We are back from our trip to Disney World, and we had an absolutely fabulous time! We used to visit the Disney parks quite frequently when I was younger, and it was very special going with my parents and brother once again, but this time with a new addition to our family: little Myla! I thought I would share some photos from our trip taken by Ryan…
The Magic Kingdom is still my favourite park :) I love strolling down Main Street as Cinderella’s Castle unfolds before you! Myla was surprisingly allowed to go on many rides, particularly in Fantasyland. Her favourite ride was “It’s A Small World”- it was so cute seeing her eyes light up and dart around as she saw all the little colourful dolls representing different countries around the world moving and singing!
I was really excited to dine at “Be Our Guest" in the Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland. Making reservations was really difficult, but I managed to find an opening for an early dinner at 4:45! We dined in the ballroom where Belle and the Beast danced, and it was beautiful! All the detail were amazing, and we got to take pictures with the Beast at the end of our meal :)
Epcot is my second favourite park as I love the different countries represented in the World Showcase, and “The Land" has one of my favourite rides: "Soarin’”! It just so happened that we caught the tail end of the “Flower & Garden Festival” at Epcot, so there were many beautiful topiary displays throughout the park. You can see Mickey and his friends in the pic above!
Another gorgeous display at Epcot!
On our first night at Epcot we dined at the UK’s “Rose & Crown" restaurant which has a spectacular patio view of Epcot’s night time show, "IllumiNations”. It was awesome being able to sit down and enjoy the displays and fireworks as we were finishing up dessert!
The Tree of Life at the Animal Kingdom! Love the lushness captured in this pic :) One of my faves in this park is the “Finding Nemo" musical…we were singing some of the songs long after the show ended!
One of the cool things we saw at the Animal Kingdom was this plant lady! At first she was camouflaged as she lay on the wall with her face turning the other way….but then she started to gracefully move and walk away! It was a very neat sight :) We didn’t take too many photos at the fourth park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but I really enjoyed the American Idol Experience (the winner that night sounded just like Beyoncé) and the updated Star Tours ride since Ryan and I are big Star Wars fans too!
Since Myla was born in the Canadian fall/winter, this trip was the first time she was able to wear summer clothes! It was fun bringing out the summer dresses, rompers and hats! Here are some photos of our little cutie each morning before we hit the parks…
I was a little bit worried about how Myla would do on this trip as it was her first long trip out of the country. She did amazingly well, and of course it also helped that my parents and brother were there to help out! We knew that this Disney trip would be very different from all our previous Disney trips since we were traveling with a baby. We took a very relaxed pace as we followed her schedule, stopping to nurse and change her diaper whenever needed and working around her naps. Disney was great as they had Baby Care Centers that were air conditioned places to nurse, change diapers and just rest in each park. Their “Baby Swap”’ program was helpful as we didn’t need to line up twice for rides that Myla wasn’t allowed on (you can read more about this here).
My parents bought Myla this adorable Minnie Mouse dress and we bought her a Minnie Mouse headband to match! It’s cute because the ears are actually adult-sized, but the proportions looked so cute on Myla! She loved wearing those big Minnie ears :) We went around the Magic Kingdom and took some pics on our last day to commemorate her first Disney experience!
Sitting down by Cinderella’s Fountain
Myla was pretty popular around the park as she was getting a lot of smiles and “aww’s” from people….it was cute because many young children came up to her and said hi too! They loved this little Minnie Mouse!
All smiles in front of the castle!
Finally a family pic with Ryan in it!
Of course, Myla’s first Disney experience wouldn’t be complete without meeting Mickey Mouse! She even gave him a big kiss :)
My parents also bought Myla the classic Minnie Mouse Ears hat and got her name embroidered on it! Years ago, my parents bought me a similar hat and had my name embroidered on it….how time flies! There is so much nostalgia and fond memories whenever we visit Disney…
We had to add a little amigurumi in this Disney post! Ryan spotted these knitted Mickey’s in a gift store- how cute are they?
Hope you enjoyed this little recap of some of the things we did on our trip! Myla was a great little traveler, and we are so thankful that we could all travel as a family. I missed crocheting, and I can’t wait to share some more crochet projects with you all in the coming weeks!
Why is Myla dressed as Minnie Mouse you ask? It’s BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!! As you all know, we are huge Disney fans, and I’ve been visiting the Disney parks ever since I was a little girl…I can’t believe that I get to take my own little girl now! There is something so nostalgic and classic about Disney. I love how some rides never change, but there are also new areas and attractions, such as “New Fantasyland”, and we even have dinner reservations at the “Be Our Guest" restaurant in the Beast’s Castle (which were very hard to come by)! Have any of you visited this new area yet?
