Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chocolate Love: Ginger Elizabeth

What is the most important thing about Valentine's Day? That's right:


LOVE


And what better way to express it than with Chocolate!

That's where Ginger Elizabeth comes in. A delectable new chocolate shop run by a brilliant young woman by the equally delectable name: Ginger Elizabeth! (I just can't get over how much I love that name!)


Sacramento happens to have an Art Walk every Second Saturday of the month. All of the Art Galleries in town are open late and people congregate in the downtown area to visit the galleries, shops, restaurants, and listen to music, which you find all over town. This last Saturday, Ginger Elizabeth was packed with a bevy of new fans all salivating over the luscious chocolate samples being given away. What struck me, other that my first instinct to devour everything in sight, was the distinctively charming design of the shop. It is very contemporary, while still being a little girly. All and all, very appetizing!

Designed by Curtis Popp of Blank Blank. Many of the fixtures were designed and made through Blank Blank.


I like the barstool design here, and the chandelier is paper.

The wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for Ginger's confections.

Ginger has a fascinating and impressive resume for a young woman of 27. She has worked with some of the greatest pastry chefs in the world and recently was the pastry chef for one of the best restaurants in the region. She started Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates in 2005 at the age of 24! Her boutique is new this year. To find out more about Ginger's fascinating journey, click here.


Just a few items in Ginger's own chocolate heaven.

Talented girl, no? YES! This is Ginger putting together the chocolate sculpture I saw in her shop last Saturday.

And here she is. Ginger Elizabeth. Could a person match up with a name any better? Ginger and chocolate. Destiny!

Please pay her website a visit to see all of the chocolate possibilities. It is as well done as her shop!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

(all photos courtesy of Ginger Elizabeth, Photos by Vivien Chen of Littlest Details Photography)

29 comments:

{this is glamorous} said...

The design and layout of the shop is beautiful and everything looks delicious.

Happy Valentine's Day!

SGM said...

I'm being dead serious when I tell you that my mouth is watering. YUM. Beautiful post, Katie!

girl meets glamour said...

How did you know I needed some chocolate today!! Happy Valentine's Day!

~Kate

mrsplainjane said...

Fun! I remember when she was the pastry chef at Masque, I always loved the chocolate hazelnut dessert she did. Thanks for posting. Can't wait to check it out! The store looks charming.

Alkemie said...

Katie, WHat a Beautiful post!! My mouth is watering just looking at all the divine chocolate. And another great introduction to another great store!

katiedid said...

Hi TIG!
It IS delicious! AND she ships!:)
Thnaks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

katiedid said...

Hi TIG!
It IS delicious! AND she ships!:)
Thnaks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

katiedid said...

Thanks SGM! Glad you enjoyed. :)

katiedid said...

Hi GMG! I know we could both eat chocolate every day! Have a great Valentine's! ;)

katiedid said...

Hi Ms Jane! You must come down and see it. Perhaps dinner with your hubby at the L Street wine bar and Urban Kitchen, and dessert at Ginger's (next door!)

katiedid said...

Hi Alkemie-
Just another tempting place to get you all to visit Sacramento!

maison21 said...

yum.

have to go eat chocolate NOW...

katiedid said...

Hello Maison 21!
I KNOW! Me too.

katiedid said...

Hello Maison 21!
I KNOW! Me too.

pve design said...

Hello Katiedid- thanks for visiting me and for the wonderful post on Ginger Elizabeth and chocolate.
Talented chocolatier! We artists and designers all have unique mediums, be it chocolate or a pot of paint or a roll of paper...!
thanks for the link and will add you to my envy list!

ALL THE BEST said...

She is so cute!! Great post.

Topsy Turvy said...

Chocolate is for EVERY day, not just Valentine's! Lana

Splaneyo said...

Katie,

Looks fantastic! The last link "website" isn't working - I think because "con" is in the place of "com". Hope all is well.
Heather

Mélanie said...

her store looks lovely ...
ginger , chocolate ...
Great post

Patricia Gray said...

Yum...what would the world be without chocolate!

halcyon said...

god, I love macarons!!!!!

Lucky Loo said...

ok ok ok,, I'm Drooling, we are so lucky to live in a time that food,and the presentation is such an artform!!! Thanks for sharing such yummy eye candy!
lorie at soulful adornments
:D

katiedid said...

Hi all! It is a great shop! I have been back there probably 4 times since it opened.
And Halcyon...the macaroons are to die for!

franki durbin said...

okay, no one seems to be mentioning the gorgeous photography present in this post. The photos are amazing!!! The shop itself is adorable!! Absolutely adorable.

katiedid said...

You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT Franki! I have linked to the Ginger Elizabeth website where there is a link to the photographer, but I think I will put it in the body of the post as well. Thanks!

About Emily... said...

What a cute shop! Reminds me somewhat of Sprinkles Cupcakes here in Dallas...I am a chocolate lover so that store looks delish!

curtis said...

Hey Katie,

We appreciate your posting and comments about Ginger's shop!

katiedid said...

Hi Curtis! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You are a real talent and I hope we get to meet someday soon! I am a fan.

curtis said...

Thanks Katie, Wow, I have a fan outside of my mom...cool. I would like to meet you as well. Thanks again, Curtis