Mr. Ferguson and I received an invite from Kristen Hard, founder of Cacao Atlanta, and Caline Jarudi, co-owner & Cacao's COO, to attend the opening of the company's flagship chocolatier boutique in Buckhead last Thursday and Oh My Goodness, it was such a special & deliciously divine evening!
You might remember just about 2 years ago Cacao's previous Buckhead location suffered a devastating fire, wiping out a majority of their chocolate inventory prepared for the holiday season and ultimately, the extensive damaged forced the shop to close. Kristen, who in my opinion is just this amazingly positive, persevering & passionate force, regrouped and has reopened her business in a jewel box like space further up Peachtree Road, part of the lovely cluster of outdoor retail stores known as The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
The style of Cacao's Buckhead boutique is a departure from the previous location..... The interior design reflects more of a luxe cosmopolitan aesthetic coupled with a fine artistry appeal. Kristen turned to sisters Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi of NG Collective Studio to incorporate their abstract style paintings (2 pieces are included in the space's decor & hang on the walls) into custom packaging for her chocolate. She continues to extend this attention to detail in hand crafting eye catching yet absolutely heavenly tasting bean-to-bar chocolate truffles. Our images from the night above & below.....
Images James Atticus Ferguson