Letter From the Isely's - February

And I am all the things I have ever loved: scuppernong wine, cool baptisms in silent water, dream books and number playing. – Toni Morrison

Letter From The Iselys

February, you’re a darling month, made for love and chocolate, and since it’s a Leap Year, we get a whole extra day to love and find our chocolate bliss! Here’s what our family is loving this season.


Luxuries—as in the everyday kind, like going outside so the fresh air can embrace our skin, even if it means having to bundle up so much that it just kisses our cheeks and the tips of our noses. The simple luxury of taking a warm bath infused with essential oils while reading an enthralling book. We also love going adventuring in chocolate—daring to try unusual pairings and savoring every delicious bite. And, we love finding the one—our soulmate in a luxurious chocolate bar—that’s guaranteed to turn the world right-side-up, if only for a moment.


Organic—because it has the regenerative potential to heal our planet. It’s about cleaner air and water, and it’s about the soil—the life source of our food supply, with the carbon storage potential to have a climactic impact on the future. We also love organic because it means our fruits and veggies come with more antioxidants and, in our personal experience, organic tastes better!


Values—since without them, we would be lost. We consider the impact today’s actions have on tomorrow’s wellbeing, and for our family, this underpins what we will and won’t put on our shelves. Our Family Values include sustainability, regenerative agriculture, responsibility, empowerment, gratitude, and spending time with the ones we love. Empowerment—it happens in the little moments. It’s the illumination that education provides and the warmth of sharing knowledge. To us, empowerment begins with knowledge, with nutrition education, so that our neighbors can make informed choices and take charge of their health and wellbeing.


Empowerment begins with being able to choose food that has a positive impact on our collective future! And, most of all, our family believes that empowerment should lift everyone around us. We hope that February brings you the things you love, laughter to brighten your gray days, moments of kindness when you’re feeling down, and as much chocolate as you desire! And may we all find inspiration in the word magic of great poets and authors who have come before us.


 Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go. 

– Maya Angelou