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Emilio Pucci Laduree boxes

Pucci dresses up Ladurée macarons

Emilio Pucci Laduree boxes

 and Parisian pastry maker  have combined their expertise to offer a series of chic and scrumptious gift boxes.

Pastry chef Yann Menguy even created a new variation on the famous Ladurée macaron in honor of the “dolce vita” and the Italian Riviera.

LADUREE’S VALENTINES EDITION MACARON AND BOX SET

Fashionistas aren’t the only ones wearing Pucci’s famous Capri print this season. The motif also adorns the new gift box from Ladurée, which contains eight macarons. Available in turquoise blue or coral pink, the pattern combines cylinders, lines and other jewel-like shapes.

The gift box will be available in a limited edition from February 25 in the standard version (€25) or in a version covered with Pucci silk (€30).

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Beyond the exceptional box, style fans with a sweet tooth will appreciate the special macaron created by the new pastry chef Yann Menguy as a tribute to the “dolce vita,” with notes of rose and lemon (€2 each).

Laduree Pharrell Colette macarons

Pharrell x Ladurée Macarons Available at Colette

Laduree Pharrell Colette macarons

Pharrell Williams has created two macarons flavors for his fans in Paris: cola and peanut butter-flavored macarons.

To help celebrate his four-night concert run in the City of Light this week, the singer and style icon partnered with French concept store Colette and  to release a series of limited edition macarons, à la Americana.

The peanut butter and cola-flavored treats are available in Paris exclusively at Colette. A box of six Pharrell macarons costs €17.

Pharrell wraps up his ‘Dear Girl Tour’ with four dates in Paris, ending October 16.

Garance Dore for Bonpoint

Bonpoint By Garance Doré [VIDEO]

French fashion blogger Garance Doré has directed a short film marking the opening of the new Bonpoint boutique in SoHo, New York.

Featuring a group of children playing with a range of accessories to the sound of British folk musician Rachael Dadd’s track “Bounce the Ball”, the film showcases key pieces from the French label’s Summer 2014 collection.

The SoHo boutique is Bonpoint’s second New York location, following the opening of its Madison Avenue retail spot in 2011.

Unveiled earlier this month, the store features a  tea room and a ‘Miniclub’ designed to help parents organize baby showers and host creative workshops for children.

Laduree Marie Helene de Taillac

Ladurée teams up with Marie-Hélène de Taillac

The luxury pastry house Maison Ladurée has created a fun new collaboration with French jeweler Marie-Hélène de Taillac.

Laduree Marie Helene de Taillac

De Taillac started by designing the macarons boxes, which feature images of her singature rainbow gemstones arranged in strings of colors.

Inside are six flavors handpicked by the jeweler: chocolate, cassis violet, rose petal, lemon, orange blossom and pistachio. The collaboration will be available in Ladurée’s global boutiques from February 20 for $24.

Ladurée has previously worked with Nina Ricci to launch a macaron designed to complement the luxury scent ‘La Tentation de Nina Ricci‘.

La Tentation de Nina

Enchanting video presents latest Nina Ricci fragrance

Launched on January 20, La Tentation de Nina was designed by the French fashion house in collaboration with legendary pastry maker Ladurée.

Now, Nina Ricci has released a short video that captures the magical mood of the new fragrance. The video invites viewers into a pristine white room flooded with light, where a pink apple-shaped flacon hovers over a vanity table, surrounded by a pink cloud.

The walls peel away as the apple dashes through the air and down to the streets of Paris, finally arriving at a gourmet paradise, Ladurée, where a pyramid of macarons hides a treasure: La Tentation de Nina. Someone has finally taken a bite out of the brand’s famous apple-shaped flacon.

This sweet new fragrance is the result of a close collaboration between master nose Olivier Cresp, the creator of the Nina perfume series, and Vincent Lemains, head pastry chef at Ladurée. The French pastry maker is even offering a macaron designed to complement the perfume.

