Friday, July 31, 2009

Paris Macaron Boxes


Some stacked boxes, watercolor, 9" x 11"

What is it about macaron boxes? Can we ever get enough? Or are you only interested in the contents? Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris BreakfastsI could look at pink boxes all day long...Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris BreakfastsThe ribbony cartouche design was used on old wine labels. It was used on everything in 18th century French design. Doesn't it make you feel a bit like Marie-Antoinette - gobbling cookies and not thinking about the consequences.Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris BreakfastsNotebooks to help us feel more like Marie-Antoinette...Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris BreakfastsWhy didn't I buy this impractical green umbrella? Because I saw it my 1st day in Paris. You never buy anything on the 1st day. You always tell yourself you'll come back later..
Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris Breakfasts
Laduree Macaron Boxes - Paris BreakfastsAre you nuts about boxes too?
BONJOUR Boxes!

19 comments:

  1. After reading your blog religiously, I finally took a trip to Paris last week. I've always wanted to go and feed my macaron-crave! :)
    It was absolutely amazing. I screamed when I finally got to visit Ladurée (yes, they were surprised) and I bought three different boxes of macarons that are now in my kitchen for decorating-purposes. Empty, of course! Although I love my Fifi-boîte and the other classic boxes from Ladurée, I can't help but feeling a little bit depressed that my trip ended before these gorgeous Louboutin-boxes came out. So unfair!!! :P
    Well, I guess there's only one thing a girl can do: go visit Paris again.

    Thanks so much for your beautiful posts!

    P.s. I hope my English is okay; I'm a Dutch girl, that explains why!

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  2. I always get so jealous with your Laduree posts!
    Those Louboutin boxes are gorgeous!

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  3. When I have a bigger house, I'll collect all these fabulous boxes! First, I'll have to eat all the macarons, of course. I also love Christian Louboutin shoes!

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  4. Alison1:02 PM

    When I was in Paris I forced my family to go to Laduree (they loved it of course). I obsessed over the gorgeous boxes and decor. I was about to steal a napkin when i found the business cards! beautiful. It is hanging on my wall for inspiration. I was wondering, have you ever tried to make macarons? My most recent try was a success. I think people overestimate how difficult they are to make.
    Thank you for featuring one of my favorite things from Paris!

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  5. Beautiful assortment of photos, Carol. I love the pastels of the boxes. And your collection of boxes is "you."
    Have a great weekend :-)

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  6. Chris1:05 PM

    These people are obsessed by food. One of us, no doubt. But they can’t spell. Impractical.
    Duh.

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  7. mmmm love the boxes but love the contents even more!

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  8. Ys I am. I forced a friend who was in Paris to buy one for me. Keep the sweets and give me the box!

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  9. I LOVE LADUREE! And no, I am not just interested in the contents. I carefully protected all my packaging from Laduree to return it to Australia with me!

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  10. Laduree is BRILLIANT! I love every single thing about them!

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  11. Love the boxes, love the original art work, love the colors. I'll be back! Cynthia in the French Alps

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  12. THE boxes are eternally divine but I don't mind the contents either.....Happy Sunday, xv.

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  13. Where can I get these boxes. I love them all and have to have them.. Thanks Kath' @
    www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.com

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  14. OK - My name is Di and I am a Laduree Box addict

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  15. The green traditional Laduree boxes - fantastique! the Louboutin...fun for a change, but they lack the staying power of the green....

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  16. Hehe I'm so obsessed with Laduree boxes I kept all fo the clean ones and brought them back here. When we moved recently I made sure to transport them (in my Laduree cooler bag). Am I obsessed? Yes!

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  17. Carol T.3:06 PM

    they are splendido....the classics I mean, not sure yet about the Louboutins. He is doing pretty well with shoes, perhaps he should stay true to his artform...

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  18. I have just discovered your blog and am tres depressed to find that I missed the Louboutin boxes by just a few months. I took a trip to Paris at the end of May and visited Laduree three times in 8 days. While I did ooh and ah over the loveliness of their "classic" boxes, I am foaming at the mouth over the Louboutin boxes since I happen to be a shoe freak. Now I have the perfect excuse to get back!

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  19. you are a dream.

    i love your artworks and totally would post yr work in my next art design curated posts of what i love. oh oh oh the macaroon boxes are heavenly! such a lovely packaging design.

    hello from the other side of the world! do drop by my blog if u get a chance. i'll def. remember to link you. shall we share? youre in my morning newspaper list! <3 a bientot~

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