Happy Valentine's Day
In France, Valentine's Day is for lovers - ah, so romantic! It's not the big Hallmark holiday of the States. Although, being American, I have always given my children cards and small gifts. I decided to keep this year low-key with the French tradition of giving chocolate or special desserts - so I knew I would look around at the different pastry/chocolate shops and see what looked enticing! Today I was in the city having coffee with some friends. Coincidentally, one friend had just been on a walking tour of several different pastry & chocolatiers downtown. She decided to give us a mini -tour.
|Chocolate hearts are always nice!|
|Loved these hearts...and you can fill them too with more chocolate!|
|For those who prefer their chocolate with macaroons....|
|Chocolate shoe..and lady bugs...|
Of course what's chocolate without flowers!...I should have gotten a photo of the line of men in this flower store making their purchases!
|Very creative bouquet..|
|A cactus plant for Valentine's Day|
|Loved the red!|
|So many colors to choose from...|
|Again, fun colors|
|This was one of my favorites, the Chou-fleur or cabbage flower, complete with long stems.|
|Happy Valentine's Day cupcakes!|
|More Cupcakes, key lime pies and notice the cheese cake on the bottom!|
So lots of delicious things to choose from...after my mini-tour I decided on cupcakes for our family dessert tonight and I found small milk-chocolate hearts filled with almond paste for each of my girls. I guess nothing says I love you more that chocolate! Thank you to my new friend for the great tour - now I know all the delicious places to buy our goodies! Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!