Monday, January 23, 2012

In memory of the US soldiers who died in Irak

I celebrated my last birthday in Washington, DC. I went to Arlington Cemetary. Yes I did see President Kennedy's grave. You cannot miss it with all the signage right? But guess what? Not a single sign to pay homage to the US soldiers who fell for the last Irak war.

So just some pictures to make you think. No comments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What to do in Paris: eat beaucoup de cakes...

I did not go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower

Or see the Elysees Palace by night

Or walk on the beautifully decorated Champs Elysees

or check the Galeries Lafayette Christmas Tree

I went to Paris to check on the new pastry chefs....And they are numerous making miracles out of flour, sugar, butter and chocolate...
Check this one first

I know not impressive enough
What about these ones?

And the Santa Claus Christmas hats?

And more amazing ones..

This "baba au rhum" is for 2 people...

The shoe is made out of chocolate

And check the chocolate displays of the Maison du Chocolat

Another nice dessert we loved...

And the mango mousse ice cream cake

And that was the mother of desserts for 2011. The famous buche made by Lenotre. A masterpiece that should have been eaten next to Mona Lisa, in the Louvre

Oh sorry, that was the box for the dessert, check carefully on the left. And no you are not dreaming, this is a dessert.


Our dessert table on December 24

And with these kinds of coffee

who could resist?

I was ready to come back when....on our return flight, I was in sweet paradise:
Tarte aux pommes Joel Robuchon plus Fauchon tea as a snack.

So next time you go to Paris, after you have seen all the monuments and enjoy the tourist sights, go for a coffee and cake and remember, sweet life is definitely in Paris.