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Americasmart January 2020: Ten Easy Steps to Retail Relevance in 2020

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Last month my Italian counterpart, Barbara Pederzini and I had the pleasure of sharing our branding and marketing ideas with a big crowd at Americasmart. We were moderated by the talented, brilliant and articulate Kelli Lamb, Editor and Chief of Rue Magazine. We shared tips and advice with a standing room only audience,  and we chatted about easy tips to become relevant in the marketplace.

Thank you to Barbara and Kelli, and Americasmart. It was such a great honor and a great way to start 2020. We love Americasmart; it’s such a great resource, and we are so lucky to live in a city that has such a great marketplace.

I will share the presentation below. The biggest take away is to have an online presence because it’s imperative to compete in the marketplace. You can no longer look the other way; it’s time to change your point of view if your retail store is to survive the next 10 years.

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Here’s the complete Powerpoint presentation: Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.01.48 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.00 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.15 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.25 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.34 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.38 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.42 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.02.51 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.03.00 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.03.15 AM Screen Shot 2020-01-31 at 7.03.18 AM


Thanks to Barbara, and Kelli! xx

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Design Inspiration Friday: Elegant Fall Fete

I was really excited to see that Camille Styles had featured my dinner party for Rue Magazine as inspiration for an “Elegant Fall Fete.” I loved the elements they chose to pull and highlight. It was such a fun dinner party with s’mores, salads, antipasto, and more. You can find the menu and recipes here.

Thanks for the fun feature Camille and team!

photos by Our Labor of Love for Rue Magazine

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Julia Turshen’s Cocktail of the Week

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We’re in a Kentucky bourbon kind of mood around here. It was almost too perfect when my friend, Julia, sent me her recipe. Julia Turshen is a food writer, producer and private chef who was born and bred in Manhattan. I met Julia when I was tricking out Gwyneth Paltrow’s flat in Nashville while she was filming the movie “Country Strong”, Julia and I instantly had a bond, our love of food! Over the last few years we have had the pleasure of sharing several stellar meals and lively conversations. Julia is older and wiser than her years, I am happy to call her a friend. Although she’s young, she’s extremely accomplished and most notably, she co-authored Spain: A Culinary Road Trip with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow, assisted Ms. Paltrow on My Father’s Daughter and co-authored the The Kimchi Chronicles with Marja Vongerichten.  Julia has also written extensively for Food & Wine, epicurious, GOOP, interviewmagazine.com and Rue.

The Louisville

  • Ice
  • A few generous dashes Angostura bitters
  • Juice of half a fresh lemon
  • 1 shot good Kentucky bourbon
  • Seltzer water

Fill a shaker with ice and hand full of ice or an over sized ice cube like shown above.  Add bitters, lemon juice and bourbon and shake vigorously.  Pour the entire contents of the shaker (ice and all) into a highball and top with a splash of seltzer.

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