Pretty. Cool.

I'm really digging this new Pretty. Cool. section I've been working on.  I just find so much joy in beautiful things, and that translates into a real appreciation for how cool they are!

If you know me, you know I have the ultimate sweet tooth.  What is even better than regular old candy?  Super cool hand-made candy!

Stereokroma, a production house located in the beautiful Nova Scotian  has created this inspiring video which portrays the deets and behind-the-scenes at La Confiserie Candy Labs in Montreal, Canada.  Their confectioners roll, stretch and manipulate a base candy formula to create their signature old-fashioned candies with customized designs incorporated into the centers.  I am obsessed!  At their inconspicuous little shop in downtown Montreal, these sweets artists create custom candies right in front of you, working and massaging the sugar the traditional way to achieve the ultimate old fashioned candy experience.  I would keep a jar of these around to enjoy and savor, and I really think they'd make the sweetest gifts!

Coconut Heart - Coeur de noix de coco

Coconut Heart - Coeur de noix de coco

Happy Birthday - Bonne fête

Happy Birthday - Bonne fête

Cat - Chat

Cat - Chat

I'd pick up at least one of each!  Never underestimate the power of handmade.  Try a few and appreciate the difference between factory-produced and hand-rolled candy, and don't forget to support the makers!