Friday, December 18, 2015

Farewell and Thank you

From 2009-2015, This Charming Candy was Seattle's luxury lollipop shop, creators of over 20 innovative hard candy flavors with a devoted following.

Heartfelt thanks to all of my wonderful customers, friends, and supporters. You mean the world to me... Onward to a new chapter of life!

xoxo, Susan

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Missing my mom / hiatus update

This Charming Candy will be on hiatus through all of 2015
It's been just over five weeks since the passing of my mother, Ruth, from the pulmonary disease she fought for the past 15 years: Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria. I posted earlier this spring about moving her all the way across the country, to be close by while she was in her final decline, and that I was putting This Charming Candy on hiatus. It meant a lot to both of us that I was able to be with mom every day, and I'm so thankful that we had that opportunity. 
Five weeks seems like a number that's impossible to believe -- it feels to me like this all just happened. And, in the grand scheme of things, that's correct. Five weeks is no time at all. On the other side, my past few years have been spent in such a heightened state of concern and anxiety, over issues of mom's basic safety and survival, that I'm finding it relatively easy to adjust to a less fraught state of mind. 
That said, it's clear to me that I must continue to take an extended hiatus from This Charming Candy - likely for the rest of 2015 - to be kind to myself, to have "only" my full time Day Job to occupy my time, and to prioritize surrounding myself with my loving community of friends and to fill my free time with activities that re-energize me. Those of you who follow This Charming Candy's Instagram account have seen that my latest home kitchen adventures involve making batches of homemade ice cream, most recently a batch of Fresh Apricot ice cream. Apricots were mom's favorite fruit, after all. Love you, mom, forever. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas shipping deadlines

This Charming Candy's 2013 holiday order deadlines, for delivery of your candy orders by December 25:
  • for delivery to Africa, Central America and South America -- Sunday, December 1
  • for delivery to all other non-US countries -- Sunday, December 8
  • for delivery within the US -- Tuesday, December 17
Thank you!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2013 Event Schedule

Lingering happy memories are still with me from the summer and fall, but it's time to turn an eye to the 2013 Holiday season! For now, I'm sticking to the west coast, and am branching out to include a couple of big gift festivals that showcase food items and mix handmade goods with commercial ones. I hope to see you at one of these events... 

Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA
October 18

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR
Nov 1-3

WA State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
November 8-10

Holiday Gift Boutique
Sand Point Country Club
Seattle, WA
November 12

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Seattle, WA
December 7-8

Renegade Craft Fair SF
Concourse Exhibition Center
San Francisco, CA
December 21-22

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pike Place: Arcade Lights

Pike Place Market is one of my favorite Seattle institutions, and I'm excited to participate in next month's Arcade Lights Festival to benefit the Market Foundation.
Arcade Lights celebrates our town's artisan food, craft beer, and wine makers in an evening of after-hours tasting. The entry fee includes 10 tokens redeemable for your choice of food and beverage and a keepsake glass. Additional tokens are available for purchase at the event entrances.

Friday October 18

7 - 10 pm 

$28 in advance [buy from Brown Paper Tickets]  / $35 day of event

Monday, September 23, 2013

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, plus a Brief Shipping Delay

My travels and exploits during the Strange Folk Festival will take the better part of a week, as I fly into Chicago, carpool to and from O'Fallon (outside St. Louis), and finally return to Seattle by train. Accordingly, new online orders will be briefly delayed.

Specifically, orders placed between Sept 26 - Oct 3 will begin shipping by Friday October 4. Thanks in advance for your understanding! And you can peek at my Instagram account to see photos from the adventures. See you soon!