This fruity floral essence opens with Italian bergamot and grapefruit notes, underscored by Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood, complemented by a macaron accord with raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute notes. The latter aromas match the flavors of the matching Ladurée macaron, which also bears the name “La Tentation de Nina.”

La Tentation de Nina

Nina Ricci x Laduree

La Tentation de Nina

Nina Ricci teamed up with Ladurée to create a tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume.

Over several months, professional nose Olivier Cresp, the creator of the Nina fragrance line, worked hand in hand with Vincent Lemains, head pastry chef at Ladurée, to create a perfect mirror harmony between the eau de toilette and its dedicated macaron.

This fruity floral essence combines Italian bergamot and grapefruit with Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood, complemented by a macaron accord, characterized by raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute notes. The latter accord is also found in the flavors of the matching Ladurée macaron, which also bears the name “La Tentation de Nina.”

The Nina Ricci eau de toilette will be available from January 20 in select perfume shops (prices start at €58 for 50mL); the matching macarons will be available at Ladurée’s boutiques worldwide.

Jasmine and vanilla cream

Macarons: the latest trends

Candied ginger and apple by Dalloyau

In France, home of the pastry known as the macaron, a special Macaron Day is being celebrated on Wednesday, March 20. The day is organized to discover new recipes the pastry masters have created for this little typically Parisian biscuit. A look at some of the latest trends in macarons.

Apple mint cucumber rocket macarons

Apple, mint, cucumber and rocket by Pierre Hermé

Every month, Pierre Hermé develops one new recipe for his Les Jardins 2013 collection. Macaron enthusiasts will be able to taste the most surprising recipe in June: apple, mint, cucumber and rocket.

In March, the macaron of the month is ‘Jardin du Maquis,’ a chocolate and Corsican honey macaron. Price: Les Jardins: €17 for a box of 7, €32 for a box of 12.

Candied chestnut by Christophe Roussel

Candied chestnut by Christophe Roussel

Pastry chef and chocolate maker Christophe Roussel has created the candied version of a winter treat: chestnuts, an innovation along with rose macarons. Price : €16 for a box of 12, €30 for a box of 24

Jasmine and vanilla cream

Jasmine and vanilla cream by Lenôtre

The Lenôtre house is launching three new flavors for spring including a recipe that combines vanilla cream and jasmine jam. Price: €30 for an assortment of seasonal macarons.

Marie Antoinette tea macaroon

A rich cream perfumed with Marie-Antoinette tea by Ladurée

Ladurée, which is renowned internationally for its macarons, has created a new recipe based on a rich cream perfumed with Marie-Antoinette tea. This new flavor is part of the Les Merveilleuses collection. Price: €1.75 per macaron, €14.90 for a box of 6.

Kaffir lime macaroon

Kaffir lime macaroon by Hugo & Victor

The Asian citrus fruit has become one of Hugo & Victor‘s favorites. One of the macarons in the new collection is flavored with this fruit. Price: €1.60 per macaron/ €16 for a box of 8, €29 for a box of 16.

Mojito macaroon by Sebastien Bouillet

Mojito macaroon by Sébastien Bouillet

Pastry chef Sébastien Bouillet from Lyon was inspired by the popular Cuban cocktail for his new macaron. Other new macarons for the spring/summer collection include passion fruit and banana, lemongrass, lime and basil and apricot and thyme. Price: €1.10 per macaroon.

Chocolate ganache and red berry tea by Arnaud Larher

Chocolate ganache and red berry tea by Arnaud Larher

Arnaud Larher was inspired by spring’s freshness for his new chocolate ganache macaroons perfumed with red berry tea. They are exclusively available in the three Parisian boutiques.

Price: on Macaron Day, free with a donation

green tea and grilled rice grain macaroon

Genmaicha – green tea and grilled rice grain macaroon by Sadaharu Aoki

Japanese pastry master Sadaharu Aoki has created seven new macaron flavors including a genmaicha one: green tea with grilled grains of rice. Price: €1.40 per macaron.

