Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cookie Cookie.

Sugar Cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin.



So I had some suggestions and requests to do mail order cookie catering. I thought about it but figured if it comes to me then I will see how it goes... Well thanks to my PR Rep Lucia Rapisarda I got to test this out! Thanks to our friend Melissa at FGX Global (international shipping at great rates people!) today I shipped out my first cookie order. The thing I have realized about working this business outside of NYC is the ability to be competitive. Baking Hype is out of control in NYC and if you are going to charge $45 for a yellow 1985 style birthday cake in the east village, atleast make it neat. Don't insult your customers. Anyways, as far as shippable goods, being out here works so..... Maybe I don't have to be there to BE there.

As I digress... Melissa's company does "Cookie Friday's" and thought of me. Love it and am so thankful. Now is the waiting period of these thoughts...

"what if the fed ex guy gets hijacked by an (insert your rogue nation of choice here) terrorist and he has a peanut allergy? He most likely won't be able to read the labels, will die from the cookies and as a result I will end up in some international prision!"


"what if when I wasn't looking a black widow (did I mention we have them? LOL) jumped into the batter, was never noticed, baked perfectly into the cookie only to be revealed when.....AHHH!"

This is how my mind works until I hear from the customer, confirm things arrive in once piece and all tummies are satisfied. Isn't my husband lucky? A definite Saint for sure. Saint Stavros.

Thank you Melissa and I hope you and your team enjoy every morsel..

This Order Included:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Traditional Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (I would love to say "I die" but well... I don't think she does cookies and I say that with every ounce of envy.)


Custom thank you tags made by me.... and yes that is hemp rope (puke, but it looks good), all natural cotton yarn and good old "green" bakery boxes made here in the USA.

All of our cookies are made with local products when available, no preservatives (we only use natural peanut butters, dark chocolates, etc) being a big gluten free advocate I never go near items that don't have all natural ingredients. It's bad for your belly.

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries about last minute Halloween Cookies....or anything your little heart desires...


Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Beauty of leaving Fashion to love it all over again.

There is nothing to rant about here. There is cycle I believe all of us in the Fashion Business can relate to: Wanting nothing to do with Fashion. We get burnt out, all of your peers are trying too hard and if you blink they will throw your ass under the bus. You better be driving the bus is all I can say for you girls out there. Being around people who act like they are curing cancer or running the Pentagon when they are actually making $3 underwear for a Wal-Mart customer who will be purchasing their creative design in a size XXXXL really really takes it's toll.

You forget what you are doing there and what it was that you loved?

For all of you that aren't industry related, even the glamour of the fashion industry isn't glamorous after the first year and there are days that you simply want to punch people back into reality. Yes, like any other job... just add the needlessness of what we do and the life or death urgency that runs through these executives veins day after day which will make you want to jump off your desk.

Maybe it is just me and my short attention span... I don't know... but I think most of us lose touch with our love for the art of fashion at some point. In my experience, it's usually the deeper you get into your career and the more successful you become. Isn't that how it goes?

Having that said... taking time off always gives you the opportunity to rediscover your love of clothes, textures and the ever so draining current "trends".

Ok .. there is my rant... and maybe I am late in the game but some old and new loves....

Cri-de-Couer Shoes:

My very good friends company which I love and I love her, she deserves all of the success in the world! Go Gina!

Mars and Valentine:

Gorgeous vintage inspired accessories. I discovered them on Obsessed with it all.

buy it here:

their site:

This Bag?

Really UES? It's over ladies... really. But apparently Barney's has to keep it in stock just for you and your obstetrician's wife so you can compare colors when bumping into each other at the un-original eatery of the month. puke.,default,sc.html?prefn1=designer&prefv1=Balenciaga&specialCategoryID=DESIG1

The power of a watch is so underrated.

Like I need another watch. I am all about the gold and silver blend... it's always my issue and love when it's done right. watch that makes you want to jump off of something= timeless resolution to needing no other accessories.

Just Cavalli= the best resource for the designer version of Flatbush Avenue jewels. ;)

Vanessa Bruno

I love her and definitely don't see enough of her.

Cows and Boots.

And finally... a trend that I usually fight to the death and would if I was in NYC... but I am in motherfucking Oklahoma girls... I can rock this... you still look dumb on the subway. I have cattle out my window...suck it.

Ok.. that's all... bye.

Non- New Yorkers U.E.S. = Upper East Side