Dana’s Bakery – Macarons

Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.48.41 PMHappy Bastille Day!!

I thought for many years that I didn’t like macarons. And, then I went to Paris and discovered I had actually just never had a good macaron. These little morsels (gluten free and kosher) seem to be having their moment in the sun – perhaps taking the place of cupcakes and cakepops.

I was happy to discover that there is an American pastry chef (and former photo editor) in NY, Dana Loia, who has combined American flavor favorites with the French style of dessert. At Dana’s Bakery you can find flavors such as strawberry shortcake, fruity cereal, cookie dough, peanut butter and jelly, red velvet and champagne! Packaged perfectly for gift giving, these make a darling hostess gift of birthday surprise.

They ship nationwide, but also offer daily delivery to NYC! And, there are even macaron making classes this Fall!Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.52.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.53.57 PMViva la France…the American way!


Celebrate Bastille Day with a View of the Eiffel Tower

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.40.55 PMTomorrow, there will be merry celebrations throughout France, and especially in Paris for Bastille Day. Of course the Eiffel Tower will be sparkling for the occasion.

Visiting Paris with our children was one of my fondest family vacations -and thanks to the advice of a friend, we rented an apartment in the 6th arrondisement. It made our stay so relaxing, as we could spread out, eat some meals at the apartment, do our laundry and feel like we were “living” there.

We did not have a view of the Eiffel Tower, but some of the apartments available through Paris Perfect offer just that! How incredible to wake up and end the day with that million dollar view !

The Marguax ApartmentScreen Shot 2016-07-12 at 10.09.40 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 10.10.17 PMChateau Latour Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.39.09 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.39.45 PMThe Champagne ApartmentViognier Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.42.43 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 8.43.34 PMSome people just dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower up close….why not be one of those who actually makes that dream a reality!

 Viva La France!