Friday, August 1, 2014

Ladurée & Musée d'Orsay

Our week in Paris was filled with so many delicious treats: much chocolate, crepes, macarons, and lots (lots!) more.  But, the most delicious treat of all was the Pain Perdu (or French Toast as we Americans call it) from Ladurée!  We ordered a nice hot cup of coffee to start with and then when those two golden pieces of heaven came to the table alongside a cute little bottle of maple syrup, the party in our mouths began.  I can honestly say that it was probably one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten!  I still remember the soft explosion of sugary goodness so well; damn, it was so good.  This was back in February by the way, and as some of you may know from instagram, after I returned home from Europe and ended up in the hospital, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes (lots more on all of that at a later time!).  So now reflecting back on my time in Europe, I feel so grateful and appreciative actually to have (and survived) living off of sugar and getting to taste so many delicious treats without a care in the world - something I can never really do again as a T1D.  And, by the way, yes I have type one diabetes, but NO it is not because I ate too much sugar!  You wouldn't believe the amount of people who ask that question and don't know the huge difference between type 1, which is an autoimmune disease one has absolutely no control over getting, and type 2 diabetes, which is the one most people think of when the hear the D word (including myself before I was diagnosed).  But again, I plan to talk about all of that much more after I get through all my Europe posts.
Anyways!  After Ladurée, we spent a handful of hours at Musée d'Orsay, once again feeling so lucky we were getting to experience and see so many beautiful works of art, and then ended the afternoon with a peaceful stroll along the Seine River and another visit to Notre Dame, will share some more photos from this day in the next post.

Outfit Details
Blouse - American Apparel
Dress - American Apparel
Boots - Urban Outfitters


  1. You look just beautiful in these pictures and I can just imagine how great that "French toast" tasted!

  2. That dress look so cute on you.
    As for Laduree....I'm fortunate enough to have it right here in London...or should that be unfortunate.... Either way, I'm in there far too often.

  3. Love your outfit and that french toast sounds delicious! I honestly had no idea what the difference between the two types of diabetes was but now it makes sense.

  4. I love your blog. Thanks for all the beautiful pictures!

  5. drooool. You've got me so hungry for some french toast now. I visited Laduree in NYC but it was tiny. Still beautiful, though! :)

    love, polly

  6. I feel like I should visit this place!!

  7. First off, your style and photography are so, so gorgeous.

    But the reason I am commenting is because I too was relatively recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes- about a year ago, in fact. It was about a month before I was getting married and then going on a honeymoon to Paris! Oddly, I thought Paris would be a bit more a challenge- and I did do my best not to look at the more sugary treats too much-, but... really we did so much walking, my diabetes was actually under very good control there, even with eating more bread etc. I do think of my earlier trips to Vienna and Prague where I pretty much ate pastries with fondness though since it is not something that can happen again.

    Anyway, I guess- I know there are days when you are feeling pretty good about handling T1D and there are days when you feel you have a very complicated relationship with food that is frustrating, so I just wanted to let you know how much I look forward to that post and wish you luck in learning about your T1D.

    1. Kristian,
      Thanks so, so much for your words! So great to hear from someone who knows the struggle of this (mostly) invisible monster.