I was so happy to travel to San Juan over break. New Year's Eve there was amazing - let's just say the Puerto Ricans know how to celebrate. I traveled with one of my favorite Latin friends, Rosina. Most evenings lasted until at least 3 a.m. :) Here are a few of my favorite places - New Year's Eve at the El San Juan Hotel, Xmas Lights on the streets of Old San Juan, and the beautiful pool at the El San Juan.
I'm so excited for 2008! With each new year comes a set of new challenges and this year will be no different for sweetriot! I hope you had a great New Year's! Don't forget we're always open to feedback if you have ideas for us!
Before New Year's, I had a great visit to Florida visiting
my dad and sister, who are about an hour away from Orlando in Winter Haven.
Per tradition, we visited the holiday lights at Cypress Gardens (the first ever amusement park in
Florida, which is famous for it's water ski shows!) They had performers through out the park until 10 pm at night!
We also visited Bok
Sanctuary which is the highest point in the
peninsula of Florida. Bok holds great concerts during the year and has the
Pinewood Mansion which is fully decorated for the holiday season. Take a look
at the photo of poinsettias at Bok!
As it's hard to avoid shopping in December, I also helped my sister purchase a new laptop -- she got the coolest Red Sony Vaio!!
Exciting news – on Thursday I went to 30 Rock (seriously) where I filmed an elevator pitch with JJ Ramberg and the great team from 'Your Business' on MSNBC.
They invited me to do an elevator pitch for sweetriot, and I was actually in an elevator with experts for a few minutes on the show. Here are some behind the scenes shots in the studio and with JJ, the lovely host.
We're on MSNBC tomorrow, Sunday, December 23, at 7:30 a.m. EST. Check it out! (Video clip here)
We hit another fashion show this week, and I brought Rob our new rioting supporter along. This show featured the new designs of GHITA by Alexis Phifer and the lovely designer's boyfriend, Kayne West, was of course attending. He caused quite a stir and was happy to receive some sweetriot before the show. Kanye said to me, "Wow, I really need some of this right now."
Each attendee received sweetriot in their lovely Henri Bendel gift bag (pictured above). The show was awesome and also featured Matthew McConaughey's new Brazilian girlfriend, Camilla. Rumor is that Matthew was nearby and/or maybe even in the crowd.
Fancy Food is our largest show of the year and is truly the big kahuna of Food Shows in the USA. We threw a great party with Sambazon and also had amazing visitors. Our friend Virginia brought her son to riot and Ari from Zingerman's stopped by to talk about customer service with the team.
We also saw Dominque and Xavier from Daniel, Julius from Greystone Bakery, The Ladies from Magnolia Bakery, Duff from Zingerman's, Scott from Zabar's, Scott from Di Bruno, Bugi, Annie, and Annie's friend, Sujay. Keegan, our old friend from the Food Network, was also there. Next time you'll have to come riot with us! It's non stop action at Fancy Food.
Have you heard the latest? sweetriot was on the Today Show! Here we are with the great producer himself who loved the sweetriot story and our talented friends Stella and Sonia from Ladies Who Launch. Click here and you can see the full video. Thanks to Ladies Who Launch (LWL) for sourcing the story - LWL is a great organization for female entrepreneurs.