On a beautiful July day in Provence, France our own Sarah Endline, Mastermind and Chief Rioter, married her French beau, Jean-Luc! We'll share more photos soon, but here's a quick taste of their lavendar-filled wedding day!
Next up in our Summer Intern intro's is Candice, who might be the most fashionable girl we know. Read a bit about her, in her own words!
My name is Candice Yan, a NYU graduate student from China. I have been in NYC for less than 1 year and already fall in love with it the first day I got here. In NYC, everyone is from elsewhere so you never feel alone or isolated. In this city of art, you have the chance to experience everything as long as you have the gut to imagine. I love jazz and soul music, so my favorite singers are Adele and Rebecca Ferguson. My favorite sweetriot product is 70% Dark Chocolate with Quirky Quinoa.
Three interesting facts about Candice:
1. People always mistake me for Japanese and will speak Japanese to me on the street.
2. Different from the quiet appearance, I love adventures and excitement.
3. I am Chinese, but I took western literature as my major in college.
The Tribeca Film Fest opened this week and sweetriot was standing by for the indie community. I was ecstatic to meet the cast of a lovely film, Paraiso Travel, which I predict to be a hit Indie film (the next Motorcycle Diaries). The film is beautiful and set in NYC and Colombia. I love Latin films and everyone knows I love Colombia, so I was stoked to see the film!
sweetriot sources in Latin America, and it's always nice to see scenery from down South. The story itself is touching and the actors are ones to watch. Don't miss this film!
Speaking of birthdays, my mom's birthday was April 16 (and Bill's was April 12) and I went back to Michigan. It was 60 degrees the entire weekend - nice. My favorite stop was
at the Marshall Fredericks Museum in Saginaw - amazing sculptures and a special exhibit on the Heidelberg Project, a public art project in Detroit. Very impressive for smalltown Mid Michigan! :)
Matt's college roommate, Ira Rigaud, is a teacher for Teach For America and brought an energetic group of 6th graders from Mott Hall 3/MS 128 by the office recently. They were so excited to visit. I said a quick hello and then Matt gave them a detailed perspective on sweetriot and then answered their many amazing questions such as - 'how do you handle distribution?" Matt and I were both impressed with their keen sense of business.
For all of your aspiring entrepreneurs out there, I highly recommend a conference that Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms puts on annually. It's all about the truth -- the truth around starting a company and how truly DIFFICULT it is. Leigh from our Board was on a panel and we hosted a lunch session on financing your company too. We had a great time! Check out the snow in New Hampshire!
It was an honor to see Dr. Weil again, one of our world's leading health gurus. He was speaking at the Organic Trade Association (OTA) Dinner at Expo West. This man is smart and he loves superfoods like cacao! :)