s Lanvin presentation box, designed by Alber Elbaz is one of the prettiest to date. Lanvin’s unexpected bubblegum macaron flavour, created by Ladurée head chef Vincent Lemains, reflects the brand’s fun, irreverent and innocent approach to fashion. The colourful presentation boxes [...]

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September 8, 2012 × 0 comments