Stop by your local antique store to stock up on trays for your staycation. If you plan ahead, you can ask your local baker to personalize your macarons with a monogram or the date of your staycation. You can also ask them to create a flavor to match a signature drink that you make for your guests.
These Tiffany Blue macarons are perfect for dressing up a dessert table, or for packaging in little boxes for wedding favors. Sugar pearls are available at most grocery stores, or find them in the baking aisle at craft stores.
Designer Mallory Mathison recommends teaching children about Christmas traditions around the world and designed her room with a charming French theme. A tray set out for Santa (aka Pere Noel) features macarons in place of the usual cookies.
More international offerings just outside of Atlanta, the French destination pastry and coffee spot Cafe Vendome has two locations and is filled with expats enjoying some of the best croissants, eclairs, caneles, Madeline, macarons and a French take on the petit fours in the city. Run by an engineer-turned-patisserie owner, Cafe Vendome is the product of extensive research into French bread and pastry-making and a kitchen helmed by a Brittany native. Grab a locally-famous baguette on your way out, or a selection of breakfast pastries to wake up to or just enjoy lunch and pastries in-house.