Saturday, December 21, 2013

Macaron Pink Saturday

We've got some especially delicious Pink Saturday fun today. After my visit to the Frick Collection on Wednesday I spent some time walking on Madison Avenue. I thought each window was prettier than the next until I came to these windows. They were the prettiest windows I saw that day.



Maison Laduree is a branch of a French company that specializes in fabulous macarons. Macarons are generally brightly colored almond meringue wafers with delicious fillings. These are gold and I was captivated immediately. They are pricey -- $2.85 each macaron -- but they are supposed to be the best in New York City. I might have been tempted to try one, but the store was literally packed with customers waiting to buy the sweet treats. I made a note to return after Christmas and was happy to find in the linked article that they will be opening a large tea shop in Soho in "early 2014." I think I can wait until the tea shop opens and look forward to a special treat in the winter days of February or March. You know there will be lots of pictures.

In the crazy days of winter weather this December it's spring today and tomorrow is supposed to be close to summer. I'm not complaining, but it is odd. I'm going to make the most of it and return to Madision Avenue to window shop and enjoy the decorations tomorrow. If I really get ambitious I may head to Macy's too. Tonight I'm having dinner with friends and we'll be toasting that every day moving forward will have more light. So happy that each day moves us closer to spring.

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself. Happy, merry and healthy!

12 comments:

Nellie said...

We are springlike here, too, with highs near 70! Monday will be a real change! Forties expected then! Enjoy the nice weather while you have it!

Melinda said...

We are having freezing rain
here.
Enjoy your weather and your
evening with friends.

M : )

Cathyjo said...

Just drooped by to wish you the best and hope you will have a Happy new Year. You always take suck grate pictures.Hugs

Theresa said...

They look gorgeous and I bet they are too yummy:) Enjoy your evening with friends! Stay safe and warm! HUGS!

Susie said...

Buttercup...88 more days till Spring!! I always look forward to the days getting longer. Once you go for tea and macaroon, you'll have to post that day. :):) I am hoping you have a wonderful holiday. xoxo,Susie

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE macaroons. These sound delicious.

peggy said...

hi Carol Z. It is always such fun to visit you and see your New York pictures. When I saw the first picture, I said that looks good enough to eat, and sure enough it must be!! I would love to see the Lincoln Center and the Downton Abbey tea wagon,. I haven't seen Catching Fire but plan to and Philomena too! Stay warm, enjoy your city!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the store fronts...how beautiful and tempting! Have you bought yourself another snowman yet? Have a fun weekend!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll be joining you in hat toast to everyday moving forward now we'll have more daylight. This has been one of our gloomiest with rain all day. Thankful that I got to get together with family today and celebrate

Sharon said...

Had dinner with friends this week who are leaving Christmas Day for a few days in NYC. We were envious! Hopefully, we'll be planning another trip of our own soon.

Lynn said...

Shopping on Madison Avenue, WOWs many WOWs :-). Ladurée intimidates me though we do enter and we do buy, it is almost a prerequisite of being on Champs-Elysées I never feel well enough dressed...

Simply Linda said...

Springlike here in western NY-Rain & blustery. Love the store window. Madison Ave/Macys is on my bucket list. Blessings