I love New York Moments. These are times when you are in NYC and something is happening around you and you're thinking, "Wow, only in NYC." The other night the Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town....so did the elephants. Zach, thanks for the tip off. Check them out here. (Note - I am not condoning circus treatment of animals -- however, I do have very fond memories as a little girl of enjoying circus delights.)
We were excited to celebrate the 'almost' opening of Whole Foods Bowery tonight. They had a great in-store party to benefit Riverkeepers and Theo, Edna, Geneve, and I were sampling the delicious foods. The store is absolutely beautiful and will be open in just two days. It's the largest grocery store in the NYC and so near to our office - we're excited!
Bobbi is a living beauty, so it's appropriate that her new book's title is the same. Bobbi is an icon in the cosmetics industry because she supports the inner and outer beauty of women around the world.
Her latest book also focused on a healthy and natural lifestyle to improve your life. I attended her launch party for her book (Thanks, Joe!) and was excited to hear that she loved sweetriot and the 140 calories per tin! Check out her new book!
Philip is a great actor. Onstage and off. I went to the preview of his new play, Jack Goes Boating, which just went live this week! As always, his acting was stellar. Even rioter, Peggy, came in from Boston to join in the fun. You can catch Philip at the Public Theater through April. I met Philip and his girlfriend last year during a Capote party in NYC, and I'm hoping they are still eating sweetriot cacao to stay healthy. :)
We were excited when the culinary center, COPIA, invited us to participate in their annual 'Death By Chocolate' event this past weekend in Napa Valley. It was even cooler being there in person.
Imagine chocolate everywhere and a setting overlooking the wine vineyards of Napa Valley. Geneve and Rachelle came to riot while Kareem and Charles were chaperoning along the way. Thanks to all for a great event!
It was another crazy Valentine's season at sweetriot. We celebrated by traveling to Whole Foods Chocolate Fests in not just one location but rather in NYC, NJ, DC, and Austin!
You'll see some of our best rioting friends too -- sharing the cacao love this valentine's day. Thanks to Charles, Zeynep, Sachi, Craig, and more for rioting with us and to the great Valentine's team at sweetriot including Liz, Evie, Theo, Nina, Matt, Courtney, Danny, and more!
We love Marc Jacobs. We think his style is riotous. So, we decided to share a little cacao with his partygoers at Fashion Week. Not only did we riot outside of his show in freezing temperatures, but we also stopped backstage to drop a Valentines Day Lovers Pack to Marc personally.
We can just see him eating his yummy cacao right now - a well deserved break after orchestrating a huge show. :) Thanks to Courtney, Cornell, and Theo for rioting along....
Live from Main Street -- it's the 'sweetriot goes to Sundance' film. Here we are screening the film at the indie Alpine Cafe on Main Street. In a twist of fate, the Cafe owners even sold out and had a 'gifting booth' in their cafe for the first 5 days of Sundance. Luckily, by the time sweetriot arrived they were back to normal but due to the LARGE AOL corporate internet lounge down the street their traffic was lower than usual.
Anyway, this takes us back to the theme -- small and indie companies at Sundance? Where do they belong? It's a tough question. Even Alpine Cafe a local company was impacted by the big corporation.
(Here are a few other photos from Park City including The Egyptian Theater and the Mountains!) HUGE thanks to Eric and Brian at Alpine and Linda for hosting.
The rioters just flew out West to attend the delicious Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. We were lucky to have guest rioters including Geneve, Heather, Margaret, Laura, Mary, Leslie, and Oliver and many friends stopping by including Julius from Greyston Bakery. (Save the date for the NYC one in July!)
sweetriot saw many of its old friends at the show from some of the best stores in the country including The Pasta Shop, Zingerman's, Wild Oats, and Whole Foods.