Mary Ervin’s favorite thing about being a small business owner is meeting and collaborating with other business owners. It gives her an excuse to visit restaurants, breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters, etc. and taste exceptional food and drinks. It inspires her to create new flavor combinations with chocolate and think of new items to serve in the cafe. When she’s not creating something delicious in the chocolate shop, she’s at home cooking or trying a new restaurant. When Mary’s not eating, she’s tending her butterfly garden or hiking with her Australian Shepherd, Doppler. If Mary could have a super power, it would be time travel. She want to know the answers to the mysteries to the world and learn about lost cultures and traditions. A not-so-fun, but surprising fact about Mary is that she is allergic to chocolate.