I'm thrilled 2018 is here. Last year was rough. I've never been so happy to close the books on a year before. I feel like I may have said that several times over the last few years, and each time I've meant it, but not like this. I think 2017 turned us all inside out. Starting a new year feels like heaven, and so far I really like this one.
Our first party of the year will be our annual Valentine's Day celebration. I hope that you can join us on Thursday, February 8th from 6-9pm. It may seem corny, but I always love Valentine's Day, and we certainly try to make the most of any holiday that highlights love, flowers, chocolate, jewelry, and lingerie. It's very "up our street" over here.
We are joining forces with our Main Street neighbors, Pamela Barish and Coldsmoke. Next door at Pamela's, Laura Jean Anderson will be singing love songs, and Anjelica Huston will debut her new clay sculpture. Coldsmoke will host The Unlikely Florist, who will be on hand with gorgeous bouquets. There will be complimentary valet parking as well.
We will have a selection of our 18K gold flat band rings in a variety of sizes and colors, ready for custom hand engraving as a gift of a poesy ring for your beloved. I have been fascinated by the tradition of poesy rings ever since learning about these 15th - 17th century love tokens. I wanted to make a modern version, so we will have a few engraved, and some not, which will be ready for your customization. Think about something sweet to say to your love, and we will have it hand engraved in time for February 14th.
In addition, we will be debuting our bespoke slipper collaboration with Julio Chavez of Solid State Studios. He will join us for the event to trace your foot for limited edition, custom handmade slippers. It's been such a blast to work on this project with Julio. I am excited to introduce you to him!
I also think that it's important to gift yourself for Valentine's Day. A ruby red stretch silk charmeuse slip could quite possibly be the perfect treat for you, as would a delicious deep garnet silk robe with a gentle shawl collar and contrast piping. You could pair either one with one of our 100% beeswax and essential oil candles, or a matching silk sleep mask. It's all about L O V E, and treating yourself exquisitely.
Lastly, if you haven't tasted the Hazelnut Praline Bar from Milla Chocolates, then you are in for a treat. We have a special edition version in a gorgeous red wrapper, which is perfect for sharing on Valentine's Day. On the topic of chocolate, there will be plenty to share at our event on the 8th. I'm planning to do a tasting of our three favorite flourless chocolate cake recipes, to see which one truly is the best. Please come help us decide. It will be fun and delicious.
With so many options for treating yourself or your Darling, it's difficult to choose just one. Let us help...it's our favorite thing to do, spreading love, beauty, and delicious chocolates for all!