Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day {7} The Gift of Chocolate

 "Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility...

The scenery and styling for the movie Chocolat was absolutely breathtaking! It was filmed in the beautiful french town of Beynac-et-Cazenac. This very sensual movie is a classic for the lover of all things French. You could easily build a wardrobe around the clothes worn by the chic Vivanne or design a french kitchen with Chocolaterie Maya at the center of your inspiration board.

Can you see it? ~ a soft and elegant french blue from Farrow and Ball, mosaic tile from Ann Sacks, Carrera marble, copper Pots and reclaimed French bistro Antiques, an incredible French Lantern {of course} and sublime old French shutters in blue!

Here are just a few stills from the movie followed by some of my favorite chocolate gift ideas.

The movie Chocolat is inspiring my Christmas gift giving. Here are a few of my favorite gifts for your Chocolate loving family and friends.

Why not give the movie in combination with a chocolate gift tied up with a recipe card?
{individual chocolate fondue pots from Petrossian in New York City via Griege}

We discovered Aspen Brownie Works during our ski vacation last year. It is located in the charming smaller village of Aspen Highlands. These brownies are truly exceptional and come in 6 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Toffee and Walnut Caramel.

{chocolate dessert spoons from MoMa}

{White Forest Pottery Dessert Baking Cups via Apartment Therapy}

I love serving individual desserts when I entertain and have a fabulous recipe for individual chocolate molten cakes. The best part about the recipe is that before you pour in the batter to bake, you put a few dried cherries in the bottom. It is a delightful surprise!

{White latte bowls from Anthropologie}

{Drip tease or lip tease have drips of hot chocolate or traces of lipstick from Reiko Kaneko}

{the recipe for authentic French Chocolate macaroons from Williams Sonoma}

{and the ultimate luxury...the chocolate diamond!}


1 comment:

  1. So, will you be sharing the recipe for the individual molten cakes?