Cake & Consumerism
Today at BordeauxLife we are doubly excited by yet another excuse to load on the calories with a Galette des Roi and the upcoming Winter Sales next week.
After a few glasses of sparkling water (dry January - please send help) we decided that we could have our cake and walk it off.
Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season and celebrates the day that the three wise men visited the baby Jesus to give their gifts and in France this is celebrated with cake.
Each cake contains a little charm (une féve) and the person who finds it (and manages not to choke or break a tooth) gets to wear the golden crown that is sold with every cake and is king or queen for the day.
Our top choice for cake (and bread, pastries, tarts and,and, and) has to be the Boulangerie Maison Lamour on rue Juadique. They don’t just offer the traditional frangipane galette but also a pecan nut version. We may try both.
But enough about eating (for now) and on to shopping - the Winter Sales start on Wednesday 9th January.
Sale periods in France are strictly regulated by the government and only held twice a year. Sales last for six weeks and discounts increase as the period progresses.
BordeauxLife top tips
Whatever your plans are for the week - have a good one and happy bargain hunting
7/1/2019 11:14:46 pm
As an American who lived in Bordeaux for a year, one unexpected bonus was all the school holidays! The February break is perfect for skiing, and well positioned AFTER the January sales. We were able to get outfits for the slopes for much less than we could have done here at home. If only I'd had more room in my luggage, I would have bought that handbag, too.... Thanks for the tips, ladies!
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