Candied ginger and apple by Dalloyau

Candied ginger and apple by Dalloyau

The new recipe from the Dalloyau house combines the freshness of candied ginger and the slightly acid taste of apples. Price: €8 for an EAT bag of 4, €18 for 10, €24 for 14, €36 for 24, €57 for 40.

Laduree x Reed Krakoff

laduree reed krakoff

For the last couple of years, the famed French macaron maker Ladurée has been teaming up with fashion’s creative minds to make special macaroon sets.

Last year’s fashion week saw a partnership between Ladurée and Lanvin’s Director, Alber Elbaz. The result: a limited-edition bubblegum pink macaron and box.

This year, designer Reed Krakoff and Ladurée have collaborated to make all-black macarons that stand out from the usual pastel-colored meringue cookies.

In keeping with Krakoff’s aesthetic, the new Macaron is dark with black buttercream filing, wrapped in black paper, in a black box with black writing.

Called “Strange Love,” the macarons are available in a limited-edition black box throughout New York Fashion Week, exclusively at 864 Madison Avenue.

Via Time – Photo: Garancedore

laduree valentines day box

Laduree’s Valentines Edition Macaron and Box Set

laduree valentines day box

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Ladurée has designed a precious gift box featuring stylised motifs tied up with a dainty velvet ribbon and sealed with a heart.

The six macarons inside the “Coffret Saint Valentin macarons” have a surprising flavour: pink grapefruit combined with vanilla.

The limited-edition Ladurée grapefruit macarons Coffret Saint Valentin gift box costs $25 and is (was?) available at the New York boutique.

Laduree Macarons Tsumori Chisato

Ladurée Macarons x Tsumori Chisato

Laduree Macarons Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato has teamed up with French macaron boutique Ladurée, art-directing a special cherry-blossom-themed set for the brand’s 150th anniversary.

The Paris-based tea salon, which has outlets across Europe, Asia and the US selling its coveted pastel-colored macarons, decided to honor its landmark birthday by partnering with Japanese creator Chisato.

The designer’s trademark colorful style is seen in the packaging she designed for the cherry-blossom-themed set, scheduled to go on sale March 1.
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Laduree make up

“Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée” Makeup Line

Laduree make up

French luxury macaron brand Ladurée has announced the launch of a color cosmetics range called Les Merveilleuses de Laduree.

Created by Albion Cosmetics, the collection will include 20 different blush colors in the form of cameos as well as liquid foundation and lip color.

Laduree cosmetics

The range will launch in Japan this February before reaching Europe in fall 2012, followed by the US and elsewhere in Asia.

Ladurée’s decision to enter the cosmetics industry follows the launch in 2007 of a beauty line comprising items such as face and body cream using almonds to moisturize the skin, as well as selling home fragrances and candles.

Laduree petales de rose

Laduree Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson for Ladurée

Laduree Matthew Williamson

Gift boxes at luxury macaron boutique Laduree have undergone a makeover with the help of British fashion designer Matthew Williamson.

The macarons boxes — designed in his signature kaleidoscopic, graphic style — will be available during London Fashion Week starting Sept, 16 before moving across the channel to the pastry shop’s home to coincide with Paris Fashion Week Sept, 27.

A box of eight macarons — light airy cookies made with egg whites, sugar, ground almond powder and ganache filling — costs €15. 60.
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Fauchon eclair monaco wedding

Fauchon and Ladurée for Monaco’s royal wedding

Fauchon eclair monaco wedding

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, two iconic French pastry houses have created special, limited-edition desserts.

Ladurée launched a special box-set of eight macarons, light, airy almond meringue cookies that come in guava and raspberry-aniseed flavors.

The guava macaron is perfumed with pink guava from South Africa, while the raspberry cookie has a hint of aniseed.
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