Lauranie, founder of the Esprit Chocolat. Over a cup of tea and a few peaces of chocolate :)
Lauranie Nonotte, founder and manager of Esprit Chocolat
Lauranie Nonotte, founder and manager of Esprit Chocolat

As most of you already know, we’ve decided to spice up our Paris eLounge get-togethers a little bit. After three years, one definitely is ready for some change :).

Together with François (the co-organizer of these events), we’ve been thinking about the best direction into which the events could grow for a long time. Change for the sake of change is rarely rewarding. That’s why we really wanted our next steps to be based on the mission worth pursuing…

What could be a better way to enhance the events than by shining the light onto the people who already attend and follow them? What could be better than giving them the opportunity to share their stories? And hopefully through that, really help them to grow their ventures – whatever they are.

“Struck by this lightning”, we knew it is the time to act.

I was very pleased when Lauranie, the founder of the Esprit Chocolat, agreed to be our first guest speaker. During the evening she shared with us how she decided to pursue her passion and all the entrepreneurial adventures she experienced since starting her company. We also had the pleasure to experience the real fine chocolate “dégustation.”

Oh, how much fun we had that evening! And some chocolate, of course 🙂 Here are a few moments in pictures (sorry for the bad quality, the next time will be better :)):

Ouch :) isn't this tempting? :)
Ouch 🙂 isn’t this tempting?


Lauranie sharing with us her story
Lauranie sharing with us her story
You guessed it! It's the chocolate :)
You guessed it! It’s the chocolate 🙂


You guessed it! It's the chocolate :)
The evening guests & the rhinosaurus. Original mix, isn’t it? 🙂


The ingredients of the chocolate: cacao beans – whole and in small peaces. What’s that big one – it is best to ask Lauranie 🙂


We were happy to see that people enjoyed the event...
We were happy to see that people enjoyed the event…


Question time...
Question time…


Our next guest speaker is already scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th. If you’d like to stop by, please sign up for our guest list on the Paris eLounge website. You’ll receive the e-vite once all the logistics have been taken care of.

Thank you for coming to our events and for making them something to look forwards to!

I hope to see you again in December for another surprise 🙂

All the best,


“All we need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.

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