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SWEATER: Maje (similar here and here) // JEANS: J Brand // FLATS: Chanel (similar here) // LIPSTICK: MAC Fanfare

Ladurée invited me and my girlfriends to come try one of their pastry classes and learn how to make Ispahan by their chef Jimmy!! (I wont judge you if you had to google ispahan … I totally did lol). We were all basically giddy the entire time because it was sooo fun. I love Ladurée – their macarons are amazing and the packaging is so good I always have a hard time throwing them away after. I am totally guilty of doing all of the cliche Ladurée macaron pics.. like holding the box up in front of some landmark haha! Such a typical girl instagram. Anyways – it was the funnest girls day ever! I know it sounds really cheesy but my cheeks literally hurt after ha.

Nothing is better than quality girlfriends! It is hard to find girls you click with who also have same standards, aren’t catty, want the same things in life, etc. but these girls really are so lovely and kind and awesome. All of the girls I have met in NYC I feel are truly happy for other’s success and never talk badly about people and that is extremely rare to find from my experience. We are all already planning our next pregnancy at the same time because having pregnant friends the same time as you is basically what got me through Rosie’s pregnancy!!! Friends are the best.

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  1. Have a group of 8 gals that we started a prayer group when our kids were young. Two decades later, we still get together for birthdays, Christmas and a girls trip to Hawaii each year. Such an incredible blessing….especially since we’re all like minded!! Love your blog!

    1. That is so cute!! I love hearing that! I know these girls will be forever friends 🙂 Thanks for reading!!

  2. Hi Amber,

    I loved this post!!! Such a great idea to do with girlfriends. Is this class available to the public? How could I sign up with my girlfriends?

    Thank you!!!
    xo
    Tara

    1. Thanks so much Tara!! And unfortunately they don’t have classes open to the public. Thanks for asking!

  3. Amber this looks like so much fun. Will be doing a similar class here on germany.
    What’s the nailpolish you are wearing ? I have been on the hunt for a color like this for soooo long.

  4. What a cool experience! Can anyone sign up for baking class there?

  5. im sure the pastries looked amazing but all i could see was a montage of amazing eyebrows. #perfection

  6. Amber, would you mind telling me what website host you use for your blog. thanks love 🙂

    1. Thanks Sam!! I would love to try a cooking class next! That sounds so fun 🙂

  7. so happy to hear that you are having more babies!!!!! you are such a good mama 🙂

    1. I typically use a 24-70mm lens but I also use a 20mm, 200mm, and 50mm. xo

  8. Love this post! It’s always been a dream of mine to go to Laduree in Paris! Now Ill have to make a trip to NYC!

    1. Thank you so much!! And yes!! Definitely visit Laduree someday! There’s nothing like it 🙂

  9. WOW!!!! What a stunning group of ladies!!!! What a fun day to spend time with your girlfriends!!! So darn true, there is nothing better than true friends!!!! HA!!! I have to google Ispahan!!!! The best days with your friends is when you laugh all day and your face and cheeks hurt from so much laughter!!! Simply the best!!!! You are so beautiful Amber!!!!! Love ya!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much!!! We had a blast together!! And yes, you are so right, there is nothing better!! I love them! 🙂 Thanks for reading! Love ya too!! xo

  10. You are so prettyyyy!!???????????????? the cake is cute, i ❤ D+R+A haha ????

    1. Thank you so much!! And we aren’t sure how many for sure, maybe 4! xo

  11. So fun!! I am totally loving your blonde right now, what do you tell your colorist or what do they do? Thanks, love your blog!!

  12. I’ve tried making macarons from scratch five times and they never work out! I think I’d better take a trip to NYC to learn from the pros. Amazing photos as usual, Amber!
    xo, Rowan
    rowanmorrissy.com

    1. Thanks so much Rowan!! And yeah, I hear they are really tricky to make, so I don’t blame ya 😉

  13. You guys are adorable! And you’re so right, having a tribe of girlfriends is huuuuugely important. Nothing like a good GNO 😉

  14. This looked like such a blast!!!! And I agree good girlfriends are one of God’s great gifts!!! Thank you for all the great posts about New York, my husband and I are planning a trip over in May (we are from Seattle). Such great suggestions!!! Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

