Archive for January, 2008

Fans turned out for Angry Woebot

January 31st, 2008

young fan

Aaron Martin personalized prints and toys, above, while one of his youngest fans observed all that was going on.

While I was on Maui I missed Aaron Martin’s Angry Woebot signing at Split Obsession, but Bruce Chin sent over some photos and reports that about 250 to 300 art and toy lovers showed up for the event.

the crowd

There are still a couple dozen of the Angry Woebot/Split Obsession limited-edition T-shirts (men) and tank tops (women) available at the boutique or online at

women’s tank

It seems people were expecting to see Aaron in his Ewok costume, but he said it was too hot. You’ll have to settle for the photo:


Rush is on for the 14th

January 29th, 2008

If you’re pondering what sweet surprise you’ll come up for Valentine’s Day, consider Frances Pons’ miniature dessert confections. Her company, Sugar Rush by Frances, celebrated its fourth anniversary in December and now offers sugar lovers a choice of 42 dessert items priced at $2.25 to $2.50 per piece.

She recently began offering a stylish 16-piece gift box of assorted miniature desserts priced at $38 to $40 per box, depending on the selection. Some of her latest introductions are:

>> Goldfinger: Pumpkin cheesecake lollipops dipped in a blend of milk and bittersweet chocolate and coated with chopped pecans.

>> Chocolate Gone Bananas: Layers of chocolate fudge cake and banana nut cake filled with chocolate mousse and glazed with ganache.

>> Keoni Appleseed: A blend of sweet and sour green apple mousse.

>> Minkeys: Sassy chocolate fudge cupcakes.

With good help hard to find, it’s been hard for her to keep up with demand, so better rush to the phone to get your order in. Call 949-4943 or visit

This video shows Pons talking about some of her other best sellers:

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