Luxury Is A Red Door

I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a red door that I didn’t like.

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Our beautiful Dello Mano Red Doors

The RedDoor Bali is a magnificent escape, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is an indulgent retreat, those red doors in Scotland are simply pleasing to the eye.

RedDoor Bali

 

A peek at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa

 

Suffice it to say, I find red doors quite fascinating, inviting and majestic—for some reason. What is it about red doors that make it so luxurious? I did a little digging and here’s what I’ve found…

In Chinese tradition, red is the color of luck and happiness.

In Feng Shui and in early American tradition, a red front door means “welcome”.

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Tempt Your Tastebuds—5 of the World’s Most Expensive Desserts

As an old saying goes, “Always save room for dessert“. But have you heard that there are desserts we might have to save money for just to enjoy? It’s true! Just take a look at 5 of the world’s most expensive desserts:

Golden Opulence Sundae ($1,000)

New York City’s Serendipity 3 is known for great treats but this product is their most opulent on their product list. Recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2007 as “World’s Most Expensive Sundae”, Golden Opulence Sundae is so exclusive, reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Here’s a quick look at what goes into the Golden Opulence Sundae:

  • Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
  • 23-carat gold leaf
  • Medei Porceleana chocolate and Chuao chocolate
  • gold dragets
  • grande passon caviar with fresh passion fruit

Brownie Extraordinaire ($1,000)

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Feast Your Eyes On 5 Of The Most Expensive Chocolates In The World

5. Knipschildt’s La Madeline au Truffle ($250)

Forbes Magazine recognized Knipschildt’s La Madeline au Truffle as one of the priciest chocolates in the world. This decadence is made from a rare French Perigord truffle (which is worth $1,000 a pound) and a rich chocolate ganace (of heavy cream, Italian truffle oil, sugar and 71% single-bean Valrhona dark chocolate) and very fine cocoa powder.

The packaging is equally extravagant as the chocolate comes in a silver box with sugar pearls. Each Knipschildt’s La Madeline au Truffle is made to order and has a shelf life of 7 days.

4. To’Ak Chocolates ($260)

Luxury is often equated with exclusivity. Exclusivity and the finest ingredients is why a 1.5 ounce bar of To’Ak Chocolate is considered to be the world’s most expensive pure chocolate bar. 574—this is the number of To’Ak bars produced in 2014. It is a small number for chocolate, mind you.

To’Ak is an 81-percent dark chocolate (ordinary chocolate contains just 5%) that is Fair-Trade and USDA organic. The name comes from the To’Ak cacao bean, which is found in the center of the chocolate. The beans are rare because the 1,000-acre forest where the beans come from is the only survivor of a 1916 “Witch’s Broom” disease.

Presentation and novelty is anything but your usual with To’Ak chocolate as it comes in a wooden gift box that has an Arriba Appelation map and wooden tongs (used to eat the chocolate bar).

3. DeLafée of Switzerland’s Gold Chocolate Box ($331.50)

The DeLafée Gold Chocalate box is part of the company’s line of edible gold creations. The set is a silk-draped wood box that contains 8 Swiss chocolates hand-decorated with 24 karat edible gold and an antique cold collectible (from the Swiss central bank from the years 1910 to 1920 valued at $133).

2. Golden Speckled Egg ($11,107)

In 2012, William Curley was awarded the Guinness World Records for his masterpiece—the Golden Speckled Egg—the World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Egg (non-jewelled).

The egg was about 3×2 feet tall and weighed 50 kilograms. It was made with Amedei chocolate, edible gold leaf, 12 smaller couture chocolate eggs, 20 mini chocolate bars, and 5 white flowers. The outside looks delicious enough but the inside is equally luxurious with chocolates of different flavors (like muscovado carame, juniper berry and rosemary).

The record-setting chocolate creation took 3 days to make and was sold at the Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK, on March 20, 2012.

1. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ($25,000)

Serendipity 3 is known for delicious desserts and comfort food. But perhaps with a price tag of $25,000, this hot chocolate would be the most comforting of all. This combination of haute couture and chocolate is made from 27 cocoas from different locations around the globe, Le Madeline au Truffle shavings, and 5 grams of 23 carat gold to name a few.

The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is served in a goblet lined with edible 18 carat gold crown and diamonds, and it comes with a golden spoon too.

These chocolates sure delight the senses, don’t they? But if you like luxury you can enjoy without the massive cost (and cost of travel too), why not try something from Dello Mano? We’ve got truffles, cakes, luxury brownies and so much more.

Here’s a little sneak peek just for you. 😉

BMW luxury meets Dello Mano luxury brownie

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BMW 3 series recently launched with Dello Mano luxury brownies sharing the celebration.

BMW recently launched their new 3 series. Dello Mano was fortunate to attend with our luxury brownies forming part of the “luxury”celebration. The launch was a great success with over 1000 people attending the Motorline BMW showroom at Daisy Hill. Our lovely Jen was there and given a wonderfully warm reception as she sampled the range of Dello Mano Luxury Brownies.

dello mano luxury brownies at BMW
Dello Mano luxury brownies at Motorline BMW

Guests at the BMW 3 series launch were welcome to enjoy Dello Mano brownies and each attendee was given a little piece of Dello Mano luxury to take home and  enjoy whilst they imagined driving the new 3 Series.

Dello Mano Luxury Brownies on display at Motorline BMW
Luxury Brownies meet BMW luxury

Dello Mano Luxury Brownie gift boxes were displayed with many guests showing interest in our Dello Mano Corporate Gift options.

Dello Mano Luxury Brownie display
Dello Mano Luxury brownies and BMW

Thanks Craig and Aimee for allowing Dello Mano to be part of this wonderful event.