Sunday, September 25, 2016

Good to the last bite

This divine macaron was served to us at Ladurèe on the Champs-Élysées. Funny story about this dessert... We were having our lunch and the waiter had erroneously delivered my Caesar salad avec poulet, instead of sans poulet, as I had specified, so to make amends for the mix up he delivered to us this luscious Ispahan macaron (with a hint of rose water, lychee cream, and fresh raspberries).  Apology blissfully accepted.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Adoring the Magi

Bucket list update: We are back in Paris after a 24-hour whirlwind trip to Florence, where I finally viewed the very magnificent, insanely colorful and breathtakingly beautiful Adoration of the Magi fresco located in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, painted by Benozzo Gozzoli. Do you need a moment to parse that sentence? Phew, that's a lot of vowels and Zs. The Palazzo was closed the last time I was in Florence. Click on the link below to read a bit more about this sublime masterpiece, and the back story of my previous attempts to view it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Once more, with feeling!

After our May visit to Paris we decided that there's so much more to see and do there that we just had to go back one more time. After a quick connection in Iceland, on we go to Paris for eight days.