"I would stand transfixed before the windows of the confectioners' shops, fascinated by the luminous sparkle of candied fruits, the cloudy luster of jellies, the kaleidoscope inflorescence of acidulated fruitdrops-- red, green, orange, violet: I coveted the colors themselves as much as the pleasure they promised me." ~ Simone de Beauvoir. ***
Chocolate above all is my favorite indulgence. I hate malt balls and anything that is artificially colored blue. Halloween is obviously my favorite holiday and I spend my days hunting down free candy and the latest bakery, shop or restaurant to find a treat to calm my sweet tooth.