Article by Lisa McKinnon.
“As artist Beatrice Wood neared her 100th birthday in 1993, collectors, journalists and fellow artists made pilgrimages to her combination home and studio in the Upper Ojai to ask the same question: To what did she attribute her long life?
“Her answer: Chocolate. And young men.
“Two decades after Wood’s death at age 105, that oft-quoted response is one of the inspirations for Beato Chocolates, a line of fine chocolates produced in the licensed home kitchen at the back of The Porch Gallery. The contemporary-arts space located in the historic John Montgomery House in downtown Ojai is also home to the Beato Lounge, where the chocolates are sold.”