Robert Ludlow is the mad genius behind Fleurir Chocolates- not mad as in angry, but mad as in wildly creative and remarkably disorganized. After graduating valedictorian with Le Grand Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia, Robert followed his heart to central Virginia to be with his one true love- the most intelligent, beautiful, charming, and charismatic woman in the world, Ashley Hubbard, during her final year in college (it sounds like he wrote it thus far, right?). And after spending a couple of years as a cuisine chef, Robert was ready for better hours and a stable work environment. Consequently, Robert found a job at one of the best artisan chocolate shops in the nation, Gearhart's Fine Chocolates, where he mastered his craft under the guidance of Tim Gearhart. After a peculiar stint in Charleston, SC, Robert and his now almost wife headed to DC (well, we technically live in Arlington... the dogs need a backyard) to make the finest gosh darn artisan chocolates not only in DC, but in THE WORLD!