And so, the blog will be quiet for the next while. I’ll try and post updates about our trip on my Instagram (@AllAboutAmi) and Twitter (@AllAboutAmi)! If any of you have upcoming Disney trips too, you can crochet your own Minnie Mouse Ears with my tutorial HERE! See you later, everyone :)
We went to Vancouver for a couple days last week and I made these “Granny Stripe Headbands" as gifts! Aren’t they pretty, especially with the layered flowers as embellishments? Working on these granny stripes reminded me of the "Granny Square Blanket" that I had so much fun making for Myla last summer :) You can find the free pattern for the headband HERE on “Tangled Happy”. I absolutely adore this free flower pattern HERE, and it’s a great way to dress up a hat or headband!
I’ve traveled to Vancouver many times throughout the years as I have family who live there. This, however, was Myla’s first trip and I was a bit nervous… She did very well on the flight though!
I thought I would share about some of the delicious food we ate in Vancouver! Ryan and I always LOVE stopping by the food court at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond for some of our favourite dishes, so we went as soon as we arrived. The crispy chicken wings are incredibly flavourful and piping hot as they make them fresh each time- we saw many tables enjoying this dish. The Hainanese Chicken is so moist, tender and delicious with the special rice. We always get these two dishes whenever we visit this food court!
We love shaved ice, and I am so happy we decided to try out “Frappé Bliss” (also in the Aberdeen Centre food court) that specializes in Taiwanese shaved ice! The first time we went we customized our own dessert with milk shaved ice, coconut milk, condensed milk, and rice balls. This was sooo good and it was my favourite dessert of the whole trip! We went back towards the end of our trip and ordered “The Garden of Eden”, consisting of mango shaved ice, mango ice cream, strawberries, kiwi and mango. This shaved ice is especially delicious because the ice itself is flavoured (without adding extra syrup or flavouring) and so finely shaved that it is very light and fluffy!
We always stop by Daiso when we visit Aberdeen Centre as well. I stocked up on cute packaging as I love giving away crocheted goodies in these adorable bags :)
That night our friends took us to “Sushi California" for some well-priced, delicious sushi! Look at how thick those slices of sashimi are! Vancouver never disappoints with its variety and freshness of sushi!
The next day we went for afternoon tea at the “Truffles Café" in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. I looove going for high tea as it’s always such an elegant affair. The sandwiches were delicious and the view was lovely- I imagine this place would be very popular in the Spring and the Summer when the flowers and trees are all in bloom!
In the evening we went to “Sura" for some delicious Korean dishes! This was some of the best Korean food I’ve ever had, and the decor inside was beautiful. The chab-che and grilled beef were sooo yummy…
For lunch the following day our friends took us to a little French place called “Salade de Fruits”. It reminded me soo much of the French restaurants we visited in Paris last year! The waiters, waitresses and much of their clientele were all speaking French, so we knew this place was very authentic! I had their mussels and fries and they were very tasty. As you can see, there were generous portions as well!
After lunch we took a stroll towards Granville Island. Vancouver is known to be quite rainy, but we are very thankful that it was sunny and clear for most of our stay!
We enjoyed this beautiful view with our strollers :)
We ate dinner at a wonderful restaurant called “Sandbar" on Granville Island, and it was situated under the Granville Bridge! I had the most delicious ahi tuna that I’ve ever tasted, but I didn’t get a picture of it unfortunately…Myla started crying so we had to eat quickly!
The next day we visited “Bella Gelateria" for their world-famous gelato! I had the salted caramel gelato. I wore this beautiful cape sweater that I bought the first day we arrived in Aberdeen Centre- I really love its beautiful pattern and design! It also pairs very nicely with my Momzelle nursing tank that I blogged about here!
For our last meal before we headed to the airport, our friends took us to “La Brasserie" for oysters! They were so fresh and tasty….I knew I wanted to eat oysters on this trip, and this definitely hit the spot! The Brasserie Burger that I ordered was also very good :)
Here are some other shots that Ryan took of beautiful Vancouver…
Vancouver Convention Centre
Granville Bridge (Ryan calls this photo “Daddy Long Legs" ;P)
Seagulls on Granville Island
Waterfront SkyTrain Station
We are so thankful to our good friends in Vancouver who brought us to all these wonderful food spots! They are big foodies and are always in the know of new restaurants popping up in their diverse city. Our friends have babies as well, so most of these restaurants were stroller and baby-friendly (“Salade de Fruits" and "La Brasserie" were the only ones that didn’t fit our strollers since they were smaller establishments). We had a great little trip to Vancouver full of good food and wonderful company :) Vancouverites, have you been to any of these places? What are your favourite food spots?
