I spent the latter half of yesterday afternoon indoors, curled up on the couch with a book, a cup of tea, and some sweet treats. (Yes, I know ... it's Pastry Week at Chez Milsters.) The tea I was having is from my favourite maison de thé in Paris, Dammann Frères, which I have raved about before. I was very surprised to stumble upon it in my local Marché Franprix as I was doing the afternoon shop, and decided to treat myself to a box of Jardin Bleu (one of my favourite parfums!) for this cold & grey weather.
The macarons of the day came from De Neuville, which I picked up at the store on Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile after pacing up and down the street lustfully looking for my pastry fix on my way home! It's the first time I've tried De Neuville's sweets, and I must say, they are solid. I judge all macaron houses by their ability to do the classic pistache, and De Neuville did it justice.