Chocolate derives from the cacao plant, whose origin is believed to be from the tropical rainforests of the Amazon in Venezuela.  For 3000 years, the cacao has been cultivated, so it’s apparent that aficionados of chocolate have been around for quite a while. The plant made its way for cultivation to the Caribbean Islands and then on to Africa.  

Chocolate companies rose in the late 19th century and were considered an acceptable substitute for alcohol from those who professed from abstaining from liquid spirits.

Chocolate remains a worldwide passion for many and all sweet tooth’s and chocoholics should head to Portland, Oregon.

 “Sample, taste, savor, and delight” some of the finest chocolatiers on hand at the annual Chocolate Fest at Portland's Oregon Convention Center. Besides tasting chocolates, other activities include wine tastings, recipe presentations and demonstrations for chocolate lovers.

 The three-day festival commencing on January 18 is dedicated to tempting treat but also contains attractions such paining with chocolate, spa specialties to make at home with guest speakers enlightening visitors on the  history of chocolate and chocolate and wine pairings .   

Perfect for any chocoholic, this is one event not to miss with mouthwatering truffles and silky smooth ganache, and chocolate-fruit confections to sample.

The authentic Louis Vuitton Damier Chelsea GM Bag is one bag that satisfies lovers of great designer handbags because it is not only stylish but is 100% pure function.

Crafted in the finest dark chocolate Damier coated canvas checker board pattern , it is enhanced with contrasting gold tone hardware. Get that sudden rush of sweetness with stylish power by taking the tote every day to the office, for travel or a stop off for a bite to eat.

Dark hot cocoa smooth leather trimming is abundant and even completes the base. Its flat double leather handles are adjustable and can be worn on the shoulder or hand carried.

The top double zipper contains two engraved LV gold tone pulls. The pre-owned Chelsea GM is large and will fit in most anything with ease.   The used Louis Vuitton Chelsea’s ample capacity looks great with a jolt of bright suede-like fabric lining.

There is a large zip pocket trimmed in matching leather with attached LV engraved pull on the side wall.  There is also a d-ring to place keys.

 The authentic Louis Vuitton Damier Chelsea GM Bag is the one with super space and stunning style. Hillary Duff thinks so too with baby in tow.