Paris Morning: Indulging in chocolates

A sampling of handmade chocolates from my chocolate making class at L'Atelier des Sens on a Paris morning. Beautiful views outside my balcony.
A sampling of handmade chocolates from my chocolate making class at L'Atelier des Sens on a Paris morning. Beautiful views outside my balcony.

Sunday morning in Paris was a truly indulgent experience.

I had spent the previous day making and sampling chocolates at a course taught by Mélanie Dupuis, Chef pâtissière at L’Atelier des Sens. As with almost all cooking classes, I departed after three hours of true immersion of the senses with a wonderful box of chocolates. A labor of love by both me and the rest of the students in the class. I really enjoyed the authenticity of the class which was taught in French.

Sunday morning, before my plans to tour Musée d’Orsay and soak in some breathtakingly inspiring Impressionist masterpieces, I decided to pause a moment and enjoy the view outside my hotel room balcony. I placed a couple of chocolates from the box onto a napkin, snuggled closer into the warmth between my bed and the sheets and savored the freshly handmade creations and the moment.

A simple, prolonged pause.

I stretched and realized a day of possibilities just started.

I love cooking classes. This was the box of assorted chocolates I left with after my chocolate-making class. The entire class was taught in French in a cute, traditional French kitchen. Loved my Julia Child experience!
View outside my hotel room balcony. How can one not feel romantic waking up to a view like this?
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