Walking into La Bonne Vie, a pastry shop in the opulent Grand America Hotel is a transformative experience—as though you’ve turned into a decorative character on a very elaborate wedding cake. This eye-popping, Willy Wonka-esque shop is filled with world-class pastries, cookies, cakes, macaroons, and baguettes, prepared by the hotel’s superb executive pastry chef Xavier Baudinet. The chocolate, whether in cupcake form, on dipped strawberries, or in tarts or truffles, is irresistible—as is this sweet, sweet place! Read Article →