On a cold, cold December day, I made my way into Manhattan to have some fun at the party celebrating the first issue of Where Women Cook.
It was held at Chelsea Market – oh my gosh, what a fabulous place! It is full of wonderful restaurants and food emporiums and is in the old Nabisco Building. Oh, there’s also an Anthropologie there. You can bet I will be visiting it again, especially when I’m working on a coaching job in NYC this February and March. Many of the restaurants and businesses are owned by women. In fact, several of them will be featured in upcoming issues of Where Women Cook.
Interestingly enough, I ate very little while I was there. I was too busy gabbing. I did manage a cup of soup with my friend, Elizabeth Maxon. Elizabeth and I are blogging friends and we were so excited to finally get the chance to meet. She is featured in this issue – and she also contributed some of her photographs.
Elizabeth is wonderful. We talked and talked and if she hadn’t had to attend to other things (like signing copies of the magazine) we would have kept right on talking. We have theater in common – both of us were actresses for a time. Elizabeth is generous, funny and oh, so talented. I am in awe of her design style and her way with a camera. Speaking of cameras, I was lucky enough to be asked to take some photos with her camera, as well as Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon’s camera. Oh. my. goodness. I love my Canon but it is a very high end point-and-shoot. And I now realize there is a major difference between that level of camera and the next level of camera. I want one. I will have to start saving my pennies. It’s time to move on to the next level. Perhaps I should start a “Help Claudia buy a new camera” fund. Just kidding. Sort of.
What was so inspiring about this get-together was that it was about women celebrating women. So many talented women were there and each one was warm, friendly and charming. Usually, these events don’t seem to take place on the East Coast, so I’m really happy I had the chance to attend. I was lucky enough to be introduced around by Elizabeth and meet some wonderful women who are entrepeneurs and bloggers. The idea was to have the featured women sit at tables and sign copies of the magazine, as well as their books. There was a long line outside the door leading up to the 2 pm start time.