A friend and I recently had an afternoon date a La Maison du Macaron. Brandi of not your average ordinary recommended the place to me a while back, and it quickly became one of my favorites. My biggest challenge is deciding on macarons based on either appearance or flavor. I usually do a little of both. Their creations are beautiful and delicious, and you can sit unbothered with a cup of tea and your color-filled plate. There are lots of macaron shops in New York City, but I'm partial to this one.