My friend Silvia has been spending some quality time à Paris this year. I'm jealous. I can't believe I haven't been since December of last year. It's the longest I've gone since moving back to New York.
Needless to say, when she brought me back a box of Patrick Roger chocolates, I melted. That turquoise packaging is as iconic to Paris as Tiffany's blue is here to New York.
He calls himself a chocolate artist for the dazzling gem-like bonbons he creates, to say nothing of the full-scale chocolate sculptures in his boutique vitrines. But since—in my hands, anyway—his chocolate art is fleeting, it's his exquisite packaging that is the eternal art.