Chesapeake Chocolates

Chesapeake Chocolates

The PEEPle of Reston, in Glorious Peeps Dioramas

I’ve got to applaud the person who first came up with the idea of a Peeps diorama. It’s genius. To use Peeps in ridiculous arts and crafts projects is a huge improvement over the original use of Peeps. As I understand it, you were originally supposed to eat them. The Just Born candy factory makes one billion Peeps…

March 22, 2015

Shopping Reston’s Small Businesses for Handmade Holiday Decorations

When people think of shopping for holiday decorations in Reston, they probably think of Target and Home Depot, and perhaps other chain stores like Pottery Barn or Williams Sonoma. But if you would rather have decorations that don’t look just like your friends’, or you’d like to support local businesses and independent artists, look beyond the chains. There are lots…

December 17, 2014

The Customized, Tasty Gifts at Reston’s Chesapeake Chocolates

I’ve often been curious about the chocolate shop at Lake Anne Plaza. It’s always great to see a locally-owned business succeeding in Reston, but this one is particularly intriguing to me, because it’s such a charming little neighborhood store. And let’s be honest: anything involving chocolate is going to catch my attention. Probably yours, too. I’ve bought several…

December 8, 2014