Sunday, February 6, 2011

Champagne and Chocolate ... A Post by Hope

Happy Monday, girls!
It's Hope!
With Valentine's Day
fast approaching
I've been dreaming a little of
champagne and chocolate.
I even placed a chocolate bon-bon button
on my headband today in honor of my post!

Here's a little Valentine quiz.
What is bubbly ...

and sweet ...

intoxicating  ...

and luscious ...

we girls, of course ...
and we all deserve a fabulous Valentine's Day!

If you'd like to wake up each morning
with a little chocolate waiting for you on your nightstand,
this sweet little lamp would do the trick!
The "Chocolite" from the Nemo Division of Cassina
has a glossy stem and base, reminiscent of pouring chocolate
and the shade is matte like a pretty little bon bon!
(Now all we'd need is a chocolate-scented lightbulb!)

What will you be doing on February 14?
Perhaps you will pour your heart our in a sweet love note ...

or accept the delivery of a single romantic rose ...

 Maybe you'll receive a gift that just makes your heart melt ...

or perhaps someone will ignite your passion.
set your heart on fire and
get your emotions all in a swirl ...

Giclee Print from All

Whatever Valentine's Day finds you doing,
we Ooh La Frou Frou girls hope
your Valentine's Day is very sweet!

If you love champagne and chocolate as I do,
you may want to bring the pleasure
of both of them into your life in more ways than one ...
I say ... why not?
Why not a chocolate purse?

Clockwise starting in upper left ...
The chocolate Italian leather faux ostrich messenger bag
looks like dark chocolate with nuts.
And the Lady Dior is a chocolate bar extraordinaire!
The glossy Italian Guia handbag looks like
a sheet of shiny milk chocolate with a little caramel mixed in.
The La Regale faux croco roll clutch is much prettier than a Tootsie Roll!

How about this idea ...
we could walk all over town
in champagne and chocolate!

The Christian Louboutin Pink Champagne Peep-Toes
are something to celebrate and glossy chocolate patent leather shoes
always look deliciously sweet!
Shown are Jessica Simpson Chocolate Ladonna Heels.

If you were dreaming up the perfect
Valentine's Gift for yourself, what would it be?
I don't know about you,
but chocolate and champagne diamonds would be my pick!
I think the pink champagne diamond solitaire
would look oh-so-lovely on my hand!

Whatever you do for Valentine's Day,
be sure to stir up a little romantic magic!

Chocolate Bon-Bon Teaspoons

And to help you stir up that magic,
I'll finish up my champagne and chocolate post
with a recipe from Valhrona for these fabulous
Dark Chocolate Macaroons!
Mmmmmm .... ooh la la!
Have a glamorous week, everyone1

Images via:
Pink Champagne Flutes via; Strawberry in Chocolate via
Champagne Bubbles & Cork via; Chocolate Covered Cherries via;
Pouring Chocolate Image via; Chocolate Rose via;
Chocolate Ice Cream via;
White and Dark Chocolate Swirl Poster from All via;
Two Chocolate Diamond Ring Images via; Chocolate Diamond image via;
Champagne Diamond image via


Candy said...

I think I am in HEAVEN!!! Happy Valentines to the Beautiful Ooh La Frou Frou Ladies!! XO Candy

Alleen said...

Chocolate, Champagne and Jewelry, such an amazing trio! xoxo

lizzylafosse said...

I want to dive into this post and devour every scrumptious word!! So much deliciousness & chic all in one how you bring the perfect words & images together in precisely the right way, it's amazing. Everyone should start off the week with such elegance! :D Lots of x's and o's!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope to the following Glamorous Girlfriends:

Candy: Thank you for stopping by for a chat and for your Valentine wishes ... one week to go! Do you have Valentine plans? xo

Alleen: YES, sweet! Chocolate, Champagne and Jewelry ... it IS an amazing combination! Maybe it will catch on as popular as the LBD ... CCJ! Thanks for stopping by to see me! xo

lizzylafosse: Lizzy, you make all of us dizzy with delight with your sweet comments! I gathered all of the girls together to show them and they are jumping up and down and twirling in delight that you love the blog. Kisses, darling! xo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Is it possible that this is my favorite post that you've ever done? Of course the fact that it involves chocolate and champagne, two of my favorite substances might have something to do with it. I love that image of the swirling chocolate--is that a print? If so, I must have it! And of course those chocolate teaspoons and dark choc macarons are making me ever so hungry. Thank you for such a delicious post! Hope your week is off to a happy start!!

xo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

What an adorable post. I appreciate all the work that went into it. I hear the Dior bag calling my name! xo

Cupcake said...

Torture! Now I want chocolate! As always pretty, pretty, pretty!


