Pssst... you, over there. Need a little escape from the banality of everyday life?
Let's take a trip to Paris! We're going to stop in at Laudrée and check out the Macaroon counter.
If I've lost you, and you're asking "What the heck is a Macaroon?" Start here.
It was Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, who had the idea of mixing styles: the Parisian café and pastry shop. Her idea gave birth to one of the first tea salons in town. The “salon de thé” had a definite advantage over the cafés: they permitted ladies to gather in freedom. Jeanne Souchard succeeded in combining the turn-of-the-century trend to modernism.