A Little France in Fort Collins

{raisin and rum galette}

Most of my  St. Patty’s Day this year was spent working.  However, with this amazing streak of spring weather we have been experiencing, it is impossible not to find at least one excuse a day to get out and enjoy it.    Saturday morning was no exception.   My friend Alli and I walked downtown for breakfast at one of Fort Collin’s cutest and perhaps most deliciously indulgent breakfast spots, La Creperie.  We were able to get a spot in the window ideal for people watching, and because the St. Patty’s Day Parade was in full swing just down the block, there were lots of people and pups dressed in green to amuse us.  Our meal, which consisted of two decadent pastries, two raspberry nutella macaroons, and one very large and savory crêpe, was accompanied by live accordion music, making the whole experience more complete.  I also decided since I was already going all out to give in fully to the necessity of having a cappuccino with such a sweet meal (I’ve still been caffeine free since October, and this little cup gave me a kick!)  Meals like this, very slow, and focused on enjoying each sense, bring joy to me, and I always leave feeling spoiled.   From the visual beauty of the pastries in front of us to the freshly baked aromas that lingered around us, La Creperie is a little slice of European heaven, a perfect place to be reminded of the importance of slowing down and taking it all in.

{our apricot croissant}

{raspberry nutella macaroons}

{i can't even remember which crêpe we finally went with but it was delicious!}

{waiting to be taken home}


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