Stepping on the platform the other day I dropped my socks. This absolutely gorgeous Printemps poster! They're celebrating 150 years of doing business in a big way. More to come.
Jour Du Macaron is celebrating it's 10th anniversary - giving macarons away in exchange for a donation of 1 euro to the French charity, la Mucoviscidose (Cystic fibrosis). If you're in in Paris, do get out and participate in a worthy cause. Pastry chefs raised 50,000 euros last year. The event lasts through the weekend. No better place to start than Pierre Herme, (on rue Bonaparte) who created the tradition.
Not easy to choose one flavor from the 25 on offer.
The colors are perfect for the 1st day of Spring.
'Celeste' won my heart - passion fruit, rhubarb and strawberry.
Then on to nearby Arnaud Larher on 93, rue de Seine 75006. Here you can make more than one donation and walk out with possibly 5 macarons.
I could not resist the pink broken macaron shopping bag(cabas) for 5 euros. The lovely apron(tablier) is 10 but I bought one last year. I only saw these at Arnaud Larher by the way if you're smitten too.
Then on to Printemps for a taste of Spring celebration.
Loads of food carts line the façade selling Manhattan hotdogs, popcorn, waffles, little cakes and ice cream. A party in the street.
The windows show items especially designed for the 150th anniversary.
Those yummy hot pink Balenciaga sneakers have to cost a lot of macarons. One doesn't like to think.
I don't know if this is a Murakami sculpture but if not it's a kissing cousin.
Lots to raise the spirits inside Printemps as well.
Impossibly gorgeous bouquets
As always their signature Spring flower heads.
Guys get ready to wear pink!
Galeries Lafayette next door has 3 Pierre Herme shops to add to your collection of macarons. There are 13 shops in all of Paris.
If you are not in Paris and would love to have your very own little (4 1/4" x 2 3/4") framboise macaron watercolor, do subscribe this weekend to Paris Sketch letters.
I'll happily send one your way.
Bonne Fete du Printemps PBers!