    1. Thanks Jena!! So glad you agree!! 🙂 And yay!! How fun!! You will love it!

  15. This looks so fun! And having friends that are pregnant at the same time/have similar aged babies is so nice! When they get older they can have playdates 🙂
    Kate // This Side of Paradise

    1. Thanks Kate!! We had a great time 🙂 And yes! I am so looking forward to that! xo

  16. My boyfriend and I are coming to the city tomorrow for the day and Laduree is officially on the list of places to visit! I can’t wait! xoxo

      1. We didn’t make it. We drove by and there was a line so we decided to try it next time we’re in the city 🙁 sadness! I love macaroons but the donuts at Donuttery in Chelsea Market made up for it 😉

        1. Oh that makes sense!! Waiting in lines is no fun! Glad you had a great time!! xo

  17. I love this!!!! So cute. I would love to do a baking class at Laduree! Also, that’s so great that you have such solid friends. It’s so important in life. Thanks for sharing! I love your blog posts!!

    1. Thanks Kari!! We had a great time 🙂 And yes! They were so yummy!

  18. What a great girl day trip to do with friends… Even though I think Atticus would have a ball. LOL Could you imagine him in there? I’m cracking up just thinking about it.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

    1. It was so fun!! We all loved it 🙂 And that would be hilarious!! He would make a mess 😉

  19. did you find anything that worked well for any stretch marks during pregnancy?

    1. Aww thank you!! 🙂 And YES you need to come visit, you would love it!! xo

  20. Hi Amber!
    I just wanted to say that you are my role model, it’s so nice to see a young women carry herself with such respect and kindness. I hope that I can go through life with such grace and happiness as you.
    Ps have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Natalie!! Thank you so much!! That is seriously such a nice compliment 🙂 That means a lot to me!! xo

  21. Oh my goodness I totally agree about finding girls you click with! All of my friends are definitely true friends, not catty at all, and we truly celebrate each other’s successes. It’s so refreshing to see you are the same way!! I’d love to hang out with y’all sometime! Laduree is incredible. My boyfriend and I absolutely adore their macarons, we really love the berry one and the toffee one. Your treats look absolutely delicious and you are stunning as usual! xo

    1. Yay!! I am so glad you agree!! 🙂 It is definitely a good feeling having great friends by your side. And aren’t their macarons a dream?! I am obsessed!!

    1. Thank you!! They were SO yummy! And yes!! I hope you can too 🙂 I bet you would love it!

  22. I am happy for you that u=you found such a good group of girlfriends. It is really hard to find them, specially in NYC where there’s a lot of competition among friends.
    xo
    http://www.dearbabymj.com

    1. Thank you so much!! That’s so sweet of you!! 🙂 I appreciate that!

  23. Amber are you planning next pregnant? 🙂 wow. You are rigt that is important to have real friends and that people often talk badly about other, I think is because they are jealous… Love your posts and pic. Have a great day :*

    1. I am definitely thinking about it 😉 And thank you so much!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! xo

  24. Love that you’ve found girlfriends that you not only have similar interests with, but that you share standards with! That’s such a huge thing that isn’t to be taken for granted. Love that. Isn’t it great having a handful of friends that you are able to connect with not only on a surface level, but also on a deeper level?

    xoxo
    Caylie

    https://soulpaletteblog.wordpress.com/

    1. Thanks so much!! I appreciate that 🙂 And I agree!! It’s so important! xo

    1. Aww thank you!! It was a dream come true!! We loved it 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

  25. This looks like SO much fun! And I’m so glad you have such great girlfriends. It really is so rare to find.

    1. Thanks so much!! We had so much fun 🙂 And I agree! I feel so lucky to have found these girls!

  26. Hi Amber, Where & how did you meet your friends? I would love advice. You picked up friends in New York pretty fast. I love your blog and have been following it for years!

    1. Hi love!! I met most of them at church and then a few are friends of friends 🙂 I would try a book club or something fun like that! And thank you so much!! I am so glad you follow along!! xo

  27. Amber, this is such a fun idea! Macarons are my favorite sweet treat, did you love Laduree or what? I blog over at EM (www.emmagiddens.com) and LOVE to cook/bake, I’d love to see more things like this on your blog!

