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Countdown to our NOT Another TIFF Party Fundraiser

DAY #15 / Part 2 - Next up is all about Avoca Chocolates! 

If you haven't been in to visit this artisan shop yet, be sure to pop in the next time you grab groceries at the Carrot Common. Avoca, is a chocolate lovers DREAM!

Avoca, coming from the Irish word for 'sweet', is exactly that. A haven devoted to everything Chocolate and everything sweet. Lovingly made and crafted from the world's finest chocolate, Belgian Callebaut, Avoca offer treats for every taste pallet.

This adorable Toronto shop is located just off the Danforth on Hampton Avenue. Simeyn & Noni Fenby (a mother-daughter duo) founded the shop with an aim to give you the highest quality of products and to impart some of the love from their own home into the creations they offer.

Click HERE for directions  to plan your next visit to Avoca!

Click HERE for directions to plan your next visit to Avoca!

In addition to their stunning, handcrafted truffles, you can also try their homemade gelato and ice cream. Enjoy your cool treats on their beautiful patio and be sure to take a box of treats or one of their gorgeous chocolate sculptures home with you.

For a full list of delicious truffle flavours CLICK HERE!

Simeyn & Noni have generously donated this stunning, dark chocolate shoe to our raffle table! If you'd like to take home this decadent piece of art, come join us on the 17th! 

Be sure to follow them on Instagram -  avocachocolates 

And like their Facebook page - AVOCA



Countdown to our NOT another TIFF Party Fundraiser

DAY #9 - Eeeeeeep!!!! I can't believe we're passed the halfway point! Now seems like the perfect time to talk about a SUPER IMPORTANT aspect of any party... TREATS!

FIRST and foremost, I must mention the absolutely fabulous, insanely talented Marlene Matos-Jones who I also like to refer to as J.Lo (cuz, hello?!)

Marlene and I met about 5 years ago doing promo work (as every working, Canadian, actress does at some point in her career) and I instantly felt like I found a soul sister! I'm not sure how we didn't get fired from every single job that we worked on together, because there was never a moment when we weren't splitting a gut laughing! 

Fast forward to my bridal shower (and then wedding) where not only was Marlene standing up as one of my bridesmaids, but she also managed to make the most gorgeous favours and sweet table cookies I had ever seen. I'm talking like 100's and 100's and 100's of them.

When I didn't think that any one person could be more naturally talented, I find out that she is also an incredible face painter... um, did I mention, she sings, she acts, she is a product specialist for GM, she bakes gorgeous cookies and she's wonder woman on her night's off? 

You can see some of her face painting here and you can hire her here!

SO, back to the point! In addition to cupcakes (made by me) and a candy table, Marlene will be making custom cookies for our event!

The custom event cookies won't be revealed until the big night, but here is just a taste of what she's got in store. 

Is your mouth watering yet???

Grab your event tickets HERE

And connect with Marlene on Instagram - MasqueradingMarlene