Hey look! I’m writing a blog post not about my neuroses (it is, instead, about the reason for my neuroses)! I’m so excited!
Business first, then fun below:
First of all, my food blogging over at my professional blog is quite spectacular, if I say so myself. Only like 50 people a day check that blog, if the little stats counter is correct—how sad is that? Sad, and annoying. Go give my food photos some love! I know, I know, there are no recipes, and recipes are the holy grail of food blogs. If you REALLY want a recipe, and if you’ll say thank you afterward (what’s up with people on the internet not saying thank you? Don’t they understand it’s web 2.0 and we all really know each other, or will soon?), I’ll post a recipe here & there of anything that looks exceptionally tantalizing, just for you Resistance is Fertilers.
Next: I’m looking to have my meal delivery service website redone—it’s time. I’m looking for someone who can work with an art director pal of mine (who doesn’t design websites, tragically) who has designed all my meal delivery service paper goods to make the site look more like my paper identity and also to somehow magically bring it closer to the Bonbons site, in order to form a, like, uh, kinda, cohesive Lagusta’s Luscious brand identity. (It’s all very businessy and somehow makes me want to use the phrase “vertical integration.”)
So if you’re a great website designer and would want to overhaul a site for chocolates, food, money, or a combination of the three (preferably with a very light emphasis on the last one, or, even better, an invisible emphasis), let’s talk! If you want to do a trade for chocolates, you can be anywhere in the US, but if you want to trade for chocolates + food or just food, the delivery area is NYC all the way north to Rosendale, NY.
OK, onto a few save-the-dates for localish peeps:
November 11: I’ll be giving out chocolates at an Olsen Haus event in NYC. More details to come.
November 27 and 28: a bunch of amazing small business folks and I (and me? God why can’t I ever remember that rule!!) are putting together a gorgeous holiday sale in Cottekill, NY, packed with lovely handmade gifts and treats. More details to come.
December 11: I’ll be bringing some chocolates to the splendid trunk show at Cow Jones Industrials in Chatham, NY, which will be featuring Cri de Coeur shoes (yes! Mine are so beloved, they don’t even mind being called fuckers!) and Vaute Couture coats (oh baby I love mine so).
And if you’re planning on ordering any Bluestocking Bonbons for your friendly radical nondenominational holidays, in all likelihood we’re going to be closed December 14-January 14 while I escape to my secret shack on that island in the Pacific I escape to each holiday season, so order early!
And now, a couple wildly random links:
Kara on the demise of Huguenot St Farm in New Paltz being characteristically more charitable than I would be. And Kevin and others at Hudson Valley Food Network, expressing my angrier thoughts exactly (if I was smarter about farming + open space matters.).
That was unpleasant. Here’s something pretty.
Did I already link to this? It’s a fascinating technique for infusions that uses my BFF little cream whipper thingie.
That’s it for today, sweethearts. Let us go rest our brains a little, OK? It’s good for us, even though we probably didn’t need the NYT to tell us that.