Oh it can't come soon enough, darling! I might have to cheat and go buy myself some chocolate in advance after reading this scrumptious post! :) xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes for the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope:

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle: Thank you, lovely, for such a sweet comment. How could I go wrong with chocolate and champagne, right? Yes, the light and dark chocolate swirling about is from a website called I've copied and tinied the link for you ... hopefully it will work from here: If it doesn't, just let me know and I'll e-mail you the link! xoxo

Debby: Yes, I agree with you, Dior calls my name often! I think I hear it now! Thanks for stopping by, sweet! xoxo

Cupcake: I stopped over at Milla's blog today and saw her mention of your Family Table blog. I've gotten so used to finding you at Fashion Tarts, but I've gotta start visiting you over there because her cookies looked fabulous! Thanks for stopping by to visit me, love! xoxo

Thanks for comin' to see me girls -- Hope ;)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A luv note from Hope for:

The Alternative Wife: One of the wonderful things in the world is that dark chocolate is good for us, no? Thanks so much for visiting me, sweetie. Hope your Valentine's Day is delicious! xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

I will take everything chocolate, one of my favorite colors (and flavors!). Just gorgeous! XX!

Pink Champagne said...

This post is just filled with so much yummy eye candy - so sweet! I'm going to a Chocolate Champagne Shopping Party at one of my favorite boutiques this Friday... oh how fun it would be to all go together! Wishing you a chocolate covered, champagne bubbling Valentines Day! XOXO

Angelica Ng said...

Ah Valentine's Day! It's only a week away! All this romantic talk is getting me excited for the 14th! Well, all the romantic talk, and those fabulous handbags, shoes and diamonds! I'm actually not a huge huge fan of chocolate (gasp!), so yes, those handbags, shoes and diamonds work well for me!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope to the following girlfriends:

Shari at Little Blue Deer: Everything in chocolate coming right up! I'm with you ... what a wonderful thing that dark chocolate is good for you! Thanks for stopping by, Shari! xoxo

Pink Champagne: A Chocolate Champagne Shopping Party? How fun would that be? I agree ... if we could all go together that would be the best ... of course, we'd have to finish up with going out for a chocolate dessert afterward ... with champagne? ;) Thanks, sweet! xoxo

Layers and Layers said...

Oh Boy! Delightful post! I loved so many things ... loved the "hard" candy options too (purses, jewellery) Really well done darling!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Lluv notes to the following glamorous girlfriends from Hope;

Angelica Ng: Since you won't be eating the real chocolate, you'll just have to have an extra dose of chocolate diamonds ... fair? ;) Everyone needs their daily dose of chocolate in some form! Thanks for stopping by, sweets!

Layers and Layers: Thank you, darlin! Loved that you called the shoes and jewelry the "hard candy!" So witty you are, girlfriend! Thanks so much for stopping to see us! xoxo


Be still my beating heart!! Chocolate and champagne...delightful! I LOVE that La Regale faux croco roll clutch..I just go gaga for clutches!!!

I adore that Marlene Dietrich true. I think I'm going to go nibble on my peanut butter chocolate melt-away now...giggle..

Brunch at Saks said...

Those are my kind of gifts, Hope! Fabulous post- I adore the chocolate bags! Hugs to you xoxo

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oh my God Sandy! This post had me drooling and salivating all over my computer (you little minx!). That chocolate lamp is beautiful, but my fav picture was the swirly ice-cream! I can't get "swirly" ice-cream in Spain, and this just made me wish I was back in London.This post really is dangerous for ones waistline (and wallet!!).

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes from Hope to:

Margarita Bloom: I share your passion for clutches .. There's just something so ladylike about a well-groomed hand with a pretty manicure holding a clutch ... One just makes you notice the other! And a clutch that reminds us of chocolate? Mercy! Thanks, darling, for visiting me! xo

Brunch at Saks: Hi love! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, I think carrying one of those chocolate bags with a simple blush pink sheath dress would be tres elegante! Have a very SWEET week! xo

Vanessa@Luxuria: Oh, darling, would if I could, I'd special delivery a chocolate swirl cone right over to Spain just for you! I guess you can look at it this way ... It will be even MORE delicious than ever when you DO ghet to have one again! (Some things are worth the wait! Just make sure the next time you're back in London that it's summer!) Sending you chocolate swirl wishes for a delicious week! xo

Anonymous said...

I really don't think I could have the chocolate lamp in my house, it would have me constantly craving chocolate. But I could completely have champagne diamonds all around!

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Oh my I'm so hungry for chocolate now!!

Anonymous said...

