Fashion and pastries don't usually go hand-in-hand, but it seems the Cronut -- half donut, half croissant -- is a food craze that knows no bounds.
The treat, created by chef Dominique Ansel, has led New Yorkers to line up for hours (even days!) outside of Ansel's SoHo bakery since its introduction last May. This weekend, Angelenos can get a taste of the sweet crisp morsel without heading to the East Coast.
Barneys New York is inviting shoppers to its store at The Grove on March 1 to celebrate the department store's recent makeover at the Grove, as well as at its New York boutiques on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn. The stores -- formally known as CO-OPs -- now are mixing in luxe brands, including Azzedine Alaia, Saint Laurent and Manolo Blahnik, while continuing to carry more contemporary collections.
All Cronut sales will benefit Heart of Los Angeles, a nonprofit that provides underserved youth with exceptional academics, arts and athletics. Shoppers can get the sweet treat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. But be warned, these croissant-doughnut hybrids are bound to go quickly.
(Photo courtesy of Barneys New York)