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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

Happy Easter in Chocolate from Paris!

It's Easter week and the new bells have rung out at Notre Dame in celebration of its 850 year history. The chocolate shops are full of Easter displays and I thought I would share a few. here's one from Mussy Chocolate at the end of our street, is that a Roman viaduct in the background below?

I must admit my favorite Easter chocolate is the humble Cadbury's Creme Egg, but even to admit it seems like  sacrilege when measured against these treats. However, I think the bunnies below look a little scary, are they cross eyed?!!
 This is the perfume shop window across from our apartment. At first I thought they were Easter eggs but in fact they are carved wooden balls made of cedar to perfume your wardrobe, that's the way to get into the easter spirit without piling on the pounds!

P.S. Today I was out and saw this Easter egg which I had to include even after the fact. Who could resist the new Pope in chocolate after all the deprivation of Lent?


ahosein said…
*fingers crossed* please let them bring me the chocolate pope egg. please let them bring me the chocolate pope egg, please let them....
I'm running out to get it for you right now!
Rosa Corbet said…
Wow, what beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing the info -- I've never seen eggs like that!
Rosa, so glad you liked the pictures and thanks for your kind comment!