How was I to know that Prague would leave a little mark on my soul? I am certain it was the chocolate that did it. The chocolate and that bright red blanket. Special moments like these inspired me to launch Three Happy Turtles. I want other women experience their own version of chocolate and blankets.
Nestled and warm, covered in red wool, I enjoyed the best chocolate fondue of my life. I watched the passersby, tourists and locals alike, as they journeyed to unknown locations. I could well imagine the exciting destinations they were traipsing to within the city. It was my last day. I was on a plane in a few hours. I knew I was leaving behind a tiny a piece of myself and taking a piece of my new friend with me.
There was an adorable pop up market in the square near where I was staying. I wandered through the tents, enjoyed a glass of mulled red wine, and watched the amazing street artist throw sticks covered in flames.
I located a little café along the edge of the square and sat outside on the cobblestone patio. Each woven chair held a red blanket over its back and several tall cylinders gave off beautiful waves of heat. It felt so cozy and welcoming, that I was drawn into the café’s friendliness.
I spoiled myself with a cup of hot cocoa topped with whip cream and I was thrilled to discover chocolate fondue on the menu. The flame thrower artist continued to entertain his onlookers and a few other street performers paraded around while I gave myself permission to relax and love the day. I dipped strawberries and bananas in my fondue and smiled at a city that was smiling back at me.
These are the days. And the hours. And the moments which moved me to start Three Happy Turtles. Discovery and the ability to unplug are so important that they are an intricate part of our core values. What will you discover? Where was your chocolate and red blanket?
My name is Audrey and I live in Michigan, US with my hubby, little daughter, and my enormous black cat. I am the founder of Three Happy Turtles and my mission is to empower YOU to trust and bellevue in yourself through travel and adventure. Love to each of you, can't wait to hear from you!