Valentines: Chocolate Gifts

"Sweets for my sweet!" is a thought many a lovebird has when it comes to Valentine's Day. The demand for chocolate filled hearts skyrockets in February, so it should come as no surprise that all the major department stores offer a selection of such chocolate delicacies from popular brands such as Ghiradeli, Russell Stover, … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Baskets & Hampers

  Relationships will sometimes dictate the appropriate choices of items for holiday gift-giving. For example, when considering gifts for your customers, business colleagues, club manager, principal or professional service providers (such as your accountant or lawyer), it is best to steer clear of gifts which could be construed as "too personal" or … Continue reading

Easter gift baskets

At Easter time, when circumstances make it impossible to get away in order to spend time with loved ones, gift baskets and gift chocolates come in handy. You can order these online and have one delivered to those special people in your life. Not only does it convey Easter wishes … Continue reading

Who Could Resist These Easter Eggs?

Easter is not a good holiday if you happen to be a chocoholic. All those milk chocolate bunnies sitting next to lovely foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and possibly some pink and purple holiday M&Ms dispersed throughout the green plastic grass in a festive (hopefully deep), woven Easter basket. Mmmm. Seriously, what … Continue reading

Ladies and gentleman… the baristas have arrived!

  It has been just about two years since I arrived in Holland. And during that time, one of the things I have missed most has been Starbucks.  Yes, believe it or not, there are still countries where Starbucks is not nearly as penetrated in the market, or sometimes even … Continue reading