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Jill Colonna

Jill Colonna is author of “Mad About Macarons” and the new “Teatime in Paris” recipe book. She lives just outside Paris in the land of the Impressionists with her French husband and two teenage girls near Saint Germain-en-Laye. Read about life around Paris, travels and French recipes on her blog: www.MadAboutMacarons.com


Website: http://madaboutmacarons.com/

Posts by Jill Colonna:

  • The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    The Best Pastry Shops on Rue Saint Dominique!

    Pastry shops and bakeries abound in Paris – there’s practically one on every street corner. Since we love the 7th arrondissement so much, and know that many of our guests prefer to stay in this area near the Eiffel Tower, we’ve compiled a list of the best pastry shops along Rue Saint Dominique!

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  • Sweet & Savory Champagne Teatime at Le Meurice

    Sweet & Savory Champagne Teatime at Le Meurice

    Welcome back our teatime series where we’re testing out the best afternoon tea at the top Paris Palace Hotels. Duck into the art-inspired Dali restaurant at Le Meurice and enjoy a decadent experience filled with champagne, sandwiches, pastries, tea and maybe even a spa treatment! You could easily spend a few luxurious hours here!

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  • New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    New Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Classes with Chef Philippe Excoffier

    We’re thrilled to introduce our newest Paris experience custom designed for our guests! On your next trip to Paris, learn from the best with our Exclusive Gourmet Cooking Class with Chef Philippe Excoffier. We’ve collaborated to craft a cooking class we know our guests will adore – it’s unique, personal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from a top Paris chef!

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  • 100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

    100% Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La!

    Step inside the magnificent Shangri-La Hotel and enjoy a 100% vegan afternoon tea that combines French “art de vivre” with Asian hospitality. The ingenious dairy-free and refined sugar-free pastries are just as enjoyable as traditional ones, so whether you adhere to a plant-based diet or not, this is a wonderful spot for afternoon tea!

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  • A Contemporary Winter Teatime at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    A Contemporary Winter Teatime at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    Welcome back to our new teatime series where we’re testing out the best afternoon teas at the top Parisian palace hotels. Today we’re visiting the Camélia restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the legendary Rue Saint Honoré, where you’ll find a contemporary atmosphere and a fabulously chic Saint-Honoré pastry adorned with bits of edible gold.

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  • Teatime at the Ritz – The Sumptuous Salon Proust

    Teatime at the Ritz – The Sumptuous Salon Proust

    If you’re searching for the perfect luxury teatime in Paris, look no further than the many 5-star hotels in Paris. The Salon Proust of the Ritz is an excellent choice, offering a classic ‘Thé à la Française’ with all the nostalgic sweet treats you could imagine – not to mention the pure elegance and rich history of the hotel itself!

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  • The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

    The Best Bûches de Noël of the 2016 Holiday Season!

    Every single year during the holiday season, the best pastry chefs all around Paris reveal their much-anticipated Bûches de Noël, or yule logs. This year, there are some truly magnificent bûches to choose from, from Angelina’s White Peacock to Foucade’s gluten-free version. Any of these would make for a stunning centerpiece to your holiday dessert table!

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