Liz, creator of JOY Macarons, is a home baker who fell in love with the visual beauty, delicate texture, and intense flavor of macarons after visiting several iconic patisseries around the world. Finding it nearly impossible to get the precious macarons in Dallas, she began making them herself – as a way to satisfy her own cravings and to make friends and family happy.
While opening her first storefront, she contacted Tracy Popken to design her staff uniforms. She brought inspiration images of soft gathered blouses, and we talked about texture, color, wash-ability, and comfort. Within 2 weeks we had chosen the fabric, and within 6 weeks she had the first set of smocks ready for the grand opening. Over the unsuing year we've designed additional flat front and waist aprons in the same crinkly cotton fabric with tiny pops of macaron color detail.