|Holy Moly! Chocolate that Tastes Heavenly. Oh, and the Pope Quits His Day Job.|
There is too much to describe my friends, but let's just say, it blew my mind. As in I can not hold a thought in my head when I am biting into this confection. Milk chocolate that is not too sweet, with the boon of being ethically sourced, encases a pocket of delicious caramel. Adding insult to injury, they've sprinkled it with sea salt and toasted coconut, so the mouth encounters sweet/salt, smooth/textures, and explodes with heavenly ecstasy. I'm now obsessed with this bar of wonder. And having put a few under my belt, I'm now praying for some semblance of self control, so as to be able to keep wearing pants in my size.
This chocolate bar is mind blowingly incredible. Try at your own risk!
I am sharing this with you because, it felt pretty much like a religious experience, only with less guilt, albeit more calories. And speaking of religious:
|Everything Just So: Getting Primped Before the News Conference|
You've probably heard the news already. Pope "Chicken Before Eggs" Benedict XVI tendered his resignation. In Latin no less. The Prada-loving pope seemed something of a dandy, and well before the recent headlines, I'd been trying to put together an outfit inspired by his papal pomp and finery. I adore these papal pics; I like the fussiness of his side-kick primping over the pope's ceremonial outfits. Anyways, Papa B quit his day job, is the first Papalian head honcho to do so in a handful of centuries. And that deserves a commemorative outfit, in and of itself.
|Ropa-dope Pope: Gussied Up and Ready to Roll. (Note the red Prada-esque loafters)|
|Viva La Glam: Bella Parades Her Goods at the Vatican|
|Pope-a-Porter: Papa B Shopping for some Kicks on his iPad.|
Spiritus inspires, ut sit sancta cogitatione. Movere me Spiritus sanctus opus, sit, sanctificabitur. Trahere animo Spiritum Sanctum diligere nisi ut sanctum. Confirma me spiritum sanctum, ut quae sancta defendimus. Protege me spiritum sanctum, ut sit sancta et semper.
Deus qui corda fidelium lumine docuerit Spiritus Sancti dono ut simus semper eodem Spiritu recta sapere, et semper consolatione gaudere: per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|A Prada Sympathizer: The Pontiff Wows the Crowd with a Dandy's Taste for Designer Goods|
|#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 99% THRIFTED. 100% RIGHTEOUS.|
- 1960s niger brocade tunicam
- burgandy zona serica
- vindemiam rosaria
- Americano hyacintho jeans, BUY similar pair HERE
- ruber winklepicker calceamenta Similar Sold HERE
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You've been busy today girl! No wonder you couldn't make the fashion show! When is your return flight due? I'll pick you up!
Now, I'm dying for some of that chocolate. Darn you!
I hope you're having a great time hanging out with Benedict!
Really enjoyed your papal tour, Bella.
Coconut, chocolate and caramel - my favorite sweet treats!
Salted chocolate caramel is so yum--- never had it with the coconut and as I am already exploding from my clothes these days, I best NOT try it!!
Lolzzzz you and the pope!!
100% righteous indeed,
A must go there come ( what ) May !!!
Love the pictures. you are so clever!
so looking forward to my trip to Seattle!
O,brillant, and so clever!
Silly Pope, messing with tradition! You're in it 'til you DIE, mofo!!!
I'm a bit disappointed in him, frankly! But you look hot...maybe that's what caused his meltdown?!
I think you should stand for to be the next pope!
You are so brilliant, dear Bella, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I wish I was coming with Raquel to see you.
bella you made me laugh. i loved this post. and as for chocolate addict is how i'd describe myself.
Hi there! Love this post and you look amazing too! I wish this chocolate was available in the UK, it sounds divine! Thanks for the twitter follow, I've followed you back! Have a great week.
Ha! I love these pics. Such a cute coat. Love that red sash.
Love your papal interpretation and adore the sass!
As always, Bella...you are so creative...love the pictures and the tour!! But, now I want to go online and look for job openings in the chocolate business!! How fun would that be!
I gotta Tweet this one...
Looking lovely Bella Q. :-)!
I'm dyin' here, from these pics of you with Il Papa. Two fashion icons!!
I had chocolate peanut butter cookies in NYC last visit, sprinkled with a little sea salt and OMG, I thought I was in the real Heaven. So I will try your recommended chocolates asap : >
you make me laugh so much and love that 'papabile' outfit, you look pretty proper for the occasion!, and chocolate with salt is always delightful!
(my favorite is usually the dark chocolate, yum!!)
besos & cacao
Brilliant post!!You look stunning in your Pope-a-porter outfit!Call me next time you will come to Rome!
Oh my how COOL!!! love the outfit!!!
The chocolate looks intriguing to this ambivelant chocolate eater(I could really never eat chocolate and be happy--the hubster on the otherhand-total choco-hound!!)
Hilarious! What's with the bloke? Job for life, living in Vatican City, great uniform, free wine...sounds like a perfect job to me.
You fit in rather well, I think we should make you supreme leader, much more attractive. xxx
PS You described that chocolate so beautifully I want some and I don't even like chocolate.
those dudes look mighty awesome in those fuchsia sashes.
Pope Rosebud I!
Everything about this post is sheer heaven!
Yes, we need a Latino Pope and women back into the pupil and let add some delicious chocolate to the mix!
*queue uncontrollable drooling* haha thanks as always for your super sweet comments, they make my day!
this post just made my day.
love your dress btw
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So clever! As you state, 'Viva La Glam.' With a little chocolate on the side.
I need some of that chocolate STAT.
You and the Pope? Love it!
I want a chocolate pope so much!! I love this post and the way you've edited yourself into these pictures. Fantastic outfit xx
Thanks to YOU Clare- I learned how!
You made my day! Your Pope outfit is so fabuloso.You crack me up.
While it does seem vaguely or possibly outright blasphemous to bite the Pope, you've sold me!
When Dear Hubby, who likes to share trending headlines out loud, said the Pope was resigning, I yelped, "Popes don't quit! They die! Er, at least since the Crusades." Poor form I know, but I am kinda a history buff.
Plus, you look like you fit right in at the Vatican. Very snappy, lady!
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