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, we won’t be appearing in a major food magazine as planned (major bummer), but we did have a photo shoot yesterday with Time Out NY Kids. The girls dressed up in past Halloween costumes and pretended to go trick or treating, which drew quite a few curious stares since we were all dressed like it was supposed to be Fall and Halloween in 80 degree weather. And of course since we needed the kids to be cooperative, Claudine decided to have a major tantrum that morning (of course!) so the shoot involved rewarding the kids with leftover, probably stale candy from last Halloween every ten minutes so that they’d stay happy. Ridiculous. I think most of the photos that were taken had their mouths all puckered up with candy. Nice.
Even though we just entered September, Mark and I have an eye on October already because it’s shaping up to be a killer for us. We’ve got 3 major weekends events that we’re attending (the annual Atlantic Antic Festival, the Chili Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens the next day (!) and Gourmet Magazine’s Marketplace 2 weeks later), as well as some Flea dates thrown in there and wedding favors and blah blah other stuff. I get kinda sick thinking about it, actually. I think I will just mediate on those peaceful North Fork photos when the crazy times get here.