There are so many things in life that inspire me - traveling, a lush floral arrangement, a golden sunset; however there is one thing that allows my mind to shift into full-on dreaming mode and it is fashion. The Spring 2012 Gucci campaign definitely made my pulse beat just a bit faster than usual - the gorgeous drop-waist flapper dressers were out of this world inparticularly the geometric prints in black, white and gold. I could not take my eyes off this dress , which inspired me to bake these vanilla macaroons with chocolate ganache.
To help create the Art Deco inspired theme, I purchased handmade paper from here (it is so gorgeous!) and to add a golden touch, I sprinkled edible gold flakes atop each macaroon to given them the finishing touch.