One of our favorite parts of being in France is the food. The produce is out of this world delicious. The melon is the best I have ever had, it’s no wonder my grandmother had one every morning for breakfast. The cheeses, fresh fish, sausages, croissants and pastries are also a highlight for us. While we didn’t miss a single morning for croissants — they were always on the table, usually still warm — doing the (pastry) patisserie run was a less regular habit and more of a treat.
And what a treat it is! Perhaps it was also more rare be it’s so difficult to decide which to settle on: peach, apple, strawberry or my all time favorite, the tarte tropezienne. We often ended up picking a savory pie for dinner, too: spinach and cheese or a quiche. On this particular visit, our boxes were very heavy because we grabbed them all…
One of my favorite memories from the trip was going to an annual goods market in Aix-en-Provence. I bring it up only because after sifting through hundreds of stalls, we stumbled upon a pastry booth and ate three types standing up, it was the perfect blood-sugar reset. The crust is so flaky and delicious, and the fruit so ripe. I also love to think that the French approach these treats as celebratory pleasures rather than guilt-inducing indulgences. That was definitely my mindset in France and I’m trying to keep it up at home.
Last, this might have been my favorite outfit from the trip. I have said it before and I will say it again, these pants have been one of my favorite purchases of the summer — they are so comfortable, versatile and breathe beautifully. And, these shoes were an absolute staple and still are my everyday shoe!!
Thanks for joining in on the patisserie run, looking forward to sharing some longer articles this week, we got a wee bit carried away with birthday celebrations this weekend ;)! XX