Saturday, November 21, 2015

Au Chocolat in Baldwinsville, NY 2015

This is the 4th year I have attend the Au Chocolate shopping event in Baldwinsville, a town outside of Syracuse.  18 local shops participated this year, all serving chocolate treats, while encouraging the shoppers to buy local!

 At the first shop Mom and I picked up a "passport".  If you visit every shop, you can turn it in to be entered in a drawing to win a prize - - we made it to all but 4 shops this year!

Our first stop was at Olives Eatery, Two Twisted Sisters, The Changing Room and A La Maison, all located in Cottage Designs:

A cute house, decorated in purples and greens...

...with a cute flower cart all dressed up...

and a buffet of chocolate treats....

...that were delicious!

There were shops upstairs...

...all decked out for the holidays!

A new stop this year was Anana's Trinkets and Teacups....

...all set up for a tea party...

...and lots of princess gowns for the little ladies.   I tasted "hot peppermint chocolate tea" - YUM!

Next door was Mirror, Mirror, a lovely bridal shop....

...with black and white treats displayed around a black and white tree:

The Savvy Chic is a co-op shop with lots of unique gifts:

New this year was WT brews, where we had wine tasting from The Stone Age Winery:

Our next stop was beyond the Attic Door, a second hand shop...

....and they had some scrumptious cake balls - I tried the almond paste cake balls - YUM!

A short walk away was the Nantucket Cat, where we were greeted by Santa, and the church bells across the street playing Carols!

There were a few other stops and then Mom and I went out to dinner!  
We joked about having dessert before dinner!

I bought one Christmas gift - my shopping is "slow going" this year and I have to pick up the pace pretty soon or I will be in a panic!!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Hi Patti, Lots of nice photos. Looks like a fun area to go shopping with your mom, daughter , or best friend. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. How very, very, very fun that all is, Patti! I like dessert before dinner myself! lol Love that purple tree! xo Diana

  3. What a fun way to spend the day with your mom!

  4. This time of year, there's so many places like this to have fun...daughter and I usually go to a thing called HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS that is much like this. Fun, expensive and :)

  5. Looks like a fun outing, Patti. Chocolate at every stop! What could beat that? Yum!
    I think I need a piece of chocolate......