I (Choco)Love My Lady Parlor

I (Choco)Love My Lady Parlor
This post is in partnership with Chocolove.  I received product and compensation from Chocolove.  All thoughts and opinions (and chocolate eating) in this post are my own.

Have you ever loved a room in your home so much that your heart nearly bursts with “four wall love” every time you cross the threshold?  That's the feeling I get whenever I walk through the glass door of my Lady Parlor. It's everything I never knew I wanted when I bought my house a little over a year ago.

You may recall that one of my very first posts was dedicated to my beloved space.  If you are new to the blog, you can catch up on that post here.

The room had been the perfect escape to read with a mug of coffee or to sit with friends and family to have a glass of wine (or two).  However, once I started this blog about two months ago, I realized that I was in desperate need of a dedicated workspace.  So I created one.  And I'm going to share it with you…like…right now!

The original Lady Parlor was built around a wine cart.  True story.

Somehow moving the wine cart out and replacing it with a desk (and a couple other items) completely changed the room. The Lady Parlor has evolved into the ultimate “Work, Play, and Chardonnay” room – some of it planned, some of it by happenstance.  Here's the reveal (sorry…I don't have a large photo to pull apart à la Chip and Joanna)

Lady Parlor Entrance
Ta-da!  You have entered the new Lady Parlor!  Welcome!

The “Work” Space

A few weeks into blogging, it became abundantly clear that working from my bed and couch (although both are comfortable) just wasn't going to cut it.  I needed a desk and the only place that made sense to put said desk…was in the Lady Parlor.  So I quickly found a one that looked pretty, functional and had just the right Lady Parlor flair.

Desk 2
I find that sitting on a desk chair with a cow print gets my creative juices “moo-ving”

The “Play” Space

The room has no shortage of play functionality.  The “WPC” light-up letters represent my burgeoning brand with fun and whimsy.  The couch and pillows invite me to just chill out with my feet up or to hang out with a friend for some “girl talk.”

WPC Wall Number Three V3
A comfy couch for a snooze or sipping wine or coffee with friends. I've wanted light up letters for a really long time.  The wait is now over. 🙂
But what takes the “play” to a whole other level is…


It's such a delicious part of the room.  It deserves to be written in all caps.  I am shouting my happiness at you because I am a “Chocolover.” (This is a term I gave myself because I love making up my own words).

Close-up of Chocolate Bar
The bar just got raised in the Lady Parlor…to my mouth.

The very kind folks at Chocolove provided me with a variety of chocolate bars to keep the room well-stocked with mouthwatering, melty deliciousness.  Their milk, dark and super dark chocolates are paired with a plethora of flavors. Because love is best in pairs, right?  Just imagine chocolate paired with hazelnuts or strawberries or spicy chilis.  Well, you don't have to because they have 30 different kinds of chocolate bars!  They are oh so “Choco-smart.”

Chocolove Bar
Whenever sea salt is added to chocolate, it is like a siren is calling my name, “Laurie…don't go to the bar…eat the bar…”

Each Chocolove bar is wrapped to look like a love letter.  Last year's “Treat Yo Self” is about to become “Chocolove Yo Self,” Y'all.  And to up the cocoa ante…when you open the wrapper a romantic poem awaits.  It's up to you to sing Barry White's “Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” to yourself as you open the bar.  <—I highly recommend doing so.

The “Chardonnay” Space

It wouldn't be a Work, Play, and Chardonnay office without wine being involved in some, way, shape or form, right?  I searched high and low for a wine fridge. Well…that's not entirely true…I found one on my phone after searching for about twenty minutes.

Wine Fridge 2.jpg
My little fridge sounds like a babbling brook that just happens to hold wine, beer, and seltzer.

And I have dedicated wine glasses in the Lady Parlor.  Just. Because.

Wine Tray 2.jpg
Just ring the bell for champagne…or…chocolate.

The Lady Parlor is now referred to as the “LPO” or “Lady Parlor Office.”  I was in love with the room before, but now I am borderline obsessed.  It's pure joy to Work, Play, and Chardonnay up in here and to be able to share it with all of you.

Do you have a room or space in your house that you have made your own?  Have you given it a name?  Do you have a chocolate stash?  Or do you brazenly keep that chocolate goodness out in the open for all to see?  Let me know…I'd love to hear from you!

Work Hard.  Play Hard.  Drink Chard.


P.S. No chocolate was harmed during the creation of this post.  It was “lovingly” eaten with zero guilt.

P.P.S. In addition to the Lady Parlor, Chocolove can be found in stores such as Whole Foods and World Market or on their website.