Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anna Shea Chocolates and PInk Charm Peonies

Today I spent the day at the wholesale florist choosing flowers for the Marie Antoinette theme for the Spirit of 67 home tour next Thursday. I think Pink Charm peonies, viburnum, daffodils and Esperanza roses will be perfect. I am trying to enhance the delicious colors of these wonderful chocolates that my friend, Linda Lee sent to me.  I am using them in the patisserie  display for the event because  they are so gorgeous. Today I met Linda and we made a trip to Anna Shea's in the Arboretum ( south on Rt.59 by the  I-90 tollway) in Chicago and purchased some for the show.  First of all, they are not only gorgeous, but the flavors are unique and divine.  Banana Split, Strawberry Shake, Butter Pecan, yum- even some exotic hot spices and one that tastes like a sip of red wine! It is hard to stop eating them, so I hope I have some left by next Thursday! This is a small store with a confectionery shop and a lunch and martini bar- very fun place to go with girl friends! Try the Fluffy Marshmallow Vodka with the Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Martini.  But if you can't make it to the Chicago area, they are on-line and you can order your own little delightful bites!


savvycityfarmer said...

I want a bite!!!

Now I'll have to go to the Arboretum!!

Splenderosa said...

I love Chicago, and this is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to go for a drive tomorrow and visit this store. My husband will absolutely love these chocolates. The pictures are so beautiful Susan.