Patisserie Coralie

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Patisserie Coralie, my happy place.

My husband had a special surprise for me two days ago. He found this adorable Parisienne café in Evanston, a suburban city north of downtown Chicago. He knows how much I miss Paris, and its sweet little cafés that aren’t like any other. I love cafés that have character, cafés that aren’t like your average Starbucks. Now don’t get me wrong, anyone who knows me knows how much I love Starbucks coffee, especially on-the-go! But when it comes to actual cafés I’d definitely prefer a nice sit down place that has charm and character, or perhaps a place that reminds me of Europe, to be frank. I miss it. A lot.

Finding Patisserie Coralie was a wonderful surprise from my husband. We all enjoyed macaroons with our coffees while my son sipped on his hot chocolate. We sat there for a while, and I even got to work for a little bit when my son decided to take my husband outside to pick up some monster trucks from a nearby store.

It was the perfect afternoon. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being with loved ones in a café that reminds me very much of home. On a different note: Many of you have asked me about my laptop cover on Instagram. It’s from CaseApp, a company that helps you create your own custom cases, either for your phones and/or laptops. My cover consists of a simplistic marble top cover, and I love it! It’s sleek and chic.

And before I forget…

You may have noticed but What Would V Wear has moved from .net to .com! My website can officially be accessed from www.whatwouldvwear.com instead of .net. It’s a minor change but I’m excited to have .com back!

As always, thanks much for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

Much love.

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44 Comments

  1. March 4, 2016 / 1:28 AM

    I don t like Starbucks at all. I mean, what are we talking about! Its trendy to walk with a papercup filled with coffee? Come on! I like the little more personal café s better either!

  2. March 4, 2016 / 3:42 AM

    A great day.

  3. March 4, 2016 / 5:07 AM

    Hi V… That gorgeous case was the first thing I noticed when I clicked on your link. I cannot wait to head over to the site and see what they can do for my laptop. I’m glad you found a little slice of Paris to enjoy. My heart belongs to Italy so I have found a little restaurant called Meelos that gives me the real deal experience as well. Thanks for sharing

    Hugs
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

  4. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    March 4, 2016 / 6:14 AM

    What a sweet surprise!! I adore cafes and the fact that your husband found one with memories of Europe and Paris in mind…so sweet!! You are beautiful; and I hope you and your family have a most glorious weekend my darling friend!!

  5. March 4, 2016 / 6:20 AM

    Que fotos más bonitas!! Yo soy una gran amante de tomar café en un lugar tranquilo, con amigas y disfrutarlo…
    Un gran detalle de tu marido!

    el blog de renée

  6. Michelle Joseph
    March 4, 2016 / 6:41 AM

    I love little sit down cafés too. They are perfect when you just need a quiet moment or for a chat with friends. I also love your laptop cover. I will look into this Caseapp to, as I’ll be getting a laptop soon.
    Have a fab day.
    Mich xx

  7. Amy Ann
    March 4, 2016 / 9:39 AM

    How sweet of him! And what a fun find. I love great little spots like that.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. March 4, 2016 / 10:14 AM

    This cafe is so cute and how sweet of your hubby to surprise you with it! Love the laptop cover!
    Thestyletune.com

  9. March 4, 2016 / 12:29 PM

    OMG, I must check that cafe out whenever I am in Evanston!! Love your CaseAp! It’s so cute! Hope you have a great weekend!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  10. March 4, 2016 / 12:49 PM

    This sounds like such a lovely cafe to sit and really enjoy a cup of coffee, treats and just observe. I love to people watch and take in my surroundings and as much as I love Starbucks, it really isn’t anything to be compared to a cafe like the one you’ve shared. There’s something special about a little spot that not too many people are in at once, it’s more peaceful and more intimate. That was so romantic of your hubby to surprise you with this place, knowing that you were missing Paris. As my mom would say, “you’ve left your heart in Paris.” She tells me everyday how she’s left her heart in Israel, but she lives in little Israel (Midwood, Brooklyn) so she get’s her fix everyday, haha! Anyway, thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  11. March 4, 2016 / 12:56 PM

    Vanessa, this is so sweet of your darling husband. I know how intense nostalgia can be especially after a visit to an area of home or specifically, home. You might have had withdrawals since your recent trip huh? ah babe…hugs and kisses and this cute new spot will make the blues go away. Love seeing you spend quality time with your family, truly inspiration. Love you my sweets!

  12. March 4, 2016 / 1:14 PM

    One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is often going to a little cafe. This one sounds and looks so adorable. I usually try to visit cafes a lot when we are travelling. <3 Great photos dear. /Madison
    Flower Design

  13. Alma Moda Aldia
    March 4, 2016 / 1:19 PM

    Que bonitas fotos. Estas genial. Besos y feliz fin de semana.

  14. March 4, 2016 / 1:46 PM

    Your hubby is just the best!! I love macaroons and lattes. the best time is the one spent with loved ones doing simple but amazing things. You laptop cover looks amazing, CaseApp truly has amazing covers. Congratulations on moving to .com dear. Have a lovely weekend!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

  15. March 4, 2016 / 2:20 PM

    Your blog is my current obsession! So glad you got .com back!
    About the little coffee shop, I know exactly what you mean! There’s something special about actually sitting down to enjoy your coffee with a nice cozy view! There’s a coffee like that around here, macros are my all time favorite even though I’ve never been to Paris. btw, are you on bloglovin’?
    xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

  16. Leslie
    March 4, 2016 / 2:47 PM

    I’m with Ana, I’m obsessed with your blog too! Always such a pleasure to read your posts and swoon over your images! So adorable! The cafe place looks too cute! No wonder you’re smitten! Happy weekend, gorgeous girl! xx, Leslie

  17. March 4, 2016 / 6:58 PM

    I would love to visit this cafe! It looks so sweet. I miss the cafes in Paris so much. It sounds like you had a special afternoon! And you look gorgeous as always Vanessa! Have an amazing weekend! XO

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  18. March 5, 2016 / 5:10 PM

    What a cute cafe! I’m so glad you found this cute spot – those macarons look delicious! Xo, Kyla

  19. March 5, 2016 / 11:58 PM

    I know exactly how is the feeling when you miss something or someone !. Glad that you found this place cozy and enjoyed that coffee. 🙂 . By the way I’m glad to find your blog .
    Have a great day. 🙂
    OX,
    https://stylehue.wordpress.com/

  20. March 6, 2016 / 12:33 AM

    What a wonderful and incredibly sweet surprise from your husband! Now you have a place you can visit whenever you’re feeling homesick. Love the cover for your laptop, CaseApp sounds like a great company.
    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  21. March 6, 2016 / 5:23 AM

    Hey Vanessa, on a side note, I love it when you wear your cuffs, they are so beautiful and very me! Glad you found a lil’ slice of Paris in Chicago. Wishing you a lovely Sunday, its Happy Mother’s day in Europe, I know in America its a bit later, but hey! Happy Mother’s Day! Xx

  22. March 6, 2016 / 12:27 PM

    I love CaseApp’s tech products. Look like we have nearly the same laptop skin! Great minds think alike 😉
    You look absolutely gorgeous, and those macarons look amazing.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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