A bit of Hawaii arrived at Max’s yesterday just time time to warm us all up as the mercury takes a dip. Malie Kai Chocolates are made in Honolulu and are made with beans grown on the North Shore of Oahu. This is really special (and, of course, delicious) chocolate, as the cacao that is used is considered to be one of the rarest in the world as only 15,000 pounds are produced each year (not a lot if you’re trying to make a lot of chocolate!). And here’s another interesting factoid: Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. where cacao can grow. I first tasted Malie Kai 2 years ago at The Fancy Food Show, and I was so happy to receive word recently that it was ready for distribution on the mainland. I have a trip to Hawaii planned for next year, but I am so glad to be able to experience just a little bit of The Spirit of Aloha here and now!
You’ve made Sarah Graham one of your favorite jewelry designers here at Max’s with her signature blackened steel pieces that are adorned with gold and diamonds, and we’re looking forward to her trunk show this weekend! The inspiration for her work is grounded in nature as you can tell by the names of her collections, including Coral, Pebbles, Stepping Stones, Conifer and Bamboo. The trunk show runs Saturday, October 10 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, October 11 from noon – 5pm. In addition to her wonderful jewelry for women, Sarah will introduce our customers to Mr. Graham, a new grouping of men’s jewelry. It’s going to be cold outside this weekend, so why not head on over and join us for an afternoon of fun with this award-winning designer. And who knows…we may even break out the hot chocolate!