I can’t speak much to the French revolution (after all, I wasn’t around), but I do know for a fact that I want my life to look as much like Sophia Coppola’s silver screen version of Marie Antoinette as humanly possible. The treats! The fashion! The cocktails! Oh how I dream of living in a world filled with sugar and champagne… but luckily, I sort of already do!

Years ago I worked at a decadent chocolate themed restaurant in Yorkville, and that was where I fell in love with macarons, chocolate dipped candied orange peels, and Chambord. Delicately packaged in the most divine packaging, Chambord’s sweet syrupy berry flavour quickly became an essential addition to almost everything I sipped…

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This is an excerpt from the article Clementine Violet Jam Chambord Mimosas which originally appeared on http://randomactsofpastel.com/.