A roundup of intriguing products made by Wildcat entrepreneurs and artists

Sweet Success

Forty years ago, Phyllis (Lockwood) Geiger ’65 opened the first Peterbrooke Chocolatier store in Jacksonville, Florida, naming it for her then-young children, Peter and Brooke (Behringer) Joyner ’95 (who now owns her own Peterbrooke franchise in Florida). Today, some 25 franchises dot the Sunshine State and beyond, specializing in both European-influenced classics such as truffles, hand-made caramels, and cherry cordials, as well as distinctly American chocolate-dipped treats: cookies, pretzels, and—perhaps most delectably—popcorn, the company’s top seller. To order, email Brooke at Brooke@Peterbrooke.com (or call 904-246-0277), and she will ship directly to you.


Oh, Goodie!

Founded by Katie (Coffey) Pasciucco ’04 and two other Massachusetts moms, Favorbar takes the art of the goody bag to a whole new level. The trio’s website offers themed swag collections for birthdays, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, or any special occasion in need of a memorable favor. After meeting at their children’s preschool, the founders bonded over planning school events, wishing they could simplify party tasks. Favorbar was their festive solution. favorbar.com


Get a Grip

While trying to wrangle an active dog or carry a squirmy toddler, who hasn’t wished for another arm? Joe Wold ’06 has come up with perhaps the next best thing: the LifeHandle, an over-the shoulder sling whose various grips, clasps, and other accessories anchor your dog leash, help you carry kids, and assist with lifting and transporting heavy items. The sling’s padded strap takes the load off, reducing muscle fatigue and strain. mylifehandle.co


Stylish Stationery

Bay Area interior designer Sarah (Dempsey) Tarantino ’94 launched her online stationery and gift store Ted&Kate in 2017 because “long days, short years create a lifetime of little memories, memories that should be embellished just as beautifully as your major life events.” Toward that goal, Tarantino—who also founded the custom wedding- and event-stationery business Woods & Company, in 2009—provides a variety of distinctively styled cards, mugs, candles, prints, seasonal decorations, and more. tedandkate.co

Do you know a Williston alum who is making interesting stuff? Let us know! Send suggestions to info@williston.com.