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“There is always beauty in mystery”

Ladurée, 21 rue Bonaparte, Paris

At the intersection of Rue Bonaparte and Rue Jacob you’ll find the place where I used to work and practice my French during my studies at Sorbonne, a place where I have endulged myself with macarons, Marie Antoinette’s, St-Honoré’s, a place where I met Jane Birkin, the supermodel Karolina Kurkova, a place where I used to prepare boxes filled with macarons for clients such as Christian Louboutin, a place where I once in a while had to pinch myself in the arm just to see if I was dreaming or not…It was so surreal for me working in that beautiful boutique of Ladurée Bonaparte. Before Ladurée opened their boutique at this spot it belonged to the famous French decorator Madeleine Castaing. Her work was timeless and poetic, she tried to create stories and that’s what signified her style and work. She used to say “There is always beauty in mystery.” – no wonder why the magical spirit and the mysterious ambiance has still remained.

Madeleine Castaing - "Je fais des maisons comme d'autres écrivent des poèmes"

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Ellinor
    24 November 2010 at 21:09

    Jag måste verkligen gå dit en dag…har inte hunnit med det ännu…

  • Reply
    Ritournelle
    26 November 2010 at 2:53

    You worked there?! Lucky girl! I haven’t been to Ladurée in the 6th arrondissement yet but I’ve heard the setting is beautiful indeed.

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    Rue Jacob | Solli in Paris
    26 April 2012 at 8:24

    […] dreaming about the beautiful Hervé Léger dresses in the Hervé L.Leroux boutique next to Ladurée…or just being fascinated by the beautiful buildings…decorated with typical French […]

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