Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Frida Be Different.

A postcard that I picked up at the Tate Modern in London. She woke up today wanting to make a change.

Prints available for purchase at my Etsy thingy.

When we were planning our recent vacation, some people were kind enough to give recommendations for where to stay and what to see. I'm happy to say that I now have a recommendation for those of you who will be visiting Paris anytime soon- Le Bonbon au Palais Confiserie.

It's not a large place, maybe 15 by 22 feet inside, but it is filled with beautiful lidded glass containers of the best candies of France. There aren't any Snickers bars or gumballs to be found (although there is definitely a time and a place for those), this is the place to come and enjoy the most beautiful and classically French sweets that you will ever see.

We were given a tour of the shop by the owner, Georges. He was extremely friendly and helpful on giving us some insight on his collection. "I buy the best product of each region of France" he announced with enthusiasm. The freshest flavored marshmallows (I know that sounds strange, but you'll see), gorgeous candied pears, and square "jellies" that are infused with such a variety of flavors. If Willy Wonka sold candy instead of making it, this is the kind of magical place that I can imagine that happening. Just fantastic, that's all.

Le Bonbon au Palais
19, Rue Monge
Paris 5e