Celebrating National Brownie Day

Today is National Brownie Day.  We celebrated here at Dello Mano with our Classic and Mixed Brownie Gift Box giveaways every hour, lots of wonderful brownie and Belgian chocolate tastings and of course our Christmas Brownies, Truffles, Panforte and Christmas Star Belgian Chocolate cookies. There was even a sneak peak at our new Brownie.

BEN BIEN PHOEBE DEC 14
Dello Mano Team

 

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Dello Mano Bien and Ben drawing hourly National Brownie Day competition

 

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Dello Mano Team celebrating Christmas and National Brownie Day

 

Dello Mano Brownie Gift Box
Hourly Dello Mano Brownie Gift Box prizes were drawn to Celebrate National Brownie Day!
National Brownie Day
Team Dello Mano celebrating National Brownie Day

Brownie Passion +

Yes it is true we are absolutely passionate about brownies but for many of you who have visited our Dello Mano store at 29 Doggett St. Teneriffe you’ll know that we too love art. The words  Dello Mano  are corrupted Italian for “of the hand” meaning that we hand make our brownies, chocolates and cookies. As we were fitting out our new Doggett St. store we felt really strongly that our own hands then should be put to work in creating the atmosphere that would be our first Dello Mano store. We started the decoration process with the library wall (to be honest the rest of the store was still being built but we were on a tight schedule ) where I had been determined to use wallpaper. With less than a couple of weeks to opening day,  I scurried down to the local wallpaper store to select, only to find out that the lead time for many of them was about 3 weeks!  With only days till opening and starring at very blank walls, I decided to get creative.  I painted wall paper and then  spent hours matching and assessing the colours and patterns. Nervously I eventually ripped the paper into pieces to create a collage of colour and interest. As I put the wall together there was much comment from many on site 😦  however in the end I felt that we had created something of our own uniqueness,with our own hands and therefore  put a little piece of us (albeit an exhausted us ) into the foundations of the store itself.

Over this last weekend, Adam and Margaret two of our very supportive Dello Mano friends visited the store. Adam is a keen photographer and took this lovely photo of the library collage wall to which I am referring above. Great work Adam and thank you for sharing it so generously with us.

library at 29 Doggett St. Teneriffe
Dello Mano library wall - created by Deb - photo courtesy of Adam