The delivery of Midnight in Paris to my mailbox from Netflix over the weekend inspired a mini Parisian theme night at my home.
Everyone knows it’s a crime not to overindulge in chocolaty, sugary goodness whilst watching Gene Wilder frolic around with the Oompa Loopas, so I applied this logic when determining that we simply could not take a cinematic adventure to Paris without munching on macarons throughout.
What a perfect excuse to visit Bottega Louie, I thought!
Located on the ground floor of the historic Brockman Building in downtown LA, Bottega Louie is a gourmet restaurant and patisserie that is perhaps best known for its divinely decadent assortment of macarons. The fashionable emporium boasts a dreamy, old-world pastry counter enrobed in the candy-colored French confections.
That afternoon, I brought home the prettiest tissue-lined, ribbon-wrapped box of macarons and my daughters and I spent the evening treating ourselves to the chocolate ganache-filled, buttercream-stuffed, Tahitian vanilla-infused bites of heaven. And oh yeah, the movie was pretty good too :)
Back on the Clock
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