At the risk of turning this lifestyle blog into a more accurate representation of myself - glutton, I thought I'd throw in some fashion bits (aka Chanel) to even the balance. Anyway, let's talk about French patisserie for a second. I'm ashamed to say that I've walked down Rue Pavée in Le Marais on several occasions yet I've never once noticed the nondescript L'Éclair de Génie, located next door to my favorite sandal maker, K.Jacques Saint Tropez. Anne suggested we visit the store after our lunch at Merci and there was no way I would turn down that offer. I can't believe I've missed this incredible place ALL these years.
A couple of well dressed elderly French ladies looked rather bemused and even laughed out loud at my desperate attempts to capture these beauties on the street in broad daylight. Yes, the wacky things that bloggers (okay, just me) do.......... The caramel éclairs are fantabulous!
Lugging around a massive bag as well as an equally large DSLR has taken a toll on my shoulder. It's funny how well I'd survived today without having to carry my whole life with me for the entire day. Thank goodness, I'd brought a smaller bag which was spacious enough to stuff a battery charger, cellphone, metro tickets, cards, tissues and cash inside.