A hidden little gem

MarieBelle

One of the benefits of going freelance, and having a light, easy-to-carry laptop, is the ability to turn almost any place you want into an office (especially if you use your phone as a hotspot). One of my favorite places in the city is a little chocolate shop on Broome Street in Soho, MarieBelle. Victorian in concept and decor, MarieBelle makes some of the most delicious chocolate I have ever tasted. Their packaging is elegant and beautiful, and with only two locations in the world (NYC and Kyoto), MarieBelle is truly unique.

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This is an image from their site. I don’t love it but it gives you a sense of the place.

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My iPhone couldn’t quite capture how pretty their signature blue is.

Love, love, love their packaging.

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Anything in this display case would make a perfect little “just because” gift.

They also have a large and well curated selection of loose teas, which come in gorgeous reusable tins.

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I mean, how cute are the sweet little tins up top????

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How is this not THE perfect Valentine’s Day gift?

The best part of going to MarieBelle is the hidden little tea salon in the back of the store. Stepping through the entrance is like stepping back in time into a petite tea salon in Paris in the early 1900’s.

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It’s this empty because yours truly couldn’t wait until normal tea time.

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Can you blame me?

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Every day should be filled with platters of handmade chocolate eclairs and dainty fruit tarts.

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Thinking a version of this would make a great a wedding cake.

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Jasmine tea and delicate vintage china more than made up for the fact that it was one degree out.

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Crepes should be a food group. (These were bananas foster.)

I spent the better part of my afternoon here, working and daydreaming about my next trip abroad.

Stay warm people.

xo



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