Dove Chocolate Parties and Classes

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Death By Chocolate Dove Chocolate Style!

Dove chocolates

Dove chocolates

Gourmet ready-to-eat chocolate products where a portion of the profits benefit charities. 

Picture this. You host a chocolate tasting party for your friends. You all sample delicious treats and at the end of the party purchase ready-to-eat or ready-to-bake goodies.

Choose from sinful chocolate mousse that takes minutes to prepare, but tastes like the best restaurant dessert you have ever had. Or try the chocolate maritini drink mix (party in a bottle!), decadent smoothie mixes or super simple and decadent baking items(truffle fudge brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc).

Parties can be hosted in home or office and feature products from the Dove Chocolate Discoveries line. 

Contact Cynthia O’Keefe for additional details on how to arrange a chocolate tasting party, candy making classes (for adults and children) as well as order products for corporate gift giving or single orders and reorders.

Phone  201 795 4049    Email cynthia.okeefe@verizon.net

Tiki Party

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Bay Head Tiki Party 2008

One balmy summer evening in 2008, Linda and Alan Laymon invited friends and neighbors to an exotic Tiki party around their pool in Bay Head. The event was to celebrate Mac Hartshorn’s exhibition of children photographed on the Jersey Shore. Large canvases were planted amongst lush foliage around the pool and lit by flares and candles.  

Guests were greeted with bright leis and mint topped mojitos and invited to nibble on scallops wrapped in bacon, fat shrimp and other seafood delights. By nights end the tiki hut was the place to be, new friendships had been formed and everyone was seen to have a lot of fun. Many guests rode bicycles home along the quiet streets toting Hartshorn gift bags on their handlebars. 

If you would like to introduce Mac Hartshorn’s photography to your beach pals give us a call on  201 610 1199  to organize an exhibition and party in your neck of the woods!

Jennifer’s Garden

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Jens new Garden spring 2008

Jens new Garden spring 2008


Good things come in small packages! This is certainly true about Jennifer Hartshorn’s lovely garden in Hoboken. Last year, Jennifer transferred her favorite perennials and shrubs from her beautiful garden in Park Ave, Hoboken, to her new smaller garden in Bloomfield St.

In true British style, with the help of  her parents, she created a romantic english garden to entertain in, complete with stone flags, brick paving, a swing chair for her girls and hanging baskets of fuschias. What this small plot lacks in size it makes up for in charm. Candles, lanterns and flares illuminate the compact garden at night, the air scented with honeysuckle. Jennifer and Mac regularly bbq during summer evenings and dine at the wrought iron table surrounded by flowering clematis, hydrangeas and colombines.

This year, Jennifer has switched the whole garden, changing the dining area so it sits beneath the shade of the birch tree. As soon as the snow melted in Hoboken, she and Mac moved all the shrubs, dug up the perennials once again and transferred all to their new resting spots. Watch this space for the floriferous results in the coming months.