Parisian Decadence, One of my Favorites

Calories don't count in Paris, well that's my theory at least. After all one is continuously strolling the boulevards and parks so pastries are actually a necessity. Perhaps with a bit of champagne just for good measure. My favorite arrondissement (there are 20) is Saint-Germain-des-Prés, replete with shops, galleries, cafés, eccentrics, architectural gems, and parks including my favorite the majestic Jardin du Luxembourg created beginning in 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace. I'll share more on the garden in a future blog. Café Pouchkine has three elegantly appointed cafés in Paris, each featuring a mélange of Parisian and Russian sweet confections. Here are just a few of the delicacies you'll find when you visit. To learn more visit http://cafe-pouchkine.fr/en/home/

Café Pouchkine never disappoints!

Café Pouchkine never disappoints!

A bit of Imperial Russia in the heart of Paris

A bit of Imperial Russia in the heart of Paris

Pastry at Café Pouchkine, Paris

Pastry at Café Pouchkine, Paris

A Work of Art!

A Work of Art!

Hot Chocolate, You can almost smell that heavenly aroma.

Hot Chocolate, You can almost smell that heavenly aroma.

I'll have One of Each s'il vous plait!!!!

I'll have One of Each s'il vous plait!!!!

Gold is one of the Super Foods, and much more interesting than dried goji berries.

Gold is one of the Super Foods, and much more interesting than dried goji berries.

The Perfect Place to Savor your Pastry, the Luxenbourg Garden's Medici Fountain.

The Perfect Place to Savor your Pastry, the Luxenbourg Garden's Medici Fountain.