On Tuesday, while I was en route to England, Viva Chocolato was having a ribbon cutting ceremony back home in Austin. Mayor Will Wynn (isn’t that the perfect politician name?) was in attendance to help celebrate the 10 Austin female-owned businesses – the Viva Divas – that went into putting Viva Chocolato together and to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Center for Child Protection.
Why am I telling you about this after the fact? Because I missed an event celebrating chocolate and women in my hometown. Because there were truffle and wine pairings featured at the event. Because the last ribbon cutting ceremony I went to was for the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and while that was supposedly far more glamorous (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, P-Diddy, John Mayer, Josh Grobin, and Alicia Keys, who rode past us on a golf cart, were among the celebrities in attendance), we were there to perform, not to indulge in free chocolate.
Anywho, I can’t wait to revisit Viva Chocolato when I get back from England now that they’re seemingly through with their initial development phase.