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  • My Favorite Pastime: Photographing Pastries in Paris

    My Favorite Pastime: Photographing Pastries in Paris

    Pastries are to me what jewelry stores and fashion boutiques are to many of my girlfriends. They are individual works of art, original and inspiring, each one to be savored and appreciated as a fine piece of jewelry. I love looking at their jewel-like displays in the beautiful patisseries of Paris!

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  • The Art of the Patisserie

    The Art of the Patisserie

    Pastry Shops near our Paris Rentals

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  • Original and Fun Pastries

    Original and Fun Pastries

    Look at the work to make these darling milk chocolate and dark chocolate ladybugs to celebrate spring… Completely edible with chocolate coating on the outside of a white sponge cake, sitting on their little yellow flower petals made out of marzipan…  Quel travail! These are from Lenotre, one of the undisputed pastry makers in France.

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  • Better Than Jewelry Stores: I Love Pastry Shops in Paris!

    Better Than Jewelry Stores: I Love Pastry Shops in Paris!

    Tartes and whipped concoctions, each one a work of art.  It’s so exciting when the shop lets me take pictures!  These beautifully colored pastries feature unusual combinations of flavors such as pistachios and  fruits.  The employees were nice enough to let me lift my camera over the showcase (not the case with Lenôtre below).

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  • The Incomparable Pastries of Lenôtre

    The Incomparable Pastries of Lenôtre

    The incomparable Lenôtre. When I take the Metro to Ecole Militaire, I take the exit nearest their shop so I can oogle over the displays in the windows. It’s like a great fashion show to me. Wow, what originality, what colors and tastes! Look at the round pink cake: so chic and so … Chanel!

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  • My Favorite Photos of Paris …. Pastries!

    My Favorite Photos of Paris …. Pastries!

    This delicious shop is located next to our daughter’s orthodontist in the 17th arrondissement. Consistently good quality and selection. It’s our treat to stop by here for a quiche and dessert after she gets her braces tightened.

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