Monday, October 25, 2010

Chocolate Shower

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Last Sunday my beautiful and talented friend Jacquie, who also happens to be a chocolateur (like Juliette Binoche in the movie "Chocolat" with Johnny Depp!) and the creator of Jacek Chocolate Couture hosted a baby shower for our friend Laurie and it was the most delicious shower ever.

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Jacquie's Grandmother who received all these tea sets as wedding shower gifts fifty years ago passed her lovely collection down to her. The guests all sipped yummy raspberry tea throughout the afternoon.

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Here I am with the mama-to-be.

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She's due November 20th (it's a girl!) but is expecting an early arrival. That baby wants OUT!

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So much food. See those pink cupcakes on the right? Yeah, they changed my life. They were vanilla cupcakes but had a tasty chocolate filling in the middle, made by Jacquie's cousin who I think needs to open her own cupcake shop stat because they're that good!

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Close-up of those cupcakes. I'm in love.

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A few hundred of the thousands of her savory chocolates Jacquie's making for the upcoming Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival.

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The guests all went home with individually wrapped chocolates from her luscious Loulou Belle collection. I had the strawberry champagne sample that consisted of "milk chocolate infused with champagne and strawberries in a smooth ganache." Can you say, "Yum?"

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To learn more about Jacquie (above) or to purchase her chocolates you can click here. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about her special 2010 Christmas chocolate collection!

Did you all have a nice weekend? I hope so! Let's get Monday over with shall we? ; )


Princess Feef said...

wow ,, drool ,, now i need to go to that chocolate/soda/chips machine ! haha
but wow ,, so talented and yummy looking food </3 heart hurts .

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVED my weekend - it was beautiful here!!! - glad u had a blast too - i want some of that chocolate!!!

*kiss kiss*
*Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm that all looks so good!! YAYYY for babies!!!! :D :D

Miss*Kimmy said...

Looks like fun!
That's so cool how your friend is a professional chocolatier.
That would be such a fun job.
Love the look of those chocolate covered strawberries, too!

Pop Champagne said...

ohh so much nice treats, that tier of chocolates look so delicious and looks like a fun event

Kassandra said...

Very cute! Those cupcakes do look good :) Also those chocolates sounds amazing. I go to Cafe Haven all the time and see her chocolates there, I might have to try them now!

Courtney Erin said...

Gorgeous photos - looks like a lovely shower!

xoxo ~ Courtney

menina elegante said...

UH! all that chocolate looks delicious! Great great photos and I"m so happy for your friend! Congratz for her!

menina elegante

My Republic of Fashion said...

Look at all that chocolate!!!! YUM> :)SarahD

Domonique said...

Adore this post, such cute images!


Kayla said...

Such a great baby shower idea. And can I have your box of take home chocolates? Champagne, strawberries and chocolate. Those are probably my 3 favorite things on earth. They might even beat my husband ;)

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Olya said...

looking at those sweets make me want to go get some chocolate at my favorite local chocolate store:)
xoxo, Olya

this free bird said...

I would love to dive into some of her creations!!

What a fun baby shower. Much more TODAY vs. wearing a diaper on your head (oh the dreaded diaper hat!)


MyLittlePhotographs said...

oh my goodness this looks delicious. I'm also awing over those tea cups, so cute! Hope your Monday wasn't too bad and it went by quickly.


J. said...

Wow those treats look soooo yummy! What a fun shower idea! Looked like a lot of fun!
This post has made me crave sweets!
:) J.

Courtney Erin said...

I just read the article on Edmonton bloggers in the Journal and wanted to comment again to say congrats! I LOVE your blog and it's wonderful that they mentioned you.

xoxo ~ Courtney

P.S. Ugh, the snow hit me pretty hard, after four years away from Edmonton I got sort of used to snow not arriving until January :(

Marie a la Mode said...

Courtney: Thank you so much!

Caroline in the City said...

Beautiful post!

Congrats on the Journal feature. I love seeing fellow bloggers being successful!! You deserve it, too. Love your photos.



MISSY S said...

delicious loooking chocoloates!! now my sweet tooth needs one now
! ;D ahh!

Caroline in the City said...

P.S. We did a feature on Jacquie and her chocolates in Parlour - did you see it? It may be the best thing ever to have her as a friend! YuM!

Baby Games said...

wow it look delicious, i loved chocolates, can i grab one? =)
Mickey Buarao

bananas. said...

oh my gosh, your friend is all belly...she's so tiny!!!! and what great food displays. i'm impressed.

Marie a la Mode said...

Caroline: Yes, I saw the feature in your magazine, I loved it!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

You guys look gorgeous! I think I have found my new career! XX!

Anonymous said...

The shower looks like it turned out amazing! Your expecting friend is beaming! How great to make chocolates for a living? I would be morbidly obese. xo

Kristin said...

I am literally drooling. What a fabulous affair! And how lucky is she to receive that gorgeous collection??

Raez said...

everything looks incredibly good! you're lucky to know such a cool cocoanista like jacquie!

xx raez

Jessica said...

Everything looks simply divine! I'm a sucker for good chocolate - like all women!
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Alison said...

Oh my goodness this makes me hungry for chocolate. It all looks sooo good! Looks like the baby shower was a success :)

<3 Alison

Kristy said...

O WOW, sweets galore! I'm not a sweet tooth person but these pictures might have just converted me!:)

Catita said...

oh my God! oh my God! oh my God! oh my God! sorry but I am just in love with all the food and the amazing chocolate or sorry bonbons your chocolatier friend made! she is amazing!!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

looks absolutely fabulous and delish! I am a new follower


Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

You had me at chocolate shower :0

Nikki said...

Such a lovely post! I Must have missed this one last week!
have a great weekend!


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