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Dreamy Routines: Patisserie Run

July 17, 2018

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.

patisserie run - here I am limbering up! patisserie run - deciding which one(s) to get is the hard part

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…

patisserie run - the bags were getting heavy on this occasion patisserie run - these white pants were invaluable in France

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.

patisserie run - a highlight during our stay in Francepatisserie run - dreamy routines

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!!

patisserie run - a moment of reflectionpatisserie run - Grimaud, France

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