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Don’t Light the Candles…The Ultimate Luxury for the Chocoholic

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Actress Ali Larter tastes a mantelpiece made of chocolate in the 2008 Godiva Decadence Suite (left). Hanging above the mantelpiece is a chocolate version of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss. More chocolate art features in a Jackson Pollack-inspired painting (right) in the chocolate dining room. Photos: Richard Drew/AP.

A night surrounded by Chocolate. Floor, walls, ceiling, table. Even renowned pieces of art have been recreated in chocolate — including Gustav Klimpt’s ‘The Kiss’ (above left) and a Nelson Pollack abstract (above right). That is what Godiva has created in the ‘ Godiva Decadence Suite’, recently mastered in Manhattan. Everything…and I mean everything…is made and inspired by chocolate. Chandeliers of chocolate crystal, candelabras of dark chocolate, novels  on the book shelves laced with milk chocolate truffles, a chocolate daybed on which to lounge while savoring the chocolate feast surrounding you. This promotional extravaganza has been created by Godiva for one lucky winner. Located in New York’s Bryant Hotel, the grand prize is a flight for two to New York City and a ‘delicious’ weekend for two in the sensational chocolate suite. Coupled with a private chocolate tasting at Godiva by Godiva’s chocolatier Thierry Muret, a chocolate spa experience and a private gourmet meal with elegant wine served bedside in the suite. Oh….and I can’t forget….a one-year supply of Chocolate delivered to your home following your departure, Godiva of course.

The frosting? The experience is truly ‘one of a kind’. Following the weekend, the room is deconstructed so that no one else can share in the same decadent extravaganza.

What will they do next year??? Stay tuned, chocolate lovers.

Photo above: Actress Ali Larter tastes a mantelpiece made of chocolate in the 2008 Godiva Decadence Suite (Courtesy of Brisbane Times.)

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Unleash Your Inner Sommalier…The Ultimate in Wine Tasting

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Wine glass womanBringing you ‘the perfect taste of paradise’.  The Setting:   30,000 feet in the air aboard your private luxury jet.  This is the nervana being created by NY’s Sexy Sommeliers.   

Hopping between Bordeaux, Cotes de Roussillon, Napa Valley, Piedmont and Mendoza in your Lalique crystal glass.   Your private sommalier uncorks a bottle of Krug Brut, Blanc de Blanc Champagne Klos de Mesnil to prime your palate for the elegant pairing of cuisine and wine which awaits you.  After dinner limited edition cigars are coupled with exquisite Pionneau 1969 cognac for an after-dinner digestif and warmth.   Spa service…stress-relieving massage, relaxing pedicure, soothing manicure or all-of-the-above –  when you please.  Known as the ‘perfect palate’. 

A perfect taste of paradise.

Utopia.

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Luxurious Romance! What a woman wants…

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Gorgeous guys, Great Song, Awesome job.  

This is how to treat a woman.

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A $1400 Mai Tai???? (World’s most decadent cocktails)

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istock_000003409890xsmall.jpgAn Opulent Hotel in Northern Ireland. The glass looks pretty ordinary. “It’s all about the rum”, says Sean Muldoon, the potation manager of the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. And according to the Guinness Book of World Records, this $1400 Mai Tai is World’s Most Expensive Cocktail. As it should be! Apparently, there are only six bottles of this 17 year old Wray and Nephey rum from Kingston, Jamaica. Full-bodied, golden and pungent, this is the same rum that inspired “Trader Vic” Bergeron to create the original Mai-Tai (Tahitian for ‘the very best’) cocktail in Oakland, CA in 1944. And the Merchant Hotel has the only bottle available to the public.

Worth the trip? That’s up to you. Or you could always go to the Caouan Raffles Resort in the Grenadines, for a ‘sword martini’. At $300, with a 14-karat handmade sword the size of a swizzle stick to take home, it seems like a bargain!

Simple Luxuries…for the most discerning and scrupulous.

Here are the winners:

http://www.forbes.com.home/2007/04/05/cocktail-expensive-decadent-forbeslife-

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