In an hour or so, I am heading to the airport. I'm off for a long weekend in Florida for fun in the sun. And hopefully, the sunshine will bake out the remains of my miserable cold.
But before I leave, I wanted to take you to Belgium. When I was in Brussels in July, I stumbled across one of Europe's most lovely shopping galleries --The Royal Saint-Hubert.
The light filled arcade is a feast for the eyes, even before you peer into the shop windows.
There are several chocolatiers extraordinaire. The oldest is La Corne´.
Their windows featured a picnic theme. Perfect for Fall.
An Autumn palette in Brussels is a bit lighter than one in America. Pastels reign supreme.
And for those not ready to dive into Fall. There were sea shells in every shape and form.
At the Belgique Gourmande, the windows were awash in shells, sand and sea gulls.
The cute sea gull tins were filled with mocha delights.
Prefer vintage coastal images? They starred on boxes of mixed confections and truffles.
For those who prefer to mix and match their own assortment of truffles. There were two dozen luscious varieties. I only sampled three kinds. Really! How's that for restraint?
After checking out the sweet shops, I window shopped for a few minutes. Then, it was time to catch a plane to France. And speaking of catching a plane... I'm off.