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Pastry chef and contributor Rebekah Pizana met up with Sophie LaMontagne, co-founder with sister Katherine Berman, of Georgetown Cupcake this past week at the festival’s biggest pastry event SWEET! at 82Mercer in Manhattan. Sophie talks about their expanding brand and how they’re bringing the famous District name to major cities across the country.
Notorious for petite and sophisticated cupcakes piled high with fluffy buttercream, Katherine and Sophie opened the first Georgetown Cupcake on M Street in Washingon, D.C. back in 2008. Just four years later, the sisters and business partners now have four more locations around the country, just adding Los Angeles to their repertoire this fall. With their rising popularity, Katherine and Sophie are now stars of their own TLC hit series DC Cupcakes, and authors of The Cupcake Diaries and Sweet Celebrations.
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This morning, I was invited to attend a BNI. Trust me, I'm 100% positive it wasn't because I am a stay-at-home mommy, although, these groups should strongly consider having a goal of inviting five sahm's to each meeting because we sure know how to spend our hubby's money and we are great at supporting services. For example, I met Tom Boley of Red Oak Hollow Lathe Works who is a master woodworker and now has me pining over a new staircase. He held up a custom whittled baluster that I know would turn my cookie cutter staircase into a wow piece. It has me thinking that my dream of rod iron is so old school.
Gone are the days of the Tupperware lady and Longaberger Basket woman that would randomly make an appearance for a party. Today, one can attend a party for almost anything—food, clothing, accessories, candles, kitchen supplies, scrapbooking materials, make-up, and even sex toys. Nothing seems to be off limits, causing many women to add girl’s night out parties as part of a monthly budget, or taking the other approach and making a cheat sheet of reasons why you are suddenly busy on a Thursday night.
HomeGoods offers an exciting, ever-changing selection of high-quality home fashions at prices 20% to 60% less than department and specialty store regular prices, every day. HomeGoods provides consumers with extraordinary values on brand name and designer merchandise and unique finds for every room and in countless styles.
Crate and Barrel’s modern home furnishings store CB2 has just opened its ninth location in Georgetown.
The new location, a 12,000 sq foot building on M street, embodies the clean, modern aesthetic that has come to define the brand. CB2 offers the discerning urban dweller a wide array of clever and functional design solutions for the apartment, loft, home or office at very reasonable price points. The assortment includes highlights such as the Lotus Armless Chair and the Peekaboo console, a CB2 classic fashioned from transparent acrylic that easily accents any space. CB2 also offers a wide selection of home accessories including rugs, pillows and playful frills that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
If you love modern home furnishings, you simply must make this a stop on your next visit to Georgetown.
“Find something you love, and make that your job.”
How many times have you heard that in your lifetime? My high school guidance counselor was telling me that a good twenty years ago. And although I knew she was right, I never thought her advice applied to me. Sure, I’ve had my hobbies: golf, music, reading, gardening, and more recently I discovered a love for cooking. But these are all run-of-the-mill hobbies that didn’t seem to hold much career potential.
That is, until I started my food blog.
I launched The Wicked Noodle just under two years ago and it’s been a wild ride ever since. I had no idea what opportunities it would open up for me: I’m paid to host dinner parties at my home and travel throughout the US to participate in foodie and blogger events. I’ve won national cooking contests (my recipe is on hot wing sauce bottles nationwide!) and I’ve also become a personal chef. And by the time this article goes to print, I’ll have filmed five webisodes as a guest judge for a highly publicized cooking contest in Los Angeles, alongside two celebrity chefs. It’s been a dream, and I’m thrilled to be living it!
Last year, l I Am Modern Magazine featured Tory Johnson in an interview. During an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” she discussed companies that are hiring for the holidays.
According to a new projection from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retailers will hire between 500,000 and 600,000 workers for the holidays. (Last year, 501,400 were hired.) If you expect to nab one of those seasonal slots, now is the time to act.
Discrimination against working mothers in the workplace is a solid and existing social issue. Working mothers have less of a chance of getting hired (Australian, 2008; Wright, 2009) and of getting promotions or pay increases (Economist, 2010; Laster, 2010; Pollitt, 2009) as compared to men or women who are not mothers. Another aspect of the problem is the accumulated burden to the organization. Working mothers tend to spend more time with house and child rearing chores that take away their productivity time while at the office. Perceived discrimination is common among working women and leads to depression, lower productivity, less successful team dynamics, less dedication and loyalty to the employer or organization.