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Chocolate!

I have been meaning to attend the Long Grove Chocolate Fest but every year something comes up or I find out about it too late…but this may just be the year!  In 2012, this chocolaty fest will be from 4-6 May.   Long Grove is in the northwest suburbs, about 10-15 minutes from Rt. 53 and Lake Cook Road.

While entrance to this fest if free, you will be in great danger of spending money (if my experience with their Strawberry Fest is any indication)—so maybe buy mom a Mother’s Day present while you are there and then put the wallet away.

My favorite place in Long Grove is the Irish Boutique. And after a free browse through the gallery and Irish Boutique, splurge on a chocolate strawberry from The Long Grove Confectionery.