That's why ParisBreakfasts is here PBers!
Bear knows about Astier de Villatte naturalement.
In fact Bear told me about it.
You may already have seen the divine all-white porcelain from Astier. They have it in ABC in New York and many other special shops.
The well-kept secret is!! Shhhhh...
Astier de Villate has the most enchanting collection of tree ornament in Paris, maybe the world. I kid you not.
Starting in early November they fill the upstairs room with bits of joy.
The vendeuse told me I was already 'Late!'
Many of the best tree ornaments have already sold out.
How is this possible? Everything looks pretty damn good (PDG) to me.
And she said, "it keeps getting earlier and earlier" (the Christmas season). So if you happen to be in Paris in November, make a mad dash over to Astier to get first dibs. I'll do the same next year or as they say here 'a la prochaine'.
Sadly the only gateaux in the joint :(
I was looking for an ECLAIR tree ornament. No way.
A big carp? No problem.
Paris' famous giant crows. You got it!
I did not see any of their stunning wolves this year. Trop tard.
Still ya gotta admit the leftover ornaments look pretty terrific non?
Speaking of a dear heart, lovely Macaron queen, Jill Colonna, soon to be all-time pastry queen has given the Paris Sketch letters a very nice shout-out. Do drop in if you don't know Jill's lovely blog or her book, Mad about Macarons and say Hi. You might pick up some tips to improve your macaron-making on the way.
Paris is all about desire isn't it?