Hope everyone had a good, safe weekend since Hurricane Irene’s visit. I headed out of town for a few days, but am back in NYC and the sun is shining on a beautiful, cool day.  And even better about today: Ladurée has opened on Madison Avenue at last!

I saw the mention in the Times today and trotted up to Madison & 71st in these 5″ heels.  I reported on Twitter that they were 4″, but then came back and measured, yikes!

There was a line of course but I stuck it out.

And after some time I was in!

The shop is gorgeous: the soft colors, flowers, candles…

jams…

chocolates…

pretty boxes and ribbons…

ice creams and sorbets…

and of course, the macaroons!

Go visit soon, it’s a very pretty, tasty trip: 
Ladurée
864 Madison Avenue at 71st Street
open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 
closes at 6:00 p.m. every day except Sunday