Hello, I am Margarita, the designer behind chocolatecreative, the homeware brand based in London. Welcome to my blog, where I share my love of handmade design, vintage, interiors, things/people who inspire me, and my own creative process. Hola, soy Margarita, la diseñadora de chocolatecreative – diseños de productos para el hogar hechos a mano. Bienvenidas/os a mi blog, un espacio dedicado, al buen diseño/artesanía hecho/a a mano, a las cosas/personas que me inspiran, a el interiorismo y decoración, al vintage y a mi propio proceso creativo.
Hello and Happy New Year to all of you from sunny Spain, where I came to spend the Holidays and will be until the end of January. I have never been away for so long since I went to live in London, so it is going to be a big test for me, personally and professionally. When in Gran Canaria I split my time between my mother's house in the South of the island, (glorious sandy beaches, tourist resorts, full of tourists, glamorous restaurants and shops...), and Gassy's house in La Aldea, (vegetables growing, secluded beach, dogs barking...), a remote big town on the other side of the island.
2012 was a very good year, felt loved, travelled quite often to GC, friends came to visit, saw my family quite a lot, (never enough), business grew more than I expected, took part in 3 big trade shows, worked very hard but had time to meet new friends and enjoy everybody's company, so overall felt very blessed. I wonder what 2013 will bring, already planning big things, above is the land where Gassy will build the new studio, (big ideas-versus-a very small budget) for chocolate creative, I really hope that is half built before I leave for London. Can't wait to have a proper ME space to work in the island, rather that spread my things through out many tables and places.
Off I am to the capital to spend Los Reyes, (the 3 kings), to see the kids expressions when they see the 3 kings on their camels and all the general excitement of what they might bring tonight. I am sure that most people will ask for a better year, Spain has suffered through the past few years greatly due the the global crisis, and it is in a very bad economic state. 2013 please bring us all, health, peace, love, and plenty of work for everybody, lets all celebrate and hope for a wonderful 2013!