Last week I attended my friend's annual Favorite Things Party, which has become one of the highlights of December for me. It's a great event that brings together women and allows us each to share one of our favorite holiday gifts with each other. It's amazing what you can learn in just a short period of time!
This year I brought these giant, decadent, chocolate macarons from Marie et Frères here in Seattle. The macarons are made by Mistral Kitchen, down the street from Marie's exotic chocolate shop, and conveniently sold alongside organic, free-trade super dark chocolate from South America. Marie et Frères (formerly Claudio Corallo) is a fantastic gem here in Seattle and definitely worth popping into for a few moments if you are a true chocolate lover...or are looking for a gift for a chocolate lover!
p.s. if the passion fruit or coconut chocolate popsicles are in-house that day, you really must try one of those too :)
Marie et Frères
2122 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
(just down the road from Whole Foods and the new kid on the block, West Elm)
image 1 - Stephanie Brubaker for stephmodo / image 2 - via Marie et Frères