The perfect combo; a luxurious robe, a quiet morning at home and delectable croissants! We are fortunate to have
Renaud here in Santa Barbara, who creates incredible french pastry. You will find all the French expats there too – saying his creations are better than many French bakeries. The ultimate French Tea Emporium experience this side of the pond is not even Laduree in NYC but actually just down the coast from us here, in downtown Los Angeles. Bottega Louie is a must for those longing for a French experience; the patisserie is housed in beautiful marble and glass cases, in a high-ceiling, turn of the century building with large windows full of light. Enjoy a bistro meal, tea time treat or take things to go; the macaroons, patisserie and chocolates are nestled into beautiful packaging. My fave is the raspberry croissant pictured here. Ooh la la!