Having been born in January, there is nothing
much to look forward to except maybe cold and
more cold (unless you run away), so imagine
my surprise when one day after my birthday, I
walked out to a snowy mail box ...
(I think it had to be about 12 steps!)
... and opening it, I found the best
birthmonth surprise -
yes - I am one of those who strongly believe in a
birthday, a birthweek and a birthmonth - especially
for a January birthday. I love it when my friends
give me gifts way after my birthday and while
profusely apologizing I explain the birthmonth
philosophy to them. They get a huge smile on their
face, and we both are happy.
Now there is a before and after
(or boring to better)
picture I would love to see more often!
Who wouldn't want to open their mailbox for
something like this.
My dear friend Pam has twin granddaughters who both have
complications and she has moved to be near her daughter and
help care for these darlings. She and her husband fly back and
forth half way across the country to see each other while she
helps these tinies.
Pam sent me these for my birthday. She said she saw them and
thought of me. Oh, I love you Pam!!!!
If you have read my profile, you know I love gourmet chocolates
and try to buy new varieties whenever I see them. I had never
heard of these artisanal chocolates before.
Que magnifique! These just took my breath away. I am not
alone in my love for fine chocolates. My husband was right
there by my side oohing and aahin!
I took my oldest son to New York after his freshman year at
college and we stopped in Godiva and bought a pound. We
went right out of the store and sat on a bench and opened
them. All the while he was grouching about never spending
that much money on candy. Then - he tasted one and quickly
changed his mind - maybe fine chocolates were worth a little
These were just gorgeous. My husband and I have a habit of
sharing each one so that neither of us misses a fabulous center.
Not only were they beautiful, but the flavors were so unique.
I can't stand a box of chocolates that all taste like hazelnuts.
Not that I don't love hazelnuts mind you, but I want more
This one looks like swirling snowflakes on a cold day.
You too can have your mailbox transformed
and filled with delight.
I found them on the web, just click here .
"We sculpt tiny pieces of chocolate perfection into miniature
works of art that look as exquisite as they taste."
I think that says it perfectly.
Not that I won't try every one, but I do love it when they
include a flavor guide.
The fresh mango was AMAZING!
You probably never knew there really was PURPLE CHOCOLATE
out there did you? Actually I came up with the name after Easter
last year when I made a large chocolate bunny and it bloomed
(meaning the cocoa butter rose to the surface and it wasn't
too pretty). I coated it with purple lustre dust and thus the first
purple chocolate in my home was created.
Thanks Pam, they were divine.
The 12 steps chocoholic program....
Never be more than 12 steps from chocolate.
(Ok, my mailbox is probably more than 12 steps!)
Purple Chocolat Home
will be focusing on chocolate
this next month in celebration of Valentine's Day.
Look forward to more decadent chocolate posts.
I will be sharing this (in spirit only as I don't share
chocolates all that well unless you are my hubby)