Is your Mum a floral kind of girl or more on the nutty side?  

 

Now is your chance to show you mum just how much you love and cherish her. Spoil her with breakfast in bed (and don’t forget to do the washing up afterwards), shower her with hugs and kisses and pick out her favourite chocolates as a token of your love.

Rococo Chocolates’ classic rose and violets creams always go down a treat; the pretty boxes come in two sizes. The fondant creams are hand dipped in delicious dark chocolate and topped with crystallised petals.

The smaller box with 12 chocolates retail at £17.95 the large one has 20 pieces and retail at £25.95

If you want to ring the changes, try the “Fiori & Cioccolato”- with the addition of lavender and geranium creams. This pretty oval box contains 8 of our favourite dark chocolate floral fondant creams: 2 of each flavour. Retails at £13.50

For those mums with really sophisticated taste there is a special limited edition Mother’s Day box of Rococo Couture Collection in the “must keep” box by de Gournay depicting de Gournay’s hand painted ‘Portobello’ Chinoiserie motif, filled with bamboo, flowering trees and ornate birds. Rendered in a custom Blue tone with metallic accents, the arresting design is just perfect with Rococo’s handmade, award winning, couture chocolates. Retails at £19.95

The Rose and Violet bars are £5.50 each

Or if your mum is more of a nutty person let her try Rococo’s latest addition to their nuts collection: Caramelised Hazelnuts and Macadamia nuts, rolled in cocoa powder., They are simply divine.

Mother’s Day is March 26. All products are available from Rococo shops and online.

www.rococochocolates.com

Summer time and the living is easy…

                

Zinc lined willow baskets from £78.00 set of 3          Rattan Lounger £315.00

The Sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Now is the season for enjoying the outdoors and relax in the sun. Embrace the mild summer evenings with friends outside and light up your terrace and garden with cosy lanterns, beautiful garden pots and soft textiles. Broste Copenhagen has a great new summer range.

     

Double deck chairs £262                                                Lanterns bamboo and fabric from £60.00

www.brostecopenhagen.com

Sack Cloth & Ashes or Chocolate & Charity?

Chocolate has long been top of the list of things to give up for Lent, and now Rococo Chocolates has come up with a revolutionary idea: the Absolution bar. By buying your favourite bar, you are making a donation of £1.00 which goes to the The Lent Appeal 2017 in the Parish of St Paul’s Knightsbridge*. The bar will be given a special Absolution wrapper; the design is a collaboration with Mr Smith’s Letterpress. The inspiration came following a challenge from the Rev Alan Gyle*, to Chantal Coady OBE, founder and owner of Rococo Chocolates, she explained: “As a ‘good’ Convent girl,  I was always encouraged to give up chocolate for Lent which I found a trial. I would have loved the opportunity to pay for my indulgences… now I can make up for lost time!”

ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG (Broadcaster and TV Presenter of BBC1’s Pointless):

“I’ve always struggled to give up chocolate for the season of Lent. Here is a great way of giving in to temptation and doing good at the same time – with Absolution! This partnership between my London church and one of my favourite Chocolate Companies is a great opportunity to support the ALMA Link between the Diocese of London and the Church in Angola and Mozambique.”

THE REVEREND RICHARD COLES (Broadcaster and Vicar)

During my time in the Parish of St Paul’s Knightsbridge it was only prayer and the Rococo Chocolate shop in Motcomb Street that kept me sane! This delicious collaboration between two of Belgravia’s great institutions is a win-win for the holy season of Lent: chocolate for you and the knowledge that you’re supporting an emerging and fruitful partnership between one of the world’s most privileged corners in London’s Belgravia and one of the world’s poorest in Mozambique.

SAHAR HASHEMI OBE (co-founder of Coffee Republic, Skinny Candy, author and speaker)

Our church is always looking for ways to transform life and to make a connection between daily living and the work of the Kingdom of God. Chantal Coady OBE and Fr Alan Gyle have come up with a simple, delicious and clever way of contributing to the Lent Appeal in 2017. And of course if you feel guilty about eating the chocolate yourself during the Lenten season of austerity, you can either keep it for Easter or buy it and give it as a gift – a gift that gives twice!

