Friday, June 10, 2011

DON's Deal: NY and the Party

A gaggle of NY Frat House employees. Totally normal behavior.
Hooray, my event is over and done! I gotta say, New Yorkers party hard and I never fail to be amazed at the shenanigans that go down. Kissing co-workers, wasted clients, guest list madness, having a new co-worker stay with me after she lost everything in her purse (nothing like sharing a bed with somebody you barely know!), even a ticket for "breaching the peace", and myself fainting mid-sentence towards the beginning of the night. That's what I get for running around in the heat all day!  I will try to post some of the pics from the photobooth later so you can see the insanity - thanks to my tweeps for helping me make last minute decisions this week. The event was a blast and I may be back soon to coordinate our company's Hamptons house and all the madness that brings.

Other things I did while here: checked out the new rooftop beer garden at Eataly (very cool) as a potential location for our annual Oktoberfest party, experienced the foodie mecca of the Chelsea Market, and saw a bunch of friends. Tonight I'm homeward bound to SF for a friend's wedding in Berkeley tomorrow. That means Cholula time, yay! I am going to be running on empty come Monday - I have a 6 am flight back to LA.

Burning that candle at both ends,

Monday, June 06, 2011

DON's Deal: NYC

It's Internet Week so I'm back in NYC once again.  Most of you know I try to stay at a different hotel every time I'm here on business and so far, I'm in love with this one.  I was a little unglam pulling in at 6:30 am, but they scooted me right up to my nautical room and I tumbled into bed. After spending time on our sailboat as a child and then doing Semester at Sea, I feel very at home in these rooms designed like retro ship cabins. Love it!

Besides the early check in, big points for this hotel room are super clean, super soft bed, sizable bathroom with actual shelves/counter space, and tons of electrical outlets, including two cubbies right by the head of the bed. Genius!

I spent some time with these two Newfoundlands over the weekend and they crack me up. Vanilla Bean is on the left, Baker on the right. 
 Newf Challenge!

Switching gears, my Dad's older brother is flying into LA in the fall, then I will drive us up to Santa Barbara to meet up with my parents for some wine tasting.  (Please note his wife is a former librarian and sweet as pie; his name and this email says it all about him.)

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