Ladurée, the French bakery, tea room and restaurant, is more than just a purveyor of delicious macarons. Ladurée also offers make-up, cotton scarves, wash clothes, make-up brushes, vanity sets, make-up bags, etc.
Ladurée also has published several books on French cooking, French living, and entertaining. It was through reading one of the books that I discovered the other offerings.
The non-food items are available on the Ladurée website as well as other online stores such as eBay. I have not tried the make-up, but the other items are just so cute that they are irresistible!
I love to carry a handkerchief and the Ladurée cotton scarves are whimsical, practical and large. They can be used for a variety of purposes from dressing up an outfit, using as a napkin, cleaning up a spill or tying up one’s hair. Even though it is not intended to be a handkerchief, in my purse it serves a dual purpose.
The little make-up cases are adorable. I had a difficult time choosing between a pink or turquoise one. I ended up buying the pink one. The zipper pull is one of those famous Ladurée macarons…if only it were the real thing! I use small bags such as this to separate and contain items in my purse. One bag for lipsticks and make-up, one for keys, one for pens, notepaper, etc. Different sizes, shapes, and fabrics make it easy to find which bag you need while driving or in a dimly lit restaurant.
I also own a set of the make-up brushes simply because they are pretty! With the bristles in fun colors such as blue, pink and purple, make-up application seems more enjoyable! And the large handles are easy to grip. Ladurée offers white or pink brush holders to attractively display them on the vanity. Add a pretty little matching handled mirror and your make-up area will look like you are in France!
I have yet to try the make-up, room spray, nightgowns, robes, slippers, or candles, but it all looks lovely in pretty packaging. As with a Ladurée restaurant, the company understands how to present items attractively.
Laduree’s brands include: Tea Ladurée, Ladurée Secrets, Beauté, Les Merveilleuses Ladurée.