Thank you so much for all your support and warm wishes in response to our exciting news, everyone :) Ryan and I feel incredibly blessed and loved by you all!
I wanted to share these pics I snapped on my iPhone while vacationing in Tokyo! I was excited to see these cute little amigurumi teddies holding crochet letters on the very first day while exploring Ginza! It’s such a great idea to personalize your teddies, especially for gifts. They also had crochet letters and hearts attached to scrunchies for you to wear in your hair!
The next day I found these beautiful necklaces in a jewelry store in Harajuku. I love the incorporation of crochet into jewelry by crocheting around beads and hoops to add some wonderful texture. I just might have to try this out in the future!
The blog will be quiet for a while as we travel to Tokyo, Japan! Thank you so much to everyone who gave such thoughtful tips and recommendations for our trip! Hopefully we’ll be able to get lots of inspiration for future projects, and we can’t wait to share our adventures with you when we get back :)
Hey everyone! Guess where our travels are taking us next? To JAPAN, the Land of the Rising Sun and where amigurumi originated! We are incredibly excited as we will be leaving soon! We will spend most of our time in Tokyo :) Does anyone have recommendations on good places to eat and visit? I would LOVE to get some tips from you and hear about some of your favourite places! I would greatly appreciate it if you left a comment here, tweeted me or sent me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you so much :)
Whenever we visit new cities, I always love researching the best places to eat, shop and sight see. I rely heavily on Yelp and Trip Advisor, and I also love reading other people’s blog posts and looking through their photos as it feels as though I’m vicariously traveling with them! And so, I invite you to come along with us and see what we ate in the romantic and beautiful city of Paris. I absolutely LOVE French cuisine, so I knew we were in for a treat, and I could barely contain my excitement when our plane finally landed after our Translantic journey!
We were starving after we landed, so we headed off for lunch as soon as we checked into our hotel and dropped off our luggage. Our first lunch place was a quaint little restaurant tucked away on a small side street called “L’Ange 20”. This place was actually suggested to us by a blog reader after I asked for people’s recommendations before we left. I feel very blessed that people all around the world have stumbled upon my blog and I’m thankful that some took the time to give us suggestions!
L’Ange 20 is a very small restaurant where the tables are positioned closely together, but this adds to the charm of the restaurant. The prices are very reasonable, and it actually currently ranks #8 out of 7469 restaurants in Paris! It wasn’t too busy when we went for lunch, and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. He presented us the menu on this blackboard after we sat down at our table.
After ordering, we chatted with Thierry, the friendly chef of L’Ange 20 who asked us where we were from and how we were enjoying Paris.
I ordered the duck with roasted potatoes, and this dish was very tasty and hearty. I scarfed this meal down pretty quickly!
Ryan had the pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes, and he was very satisfied with the meal. We ended up not ordering dessert since we knew we wanted to visit all the bakeries and dessert shops! We were happy that our first meal in Paris was at L’Ange 20, and we’ll definitely be returning in the future when we visit :)
Our first dinner in Paris was at a restaurant called “Chez Paul”.
It was a good thing that we made reservations in advance because it was very busy that evening. And yes, that is my fabric-lined cell phone cozy in the photo below! It’s nice being able to use something so functional that I crocheted, and I’ve received a lot of compliments whenever I whip my cell phone out of it :)
The menu was all in beautifully handwritten French. Ryan and I actually both studied French in school for quite a number of years, and we were thankful that it somewhat came back to us even though we hadn’t practiced in a very long time. Our waitress ONLY spoke French to us throughout the entire meal, and it made us feel happy that we could order and respond. All that hard work years ago in French class paid off!
Chez Paul felt like an authentic Parisian restaurant with its charming, intimate decor. The people seated next to us told us that this place was a favourite among the locals, and were surprised that we as tourists had found this place!
We started off with the classic French onion soup. I absolutely LOVE French onion soup, so this was definitely on my must-try list. It did not disappoint as the soup was deep and flavourful with the tasty onions and soft bread.
Mmm…behold the cheesiness! I LOVE cheese :) This was the best French onion soup I’ve ever had!
