Merci Indeed

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Think “charity store” and you conjure up a small, overstocked, slightly dusty shop full of clothes and knick knacks of sometimes questionable taste, staffed by well-meaning volunteers with blue-rinse hairdos. Yes, sometimes you can pick up something really special, but you’ve got to search through a lot of haystacks to find that bright, shiny needle. […]

Licking the Windows

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They call it “leche-vitrine”, or literally “licking the windows”. The phrase is highly appropriate for the huge number of exquisite and tantalising patisseries, confiseries and chocolatiers in Paris. While on a recent trip to the French capital, one shop in particular had my tongue hanging out – La Cure Gourmande (translates roughly as the “cure” […]