    1. Thank you so much!! And yes!! I am obsessed to say the least 😉 And okay great! Thanks for the tip!

  28. Love this tribute to friendship and your amazing friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the good honest friendships of a couple of amazing ladies. We all need those few people we can trust, who encourage us, lift us up, and smack us when we’re not living up to our own standards!! Cheers! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much!! I am so glad you agree 🙂 It really is so important to have supportive friends! It makes all the difference!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! xo

  29. Hi Amber, I’m soo happy for you, When you have friends with their babies at the same age you can talk about the same things, this is so great, i love you blog, God bless you always.

    1. Thank you so much!! You are too kind!! Thanks for the comment 🙂 xo

  30. Good friends are so hard to find! So happy you found them in NYC. You deserve it Amber, we love you!

  31. love a good cooking class! those macaroons are almost too pretty to eat 😉

    1. Oh I know!! I didn’t want to mess them up haha! But I ended up giving in because they were so yummy 😉

  32. This looks so fun! Yours came out great! Ahh- we have so much in common!

  33. Friends are totally the best! My mom and her best friend accidentally ended up being pregnant at the same time twice! Me and her oldest son are best friends and our two little brothers are best friends with each other too. There’s so much love between us! The Laduree experience sounds so amazing I would definitely be smiling the whole way through <3

    Abigail Alice x | Latest The Best Nude Liquid Lipsticks!

  34. When are you planning your next baby? I thought you might be done. That’s exciting. Your an amazing mum and your children are gorgeous!

  35. Watched your snaps, and was insanely jealous!! It looked like so much! & I totally agree with your point on quality girlfriends, it is super hard to find girls who don’t do anything but talk bad about others! Still searching for friends like you mentioned!! Great post 🙂

    Cassandra | http://www.fortheloveofblonde.com

    1. Aww thanks!! We had a great time 🙂 And yes! I feel so blessed to have found these girls. Thank you for reading!! xo

  36. This looks like such a beautiful time! Ah! I would love to go one day!

    1. Thanks so much!! And yes! You totally should!! The macarons are to die for 🙂

  37. You and your friends all look different and yet, just alike…that’s cute! 😉

  38. God you are so lucky! I find it so hard to make/find new friends at this age… Where did you find such gems??

    1. Thanks Megan!! I am definitely lucky! And I met most of them through church.

  39. That looks so fun!!! I absolutely love macarons!!! Are you already planning to have another kid? How many kids do you want??

    1. Thanks so much Mirra!! We loved it! And no not yet, just planning for the future 🙂

  40. So glad you’ve been able to find such amazing friends in the city, and I loved seeing Instagrams of you all pregnant at the same time, seriously how cool!!!

    But one quality in your list for girl friends should have or must have been: has INCREDIBLE eyebrows. Seriously, the four of you together are like an ad for great brows hahaa!!

    xo Mary-Katherine | http://www.goldhattedlover.com

    1. Aww thank you so much!! It has been so fun getting to meet such fun friends 🙂 And haha you are too nice!!! Thank you! I will pass that compliment along 😉

  41. I envy you so much! I love baking and I love sweet treats 🙂 We have a new oven now, so I am ready to bake like..nonstop 😀 We had a really old one that had been in this house since my great grandmother still lived here and sadly it got broken, so now there is a new one for me to try everything I want! 🙂 And yes, I had to google ispahan 😀

    1. I love treats too!!! I am obsessed with trying new ones! I wish I loved baking more but that class definitely got me wanting to bake more 🙂 And yay for a new oven!! How nice!

    1. Thank you Carrie!! So glad you love Laduree too! Thanks for reading 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Ida!! You are so sweet! We have all had a blast together 🙂 I feel so lucky!

  42. So beautiful! The desserts look delish and pretty!
    Though, all the untied hair made me crings – that is never acceptable in a professional kitchen! Surprised they allowed this. I get the aspect of the photo shoot…but eeek!

    1. Thanks so much!! We all loved it 🙂 And as far as the untied hair, it was a personal baking class and we were just making treats for ourselves so it wasn’t an issue.

  43. This is a dream!! I took a macaron class from Sur La Table but would DIE to take one from Laduree!! My favorite macarons!!

  44. Not only does it look like it was fun, but very delicious too lol. What a fun way to have a girls day! Every mom needs one here and there 🙂 even if you’re not a mom it is still needed 😉
    Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Emily!! 🙂 We all had a great time!! And I agree. every mom deserves a day out! So fun! Have a great week!! xo

  45. This sounds like the perfect day and you are so right in saying it’s hard to find good girlfriends! So glad you have found a group in NYC!