We also ordered some escargots with parsley butter to start off our meal. They were flavourful and chewy, and I definitely could’ve eaten more of these tasty little treats!
How cute is this photo that Ryan snapped showing the ambiance of the restaurant? Our awesome waitress who only spoke to us in French is on the right.
Ryan and I ended up ordering the same thing as we were both craving steak. We had the filet mignon which came with either béarnaise or pepper sauce. We both went with the traditional, creamy béarnaise sauce and were very happy with our choice. The steak was tender and cooked just the way we like it. The potatoes were tasty as well. Once again we did not opt for dessert as we still had macarons left from our Ladurée visit!
We knew we had to try some authentic French crêpes on our visit to Paris, and my research showed that “Little Breizh" in the St. Germain-des-Prés area would be a good choice as it actually ranks #4 of the 7469 restaurants in Paris. We shopped around the area as we waited for this restaurant to open, and there were some delightful little stores nearby.
This crêpe restaurant is run by young people from Brittany, where crêpes originated from, and they pride themselves on their fresh, organic products and old-fashioned recipes. Our waitress spoke good English, and she was very friendly and helpful as she suggested what the popular crêpes were and told us about their great lunch specials. Little Breizh had English menus on hand for those who do not read and understand French as well.
We ordered some apple cider on the advice of our waitress as crêpes are traditionally served with cider in Brittany. Cheers!
Their savory crêpes are made of buckwheat, so they are actually called “galettes”. I ordered the “L’Orée des Bois” which had grilled bacon, cooked mushrooms with cream and an egg sunny-side up as our waitress informed us that this was a popular one. It was absolutely delicious as all the fresh ingredients complemented each other well inside, and I loved how the buckwheat galette itself tasted.
Ryan had the ”Coquine St. Jacques” which was a galette with fresh scallops cooked on a bed of leeks with onion-cooked cream. These were by far the most delicious and fresh scallops I have ever tasted.
For dessert, we opted for the simple crêpe with salted butter caramel. It was absolutely heavenly with the homemade caramel and delicious thin crêpe. As you can see, we dove right in before remembering to take a pic of it!
Our last dinner in Paris was at a restaurant across from the Notre Dame called “Le Tournebièvre”. We crossed a couple of bridges along the Seine as we made our way to this restaurant on a rainy evening, and we had some difficulty locating it. People we asked along the way did not seem to know where it was, so we were very happy when we finally found it!
The decor was contemporary inside and once again we had a very friendly and helpful waiter who explained the menu clearly to us. Here I am reviewing some of the photos from our day :)
For starters, we had this puff pasty filled with goat cheese. Upon tasting it, the flaky puff pastry gave way to creamy, rich goat cheese that was absolutely divine (as I said, I’m a cheese lover!). The accompanying spinach salad was very tasty as well.
I ordered the fish (I can’t remember what it was called!) on a bed of vegetables. It wasn’t as tasty as the appetizer, so this was kind of disappointing.
Ryan had the pork tenderloin on rice, and we thought this could’ve been more flavourful as well.
To end off our meal, Ryan had the trio of chocolate desserts.
There was no way I could leave Paris without trying an authentic crème brûlée as it is one of my favourite desserts, and was definitely on my must-try list! The custard was light and creamy and the caramelized sugar was perfectly crunchy. This was my favourite crème brûlée ever :) It was a great way to end the evening!
I hope you’ve enjoyed coming along this Paris food adventure with us! Hopefully it will give you some ideas of where you might want to go if you find yourself in Paris as I always love getting other people’s suggestions and seeing their photos. Overall, the food in Paris was absolutely delicious, and the people were all so kind and friendly. Check out my other Paris posts to see what else we did (Paris Desserts & Paris Highlights). We miss you a lot, Paris… Until next time :)
Here’s a photo journal of some of the highlights from our trip to Paris, mostly taken by Ryan (some from my point-and-shoot and iPhone too):
L’Arc de Triomphe (1) at sunrise, (2) at night [with cars traveling at the speed of light], (3) on an overcast winter day and (4) from underneath.
Getting off the Metro on our way to the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower. So iconic. Fun playing with the shadows :)
Place de la Concorde. Absolutely love the fountains!
The Louvre at night.
Notre Dame at night. So romantic walking across the bridges along the Seine.
The Catacombs of Paris. Underground ossuary holding the remains of about 6 million people. Very dark and eerie.
