amy merrickliving in

living in: chocolat

by amym

It doesn’t take much deep thinking to realize that living in a French chocolaterie in 1959 would be a good idea. Let’s pretend it was just a normal chocolaterie that wasn’t ridiculously cute and full of Johnny Depp — still a good idea. But because the preceding facts are also true, Chocolat is a no-brainer. I mean, do I even need to write the second paragraph to this post? Did you read the part about chocolate? And Johnny Depp? My work here is done. — Amy Merrick

1. Milk Glass Pendant, $199; 2. Heart Measuring Spoons, $48; 3. Chocolate Gourmet Truffles; 4. La Parfait Canister Set, $36; 5. Vintage Cloche, $195; 6. Vintage Metal Counter, $4995; 7. Antique Perrusson Tiles; 8. Vintage Shop Fixture, $1495; 9. Max & Chloe Pearl Earrings, $45

The full post continues after the jump . . .

No really. My work is actually done. No need to mention the small town Francequaint rustic charm or the gypsy meets respectable citizen mash-up of gorgeousness. Pitch-perfect outdoor meals in ancient stone courtyards? Lively dance parties on gypsy barges? Forget about them. No one cares. Chocolate. Johnny Depp. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

1. Vintage 1950s Dress, $208; 2. Ivory Flatware Set, $59; 3. Glass and Twine Lanterns, $20; 4. Ceramic Candlestick Holders, $75/pair; 5. Floral Napkins, $30; 6. Vintage French Folding Chairs, $150; 7. Dance Heels, $38; 8. Antique Butcher Table, $13999; 9. Simon Pearce Pie Dish, $85; 10. Wine Goblet, $32

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  • All I have ever known about Chocolat I learned from Jimmy Fallon: “Chocolat was so choco-long and choco-boring, I want my choco-money back.” Oh Jimmy, now I know better. This is gorgeous!

  • I adore this movie!!! It is a great double feature with “Big Night” which also is great food movie. Yes and it truly is ” a mash up of gorgeousness”!

  • A friend forwarded your link! Love your post! Love Johnny Depp (Who doesn’t)! But most of all we love Chocolate!
    We just had to live the dream, so we created Shabby Chocolat!
    Thank you for sharing the passion, a lovely read with lovely photos!

  • “I’ll be back to fix that squeak in your door.” Wink. Sigh – oh, Johnny! Love this post!

    Sorry you didn’t find any of the classic scoop/boat neck dresses Ms. Binoche wore in this role – so perfectly feminine and Womanly – capital WO! I don’t have the figure to wear a dress like that, but I think I would keep it in my closet to inspire me every time I open the doors.

    The other thing I love about this film is the cinematography of the food and chocolate preparation. It looks so good you want to run head first into the screen to slide across the marble table where they temper the chocolate. And Alfred Molina – when he first tastes that tiny bit of bittersweet chocolate and goes on his cackling, crying binge – genius!

    Did I mention I love this film? :-)

  • Ya ! You missed the red pumps ! :) But , yeah, what a lovely thought … Johnny Depp and chocolates and that lovely French town .. sighhhh …

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