Loving the chocolate post! I am amazed at the chocolate lamp!!!
Happy Wednesday!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes to the following fabulous peeps:

GlamorousWhimsy: Yes, never never could have enough champagne diamonds ... or pink diamonds ... or chocolate diamonds ... ;). Am FINALLY working on my fabulous Gadabout questions today ... told you my schedule was insanely crazy busy! Thanks, Poppy! xoxoxo

Captivated by Image: I'd say I'm sorry that I made you crave chocolate, sweetie, but then my post wouldn't have been very chocolatey if I hadn't!!! Hope your pre-Valentine'S Day week finds some form of sweetness every day! xoxo

Eddie Ross: Eddie, it means so much to me, the artist, and all eight of my glamorous Ooh La Frou Frou girl creations that you wade through the sea of femininity that is this blog! I just devour yours, you have so many FABulous ideas! Thank you SO very much for your support! And yes, the chocolate lamp is definitely a conversation piece ... They should make one with a lampshade that has a bite taken out of it ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by, you fabulous group, you! Artist Sandy and Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope ;)

Anonymous said...

Oooh the chocolate looks delicious! I love the chocolate rose especially...
My plan this year is to make my best friend my Valentine since we're both single ;)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To Sarah-L-B from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope:

Sarah, I LOVE the idea of making your best friend your Valentine because your both single!! That was the thought behind our Valentine card called "Valentine Shopping" that was introduced on the blog a couple of weeks ago ... a Valentine for the girls! Hope you both have a FABulous Valentine's Day, sweetie!!!

stylemefab said...

Oh my chocolate and champagne!!!!...I can live with that... For all the misery valentines imposes on single ladies, chocolate and champagne is a welcome idea!!! great post again ladies, stylemefab hearts you.....

Nicole Fendel Jewellery said...

What a delicious post ladies! I hope you all have a wonderful valentines day and showered with special gifts.


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little luv note from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope to:

stylemefab: Just think of it as a day to spoil YOURSELF! We can be our own BEST Valentine! One of the other Glamorous Girlfriends commented that she and her girlfriend were going to be each others Valentines this year since they were both single ~ cute idea! Whatever you do, darling, I hope it's sweet!! xoxo

Nicole Fendel Jewellery: Thank you Nicole! If all eight of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls (and the artist!) were all lucky enough to have gorgeous Nicole Fendel Jewellery given to us, we'd be lucky indeed! Thanks so much for stopping by, darling! xoxo

Have a Glamorous Day ... Hope

Naomi Goodman said...

One word...yum!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv note to Naomi Goodman from Sandy and all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls:

That one word says a lot! Thanks so much, Naomi, for stopping by for a visit! I can't tell you how many times I've had the CD you sent me on in the background while the creating is going on here in my studio. Talk about delicious ... it IS! The girls and I are loving it! xoxo

Naomi Goodman said...

I am so pleased that you and the girls do!! Makes me smile! You seem like such a kind heart which makes it so easy to be generous with you! You are a doll! xoxo

Blondie said...

This is an amazing post honey!!!! So much eye candy! Have a great Valentine's. I'm off to place an order right now! Kori xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv note to Blondie from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope:

Thank you sweetie-pie for your sweet note! Kori, your blog is so lovely too ... we just visited it (yes, all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls were there!) and we followed & will place you on our blogroll ;) Thanks so much for taking our button!! Didn't notice if you had one but I'll look! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Blondie said...

Thank you so much!!!! You too! Can you girls make notecards like thank you notes for me? I am in dire need...Kori xoxo

Anonymous said...

Should have named my pets Chocolate and Champagne. Toast: May the only pain you ever experience is champagne ~ Lisa on the Guiding Light...sometime in the '80's I think. :) xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes from Hope to:

Blondie: Ooh La Frou Frou is a new cardline and we started out with individual cards. Soon there will be boxed notes, thank you's, invitations, etc. but we've not created them yet ~ but they're coming! Unfortunately, probably not as soon as you need them this time, though, sweets. xo

Coco Coterie: Thank you darling! I love the idea of pets named Chocolate and Champagne ... what perfectly glamorous names they'd be! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend filled with deliciousness! ;) xoxo

Anonymous said...

A lovely Valentine's Day to you ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little luv not to Coco Coterie from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Hope

Coco - thank you sweetie! Valentine wishes from all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls to you too! We've been hard at work on tomorrow's Valentine's Day post that will be up tomorrow! Xo

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such a delicious ultra feminine post! :-)

Happy Valentine's Day dear Ladies!

Cheers: Evi

Kristin said...

Hope and I could definitely be friends!

Anonymous said...

0430 in the morning and I want is chocolate and champagne. You're the cutest bad influence ever!!


Anonymous said...

0430 in the morning and I want is chocolate and champagne. You're the cutest bad influence ever!!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv note to:

Evi@Absolutely Ladylike: Darling, such a compliment that this post is ultra feminine coming from the ultra feminine YOU! xoxo

Kristin: Oh yes, girlfriend, all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls know the pleasure of a little (lot) of chocolate and a little (lot) of champagne! Thanks, Kristin, for stopping by to see us! xoxo

Milla: Wow ... reading a chocolate and champagne post at 4:30 in the morning! What a decadent way to start any day!!!! Thanks, lovely! xoxo