Thursday, July 21, 2011

[ treat yourself for no reason ]

EVER HAVE one of those days when you just feel like treating yourself? No special occasion or anything, just to feel special for no reason at all?

That's how I felt yesterday and so while I was keeping cool in Dubai Mall, I happened to pass by Ladurée and instead of just walking by and admiring those gorgeous macarons from afar, I made a bee-line and stepped inside.

This shop is the epitome of pretty. The displays, the packaging, the gorgeous selection of sweets... how could I not want a tiny taste of it?

I settled on a little selection of 6 gorgeous macarons all nestled in a beautiful green box... chocolat, caramel a la fleur de sel, praliné, café and framboise.

Of course since my motto around here is always "sharing is caring", I did hold-off on eating the entire 6 and shared with my guy.

Have you treated yourself lately?



T's Daily Treasures said...

I just had a 100 calorie Klondike ice cream sandwich. And had thumbprint cookies for breakfast. :) I think everyone should have a sweet treat each and every day. :) Hope your Thursday is good. Tammy

dreams on 34th street said...

I'm into this whole brown sugar with baby oil and vitamin E scrub...and a one scoop of vanilla ice cream with a spoonful of toffee and chocolate sprinkles from the farmers market...
Lisa, you are so fortunate to have Laduree at the mall...I have a feeling the malls in Dubai are AMAZING. I think you have found the pinnacle of retail therapy!
Thanks for sharing the journey!

designchic said...

Now that's my kind of treat!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

This is one gorgeous shop! Definitely getting better at treating myself well, planning a spa day with girlfriends to celebrate the release of issue 2 of HOF! :)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Laduree was one of my favorite shops when I went to Paris. I had a hard time keeping myself away! Well, I guess I just treated myself with a trip to Maui, so that's a pretty good start!

Blue Fruit said...

Such simple pleasures bring so much delight! And good macarons certainly fall into that category. Funny how such a little thing can be SO ridiculously delicious. Perhaps it is the sense of indulgence, almost guilt, that makes them so nice?

The enchanted home said...

Unfortunately treating myself to too many wrong things:) I sure dont need those extra cookies, or ice cream or that chocolate bar that is screaming my Glad Lauduree is not nearby it would not be a pretty site, they would know me on a first name basis the first week! But how good does it feel to indulge? GREAT if you ask me!!!!!

Pinecone Camp said...

I've just eaten a profiterole, but I think I could handle your macarons too! I'm happy to hear you treated yourself!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous! Those macarons look heavenly! Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

Anonymous said...

Oh, you are sooooo sweet. Such pretty oolors in this post. Well, darn - I tried the back button, but to no avail. I may have to switch to type pad. Have a wonderful Sunday ~ xox Alexandra


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