*The Lent Appeal 2017 in the Parish of St Paul’s Knightsbridge is in support of an emerging link between one of London’s most privileged parishes and one of the world’s poorest – All Saints Namhavila in Mozambique. This new partnership is just the latest expression of a longstanding link between the Diocese of London and the Church in Angola and Mozambique (The ALMA Link).

St Paul’s Knightsbridge: registered charity No. 1134857

Lent starts on Ash Wednesday March 1st 2017

The traditional 40 day fast runs up to midnight on Easter Saturday April 12th.

The Rococo Easter Chick Has Hatched Just in Time for Easter

The very talented chocolatier team at Rococo, headed by Karen Waller, have come up with some cracking ideas for Easter Eggs this year… A limited edition of bespoke eggs:  this one is named ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one Basket’, it’s part of a range including ‘Chicken in a Basket” and ‘Hippie Chick’. There will be only 5 of each design made, so expect a bit of “Smash & Grab” raid when they arrive in store.

The egg itself, made from 39% organic milk chocolate, with smaller eggs of delicious caramelised white chocolate, and the little chick is marzipan.

Wonder what the other eggs will look like, eggciting…Watch this space!

The bespoke eggs retail at £40.00 and can be bought at the 4 Rococo London shops: Motcomb Street, Kings Road, Moxon Street and Earlham Street. A different egg for each shop.

Hurry, they won’t sit around for long.

Happy Easter from Rococo Chocolates.

www.rococochocolates.com

THE PERFECT PRESENT INSIDE AND OUT

This collaboration between two of London’s most covetable design brands: de Gournay, creators of bespoke hand painted wallpaper and Rococo Chocolates has resulted in the most delectable box of chocolates.

 

“I have always loved going past the de Gournay show room and admiring their 18th Century “Rococo” period interiors – the stunning room sets are a source of inspiration for me. I am so delighted to be working with them on the first of this collection of beautiful boxes. Our companies have so much in common, we both value craftsmanship and perfection, pleasure and provenance…”

Chantal Coady OBE

 

The box depicts de Gournay’s hand painted ‘Portobello’ Chinoiserie motif, filled with bamboo, flowering trees and ornate birds. Rendered in a custom Blue tone with metallic accents, the arresting design pairs beautifully with Rococo’s handmade, award winning, couture chocolates – a perfect present for any occasion: Valentines, Mother’s Day or House Party gift; who would not be thrilled to receive it?

 

 

 

Too beautiful to throw away, the box can be re-purposed to house letters, photos or other small treasures.

 

 

 

 

 

The chocolate selection in the box is picked from Rococo’s Couture range, lovingly handmade by Rococo’s chocolatiers led by Karen Waller, many of these fresh chocolates have won gold medals, and should be eaten within two weeks, which should not prove too difficult!

 

The box retails from £19.95 and is available from Rococo shops and on-line.

 

This box is a limited edition of 250

www.rococochocolates.com

Note to Editors:

de Gournay 

de Gournay have cultivated an unrivalled reputation for their hand painted wallpapers and fabrics since 1986, reviving ancient motifs and original 18th century techniques in the creation of their vibrant Chinoiserie painted papers. The company’s highly skilled artisans bring Interiors to life with sensitive interpretations of each individual client’s creative dreams, no matter how complex.

 

Rococo

Rococo Chocolates was founded by Chantal Coady OBE in 1983. Armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion and a belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, she opened a shop on London’s King’s Road and has been pioneering the artisan chocolate movement in the UK ever since.

Rococo’s award winning collection includes organic Artisan bars in exotic flavours and Couture chocolates hand made in London by their small and dedicated team of chocolatiers.  Rococo now has five shops and co-owns a cocoa farm in Grenada with the Grenada Chocolate Company, which is part of the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmer’s Cooperative.  Cocoa from this farm in made into chocolate in Grenada, one of the only tree-to-bar producers in the world, which is used as part of Rococo’s House Blend across much of their range.

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