I Love You Wall in Montmartre. Over 311 written declarations of love in 250 languages. Thanks to the reader who gave us the tip to pay it a visit!
Longchamp store. One of my few purchases in Paris given how expensive shopping can be. A good buy since my LePliage tote was cheaper here than in North America!
Shopping in St. Germain-des-Prés. Excited to use my new tote right away! Incredibly lightweight, easy-to-clean and folds up into a small pouch.
Fragonard Scribe Museum. Purchased some perfume at the request of some friends. Had an interesting, free guided tour where we learned about the origins of perfume and how they extract the fragrances.
La Case de cousin Paul. Beautiful lanterns in such fun colours. Great home decor ideas.
Champs-Elysées Christmas market. Very festive with plenty of delicious food and interesting vendors.
Street photography. The streets of Paris are so full of character and life. Ryan couldn’t resist snapping photos with every corner we turned.
Sacré Cœur. Stunning view and amazing soccer performer.
Hope you’ve enjoyed some of the photos of our trip to this beautiful city so full of history, romance, and charm! Check out my blog post here to see the macarons and other desserts we tried. I’ll be doing a post about the wonderful restaurants we visited as well. I miss this city, but I’m thankful for these photos and how we can reminisce about all our experiences there :) Bonne journée!
Ryan and I both LOVE desserts, so Paris was the perfect place for us to satiate our sweet tooth. I tried to research exactly where we should go and what we should try in order to maximize our short stay in Paris. Armed with our cameras (our DSLR, point-and-shoot and iPhones), we documented our dessert adventures along the way. Ryan and I are both macaron aficionados as we enjoy trying macarons in different cities and comparing different textures and flavours. Imagine our delight and excitement when we got to visit Ladurée, the famed pastry shop along the Champs-Élysées. Louis Ernest Ladurée founded his bakery in 1862, and the pastry shop rose to fame when Pierre Desfontaines, the second cousin of Ladurée, had the original idea of the double-decker macaron in 1930. This is the macaron that we know and love today with two macaron shells filled with creamy ganache.
This place has so much history and is one of the most well-known (if not the most well-known) macaron makers in the world! I loved the beautiful, elegant storefront.
Unfortunately, the restaurant was being renovated while we were there, so we could not dine in for breakfast or for tea. Instead, we picked out some desserts from their shop and had to take them elsewhere to eat. Apparently there is usually a very long line-up, but there was none when we visited (probably because the restaurant was closed).
Everything looked so beautiful and delicious! It was very difficult to choose what to order. Interestingly, Ladurée was the one who made the pastries in Sofia Coppola’s film “Marie Antoinette”- I still remember the scene where the beautiful, colourful macarons are shown!
We were also very hungry this morning as it was our first official full day in Paris. We had had an early start to our morning to take some sunrise shots, so we could’ve gobbled up everything in a minute!
Armed with our delicious treats in hand, we went to go find a warm place to enjoy and savour them.
We ended up going to a nearby McDonald’s! We ordered a tea and coffee to go with these sweet treats. I love the elegant packaging and branding.
My all-time favourite flavours are still pistachio and salted caramel: thus, we ordered these flavours in the larger macarons and also picked up some blackcurrant, raspberry, chocolate and rose macarons.
We were told that their pain au chocolate amande was one of their best-sellers, so we decided to give it a try. We were delightfully surprised as this chocolate almond croissant’s filling was delicious and tasty with its bits of almonds and hint of chocolate. The texture was very unique, and we were really glad we tried this special croissant.
Next came the moment we had been waiting for: trying the famed Ladurée macarons! First up was pistachio! Their macarons were delicate with a crispy exterior. The flavouring was wonderful and the ganache was light and fluffy. Many people hail these as the best macarons they’ve ever tasted with perfect texture. Everybody has their own tastes and preferences, and I myself prefer a chewier macaron. I loved the chewiness of the macarons of Miette Patisserie in San Francisco, but Ladurée’s did have better flavour. I remember also really enjoying the macarons of Bouchon Bakery in New York City as they were both flavourful and chewy.
Mmm….look at all that delicious fluffy ganache filling! The salted caramel also had a wonderful taste, and we ended up saving the others to eat in our hotel so we could enjoy them later.
One of my favourite things to do on the trip was hop into bakeries to pick up some croissants to snack on along the way! This place was near our hotel and along the way to the Metro station.
The croissants were so fluffy, soft, and buttery. Since they were so light, I could eat a lot in one sitting!
