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laudree NYC

Finally.  Finally made it to Laudrée New York!  It’s the little things that make this girl so damn happy.  I have been begging friends who live in NY to bring some to me when they visit – but hasn’t happened yet.  I have been to Jersey three times since the new year – too far to go for macarons (even for me).  So finally had a meeting in Manhattan and promptly after hopped in a cab to Laudrée!  It’s a small store, very busy and they rush you through the line, so there wasn’t really time to linger and take it all in.  But, I got me a dozen all snug in a box and headed home!  Hands down the best macarons around!!  (p.s. did you know they are flown in from Paris daily!?!)


(side note – we did pick up macarons at Macaron Cafe in NYC and those were pretty darn good – better than Dana’s Bakery I thought – though I like Dana’s flavor combos)

10 on 10 { april 2014 }

So… I had a bit of a fail on this months ten on ten .. I started it on the 10th, but being a weekday, completely lost track of time and got buried in the workday.  So then I thought I’d pick up on the weekend … but somehow managed to still come up short by a photo.  I blame the miserable cold that has fogged my head for two weeks!!  :(  Ahh well, hopefully I will do better in May!  1010_51014

a night with a legend

I am a huge John Legend fan!  Took in another show tonight at the chicago theater – was just him and a string quartet – positively dreamy!  Loved every second! Can’t wait to hear him again this summer at Ravinia! johnlegened