Infused with herbs, spices, and flowers, Vosges Haut Chocolat’s exotic treats will make even the steeliest dieter drool. Owner and founder Katrina Markoff trained at Paris’ legendary Le Cordon Bleu; she utilizes the original methods of French confectionery for her cacao concoctions, which range from the chili- and cinnamon-laced Aztec collection to the medley of bacon and chocolate (which, trust us, is amazing). Packaged in pretty purple gift boxes, these luxe gifts are proof that life is sweet.
She's your sister. Your co-worker. Your cousin. Your friend. What's most important is that she's there for you when you need her, and she helps you get through the day. Show her how much you appreciate her with one of the playful picks in this array, from sexy tops to chic sunglasses, and beyond.
Yes, it is your big day. But don’t forget to thank those who’ve helped make it happen with a thoughtful favor, such as an understatedly elegant, silver-plated frame from Lunt Silversmiths. (Complete with a picture of you and the gals, of course.) Or keep it sweet with a bar of Vosges’ Belgian chocolate, spiked with such lively surprises as curry powder, coconut, chilies and bacon bits.
Listen to your mother and get her the artisanal confections she craves. Start with Knipschildt’s bite-size truffles, available with hints of rosewater and champagne. Does she prefer toffee? Then give her one of Valerie’s 12-piece assortments. (Our favorite? The almond flavor garnished with fleur de sel). If she’s a foodie, we suggest Vosges’ exotic candy-bar flight, which offers an explosion of deliciousness in each bite. Or you can cut right to the chase and go for Cocoa’s coveted rich chocolate; it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
These exquisite artisanal sweets will make any chocolate lover swoon. Foodies will devour Vosges’ inventive concoctions, from its Naga candy bar (a signature mixture of curry, coconut flakes and Belgian chocolate) to its Red Fire (dark chocolate, cinnamon, and ancho and chipotle chili peppers). Prefer truffles? Fans of milk chocolate will crave Knipschildt’s bite-size Giandujas, with their blend of ganache, mocha and hazelnut-infused gianduja. Cacao connoisseurs will favor the strawberry-champagne options, made from 71% Ecuadorian single-bean dark chocolate.