There was a time when Ladurée existed only in Paris. When I would attend the collections in Paris four times a year for Harpers Bazaar, I would always come back with a box of macaroons for my assistants. The gifts started to expand to teas and jams, caramel sauce and candles.
Pictured here with Pierre-Antoine Raberin and Elisabeth Holder Raberi, operators of Ladurée in the US.
Last year this time, I went to Ladurée Soho in hopes we would be able to host our wedding celebration there. I love the food, the decor, the ambiance and of course the cakes! In the end I had too many guests to fit this location but we ended up with a wedding cake, 400 mini Marie Antoinette cakes and initialed, personalized macaroon’s!! I mixed and matched style, flavor and decoration. Our guests loved them.
Ladurée has been so successful that the family has expanded to the West Coast opening in LA in Beverly Hills as well as at the Grove. The Beverly Hills shop was designed by India Mahdavi. I’m headed to LA on Wednesday and can’t wait to check it out!