Chicago Fine Chocolate Festival

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It is officially fall!  At Stella Leona that means that we are scurrying around finalizing preparations for new holiday chocolates and gifts for you.  We have some big events coming up in the next six weeks that we are quite excited about and that you should know about. There will…

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What I appreciate about my Dad….

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He not only says he loves me, he shows it with his actions.  He loves my kids.  He is sincere.  He is kind.  He is generous.  He genuinely cares about people.  He is a great thinker.  He can fix anything, even chocolate making equipment that wasn’t engineered properly by the…

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2011 Holiday Open House

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Please join us for our Holiday Open House. Stop in for a taste of the Limited Edition 2011 Peppermint Mocha Artisan Holiday Ornament and order yours for holiday desserts or as a decadent gift. Visit the Deal Share tab on our Facebook page, “share” us and print the coupon we…

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Customer Spotlight: Jean

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Something that makes Stella Leona a special place to be is our customers.  We really have some of the most interesting people frequent our shop, and we thought you might enjoy hearing about them.   This is the first customer spotlight of many which will appear in this blog periodically. So………….meet…

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Send Your Love…..

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  Like me, you may have a son or daughter that you just sent off to college for the first time or sent back to school for another year of enlightenment.  I remember that those early days and weeks can seem a little……well, overwhelming.  Whether you have a homesick freshman…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 4th and Final Nibble

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So….you heard all about the airbrush class.  Watch for new items this fall incorporating these techniques.  There were some other great things about this trip that I thought you might enjoy. The scenery……. The Pacific Northwest is, hands-down one of the the most beautiful places I have ever visited.  None…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 2nd Nibble

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If you have been in our shop or visited our web site, you already know that I love to use color on the chocolates I create.  The problem with airbrushing cocoa butter is that, like chocolate itself, it is very finicky.  Cocoa butter is that fat that comes from the…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 1st Nibble

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I want to let you know about an exciting opportunity I had recently that will ultimately result in new chocolate designs and tastes to tempt your taste buds. I recently traveled to Bowen Island, just off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia to attend a class at Cocoa West, a…

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