Getting to Know Natasha Rawding

The owner of Le Macaron shares her current obsessions

Photo by Capehart

Natasha Rawding was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but after 23 years here, she considers Palm Beach her adopted hometown. She met her husband, Jason, a fellow Palm Beacher, during a stint in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she worked as a marketing director in what she calls “the not-so-glam world of vending machines.” Toy poodles in tow, the couple soon relocated to Monaco. While there, Rawding enrolled in pâtisserie school, which led to an unexpected career move when she opened Le Macaron at Rosemary Square. When she’s not making macarons, Rawding is active with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and supports the Preservation Foundation, Planned Parenthood, the Norton Museum of Art, and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The Rawdings live in a flat-above-a-shop on Worth Avenue and are also building a mountain home in Asheville, North Carolina.


Favorite macaron flavor: Orange chocolate Grand Marnier

Style icon: Kate Moss, especially in the mid-1990s.

Product she can’t live without: Lip liner. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in Satin Rosewood or MAC in Soar are favorites; they’re natural shades that I top with either a balm or the Dior Lip Maximizer pink gloss.

Movie she’s seen more than 10 times: The Birdcage

Dish worth every calorie: The ribs and shoestring fries from Palm Beach Grill. No, I will not share.

Her happy place: The French Riviera. There’s nowhere on earth like Saint-Tropez.

Wardrobe essentials: In the summer, an MC2 Saint-Barth swimsuit, a fresh pair of Soludos espadrilles or Chanel raffia slides, and linen dresses from Sunday Saint-Tropez.

Signature accessory: A mask. I got some really cute floral ones from Bognar & Piccolini at The Royal. Everyone compliments them.

Go-to happy hour: I love seeing Jess and Michael at Echo, and Bice is always lively.

Binge watches: Parks and Recreation for the wholesome feels. Dead to Me for the top-notch banter.

Splurges on: Handbags. Last summer, I was able to score this amazing pink and white Dior Book Tote in Saint-Tropez. It was from their Dioriviera capsule collection and only available at that boutique.

Coffee order: When it’s a thousand degrees out, I’m all about that classic iced latte life. Nespresso or nothing.

Dream car: A 1982 DeLorean DC12

Signature drink: Stoli Razberi on the rocks with extra limes. A close second is the Spicy Little Sister at Imoto.

Next goal: I’ve just started taking flying lessons, so I hope to get my pilot’s license soon.

Local must-have: Leta Austin Foster sells my absolute favorite candles, Diptyque Figuier, at her eponymous home design shop on Via Mizner.

Favorite Palm Beach bite: I love the BrickTop’s tavern burger, but I just discovered their warm butter crab roll, which is literally perfect.

Karaokes to: “California Love” by 2pac and Dr. Dre. You can catch me live at Coyo Taco karaoke nights.

Fitness routine: I’ve started to follow a daily virtual class regimen on YouTube from this amazing German girl named Pamela Reif.

Next purchase: A Jacquemus Le Chiquito mini bag

Her idea of R&R: Baking is super relaxing. It’s a solo activity, and there’s math and measuring involved, so it allows me to focus and be mindful for a few hours.

Guilty pleasure junk food: Doritos dipped in sour cream.

In her beach bag: Trashy gossip magazines, a Pub Sub, and a thermos full of rosé

Cause she’s passionate about: With the Junior League, I was able to do a lot of work with the food bank. Being able to see firsthand the impact that organization has on battling food insecurity in Palm Beach County was incredible. And with the recent COVID crisis, their services were able to keep food on more tables than ever before.

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