Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Chocolate Line










Their motto: “Chocolates made with love…”

While fully admitting to being a chocolate enthusiast, and having such minuscule amount of self-control when faced with this beautiful, sweet treat, I was momentarily fixated on this incredible shop. In fact, I can almost smell the chocolate as I share this with you... "This palace that once belonged to Napoleon, King Leopold II and the Prince of Orange (when Antwerp was still a part of the Netherlands), was fully renovated by the Flemish government. The former palace of Napoleon and is now owned by Heritage Flanders." The shop is "situated in what once was the drawing-room and the bedroom of the Great Marshal, but nothing has been altered to the original interior. (protected by Monumentenzorg) For these rooms Fabienne designed a magnificent counter in the shape of a large bar of chocolate on which all our pralines are displayed." How clever, not to mention incredibly exquisite!


images: via their site

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely exquisite, the space of the shop and the chocolate.
    I hope that you are spending a very happy week,
    Hugs from Spain,
    Cecilia

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  2. You had me "The Chocolate Line" ... so deliciously seductive! Can you imagine working in such a beautiful environment? Have a lovely evening and upcoming weekend, Sarah.

    All the very best,

    Linda, xo

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  3. Fabulous pics. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. This is bringing chocolate to a whole new retail level! Exquisite shop and think the chocolate counter is heavenly. XO

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  5. What a mind bogglingly beautiful space inside and out! And for chocolate!! Must be delicious. Think the site needs a new logo more fitting this spectacular shop!

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  6. Can you imagine? How beautiful this place is. I would weigh 500 lbs but I would die happy!
    Have a nice evening, Sarah.
    Teresa

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  7. I was staring at the walls and ceiling so much I totally missed that the counter was shaped like a chocolate bar, so I went back and had a look. What an amazing room to indulge my chocolate passion.

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  8. Now, that is a striking space.
    An amazing juxtaposition of the modern chocolate "bar" standing as stage in the museum quality room of later glory days.

    Cheers!...to finding yourself in a space well played

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  9. This is just crazy! Opulence and Indulgence combined! This is going on my list of sweet-toothed places visit.

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  10. Mmmm. Yummy and gorgeous! My eye went immediately to that bar shaped like chocolate. LOVE!

    xo Mary Jo

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  11. Teresa -- that is hilarious, but I would be right with you :)

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  12. chocolate magic! I've never heard of this place. I'm a dark chocolate addict :-)

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is mad!! Love the pics so much, must check it out asap.

    xx
    gramercyboutique.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh how I would love to visit there! That would be heaven on earth to me :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie. Hope you've had a lovely week xoxo

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  15. What a perfect and sophisticated place for chocolate lovers...I can imagine having a cup of hot chocolate here with you, dearest Sarah...wouldn't that be a fabulous and very ladylike date?

    I hope your weekend is lovely, much love: Evi

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  16. Oh wow... amazing place! I had some mint smooth milk chocolate, sooo good... now I kind of want more! lol... so many lovely posts Sarah!

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