We took a little trip to downtown Chicago to go to the annual Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier. We had a wonderful time! Wonderful sights and tastes. Here are the highlights:
One of our favorite booths, the Four Brothers Chocolates. In particular, their Drinking Chocolate was divine. Of course we brought some home with us.
There was a beautiful wedding cake display.
And even a chocolate shoe and chocolate lipstick.
Trump Towers served the most delicious hot chocolate with frozen vanilla chips. Seriously, it was like a drug. We drank it sitting down, savoring, it brought us to a different place in time and space.
Vanilla beans! We bought a "Vanilla Kit" where you prepare the beans by scraping out the innards, adding alcohol, and letting it sit for many weeks until you have your own homemade vanilla extract.
I particularly liked this little fairy made out of confectionery. She reminds me so much of Robert's girlfriend, Sierra! (I hope she did not mind me making the comparison - it was meant as a compliment!)
Here we are, all happy from indulging!
A view from on high. Finally we took a long awaited ride on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - we have been waiting literally years to do this. Tyler and I were a little freaked out - it went so high in the sky.
It was a happy day, filled with sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences. I am so glad we went there.