Since I am out of town right now, for this week's travel post I am going to skip my last post of our Colorado Adventure and share a story of a sweet little town that I spent time in while traveling. I will resume my Colorado Adventure posts next week.
Wheaton, Illinois is located thirty miles from Chicago. It has a lovely little downtown filled with cute shops and beautiful neighborhoods with mature trees and gorgeous homes. I've already shown you some of the beautiful flowers and neighborhood gardens in my Sunday Gardening Post.
I first became familiar with Wheaton when I attended Wheaton College there over thirty years ago. My daughter and son-in-law are both alumni of Wheaton College. They lived in Wheaton for five years after graduation until they moved to Florida this week. I was in Wheaton for a couple of days helping my daughter get ready for the move.
Now, if any one is on Instagram it's impossible to scroll through your feed without seeing a picture of a Macaron coming up. For months now, I've been seeing the pictures of these adorable pastries, and I had no idea what they were and what all the fuss was about. I really wanted to try one, but they didn't sell them in my neck of the woods. So when I saw a Macaron shop in downtown Wheaton, I was excited beyond excited!
I love the pretty pastel colors of these little cookies.
The store front window of this shop was filled with such attractive displays of Macarons.
This was actually an example of a wedding cake of Macarons. There is a bride and groom figurine on top of the cookie stand.
The next day, we went to a large, fancy grocery store where you could get Gelato, sushi, rotisserie chicken, or salad bar items. It also had a beautiful atrium filled with wrought iron tables, chairs, plants and flowers; so you could eat the item right there, or take it home with you.
The floral shop was located right next to the atrium, and they had this beautiful floral arrangement on display. What magnificent color!
Have a great day! Amy