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Norman Love chocolates now available at Mark Loren Designs

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2012) – Melding two loves, chocolate and jewelry, Norman Love Confections is now available at Mark Loren Designs in Fort Myers.

Located at 13351 McGregor Blvd., between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive the jewelry studio and gallery will provide a central location in west Fort Myers making shopping more convenient for Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach.

“The new location solidifies a great partnership between NLC and Mark Loren Designs,” said chocolatier Norman Love. “It’s one-stop shopping for beautiful, sweet and shiny artisan creations.”

Chocolate confections available for purchase at Mark Loren Designs are NLC’s pre-packaged signature, Christmas and BLACK by Norman Love Confections.

Mark Loren Designs, open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has offered custom designed jewelry, repairs and recreations of sentimental heirlooms for more than 25 years in Southwest Florida. His efforts have earned high praise by leaders in the jewelry industry and trade publications. Loren was named one of 39 of the world’s top jewelry artists in Gemstones Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists. The artists in this juried collection were selected by jewelry curator, designer and president of the American Jewelry Design Council, Alan Revere. Examples of his work may be found online at www.marklorendesigns.com.

Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.

The award-wining Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 10 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates, and most recently as a Best Product of the Year and Best Buy under $50.

The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open during the holidays on Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.

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Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758239-275-5758, Sharon (at) gsma.pro