Category Archives: Travel

Chocolate Tour of Beverly Hills

Being a Los Angeles native I normally try to avoid ANY and ALL tourist traps… But when I saw the Groupon for the Chocolate Tour of Beverly Hills hosted by Great Food Tours… I figured I could handle tourist for a few hours… in the name of CHOCOLATE!

The tour begins at Sprinkles Cupcakes… Where a brand rep presents the group with mini cupcakes while giving a speech on Sprinkles history… Meanwhile the group is thinking wrap it up lady we need cupcakes!

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The next stop was Sugarfina… A DIY addicts dream… They have delectable sweets in super adorable packaging… Perfect for making custom gift boxes and color coded candy bars for parties. SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

A few stops later we come to Lette – a Macarons lovers must. So light and fluffy… I highly recommend the salted caramel!
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A stop by Vosges for exotic truffles in flavors such as Curry and Maple Bacon… Although delicious… I went straight to the cafe in the back and picked up the salted caramel brownie and the best chocolate chip cookie… SONY DSC SONY DSC

Finally we arrive at the Beverly Hills Brownie Company. Deliciously moist gourmet brownies in coveted flavors like Red Velvet, Salted Caramel and Smores. SONY DSC SONY DSCThe tour makes 2 additional stops at historic Beverly Hills Chocolatiers, but by the end of the tour myself and most guest have hit thier chocolate wall… Which I never knew I had… Overall it was a fun way to spend an afternoon eating chocolate then hanging out in Beverly Hills. This weekend I am trying the Cupcake Tour of Hollywood and hopefully I do not have a Cupcake wall!

 

Birthday Spoils

Last month was my birthday and I celebrated with a long weekend in NYC. While there I picked up a few gifts to me….

Noir Dinosaur bones cuff 2For years I’ve been drooling over the Dinosaur Bones Cuff by Noir… I was apprehensive to purchase it online as because of its price and never seeing one in person. As I was running around the Soho area in NYC I happened to stop in Big Drop and there it was. After trying it on, feeling the weight and of course consulting google, just in case it was on sale somewhere, I bit the bullet and caved and went with the gold plated cuff….. I love it! It is the epitome of statement piece and conversation starter, because you won’t run into this cuff everywhere.Noir Dinosaur bones cuffMy mom spoiled me with this beautiful Vivienne Westwood Chancery bag. Love the embossed navy croc and the signature Vivienne Westwood embalm. Vivienne westwood chancery bagWhile in NYC I happened to go to the Century21 summer clearance sale. If you haven’t experienced this sale, you have too, it is major! My next trek to NYC will be scheduled around this epic sale. After scouring racks and racks for the ultimate score I came across this Faith Connexion gown… Originally priced at $1500… Clearance priced at $125… NO LIE!!

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