This baguette was a delicious snack on the go in the Metro station. The crispy exterior contrasted the soft, warm and chewy interior. Mmm…I love bread :)
Next on our macaron tour was a stop at the famed Pierre Hermé. Pierre Hermé was dubbed “The Picasso of Pastry” and was the youngest person ever to be named “France’s Pastry Chef of the Year”. He worked with Ladurée before opening his own boutique in Paris in 2002. His storefront is noticeably different from Ladurée’s as it is more modern and sleek.
You can see me in the reflection, eagerly anticipating more of these Parisian treats! There was a line-up to get in, but the line-up went fairly quickly.
Once again, there were so many beautiful desserts on display. The “Ispahan”, a beautiful pastry made of rose macaron biscuits with rose petal cream, whole raspberries and lychee flavour is apparently one of Pierre Hermé’s masterpieces (you can barely see it in the back of this picture below- it’s visible in one of my Ladurée pics as they sell it too). I will have to go back to try this next time as I only read about this recently…I suppose I was too fixated on the macarons!
Pierre Hermé is known for his unusual and unique macaron flavour combinations, from olive oil with mandarin orange to chocolate and foie gras. We had to quickly choose which of these unique macarons we wanted to try after the sales associate rattled off all the flavours available.
Once again, we took our macarons to go as we wanted to enjoy them as we continued our sight-seeing of Paris.
We ended up picking four very unique flavours: Mogador (passion fruit chocolate), Creme Brûlée, Truffe Blanche & Noisette (white truffle and hazelnut) and Chocolate & Foie gras.
The colours and presentation of these macarons were absolutely gorgeous! I loved the elegant powder dusting on the macarons- they looked so fancy!
All of the macarons were exceptionally flavourful and intense and unlike anything I had ever tasted. Some have hailed these macarons as the best they’ve ever tasted. The texture of these macarons differed from Ladurée’s as we found the shells to be very soft and much less crispy. Once again, I prefer a chewier macaron, but I definitely appreciated Pierre Hermé’s unique and creative flavours. Look at the beautiful colour inside the Chocolate and Foie Gras macaron!
We also stopped by Angelina, a famous tearoom founded in 1903 near the Louvre and the Jardin de Tuileries that was frequented by many famous individuals, such as Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and King Henry V. There was a very long line-up outside, and since we had to catch our plane in a few hours, we opted to grab a few items from their store rather than dining in.
Angelina is famous for their ‘Chocolat L’Africain' (hot chocolate), and I was so happy that we could take it to go in a portable cup. This hot chocolate is incredibly thick, rich, and dark…it tasted like I was drinking pure melted chocolate! Apparently when you have this in the tearoom, it is accompanied by a bowl of whipped cream to complement it and a glass of ice water on the side to offset the richness!
Angelina is also famous for their legendary Mont Blancs, made of chestnut purée, vanilla chantilly and a merengue base. Don’t they look unique? I had never tasted a Mont Blanc prior to this. The gentleman in front of us ordered 6 of these to go! This was a good indication that they were indeed delicious and were going to live up to their hype…
We ordered one and enjoyed it back at our hotel as we waited for our taxi to come drive us to the airport.
I had no idea how it would taste, and we were excited to dive in!
I managed to snap a quick pic before we completely devoured the Mont Blanc. The chestnut puree ontop had a delicious texture and flavour, and the vanilla cream was incredibly light. The merengue base added a delightful crispy, sweet contrast to the rest of the dessert. Ryan and I were both very pleasantly surprised with how much we loved it, and we actually concluded that it was our favourite new dessert in Paris! I hope that we can dine in and enjoy the full tearoom experience the next time we go!
Writing this blog post has made me incredibly hungry and I wish I had some sweet treats with me now. Thankfully, we actually have some exceptional macaron establishments where I live, such as the Duchess Bake Shoppe and Mirabelle Macarons, so I can enjoy these delightful Parisian treats without having to hop on a plane! My good friend Connie of Mirabelle Macarons has done a wonderful job of perfecting her macaron recipes and has experimented with some very unique flavors too. I have yet to try making macarons on my own, but I am definitely excited to give them a try :) Stay tuned for more pictures and posts about the restaurants and other famous attractions we visited on our whirlwind trip to Paris!
Excited to visit the City of Love soon ♥ Can’t wait to indulge in macarons, croissants and the sights and sounds that Paris has to offer! This will be our second time visiting, but our first time in the winter. Gotta brush up on our French! Any suggestions on what we should check out? Please leave a comment below or tweet me! Here is our to-do list: