Sunday, January 22, 2012

Paris Cafe Day!

One little theme you may notice for this year is my love for all things Parisian.  2012 happens to bring a "milestone" birthday and with that a long standing dream trip is to visit Paris this summer... Working hard to achieve this goal!!  Until I reach the City of Lights, I am practicing on bringing a bit of their culture to my life in LA... Today, incorporating two of my favorite things - strong, rich coffee & sweets!
I recently received a sampling of some coffee, Organo Gold from a dear friend that has began to rep. the brand here in Los Angeles.  I had never heard of it before and it's an instant coffee which was different for me and my normal ways of brewing with a French press, but I made a delicious latte worthy of any high end cafe ~ and it's my understanding it has some amazing health benefits as well...  And so to combat anything too healthy (isn't that SO French :-), I paired my beverage with a few little treats from a fantastically minimalist French macaron shop in Old Town Pasadena called, 'lette.  Not only do I love the gooey-chewiness if these cookies, I was totally taken by the sweet little packaging you receive with just a little purchase of 2 macarons.  The flavors offered are spot on and I had a hard time choosing...  I settled on Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mint and maybe their gorgeous color had a bit to do with it as well.

One packet, then pour in 6 to 8 ounces for hot water and stir...
Use a hand held frother and make some since foam peaks (skim milk works best).
Place a few dollops of the milk froth on top of your coffee and enjoy!
What did I tell ya about the packaging!!  ADORABLE, right?
Inside view is even better!
Avoir un merveilleux après-midi du dimanche! (translation here)

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