Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chocolate a Girl's best friend

Well as I saw the UPS truck pull up at my house I was wondering what could I be getting today? I brought the box inside opened it to find this beautifully packaged box of chocolates. I was phyced to open the box up and check out the contents. I was a little nervous though. The packaging was so crisp and pretty that I took my time. I knew that this company took the time to plan out this beautiful bundle that the contents were going to be just as good if not better.

I opened the brown papered flap to unveil the most beautiful chocolates. They looked painted. I first took a look at the tasting guide before digging right in. Yes, a Taste guide. My first choice the Duo Cafe.. Let me take the time to describe this amazing palette teaser. Very bold & dynamic. Dark chocolate paired with the flavor and aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Then Earl Grey Delicately steeped Organic black tea infused with pure bergamot extract. Oh My! is all I can say, a pleasure for my taste buds. The Banana Rum to die for delish. Fresh banana scented with Organic cinnamon & golden,dark rum.

I am telling you. As I continued trying these delightful treats. I read the ingredients then closed my eyes to really taste the different flavors. My family joined in ,even my 5 year old son. Truly a wonderful spectacle if you were peeking in our kitchen window LOL.. The company you ask ,now that I have all of your mouths watering..

Antoine Amrani Chocolates I would recommend this company to everyone. Makes for an elaborate gift without the high price point. Each piece is hand crafted and you will taste the passion that went into each flavor. Spread the word. please visit their site and purchase boxes for Holiday gifts,Co-workers,New Baby,Hostess and the list goes on. I am off to try Raspberry made with real raspberries combined with smooth and creamy chocolate ganache.. YUMMY!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kids..You will love Buddy Fruits! CLOSED!

Attention Parents this is sure to be a hit in your child's lunch box...I came across this company while searching for healthy all natural kids snacks for school.. I am always on the go between soccer practices and games.. I have three kids and all of them play soccer. I am always looking for portable healthy snacks. So I stumbled upon this company Buddy Fruits..I was happy to see an all natural fruit line that is portable and comes in resealable drink pouches.. I know what your thinking. Fruit that you drink? Yes. I felt the same way. So I contacted the company for a sample.. They sent me every flavor. Not only did I try it but my kids and husband as well. We loved it. My oldest daughter is 10 and type 1 diabetic. This is a great way for her to get a little boost when she's running around on the soccer Field. Her blood sugar always drops so it's a great way to boost her up naturally rather than use a glucose tablet.

This company is owned by a french family who moved to the United States because they had a passion for creating a product that is portable, Healthy and tastes really Yummy. They have created an assortment of flavors: Apple,Strawberry,Cinnamon,Banana,Multi Fruit..Remember to look beyond the fact your apple is in a pouch.. Think about not having to wash it,take the skin off,having sticky hands to wash or even finding somewhere to throw out the core.. The best part. If you don't finish it. Screw the top back on and stick it in the fridge or cooler.. You can't do that with a 1/2 eaten apple now can you? Try it for yourself.. Buddy Fruits is the way to have your fruit and drink it too..


This is a very generous giveaway. The owners of Buddy Fruits want you to be hooked too. So they are giving one lucky winner 48 pouches.. You will get to choose 12 (4 packs) of your choice.. That's over $70 Value Follow giveaway instructions.. Please follow,grab button etc,etc.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Orleans Fabulous Find

NOLA.. If you haven't been I strongly recommend. Here are all my Fabulous Finds from the city. New Orleans Jazz Fest. A Mecca for Food,Music,Laughter and true down to earth people from all walks of life. Festival is held on a horse track.The Festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and the state: blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And of course there is lots of jazz, both contemporary and traditional. Also the line up will consist of other artists. This year they had Dave Mathews,James Taylor,Earth Wind and Fire and Etta James to name a few.
The Food OH MY! Crawfish Monica,softshell crab Poboy,Crawfish Bread, Shrimp Bread,Sausage & JalapeƱo Bread,Alligator Pie, Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp, *Fried Green Tomatoes ,Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Crab & Craw fish Stuffed Mushrooms, Crawfish Enchilada The list goes on and on. Drinks from alcohol to Non-alcohol.

After the show everyone manly locals go to LIUZZA'S best place for a bloody marry topped with spicy green beans.. Plus they have a mini block party and always a local band playing outside.. This is the best way to end the day after the sun has fallen and you just want a nice cold cocktail. Some locals are out selling their creations.. address: 3636 Bienville St. two blocks from the fair grounds.

Shopping.. The artists at the show sell amazing things. from handbags to sculptures and of course Jewelry. They come from all over. I am a huge Fleur DE Li's wearer so I try and find pieces with that design.. I truly love New Orleans even the muddy Mississippi River because along with it are the River Boats and they are relaxing to watch when you sit out on the pier..Great place for to run in the morning (If your a Runner). Don't fall for the guys who tell you ,you need your shoe shined.. LOL Happened to us and they were shining my husband sneakers.. big mistake.. walk very fast and far away.. trust me..

Decatur St. a must to stop and shop walk around and see all the amazing finds.. Fleur De Li's mecca.. They also have street markets filled with anything and everything.. check with the locals or online for dates plug in street fairs New Orleans into google..

Two Food places I must talk about and their are soo many but these are two on my favorites:

Cafe Du Monde home of the world famous Chicory coffee and Beignets.. These amazing tasting french dough that is immersed in confectionery sugar. Get there first thing in the A.M otherwise the line wraps around the building check it out.. When you are there buy coffee and a box or two of the beignet mix to bring home. Great to make with kids ,ours love them..

Central Grocery. Known for the best Muffeletta OH My Goodness.. It's heaven to the pallet. Love it. Big Honken Sandwich with an olive relish that's simply delish.. Love it. Not Open on Mondays and again there will be a line.. DELI / SANDWICHES REGIONAL ITALIAN Central Grocery French Quarter 923 Decatur Street New Orleans , LA

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Starbucks Fabulous Finds

Wow Today so exciting.. Starbucks is Giving away a Free Breakfast treat of your choice. Bagel,Scone (Oh My! Try the Mini Vanilla Bean Scone) or whatever you like. You just have to purchase your favorite beverage. Mine a Grande Non-Fat Latte with 1 pump Vanilla,Yum! A lot of people might say they enjoy Dunkin Donuts over Starbucks. I like Dunkin but The coffee just doesn't have the kick. I love the freshness that comes along with Starbucks. I am all about helping a cause and they know don't lack in that dept. When is the last time you went into Dunkin an were able to pick up the latest Jazz Cd or Dave Mathews for that matter? NEVER... When were you able to sit in Dunkin and play Boggle with a friend.. Probably Never. I love the atmosphere,the Barista's etc. very cool place "Artsy" is a word I like to call it. So get out there before 10:30am and grab a Buckie's and Free sweetness and kick start your day.. Starbucks keep up the good work. Keep being humanitarians and caring for our environment by using Bio-Degradable coffee cups (Dunkin Cups, I don't think so) When you go in Tell them Heather From "The Fabulous Finds" sent you. Click on Link and print out the coupon