I am still eating my way through my a stash of Nougat, Fleur De Sel Caramels and Calissons.
While I stayed only in Paris on this trip, my Vendome neighborhood provided much in the way of chocolate shops and access to a treasury of treats.
As always, I was awed by Le Grande Epicurie at Bon Marche and felt very at home with their Brooklyn theme running throughout the store. I missed a pop-up tattoo shop with Saved Tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, but was able to buy myself an appropriate little set of fake tattoos as shown on the right here. Once applied I felt frenchier, tougher & sweeter than ever.
Back in the first arrondissement, I found Colette as inspirational as ever and loved her little candy shop p.o.p. section of snacks items. Jeremyville @ Colette was really fun. Here's me with his well, blow up doll.
I went home with bags filled with presents and confectionery research from Colette including a full line of Le Chocolat des Francais featuring amazing wrappers designed by fabulous artists and illustrators like Serge Bloch, Marie Assenat, and Edith Carron. Vive le chocolat! Vive le illustration. Vive la France!