Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sweet Home Chicago Tour with Beth Kimmerle

Sweet Home Chicago Tour with Beth Kimmerle 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Come with me to visit venerable Chicago institutions known for their sweet stuff! Our tour will take us to Margie’s Candies, Palmer House Hilton, Whimsical Candy and we will end at Pops For Champagne to “cheers” the Chicago History Museum's (Chicago's oldest cultural institution) 160th BIRTHDAY! 

Sweet Home Chicago
Saturday, July 30, 1:00 p.m.
Get a taste of the city’s sweet side on this confectionary adventure! Historian Beth Kimmerle, author of Chocolate: The Sweet History and Candy: The Sweet History, shares stories about popular birthday hot spots and Chicago anniversary traditions. Stops include Margie’s Candies, the Palmer House Hotel, and Pops for Champagne. Tour lasts about 3 hours with 3 to 4 stops. Location: Meet at the Chicago History Museum.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fancy Food & Living The Sweet Life

My New Entry Tile
Shooting Food Fact or Fiction in LA

Gummy Glasses - Fancy Food 2016
Chocolate Coffee Toppers- Fancy Food
Saffron Gum - Fancy Food 2016
Caramels - Fancy Food 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Chocolate Pigeons Anyone?

Using a vintage chocolate mold from my collection I constructed this chocolate pigeon for an event this weekend. He graced a table I set up with Tattly Temporary Tattoos which I willingly applied to many unique faces... and places.

The New York City themed tattoos icons were designed by illustrator Julia  Rothman, who’s book Hello New York  is an illustrated Love Letter to our five Boros! 

Did you know that Pigeons can wear little lights and brighten up the night sky? New York City artist Duke Riley, uses homing pigeons in his artworks. Read all about it here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chocolate Foil Wrapped Rabbit

Easter is all things chicks and rabbits and we're always researching our vintage collection and others to see what might inspire the future.  

Spring shapes may change slightly but the classic bunny, standing or sitting is always in style.

We found this gorgeous, vintage Czech chocolate catalog on Ebay and are totally pining for the stunning Spring foil wrapped chocolate assortment.

The catalog doesn't have a date but I would put in at 1930s. Enjoy and happy Spring!