484 Broome Street New York, NY 212.925.6999
The Best Chocolate Shops in New York, MarieBelle (www.MarieBelle.com) Soho hosts a special holiday event for Chinese clients at her soho store on 484 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013 on Nov 22 Sunday 5-8pm, to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving, surviving a tough year for many businesses, and to express thanks to the Chinese clients. Owner Maribel Lieberman has been a food entrepreneur for 20 years after graduate from Parsons with a degree in fashion.
MarieBelle Aztec Hot Chocolate was featured as one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" on a 2002 television broadcast and enjoys a healthy shelf-life still on Oprah.com. By 2007, with international distribution reaching as far as Asia, MarieBelle was called "one of the fastest growing private companies in America," by Inc. Magazine. In 2012, Lieberman was invited to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange signaling, like nothing else in the world, that she and her brand had "arrived." In 2015, Time Out New York awarded MarieBelle The Best Chocolate Shops in New York.
For this special celebration, MarieBelle offers a one-time 15% discount “THANKSGIVING20”for all guests at the event and online purchase by Thursday Nov 26 night as her special thanks. Event is under safety measures with special masks by Avalon Global Management for New York Chinese entrepreneurs, investors, artist and influencers. It also features Chinese Chess game by www.Xiangqi.com to let guests enjoy the popular Chinese game.
Maribel Lieberman thinks about success, she thinks as much about the past as she does about the future. "My family taught me so much about passion and perseverance, and about wonderful food," says Maribel, whose father owned a bustling farm while her mother operated a busy boarding house as she raised nine children in Honduras.
For as long as she can remember, Maribel has been a food entrepreneur. "When I was just a child of eight, I made sugar candies and sold them to children in my neighborhood," explains Maribel. From that enterprising beginning, Maribel moved to New York City where she studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design. Always on a voyage of discovery, Maribel's imagination would help spark a business career that includes creating Maribel's Gourmet Cuisine, Lunettes et Chocolat, the whimsical Prince Street boutique, and MarieBelle™ Fine Treats and Chocolates in Soho.
While entertaining at home has long been a "hobby" for Maribel, hungry friends soon learned that her meals always went far beyond the expected fare thanks to her experimentation with international cuisine ranging from France, to Asia, and to South America. When a friend's simple party for twenty guests suddenly grew to fifty, an exhausted, but exhilarated Maribel delivered a tempting array of food, and Maribel's Gourmet Cuisine was in business.
Since then, Maribel's Gourmet Cuisine has tempted worldly palates at events for Christian Dior, Shiseido Cosmetics, Barney's, Saks Fifth Avenue, the US Mission to the United
Nations, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The company's well-orchestrated approach to service defies the usual notion of "catering" and replaces it with a stylish elegance that is borne out of Maribel's deep roots in the richly ethnic history that is cooking. Her passion for entertaining reveals her personal commitment to making people happy. "I have discovered over the years that people love to be presented with something luscious, something that delights every one of the senses," explains Maribel, "and that has been easy inspiration for developing every aspect of my business."
Because she believes that food is as much about fashion as the latest designer wardrobe, Maribel defied conventional retail expectations with the opening of Lunettes et Chocolat in October 2000, where she unveiled her signature brand of delectable chocolates. Thanks to eclectic, color-rich designs by Jacques Lieberman, Maribel's chocolates are as delightful to behold as they are heavenly to taste. But it's not all about nibbling - the fashion set is also free to explore the world of Selima Optique, a quirky mix of new and vintage eyewear combining innovative shapes with vivid colors, created by internationally known designer Selima Salaun. Whether it's fashion or passion that lures you in, Lunettes et Chocolat is an irresistibly sweet discovery.
From Prince Street to Broome Street, Maribel captured a wider audience for her expanding collection when she opened MarieBelle™ New York in the heart of Soho in 2002. Visitors relax in the Cacao Bar, sipping a divine cup of Aztec Hot Chocolate, or in the Tea Room tasting selections from China, Japan and India -- all the while surrounded by a stunning display of artwork by Jacques Lieberman. This summer MarieBelle™ celebrates a new creative alliance with the introduction of the MarieBelle™ Dessert China Collection, produced in collaboration with Rosenthal USA, Ltd., and characterized by an enduring love of art and artisanship, a keen sense of taste and trends, and an innate flair for fun.
"It's all about pleasure, and the happiness I find in art and beauty," says Maribel. "Our chocolates are like semi-precious jewels, carefully tucked into special boxes for safekeeping.
Cacao Market by MarieBelle opened in Kyoto in 2013, is the quintessential chocolate retreat where customers are invited to explore the versatility of cacao's origins in its authentic, raw form. It is also another chapter in the delightfully sweet story of an entrepreneurial woman from humble Honduran beginnings who mapped her journey to international retail success with an artful imagination, a worldly palate, sound business sense, and plenty of sleepless nights as her guide. Hard work and "a flair for looking good while doing it all," says Lieberman, are some of the keys to making it as a woman in business today.
Cacao Market by MarieBelle is the quintessential chocolate retreat where customers are invited to explore the versatility of cacao's origins in its authentic, raw form. It is also another chapter in the delightfully sweet story of an entrepreneurial woman from humble Honduran beginnings who mapped her journey to international retail success with an artful imagination, a worldly palate, sound business sense, and plenty of sleepless nights as her guide. Hard work and "a flair for looking good while doing it all," says Lieberman, are some of the keys to making it as a woman in business today.
MarieBelle New York Corporate Office and Retail Shop
484 Broome Street
New York, NY 212.925.6999