Photographing my last profile for Crave Chicago was bittersweet. More sweet than bitter though as it was at Candyality, a fantastic sweets shop in Lakeview that has the motto: “Keep Calm and Eat Candy” and operates on the theory that your favorite candy matches your personality. Hence, your candyality! Therese, the owner read mine and Thomas’s candyality and it was eerie how right on the money she was. For the record my love of retro candy makes me quirky and cool 🙂 This store is truly a veritable wonderland of color and delight. It’s packed full with throwback treats you remember from your childhood, and carefully crafted chocolates perfect for your grownup tastes. In the mix are plenty of fun candy themed gifts and decor that includes some real treasures. It’s really worth it to visit just for a chance to talk to Therese. Almost everything in her store has a story that she will gladly tell you. It’s clear from listening to her that she has a true passion for what she is doing and that she is right where she is meant to be. It’s inspiring to meet someone who had a dream and realized it a hundred percent.
I loved everything in this store and I had too much fun! Therese was fantastic and she’s got a great thing going. Besides the Lakeview location she also has a Michigan Avenue shop and the really big news is that just in time for the December holidays Candyality will be opening a location in Water Tower Place complete with a Candy Museum! Also be sure to check out the Candyality float in this years Thanksgiving Day parade, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
I’ve met so many amazing women and been exposed to so many incredible businesses thanks to Crave. Candyality is no exception so make plans to visit soon, your taste buds will thank you!