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I love to peer into all the lovely store windows in Italy, especially the pasticceria. Seems they (gli Italiani) just have a flair for composing a still life that makes the mouth water.

 Almost gave up hope of finding such an attractive establishment on this side of the Atlantic, but then I found Chocolate Fashion.  The bakery and restaurant is housed in the former location of Andalusia Bakery.  Perhaps it is the legacy of lingering aroma that adds to this artisanal bakery, restaurant and gourmet food company located in the heart of Coral Gables.

Save yourself the airfare.  Chocolate Fashion serves up the best croissants this side of the Atlantic, and the visual displays are a treat for the eyes.

Do you have a favorite spot in your home town?