Ladurée Savoir Vivre

The Art of Fine Living

By Maud Hacker

Illustrations by Sophie Bouxom

304 pages, with gilt edges, wrapped in tissue paper, presented in a gift box

6-1/8 x 6-1/2 in. , portrait

Over 300 color illustrations


ISBN 978‑1‑902686‑85‑1

US $39.95 / CAN $55 / GBP £28

PUBLISHED: Nov, 2016


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Ladurée, the iconic Parisian patisserie founded in 1862, is home to the world‑renowned double macaron, invented by Pierre Desfontaines, grandson of the founder, in 1930. Since 1993, the company has expanded from a single bakery into an international chain, with stores in more than 25 countries, including Great Britain, Japan, Brazil, Singapore, and, most recently, the United States (New York and Miami).

Ladurée Savoir Vivre is the latest in the firm’s successful series of entertaining and lifestyle books. Like its predecessors, it is nestled in an irresistible box. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the book offers practical tips and inspiration on such varied topics as how to prepare and have breakfast the Ladurée way, how to be a good host and a good guest, what is the best way to dress for the theater, and how to prepare your suitcase to travel with the jet set. The book is divided into five sections: “Morning: Rise and Shine!” “Daytime: Work Hard, Work Chic,” “Evening: Evening Elegance,” “Weekend: Luxurious Leisure Time,” and “Travel: Travel in Style.” With countless helpful hints and tips, menus and table settings, this is the ultimate guide to knowing how to live well (savoir vivre).

Maud Hacker is a historian, lecturer, and expert on Paris and the art of entertaining and organizing events on behalf of prestigious companies, institutes, and organizations. She also works for the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Fascinated by the history of Paris, Hacker has developed more than eighty tours of unique and hidden parts of the city in conjunction with museums, foundations, and private companies, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Canal Plus, Google, PNP, SNCF, and many more. She lives in Paris.

Sophie Bouxom, a graduate of the College of Applied Arts Duperré and the College of Decorative Arts in Paris, illustrates for a wide range of magazines, including Votre beauté, Elle, and Santé, specializing in the depiction of elegant Parisians. She lives in Paris.