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Chocolate Stirrings.

July 14, 2012

Picture Marseilles 1772, a ball hosted by the Marquis de Sade. A renowned lover of chocolate as well
as sex.  de Sade served his guests chocolate pastille laced with Spanish Fly - a famous poisonous aphrodisiac made from little green bettles - lovely !

It is said that even the most respectable women were unable to resist the uterine rage that stirred within them, De Sade was no doubt delighted that his choice of chocolate, rich and strong would easily have masked the unusual flavourings.

It was via France, the epitome of chic, that Chocolate came to England. A Parisian shopkeeper opened the first chocolate shop in London 1657. Chocolate houses soon sprang up across the capital and other major towns and cities, competing with the Coffee Houses as meeting places for the male socialites of the 17thc and 18thc.

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Herbs, Sage & Lavender Bouquets.

July 04, 2020

Herb, Sage and Lavender Bridesmaids bouquets

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An addictive taste ! Our new delivery of Chocolate.

June 11, 2020

Customers often confess, in a rueful tone and blissful smile that they are addicted to chocolate !

Not so I tell them, not the case with chocolate, even an choco addict does not need to increase his or her intake to experience the same degree of pleasure and can be deprived of it altogether without withdrawal.

Chocolate makes you feel better, the magnesium eases stress, sugar soothes anxiety,...

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Simple Interiors.

July 11, 2014

There needs to be balance with simple interiors, a balance not too utilitarian, but informal and above all calm. Variation of textures, wall coverings, flooring, upholstery and soft furnishings all play an important part when creating this modern interior theme. Interiors with a country rustic simplicity do not need a country home to enjoy. Painted wooden furniture, chairs with rush seats. Soft...





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