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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Dude, Sweet Chocolate – Dallas, Texas

Don’t you just love the name? And the store lived up to the image that came to my mind. We visited the Bishop Arts District location and found the shop just off Bishop Street, the center of all the action. It had concrete floors and industrial-looking shelving. Chocolates
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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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CCCP Market – Plano, Texas

Russian chocolates in Plano, Texas – who knew? I had to check it out. Since I always try to be appropriately dressed, I found the two Russian pins that were given to me by the Mayor of Moscow several years ago. I smiled as I remembered he wasn’t much taller than I am
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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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Russell Stover Store – Corsicana, Texas

Here we are; back in Texas after a week in the Caribbean. Driving home from Galveston to Dallas, we decided to stop at the Russell Stover factory outlet store in Corsicana. None of us really needed more chocolate; we had tons of it we were bringing home from Mexico, Grand Cayman,
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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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