All the Chocolate!

Rumor has it that National Chocolate Day recently donned our calendars. Upon learning this news, I knew I had to share pictures of my favorite Disney chocolaty treats.

Shall we?

Let’s start with this beauty from Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Quick Service, The Mara. Is it a cookie? Is it a cake? You decide. But I can tell you this…it’s delicious.

These next few treats are found aboard DCL. The gorgeous butterfly topped cupcakes can be found at Vanellopes on the Disney Dream, and the others on your evening dining rotation!

Let’s not forget the classic Mickey bar! This one is from DCL but you can find them almost anywhere at Disney.

The France Pavilion, in Epcot, is perhaps one of the most delightful places to search for all things Chocolate. This tarte is no exception! I think it deserves all the heart eyes. 😍😍😍😍😍

One more for DCL. Perhaps my favorite chocolaty treat on board, the chocolate martini.

Speaking of drinks, how about this Christmas cookie shot from the Grand Californian Hotel, at Disneyland? Chocolate chip cookie “glass” with a peppermint rim, filled to the brim with chocolate milk. Also comes with Rumchata, if that’s your jam.

A few more fabulous chocolate treats from Disneyland. The brownie cupcake from Holly Jolly Bakery, and the chocolate chip cookie sundae from Clarabelle’s! Ahhh I can just taste these.

And last, but certainly never least, the Grey Stuff. Shown here on the VIP Snacks tour around Magic Kingdom, this can also be found at Be Our Guest.

Have you tried the Grey Stuff? It’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes!

Drop a comment below with YOUR favorite chocolate Disney dessert!

Remy Brunch, Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy have an adult only restaurant on board called Remy, and let me just say…only Disney could pull off an incredibly beautiful restaurant based on a rat.

That’s right! Remy, from Ratatouille, is the inspo for this gorgeous restaurant at sea. You can find him in all the details!

On my last sailing on the Dream, we stopped by to confirm our reservation and were given a lovely tour by Susan, a Cast Member who hosts guests in both Remy and Palo, Disney’s other onboard Adult-Only Dining Experience.

First stop is always gushing over the two most expensive bottles on board, one valued at 25K and one at 14K! Can you imagine? Both of these are featured and referenced in Ratatouille!

Remy had two dedicated private dining locations. One in their massive wine room and the other in room that looks like it’s straight out of a French Castle! Lo and behold, when we arrived to Remy for our meal, Susan set us up on this very room, the Gusteau Room, which was such a huge treat and act of thoughtfulness that only Disney can do!

We were greeted by, and attended to, by several different waitstaff. Each were experts about different parts of the brunch. We were offered a complimentary glass of champagne to start with options of continuing the champagne pairings with each of the courses, or every few courses.

Bread and butters were served alongside a tiny dish of Fleur de Sel…so divine! The butters were Kale, regular and Pepper. All were delicious and creamy! Not much beats a really good plain butter to me, but the pepper was probably my favorite.

A menu was waiting on the table for us, boasting each of the six courses offered, and you can see the champagne offerings mentioned before as well.

Courses included ham, asparagus and caviar, lobster, wagayue beef, chicken, and a vanilla cream dessert.

Each course was thoughtfully designed and curated by both Chefs at Remy, weaving layers, textures and flavors together you could never have imagined would work!

It’s hard to say which was my favorite, but the chicken dish was probably at the top for me!

At the end of our culinary journey, the Chef sent out an extra dessert if tiny cakes filled with vanilla and sugar. They were so light and fluffy and perfect!

I definitely recommend this experience and will do this again. The cost is $75 per person, and this does include gratuity. Note that if you choose to have still or sparkling water, this is also an additional cost and subject to an additional gratuity.

Let us know if you’ve dined at Remy, or if this is on your to do list for your next sailing! And don’t forget to look for all those amazing details that Disney does so well!

Thanks for reading!

My Favorite Things For Overseas Travel

I’m an experienced overseas traveler, but last Christmas made my FIRST trip across the pond, with a tiny human (and my husband of course!). We had an amazing time, and as we prepare for our second international trip later this year, I thought I’d share some of our must-have’s!

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First, THE STROLLER. We have this Summer 3D Lite from Amazon, in yellow. This color was being discontinued, so I was able to score one for around $40. As far as umbrella strollers go, this one is the JAM! So easy to fold and manage, especially if you only have one free hand. Clare is super comfy in it and we love the storage underneath.

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Super easy to fold up on train rides, too!

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Secondly–toiletries. Packing these things are like the worst!! I’ve honestly learned to just use what the hotel has when we arrive. Sometimes I will scour the small sized items in the Target or Walmart Travel Section. Sunscreen is for SURE one you’ll want to get before you leave. But here are few ways I’ve learned to pack them:

Caboodle Cosmetics Case

I. LOVE. THIS. THING. I can fit just what I need inside and slip it into my carry-on easily. No more digging around for chap-stick or lip gloss, I just pull this out and the mirror is SUPER handy to have inside!

Also, this Bagail Flat Pack Toiletry KitΒ is wonderful to have! I’d been eyeing one on eBags for ages, but this one is just a wonderful and half the cost. Saves so much awkward space! They come in lots of colors, too–mine is lavender.

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Last but not least, DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR POO-POURI. Amazon has these tiny travel-sized sprays for as little as $3.76! Be sure to stock up!

 

 

 

What are your favorites that you travel with? Drop a comment below!

 

Bippidi Boppidi Review

We had our first experience at the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique this past January, for my daughter’s 4th birthday. We bought our own outfit (Jasmine) at the Grand Floridian on arrival day, and decide this would be her outfit to wear!

As I have always heard, they asked us for an on-time check-in, even tho the website instructs you to arrive 15 minutes early. We waited near the Royal Table Entrance for a bit, and also shopped at some of the stores next door for fun!

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This location is a lot smaller than Disney Springs, and they sure do fit a lot of kiddos in there, but we never felt super cramped or like we had to move out of the way.

They immediately donned her with a Birthday Sash and Celebration button of course, and got to work on her nails, but I noticed they weren’t working on her hair?!

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A Manager came over to speak with me and let me know that my girl had a ‘scalp condition’. Of course he couldn’t SAY what it was for liability reasons, but I figured out later it’s because she still had a bit of a prominent scar (she had four staples removed prior to our visit). I hadn’t even thought about that being an issue because we brushed her hair and did ponytails all the time without it bothering her!

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I get it tho, and he let me know they were prepared! They couldn’t do her hair, but crafted a story about the Princesses wanting her hair to be down, and effortlessly wove it into her session. They spent extra time and extra glitter and because they felt so bad they couldn’t do her hair, the comped our entire package!! And we got to leave with a BBB backpack full of makeup, nail polish and hair clips!

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They really went above and beyond to make sure she didn’t feel out of place. They took such good care of her and didn’t miss a beat! I love sending clients here, and this is SUCH a part of what makes Disney the BEST!

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Have you been to the BBB? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments!