Monday, March 22, 2010

my laduree cherry has finally been popped!! i finally feel like a woman.

remember when i told the world that i would cut a bitch for some of these??? yeah, well. i finally ate some. a whole box in fact. let me just say that yes, they are as good as everyone says they are. and yes, there are some flavors that taste similar to turds floating in an acid bath. i didn't have a list of flavors so i had to guess a lot. there was one that i am pretty sure was either honeysuckle or orange blossom that blew my mind!! the rose, caramel, honeysuckleorangeblossom and vanilla were the best. but they all got eaten. even the acid turds. and you have to eat them pretty much all at once, otherwise they get all dried out. a few times i thought i was gonna puke. but it would have been a beautiful puke show. rainbow puke.
how did i get these cookies?? my blog pal bailey at peppermint bliss sent them to me from london. smuggled them past fed ex actually..seriously, she went to major lengths to get them to me. and i am eternally grateful to her. this is part of our email conversation:


"Hotel wouldn't send them, embargo on US, bum city (although...true story here, while I was arguing with the concierge about the safety of sending magic treats to US they sent not 1 but 2 straight up prostitutes to rooms...not staying in a brothel...officially anyway)
Went on our own to fedex #1...told them treats were soaps...soaps apparently a no-go for sending to US
Go to fedex #2...notice hallmark store across the streat...realize hallmark might be universal for "Tame useless crap that could not/would not cause international incident"
Buy frog to keep magic treats company. Send both using Hallmark bag.
And...scene."

you can also read about her awesome trip to london with her finance (onpurpose) at her hilarious blog, peppermint bliss.




turn it up!!

20 comments:

Hello Lover... said...

I am so jealous - I'm glad they were smashed otherwise I'd be afraid they were too pretty to eat! I think my favorite part of the video is you repeatedly saying OMG! Lucky lady!

A Perfect Gray said...

so good on a Monday morning to wake up to THAT POST TITLE. that's why we love you, gal.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMG! Bailey cracks my ass up! Brilliant on the customs snafu, and very glad you have consummated your affair with the delicate sweet.

nkp said...

The video...you are hilarious. I'm glad you enjoyed this monumental life passage.

The Townhouselady said...

Now THAT'S one awesome blogger friend!

So glad you got to indulge.

EJR said...

haha I've been dying for some of those magical macaroons! I love Bailey's blog.

Susan said...

That was my reaction! I literally melted into my seat, before I started cramming my mouth with all the tasties.

HeatherAnn said...

I think my favorite part was when your husband said "Hook me up with dumbness" lmao that was classic. I must have watched that 5 times!!!

LindsB said...

I'm so jealous- even of the turds in an acid bath. They sound amazing!

jennifer said...

awesome video! lucky girl

Anita Davis said...

holy shit -- you just had a macarongasm.
i'm jealous!

Keri said...

way jealous. i'm waiting until i make my trip to paris this year to try one. i cant wait to see if they are everything my dreams imagined!

La Dolfina said...

Awesome!!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Oh my, that looks heavenly ! I'm still a laduree virgin :(

Maison Luxe said...

so jealous! i love the lauderee macaron like no other. except the pierre herme macaron is as good, if i dare say it was better, when i sampled them last. i still dream of the raspberry macaron filled with rose cream.

get thee to paris girl, you can spend the entire day taste testing!

Jessica said...

Your video was hilarious. I love how you were knocked out with the taste of the last one. gold.
Laduree macaroons are the best. Their stores are amazing and the other desserts you can get there are works of art. But everyone looks right past them to the macaroons. Oh Paris. sigh.

hello gorgeous said...

Yum. Loved that last bit o' drama. I don't know if I've ever even been to her blog. I am headed over to start sucking up. Ha.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Oh girl! I'm so happy for you and totally jealous. Aren't they lovely? And wow... the smuggling story to boot. Someone must really love you.

xo
Sarah

Design Darling said...

yay! it's funny how some can be so great and some are just god awful. go bailey!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Best Thank You Note ever. As my favorite orphan Oliver would say, "I'd do anything for you dear ANYTHING!"
p.s. SuperMike gots skillz