31.7.11

London | Let Them Have Ladurée Cake

Psynopsis Sarah at Ladurée Tea Room Covent Garden Market London
If there was a fashion bloggers' heaven it would have to be a Ladurée café with an endless supply of rainbow coloured macaroons and creamy cakes (with absolutely NO calories at all, bien sûr!)... and there is a new celestial installation on planet earth, in Covent Garden to be exact. So after our latest, totally exhausting shopping trip, intended to find a knee-length school skirt for Sarah, ending with pink jeans and green stilettos for me (and still no school skirt, but at least black jeans… [I really have to work on the dress code of English girls-only grammar schools, if it was for me black leather mini skirts, lace-up boots and whips for all students would be obligatory])… we crawled to ssee cake place.

The instant sugar flash nearly made me purr and so content I didn't manage to take many pictures, but if you want to see more I remember Shini visited the place a while ago and worked her usual photo magic... And if you are too far away from sugar heaven – I spent the weekend trying out the original recipe from the Ladurée cookbook… and will - bien sûr! - share my experiences. Stay tuned!
Psynopsis Ladurée Tea Room Covent Garden Market London

Psynopsis Ladurée Tea Room Covent Garden Market London
Ladurée Tea Room, Covent Garden Market, London, WC2E 8RF

29 comments:

Harriet said...

Ahh the curse of the all girls grammar school uniform. I remember it well! Wish you'd designed mine!

Laduree looks amazing, really really need to go!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Aahh, merci... Sans ou avec fouet? Okay, I'll stop with the wannabe french now.

Tanvi said...

I was ther eon my last trip!!! It was HEAVEN!!! And thankfully before the 'no-sugar' phase!!! You got my mouth watering ... And that uniform ... we had it in Indian Schools too! After all our schooling system IS British reminiscent ... though now looking back I kinda miss it! :P

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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

this looks amazing, I always wanted to go to laduree
p.s. I went to an all girls school when I lived in london so i know what you mean with the uniform lol

Vix said...

Oh yes, the English all-girl's grammar school uniform. Ours was so hideous it was voted "Ugliest School Uniform in the country" on kid's TV!
Sarah looks like she's in cake heaven. I don't like cakes (I know, I'm a freak) but they do look so pretty. x

WendyB said...

We had a whole lunch at Laduree in Paris this month (with real food, not just dessert)! It was lovely.

Sherin said...

I love the Laduree in Covent Garden. I definitely need to go again.

janettaylor said...

Oh, yummy!

Maddy said...

A day of shopping with an ending of delicious dessert...I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day!

Nnenna said...

Ahh, it looks like an amazing place! And I can't wait to see how your version of the recipe turns out! =)

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Rachana said...

This looks so amazing!!! Yumm!!!

the nyanzi report said...

sweet!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

A blogger's heaven is right! I will most definitely be stopping by on my next trip on over. Love Covent Garden and love Laduree. What a perfect combination :)

Fashionistable said...

I think you should be in charge of all secondary school outfits. Go girl. What yummy cakes. I will give them a visit. Xxxx

Cindy Whitehead said...

I like your ideas for uniforms - they should listen to you!! (-: Love the sweets!!!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Is this the same as the Laduree in Paris by the Champs Elysee? Heaven indeed!!!

The Style Realist said...

Too cute!

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drollgirl said...

oh a sugary treat (or ten!) is just what the doctor ordered! nom nom! i wish i was enjoying one of these delights right now!!!!

Zarna said...

the sweets look so delicious!

Demü said...

Oh my gosh! This is bringing back incredible memories!! The Laduree bar in Paris is to die for! I had a mimosa and a mimosa macaroon ..i cant wait to go back!! Your snacks looked delish!!

Kavery said...

Heaven in a cake is possible then? What edible treats are.

Heather said...

ooohhh I love High tea!

Isabel said...

i need to go there!

PinkBow said...

mmmm, the post i have been waiting for! so glad you enjoyed it!

Clare said...

omgah!!! those little pastry things are my FAVORITE things ever. YUMMAH! THis post is beautiful

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, they look soo delicious and gorgeous photos as usual! have a great week too xx

polka dot said...

Having a nice quiet early morning catch up on your blog, birds singing outside: I've missed so many posts, and they're beautiful. I didn't realise they'd opened in Covent Garden - let's go when we're back and you're next in town!

It's funny how in the time I've been blogging, macarons have shoved cupcakes out of first place for fashion press events (I remember one catwalk show even gave away Ladurée: I ate some but saved the rest: they go rock hard and last forever, as objects of art).

The first time I experienced Ladurée was with a Parisienne friend, Hind, who was moving from London and treated me. It was.. heady. Proustian. Where is that post... ah, here it is:

http://streetstylelondon.blogspot.com/2009/07/because-everyone-needs-little-laduree.html

Okay I'll shut up now. There are other posts I want to comment on! Like those shoes. And your homemade macarons! Hope you're having a lovely summer. xox

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Oh Sabine, I love your pictures xx

Ameena said...

I LOVE Laduree. I've been in PAris and London...nothing beats it!