Bonafide Chocolate en Rama – Mendoza, Argentina

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. I have not visited you yet, but I have fallen in love with you already. Our Argentinian friends, the Capones (no relation to Al), have lovingly described the Andes mountains, trips to the beach, and their rich family history of vineyards and almond
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New Orleans, LA – Part 2 – Sucré

Sugar, sugar, sugar! Yes, you. Also the meaning of the French word “sucré.” So you know I was not leaving town without a visit to the Sucré chocolate shop in the French quarter. Our second day in New Orleans was just as warm and beautiful as the first. We spent most of the day
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New Orleans, LA – Part 1 – Southern Candymakers

Laissez les bons temps rouler! New Orleans, NOLA, Crescent City, The Big Easy – whatever you like to call it, it was our spring break destination this year. Kelly (my daughter), Brian (her husband), Kyle (my grandson), Hannah (granddaughter), and I drove from Dallas past
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Loulou Tree – Cedar Hill, Texas

Everywhere I go, there chocolate is! I stopped in at the Addison Wellness Expo a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing I saw was a table display of large chocolate bars. As I approached it, I saw that the pretty blonde, Jeri, who was working the table was actually promoting
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CocoAndre – Dallas, Texas

I met Cindy from CocoAndre a few weeks ago at the Dallas Chocolate Festival where I sampled her raspberry-lavender truffle. It was so amazing; I had to go by her shop and get more while I was in the Bishop Arts District. We found the shop in a cozy house with a white picket
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Dr. Decadent – Dallas, Texas

I was not looking forward to having a filling. I’ve only had a few in my whole life, so even though my dentist is kind, patient, and gentle, I just didn’t really want to go. I had already postponed twice. But I took a Valium and put a box of chocolates in my bag. I
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Grand Lux Café – Dallas, Texas

The Grand Lux Café in north Dallas, attached to the Galleria Mall, is the regular meeting place for my accountant Akilah, her mother Lujwana, and I. Usually it’s to soften the blow of my tax return with good food and a decadent dessert. This time we chose a Texas-size piece
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Dallas Chocolate Festival – Dallas, Texas

Ok, so you know how I don’t like to write any bad stuff or criticism of anyone’s chocolates? That’s why this post is short. I paid my $25 to attend the Dallas Chocolate Festival and spent most of my time there standing in one line or another. They had it
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 4 – Falmouth, Jamaica

Day 5 – Ya, mon – Jamaica! – last port of call on this trip. We docked at a nice, new port built by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and took a trolley tour first. When we left the port area, it was quite a different look at Falmouth. The downtown area was old and
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 3 – Grand Cayman Island, B.W.I.

Day 4 – Woo hoo! Beach day! We’ve loved our time in the sun on the ship, but we’re beach people at heart. My son-in-law, Brian, picked up tender boat tickets last night, so we were among the first to depart the cruise ship. It was a beautiful, short ride to the
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