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Everywhere I turn I see French, I hear French spoken and eat French that is my inspiration for week 36 of Be Still...St. Maarten is part Dutch and part French...I stay on the Dutch side but I love the French side with its's macarons, cafe-a-lait and almond croissants..yes, I know you can buy these lovely items in the States but trust me, they do not taste the same...even here if you buy macarons on the Dutch side you are not getting the real twice, while I'm here, I go to the French coffee house and get me 6 lovely macarons in a variety of colors...the first time.  After that I get the smooth and rich and the sweet and juicy with a crust like velvet and the cappicino. The only other place that they came close was in France and even then they were not as good as the ones here...It is worth my yearly trek here just for this one treat. Of course getting away from the cold and piles of snow is a good incentive also..

As if that weren't enough, on our first day here, driving up to our condo, we passed a new restaurant called So French...I couldn't believe my eyes...well it didn't take me long to find my way down the hill to that lovely place...just to check it out.  The view of the lagoon across the street is so lovely and romantic...I just had to have a drink and talk to the nice waiters and owners...seems they have only been open 6 months.  The menu is a little pricey but I have heard good things...When it came time to leave...I was so shocked and thrilled, they had comped our bar how is that for good business practice and of course we made a reservation for this Friday night...table for two by the window on the little porch...Merci

I'll be back when my macarons are gone...

Linking up to Kim Klassen's  Be Still week 36...Summersun pre-set used on all photo's.  Edited in LR...

Photo's taken with Fuji EX-2 mirrorless camera..

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Reader Comments (7)

Somehow I feel left out!!! For real...fresh French Macarons? Oh they look so good and a cafe' au lait too! So French...I'lll be watching for a post on that evening as well. So, I'm sitting here eating a couple of home made pecan sandies but they do not compare to the Macarons. The photos are so beautiful! Hope you are loving your new little camera!! xx (it is so cold here!!)

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Beverly not to bad for not having any props except the cloth napkins I brought from home...I always bring them and a cloth tablecloth also...I like nice things...LOL...I'll keep you posted on the Friday night dinner and hey, your cookies sound lovely also...the little camera is a treat to use...

February 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

I can really relate to your love of all things French! Croissants, macaroons, baguettes, French food -- love it all. I found some of this type of macaroon in Delray Beach recently and they were pretty good. I guess I will have to go back to Saint Martin again to compare with yours LOL. It's great how you are continuing your photo assignments while there. These images are truly lovely. And what a great discovery about the new restaurant. Will be awaiting a full report too! So how did you decide which mirror less to go with? Everybody seems to be getting one these days but there are so many on the market!

February 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G.

So funny my husband and I prefer the French side buy always visit the Dutch side. When we first went down we stayed on the Dutch side but we soon realized we loved the french culture, food etc… of the other side. And so now we go to Orient Beach.

We are down to 30 days until we go down. Counting the days…. obviously!

February 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Well, I knew you LOVED Paris, but didn't realize you were also vacationing in a "French" resort, so to speak! Now I'm thinking that book will really be a treat when you get home! Just had to google the mirrorless Fuji EX-2 . . . had never heard of it! You picked a wonderful time to be down there too! You know I love winter and cold, but do not feel that way about the frigid temps and wind! Am enjoying knowing you are warm and happily relaxing by the sea. Can't wait to hear about your dinner on Friday! I love that you're keeping in touch with us while on your get-away . . . it's very generous and special of you to share part of your vacation with us!

February 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Gorgeous photos! The French macarons look amazing, and I love the name of the is so perfect! :)

February 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterValerie (Our Ruins)

My, my that looks good I have never had a macaron, they have them in Marks and Spencer but 6 in a box ! and I live with someone who has coeliac disease !!! But have one for me my friend the chocolate sounds tres bon ....

February 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterViv

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