Day two of my trip to New York for the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers event began with a lovely breakfast and getting to know Alanna Stang the editor in chief of Whole Living magazine.
We enjoyed her talk very much and then before we knew it, it was time for lunch. We had a great buffet of sandwiches and more tiny desserts as we listened to great inspiration from a representative from SCORE. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. It was very inspiring and helpful.
After lunch we got see the new video programs that Sarah Carey (the new editor of Everyday Food magazine) is putting together. She is trying to show how to cook quick nutritious food for our families so everyone can sit down to eat dinner together.
Then we had a demo by Jodi Levine from the crafts department. Check out her blog post.
We had afternoon snacks that were delicious but the display almost made them too cute to eat.
Before the day was over six of us who have been to the event for the last three years had our picture made together. The ladies are left to right – Annette Frey of Biscuits By Lamb Chops, Eileen Smith Dallabrida of Smith Reports.com, Selma Avdicevic of Wooly Boo, me, Dawn Mohrmann of My Hydrangea Home, and Peggy Gaffney of Kanine Knits. Please take time to click on their website links and get to know them. They are all amazing women and we have all learned a lot and grown by helping each other with our business ventures. Sometimes it just means encouraging someone to go to the next step.
This is a closeup shot of the beautiful flower brooch that Dawn was wearing. It was made by Erica of Meadow Street. Her website is full of great eye candy.
Just as all good things must end our stay at Martha Stewart Studios came to an end. But I was not finished yet.
That night a friend from Graham who now lives in New York state took the train in to the city and we went to dinner. Mary Langley and I had a great time catching up on the last ten years. She found out I was coming to NY on Facebook and contacted me. We went to Eataly. We had a scrumptious dinner of five varieties of charcuterie, three cheeses and a great glass of wine followed by delicious roast chicken. We ate in the roof top restaurant called Birreria.
From where Mary was sitting we could look out the window and see the Empire State building.