Let’s Talk With Cheryl Hollon

Happy Valentine’s Day!
By Cheryl Hollon

I’ve been receiving amazing Valentine’s Day gifts almost my whole life. Partly because my husband and I met on a blind date when I was only sixteen. Even then, he knew the secret to my heart and remembered the lesson every year.

I love chocolate – a lot! Last year he brought me this fabulous stiletto made of pure dark chocolate from the shop down the street. It wasn’t bitter. It was surprisingly rich but lovely and smooth.

This hand-crafted box of chocolates was made out of chocolate. Tucked inside was a mixture of creams, nuts, caramels, and even chocolate covered pretzels. Like the movie, I didn’t know what I was going to get, but I was positively sure it would be delicious.

The best offering so far was a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries along with a bottle of champagne upon boarding a cruise ship for a week. Heaven!

I can’t wait to see what he’ll get me this year. What is your favorite Valentine?

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