Fall is the busy season

September 3, 2009 |  Category:   press the biz

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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.

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  • Alicia September 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Maybe it makes you sick, but I get green thinking about how successful your biz has become, how many events you go to, magazines, weddings, it’s crazy and amazing! I hope I can have a successful business (in anything) like that one day!

  • Kitty September 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Sounds like it’s all happenin’!!!

    Hmm can’t always rely on post. Not saying couriers are 100% but they tend to give me more peace of mind.

    After Oct would be preparations for Christmas!

  • Brenda September 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    All year long, I’ve been looking forward to and dreading Fall – the start of my own insanity. Mostly looking forward – I love this time of year above all others. Sending good thoughts (and tantrum-less wishes) Brooklyn-way!

  • Bridgett September 4, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Congratulations on the journey your business is going. You guys truly deserve it.

  • Kyleigh September 4, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I found your blog through Design*Sponge and just wanted to say wow – loving your photographs, they are beautiful! Love it!

  • Lecia September 4, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Great feature on Design Sponge!!

  • Lecia September 4, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    PS – I can totally sympathize with your story about bribery while fake trick or treating. This past week we vacationed with friends and Cal had one meltdown after another. I resorted to bribing him into good behavior – embarrassing on many levels. Sooo excited about the press you’ve been getting! – and so sorry to hear about the mail failure.

  • Tumus September 8, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I can’t thank you enough for doing my favors Jenna ^_^ I will have our photographer get some pictures of them if I can before they are ravaged! Only one more month to go and then you can check us off your list! Huzzah!

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