    Happy Thursday // http://lifeplusbe.com/

  46. Oh Ladurée…such an iconic brand from my beautiful hometown of Paris. And like you and I am in love with their divine macaroons and their packaging! I would totally love an afternoon of baking with a bunch of like minded girlfriends, you gals seem to have had such fun! Must look into it for a special occasion or for my next day. Love from London, Julie

    http://www.jafinthebox.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks so much Julie!! We had a wonderful time 🙂 And yes!! It is so iconic, I love visiting Laduree when I go to Paris 🙂

  47. you are gorgeous! & i know this has nothing to do with this post but your hair!! so pretty! i have officially been going back and forth between cutting my hair again or letting it grow out! haha so you have inspired me to grow it back out!! ;))

    1. You are so sweet!! Thanks so much! 🙂 And you definitely won’t regret growing it out!! xo

    1. They definitely are!! I feel so fortunate 🙂 Thanks for the comment!! xo

  48. Soo cute and such a fun idea for a girls day! You all look so cute in the chef hats haha! 🙂

  49. I think you meant ‘catty’ not ‘caddy’
    Although having a caddy girlfriend would come in handy for carrying around all your trinkets and hair extensions.

    1. Lol thank you for pointing that out. I suck at spelling! Embarrassing haha.

    1. It was a dream come true for sure!! I loved it! I hope you can do too 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!! We all loved it so much 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Right?! It was so fun!! I am not a baker too much either and I loved it 😉

  50. I love your blog, you inspire me. I’m new to blogging and I hope to become like you.

    1. Wow thank you so much!! What a nice compliment 🙂 I wish you the best of luck! xo

  51. That looks like so much fun!!! Good girl friends are the best! I have 7 friends flying into SFO tomorrow to hang out all weekend and I am so excited! I totally need to Google isphahan but they look delicious 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Alice!! And no way!! That sounds like a blast!! Enjoy every minute 🙂

  52. Omg ! I totally agree on the pregnant friends because that was my experience with my first and make everything way more fun. Even when the babies were born we talk on whatsapp all day to keep us company during those first weeks.
    Hope it works!!!! Hahahah

    1. No way?! Isn’t it the best!!! I love it so much! I loved being able to talk to them and ask questions/share experiences with 🙂

  53. Those macarons look so good! Also, what camera do you use to take all of your blog and instagram pictures and also your vlogs? They always look so great! 🙂

    1. Thanks Anna!! 🙂 I use a canon 5d mark iii for blog, vlogging and Instagram photos. But I also take some Instagram pictures on my iphone 6s.

  54. This looks amazing! You and your friends look like you’re having so much fun. I totally agree that girlfriends can be so hard to come by in in NYC for some reason. I’m glad you found some quality ones 🙂

    http://www.smallestthing.com

    1. Thanks so much!! You are so sweet!! We had a great time together 🙂

  55. I can’t tell you how much I love this post! When I saw your pic on Instagram, I was hoping so bad that you would do a post on this! I love your outfit, your nail polish color and making macarons – how fun!!! I also love what your wrote about girlfriends. They are absolutely the best and have gotten me through so much in life! You are amazing, Amber! Keep doing what you’re doing!

    1. Aww thank you so much!! I am so glad you liked it 🙂 And I am happy you agree about having some good girlfriends. It really is the best!! xo

  56. Hey Amber! I know this is unrelated to your post, but have you ever thought about doing a post about marriage advice or things you’ve learned about yourself from being married?

    1. Hi Gemma!! Thanks so much for your comment! That is a great idea for a post 🙂 I will keep that in mind. xo

  57. This looks like so much fun! I would love to take any type of dessert/cooking class! I am pregnant right now with a bunch of my friends and it really does make all of the difference in the world! I love watching your snaps from yesterday when you were out with all of your girlfriends and their babies. It is so fun to have people that you can relate to!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. Thanks Rachel!! We all loved it! So fun!! And yay! I love hearing that 🙂 It’s the best huh?!

  58. Love it it look ms yum!! How did u do it with your hair down? My hair is also long and always gets in the way

    1. It was so yummy!! We loved it! And it didn’t get in the way somehow but it probably would have been easier if I put it up 😉

  59. This looks like so much fun! Your girlfriends are gorgeous too! xoxo

  60. this looks like so much fun! what a gorgeous group of girls! LOVE! xoxo christine