Net Impact invited us to address their NYC chapter recently to talk about business with a social impact. We had a great crowd at the 'Riot Room!' from all over the New York area. Our friends from Peak Organic, Whole Foods, and Honest Tea all donated product, and Clare was a rock star organizer! Net Impact is great organization in case you haven't heard of them.
It was an amazing Fashion Week in NYC with beautiful artistic design abounding... sweetriot loves to support artists of all forms.
sweetriot was featured backstage at numerous shows including Charlotte Ronson, The House of Organic, Tracy Reese, Twinkle, Akiko, Tony Cheng, and Nicole Romano. Here are a few photos backstage with Tracy Reese and Charlotte Ronson and some amazing shots from the runway. Huge thanks to Clare and Karlie for organizing!
Sundance came so quickly, I didn't even have a chance to tell you about the Fancy Food Show in San Diego and the Whole Foods Napa opening! Whew, things have been crazy. (Did I tell you Josh Hartnett, Mary Kate Olsen, and Paris Hilton all were seen with sweetriot at Sundance?)
The team went to San Diego for the annual Fancy Food Show and then Geneve and I flew straight to Napa for a Whole Foods store opening. We met the mayor of Napa who was scared of us until she realized we weren't real protestors. :)
I'm not really sure what is going on lately with mayors rioting ...when we arrived in Park City, UT, one of our first new friends was the Mayor of Park City. He too was a chocolate lover. sweetriot is not political but let's say hats off to those mayors who serve our cities! They deserve cacao too!
I met Colin Farrell on the street at Sundance and asked him if he wanted some chocolate. He said in his THICK Irish accent, "Sorry, sweetie, I'm on a diet." Too bad his posse was moving too fast to even hear more - sweetriot is only 1-2 calories per 'peace' and absolutely perfect for Colin's diet. He's missing out! :) (Check out his film here -In Bruges - it opened Sundance!)
We're live at the Sundance Film Festival! Park City is beautiful as usual -- it's a bit overcrowded this year (or should I say waaaay overcrowded?!) There are lines and people absolutely everywhere. Here are a few shots.
Clare and I are spreading sweetriot through out the festival! :) You can find us at the Gen Art St Ives Lounge, The New York Lounge, the Stereo Scanty Party, The always cool and ever stylish Queer Lounge and more!
Last night the Sundance Film Festival went dark! Imagine it's 10 pm and everyone is out on the Main Street of Park City... All of sudden the street along with every bar, restaurant, and party went completely pitch dark. I've been to 7 Sundance Film Festivals and this was a first!
It's a new year and we're excited to be a part of the NY Times Small Business Summit. This is a great place for entrepreneurial resources for all of you out there starting your own businesses. Definitely look out for the Fall live event too -- it brought together a great mix of folks this past year.
Since I was running around to stores on Xmas Eve, I had a chance to see some of the most beautiful scenes of NYC. Sometimes when you work A LOT (did I mention A LOT?), you don't always have a chance to take in the sights of your city. Well, with NYC's fast pace, this is especially true. Here are a few of my favorite photos from December 23 and 24. (Washington Square Park Arch, Times Square, Bryant Park Skating Rink with Empire State Building in the Background, The NYC Public Library Lion, Plus A Bonus - Secret Village Neighborhoods) I am so lucky to live in this amazing city!!!