Sugarfina

If you like the holiday season, you probably like a good party as well. Whenever I host a get together, no matter how much or little food is served, I always like to include at least one or two bowls of pretty candy. I used to think I did a good job in this respect, until I saw a shop called Sugarfina, where they take the pretty candy thing to a whole new level...

Rosie O'Neill and Josh Resnick started Sugarfina in 2012 in Los Angeles. Since that time they've opened boutiques across the country, including the South. All the candies are sourced globally from their frequent travels and endless tastings with the best artisan candymakers. From top left find Gingerbread Caramels and Peppermint Malt Balls made in the USA, Ice Cream Cones fom Germany and Bella Rosa from Italy. 

These beautifully packaged Champagne Bubbles and Baby Champagne Bears are so sophisticated and fun. Grown up gummy bears are never a bad idea...

There are hundreds of incredible candies to choose from, which is why I spent way too much time on their site the other day. In this set you'll find Fuji Apple Caramels, Candy Cane CaramelsKey Lime Pie Cookie Bites, and these Sugar Cookies whose description reads as follows:  "A teeny tiny sugar cookie is dipped in white chocolate, then sprinkled with superfine sugar." Be still my heart. To make your next holiday party sweet and memorable, just click here or here to find where the Southern shops are.