I got this on Christmas Day...and finished it today. That is 13 days of blissful nibbling on 10.5 oz of Swiss Milk Chocolate with Apple, Pear and Almond bits. Oh my! What a combination. I happen to know you can buy them at World Market (I had to bribe an elf for that bit of information.)
My favorite boutique since I found it about 5 years ago. Lots of unique, artsy, ultra creative, and cutting edge vendors. This boutique is truly one of a kind. Here is a sampling of what you'll find:
Paintings of fish and birds (my personal favorites) by Ashley Mae Christensen
One of a kind items made from vintage materials by Katie Burgess of de ja vu old & new.
More cool handmade vintage stuff by Briana Wright. I love that lamp!
Cards, posters, giftcards, etc...by Sycamore Street Press
Limited and open edition original prints made into bookmarks, cards, jewelry, magnets, frames, and more...by Candace Jean Anderson
Oh and I must mention, original and unique photoart canvasses and jewelry made with vintage and found materials and our own photography; plus, handmade soaps with chocolate made by yours truly and my friend Rachel. Hope to see you there. Check us out at provident peacock.blogspot.com!
You may browse all the artists for the Beehive Bazaar at this link.
Here's a little chocolate sweetie. Little Mary, handmade by Nettie's Gnomes using stylish chocolate brown and bonnie blue fabrics. Tiny little handmade details and delightful surprises embellish each doll making it one of a kind. See Mary and other handmade lovelies at thecheckeredumbrellaboutique.blogspot.com.
After seeing this on Serious Eats New York, I decided to make my own "Pig Candy." That's right, chocolate covered bacon. (Not for the heath food enthusiast.) So I used our favorite bacon, Hormel Fully Cooked from Costco. I like to cook it a little extra to crisp it up. I melted a small bowl of chocolate chips in the microwave and dipped away. Yes, a bit salty and sweet which can be a delicious combination. Imagine crispy, salty, bacon and add chocolate!!! No surprises here. My children tried some and called it "yummy." It was definitely edible, but, for me, consuming this confection is not worth the calories or artery buildup. This just proves that anything can be good coated in chocolate.
A Great Reason to Walk in Chocolate : Tom's Chocolate Canvas Stitchout Shoes
TOMS Shoes was founded to clothe the children of the world in need. For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. ONE for ONE. They have a variety of shoes and other clothing to choose from. Do some shopping and help out a child...
Now you can eat, drink and then brush your teeth with chocolate! A constant presence of chocolate in your mouth. If that doesn't help you get "close up" with the one you love...sweet chocolately kissy close....what will? And the best part is, according to research done at Tulane University, an extract of cocoa powder protects teeth, and may be more effective than fluoride when it comes to cavity prevention. WHAT! (see story here)
I found this Metromint water at a local health food store and was very intrigued by the concept of chocolate in water. So, I had to try it. I felt very indulgent as I drank my new bottled water, laced with chocolate/mint essence. Tantalizing, light and refreshing. I LOVED IT!
Oh, and the Lemonmint is delightful also. Imagine water so cool it almost makes your mouth ache...in a good way! That is the minty "chill factor" and fresh lemon.