Saturday, March 24, 2012

Something Sweet on Madison Avenue......

This shop, Laduree, is the real reason James and I walked down Madison Avenue before we left New York.
The previous day the line was far too long and we wanted to buy some macarons to take back home with us. Understand, that these pastries are flown in fresh from Paris each day!

The macarons are phenomenal. The flavors are luxurious like Cherry blossom, pistachio, salted caramel chocolate, rose water, and the colors are all so delicate and appealing. Everything in this shop is beautiful. It is impossible to resist buying a box or two.....believe me it was almost impossible to select which ones would go into the lovely box.
In the end, we did manage to make our choices and the shop keeper assembled them into a decorative box.
I have to tell you, they were divine. Unlike any "cookie" we had even eaten.

We continued up the back up Madison Ave. for some serious window shopping.

Beyond looking in windows and watching the cross walk signs, looking up is always of interest in this city. Here is an example of Art Deco architecture.
The only problem with looking up is that you are likely to bump into someone looking down at their mobile phone.

Madison Avenue at 68th Street was the early location of a gallery James was in back in the early 1980's. I was in a gallery at Madison and 72nd Street in the 1990's, so this is a neighborhood we used to visit often in the past.

Time for a coffee......maybe Dean & Deluca or E.A.T., and then more window shopping.

James was very interested in this shop, Lobel's Prime Meats. After we have passed by several time he finally went in. This was more than window shopping for someone that loves to cook.

Looking for a pair of summer shoes? The selection here is endless. These would not do well on our dirt road back in New Hampshire, but they certainly are yummy !

Time to return home. We did buy a steak at Lobe'ls Prime Meat, it was sensational. And after we ate several macaroons..... before they could expire....but of course!
Sorry to say that not a single pair of shoes was purchased by either of us.

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