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Oh, That Devil Chocolate…

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One of my guests on tomorrow’s Everything Chocolate Show is Anne Schaeffer of Sulpice Chocolat,  a Chicago-based artisan chocolate house specializing in super premium painted chocolate bars. Each one of their decadent chocolate bars are individually crafted with premium quality chocolate couverture, the same chocolate that is used to make truffles at chic boutique chocolate shops. Yum!

So, sitting on my desk are two of Sulpice Chocolat’s gorgeous bars sent to me by Anne to taste.  I had thought I’d sample them while on the air tomorrow. But, I haven’t had a thing to eat today, and those little devil chocolate bars are calling to me: Eat eat, eat me. Oh, and I haven’t had a thing to eat today.

So what do you think? Do you think I can hold out until tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST when Anne Schaeffer of Sulpice Chocolat; Dr. Kristy Leissle aka Dr. Chocolate; Lifestyle dietician and wellness coach Mary Barbour;  romance author Laura Florand and psychologist Esther Kane are my guests on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to imbibe, savor and succumb to all things chocolate?

I wouldn’t bet on it!

Upcoming Show: Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

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Gourmet chocolate. Belgian chocolate. French chocolate. Swiss chocolate. Chocolate truffles. Dark chocolate. Need we go on? But of course, because who doesn’t love chocolate? According to recent health reports and the American Chemical Society, chocolate is far more than just a sweet treat to savor, but may help heart health too.  On Wednesday, April 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm EST, we’ve assembled a decadent panel to discuss science’s most perfect snack. Tune in live for Sulpice Chocolat chocolatier Anne Shaeffer; University of Washington professor and author Dr. Kristy Leissle; dietitian and wellness coach Mary Barbour; author of The Chocolate Thief and Parisian chocolate aficionado Laura Florand; psychotherapist and self-help author Esther Kane; and Dr. Kristy Leissle aka Dr. Chocolate, world-reknowned chocolate expert with a PhD in chocolate. We promise you a delicious show!


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What a lovely, gracious, forthcoming, generous woman Barbara Taylor Bradford is! Rather than an interview, I’d say what you’ll hear when you listen to our talk is the equivalent of two old friends having a chat about life, love and career over a glass of fine wine. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Thank you, Barbara! Let’s do it again soon.


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In preparation for tomorrow’s interview with Barbara Taylor Bradford, I am reading and loving Barbara Taylor Bradford’s new book, Letter from a Stranger, out today. Taylor Bradford never disappoints. And she won’t tomorrow when she visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at 3 pm EST for the full hour. Barbara Taylor Bradford has led a charmed life, but she remains a warm and gracious woman who I know you are going to enjoy. We’ll explore her youth, her early career, her marriage to the man who remains the love of her life as well as her business partner, her writing career and oh, so much more. Taylor Bradford is, indeed, a woman of substance, and I can promise you a substantive interview. See you tomorrow on the radio. ~ Halli


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How delightful! It’s always a treat to discover a little gem of a book, and that’s what I did when I opened the book of one of my guests on today’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. “How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, Lessons on the Art of Living” is smart, insightful, funny and beautifully written. Author Karen Karbo’s voice is simply wonderful. Be sure to listen to today’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Georgia O’Keeffe, The Woman and my discussion with Karen Karbo, Christina Dallorso of The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and former companion of Miss O’Keeffe, Margaret Wood. You can hear the conversation right here on my website today, March 21, 3 p.m. ET. I promise, this is going to be a terrific show!

The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

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I hope that you’ll all join me tomorrow for The Halli Casser-Jayne Show! Up Next:


Artist Georgia O’Keeffe once said “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do,” and do it Georgia O’Keeffe did! The first iconic woman painter, when the field was dominated by men, O’Keeffe was considered a cultural icon long before her death at the age of 98 in 1986. Married to one of the fathers of photography, Alfred Steiglitz, she was a woman at the forefront of much of America’s cultural history in the 20th Century.

We will be exploring the woman, Georgia O’Keeffe on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. EST on the BlogTalkRadio Network with our guests: Christina Dallorso of The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Karen Karbo, author of the book How Georgia Became O’Keeffe, Lessons of the Art of Living, and author Margaret Wood who wrote The Painter’s Kitchen, Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe, where Margaret Wood who met the painter when the artist was 90 and she was a mere 24, served as O’Keeffe’s companion.

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I’m looking forward to meeting you all on the radio.

~ Halli


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