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Me and my girls

Me and my girls

February 3, 2011 |  Category:   life press

This photo might be my favorite of me and the girls. You may have seen it on Apartment Therapy’s OhDeeDoh yesterday (oh hi, new readers) and you may see it again in another yet to be published interview. We took them last Fall specifically for these features because, well, there just aren’t that many of me and the girls. Sometimes it takes 50 shots before you get one that captures that special something and I think this one nailed it (you can see a few outtakes below). Mia’s expression is so perfect – it’s so her, and I love Claudine’s dreamy face looking out the window. So with me usually behind the camera, it’s up to Mark to take these… CONTINUE READING

here and there, and a few other places

here and there, and a few other places

November 22, 2010 |  Category:   press the biz

You may have heard that I’m guest blogging over at Real Simple (and if you haven’t already been over there, swing on by to find out what my first “real” job was. Trust me, it’s good). The magazine is opening up their first Pop-up shop in Rockefeller Center from December 1st to the 6th and I’ll be popping in and out to report on the happenings at the shop. We’ve been doing lots of other press stuff too. Look for us at Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn this week with a recipe (we’re here!) and a few other places. And the whole holiday craziness? Not quite feeling it yet, but we will as soon as we are done with Thanksgiving. Ours… CONTINUE READING

busy days

busy days

April 25, 2010 |  Category:   happy purchases life press

I have to admit. When the blog was down for a week, there was a tiny part of me that was relieved, only because we were having the most busiest week and I was dreading dealing with the feeling of “neglect-a-blog”. I haven’t even been taking any photos lately. Mark and I have been working like crazy. Mother’s Day season is upon us and we’ve been getting orders through the site like crazy due to coverage in this month’s issue of Real Simple magazine. It feels like Christmas all over again. I’m continuing with ad agency freelance work and I don’t hate it which still continues to surprise me despite the crazy deadlines and the fact that I moved over… CONTINUE READING

baby butts, now on national TV

baby butts, now on national TV

February 12, 2010 |  Category:   press the biz

In the middle of that snow storm, right when it started looking like a blizzard out there, Mark trekked out to Manhattan to Martha Stewart to deliver some rose vanilla marshmallow hearts after an “urgent” phone call the day before (stuff for press is always “urgent”). The next day, they were on TV. The episode isn’t online yet, but you can see a photo of them as they were shown on the air (photo 23). Yeah, those marshmallow hearts (or again, baby butts as Mia calls them)…getting national exposure. They also appeared at a Martha Stewart party thrown by the same editor sometime last year (can’t remember if that was before or after they made their magazine appearance). They’re getting… CONTINUE READING

cover girl and a very merry christmas

cover girl and a very merry christmas

December 24, 2009 |  Category:   family holidays press the biz

Do you remember the photoshoot that we did waaaaaaay back in January for a Japanese magazine on decorating for the holidays, American-style? I kind of forgot about it too until Asako, our contact and writer, emailed me not too long ago saying that it was finally out in Japan and in Japanese bookstores here in the states. She came by Gifted on Tuesday to deliver a few copies. We nearly fell off our chairs in amusement when we saw Mia on the cover! Mind you, this photoshoot was taken almost exactly a year ago so this was pre-2009 house improvements (like the wall in the kitchen looks so bare without the wallpaper…and is that a dirty blue sponge that I… CONTINUE READING

well, that was interesting

well, that was interesting

November 11, 2009 |  Category:   press the biz

Soooo….if you tried to get on our W&S site late in the day today you would have noticed that the site was (and still is) down. It’s because of this (it’s now linked to our Foodzie store). It completely crashed our site and our ISP provider just shut us down. We’re on a shared server because frankly, we don’t usually get a huge amount of traffic but they told me that the site was using 5% of the total bandwidth on that particular server – yikes! I heard just how crazy an Urban Daddy feature can be from our friend Nina of BonBonBar who also crashed the Foodzie site when her candy bars were featured, but we didn’t know what… CONTINUE READING

have you seen october? thought I saw it around here somewhere

have you seen october? thought I saw it around here somewhere

October 28, 2009 |  Category:   life press the biz

It’s been raining a lot and once again, we’re coming to an end of another month. I don’t know what it is about Fall, which is my favorite season, but it’s also the season that seems to fly by the fastest. Why is that? There’s so much anticipation once September rolls around, but before you can catch your breath, the trees start looking a little more bare and you’re wrapping that scarf more snugly around your neck. A few things: thanks for all the encouragement about our plans to open a store. Nothing’s concrete yet, of course, but we’ll spend the next year mulling it over before we have to start making any serious moves in a year if we… CONTINUE READING

recipe on design*sponge

recipe on design*sponge

September 4, 2009 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts press recipes

You can find the recipe to this over here. Have a great Labor Day weekend, everybody! Mark will be at the Brooklyn Flea tomorrow and then we’re going to try and recover from our painting week and have some family fun days Sunday and Monday before the first official day of Kindergarten for Mia!… CONTINUE READING

Fall is the busy season

Fall is the busy season

September 3, 2009 |  Category:   press the biz

It’s already September 3rd…and it feels like it, weather wise and business wise. Something about that first touch of cool air and the promise of crisp weather compels people to turn to cookies and marshmallows and the business cranks up another notch. Thanks to the feature in Martha Stewart Weddings this summer, we’ve been busy doing favors and have quite a bit more weddings to do in the Fall. For some reason we’ve had a bunch of press interest for the holidays and will appear in a few magazines come October and November. Due to the incompetence of the Post Office and how they failed to deliver a package overnight express when they guaranteed it would be delivered on time,… CONTINUE READING

this photo is getting around

this photo is getting around

July 13, 2009 |  Category:   art + design press

Remember this photo? I took it during our field trip to MoMA with Mia’s class earlier this year. It’s now on the back page of the current issue of Cookie magazine, but I confess I haven’t seen it yet – a few of you actually alerted me about it. The same photo also caught the eye of the MoMA publications department and will be included in a book about the visitor experience at the museum. I admit I’m jaded about a lot of things at this point, but this made me happy.… CONTINUE READING

podcast on Hey Brooklyn

podcast on Hey Brooklyn

June 12, 2009 |  Category:   press the biz

After months of rescheduling due to illness and other life stuff, I finally got together with Amber of Hey Brooklyn this week to record a podcast interview, the latest in a series of interviews with seriously cool Brooklyn peeps, some of whom are our friends (I mean c’mon…look at that lineup, how great is Brooklyn?). I’d never done an audio interview before and I think I said a lot of “ums” and “you knows”, but overall I think it went well and you can listen to it here. I confess I haven’t listened to all of it because IT IS REALLY WEIRD TO HEAR YOURSELF TALK if you’re not used to it. Amber also laughed at me because I didn’t… CONTINUE READING

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