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Design Inspiration Friday: Fishs Eddy NYC

As most of you know I am writing my first cookbook (SO EXCITED). When I was in NYC a few weeks ago for The Today Show I had just enough free time to buy some fresh “proppage” for my upcoming cookbook photo shoots. One of my all time favorite go to prop destinations is Fishs Eddy in New York City. After a yummy lunch at Manzo at Eatly, with my Rizzoli Editor I wandered over for a peek.This visit did not disappoint me. I found all sorts of interesting elements and paper products to use on my upcoming shoots.

Last week was the first of many photoshoots for my cookbook, out fall 2013 from Rizzoli Books. So far it’s been a career highlight to create all the beautiful imagery for my own book. I hope to share more of my prop resources in the upcoming months (and of course there will be all my go to resources in the back of my book, yes all the secret ones as well, how’s that for a teaser?). Stay tuned for lots of behind the scenes. Follow me on Twitter at @AJSTYLIST for up to date behind the scenes photos. To check me out on The Today Show, click here.

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Pimm’s Cup

Meet Brooke Atwood, designer and stylist based out of Savannah, GA. Brooke has a Master of Arts in fashion design from SCAD. After several years in the retail business and a growing desire to become a designer, she decided to sell her store and relocate herself and her daughter to Savannah, GA where she recently finished her final thesis collection at SCAD. Atwood’s designs have a sense of femininity with a rocker-chic vibe. She currently divides her time as a freelance fashion stylist, designer and the joys of being a “not your average” soccer mom. When not busy with a fashion project, find Brooke seeing as much live music as possible and striving to be student of the month at Bikram Yoga, Savannah. Take it away Brooke…

I can navigate confidently around a closet, boutique, vintage shop, department store… a kitchen, not so much. When I was asked to share my favorite cocktail (I assumed one that I actually make at home), I immediately turned to my favorite lil spot in NYC, Smith & Mills. My current stay in the city this summer, which has already hit high heat waves, I can be found here on occasion sipping one of their signature all fresh ingredients cocktails. The cucumbers in their Pimm’s Cup makes me feel like I’m actually doing something good for my body, AND it’s so refreshing mixed with the mint! – Brooke

Pimm’s Cup


  • 1 1/2 oz Pimm’s liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 in Cucumber thinly sliced
  • a few Mint leaves
  • Ginger Soda

    Cut cucumbers thinly and use fresh mint. Mix and shake fresh lime juice, mint, Pimm’s Liqueur and Cointreau. Pour over ice and cucumbers, and top with ginger soda. Garnish with more fresh mint!
    Measurements don’t have to be exact, adjust to taste.

    photos by Jen Marigliano
    Thanks, Brooke!

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