Laduree visit macarons!

When Laduree opened on the Upper East Side of NYC I was thrilled!  I dragged my husband (who doesn't like sweets by the way..?!?..crazy) and waited in line for 1.5 hours.  The store is gorgeous and they hold the key to my heart there.  The NYC inspired cinnamon-raisin macaron was so delicious I almost cried.  No joke.  Have you ever tasted anything so good that you will never forget the feeling, the place, and the time you ate it?  A food that conjures up other great memories and evokes a child-like joy in you?  No wonder Laduree is the best.   Note: Bouchon Bakery makes a killer coffee macaron too.  

These delicate and sweet treats are flown in from Paris.  

So, of course I was craving a macaron the other day and wanted to stop by Laduree again, but priced at just around $3 per macaron and the long wait, I decided to make my own.  Please don't judge me by my feet....if you know what I'm talking about :)  haha