The macaron is the anti-cupcake. A cupcake comforts. A macaron teases. Dainty, nearly weightless, it leaves you hungrier than you were before. It is but a prelude to other pleasures. Your slacker boyfriend gives you a cupcake; your lover gives you macarons.
An excerpt from Airy Macarons written by Ligaya Mishan for The New York Times. Airy Macarons is a short and delightful read! And, I heartily encourage you to visit Park and Cube to view lovely imagery of Ladurée in London.