{ Dark CHOCOLATE 101 }

While those heart-shaped boxes of milky, cream-filled bonbons don’t qualify, recent studies show that pure dark chocolate is actually really, really good for you! That doesn’t mean you should stack a massive supply next to the remote control and settle in for the winter, but wouldn’t that be FUN!?!  But in moderation, you can enjoy the glorious taste of dark chocolate guilt-free.

LOOK FOR…

Appearance High-quality dark chocolate should have a high-gloss sheen, not a “bloomed” (blotchy, almost dusty) look.

Feel Because it starts to soften at about 97 degrees, good chocolate should melt in your hand.

Sound You should hear a solid snap when you crack off the corner of the bar, proof that it was tempered (or melted and cooled to the desired crystal structure) properly

Enjoy these irresistable selections…XO ~ Tresors De Luxe

( chocolate and jewelrywhat more does a girl really need?!?)

Dark chocolate truffles rolled in bittersweet cocoa…

Rich in antioxidants, it satisfies the deepest darkest cravings…

IMAGES VIA PINTREST ;D

Advertisements

{ Paris } Black + White

What’s She Looking At?

We’re lovers of black and white photography…here are a few of our recent favorites XO~ TDL~

Luggage Reflection

Outdoor Lanterns For Summer!

We’ve been counting down the days to summer, and we’re officially 15 days away!  One of our all time favorite ways to spend a leisure summer evening is with a refreshing homemade sparkling lemonade in hand,  the faint smell of bbq off in the distance, and to be surrounded by flickering summer lanterns!  Dusk is the perfect time to light these exotic ceramic, metal and glass candle holders up!

Here’s to many of these types of relaxed summer evenings for each of you…

XX ~ TDL!

Lanterns @ Dusk!

Metal and Glass Hanging Lanterns

Summer Wire Lanterns

Metal and Glass Indoor/Outdoor Lanterns

Cermamic & Glass Summer Lanterns