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Hou 'n ongelooflike vakansiepartytjie met die hulp van die Macy's Culinary Council


Wie waardeer nie 'n goeie partytjie hierdie tyd van die jaar nie? Vakansiepartytjies is 'n tyd vir gesinne om te vier, vir mede-werkers om 'n bietjie nader te kom en vir vriende om die nag te vrolik. Van die dekor tot die geregte wat u bedien, elke besluit beïnvloed die atmosfeer en stemming van die partytjie.

Om te verseker dat u 'n feestelike, prettige en natuurlik heerlike tyd geniet, het ons die hulp ingeroep Lede van Macy's Culinary Council vir uitstekende wenke en heerlike resepte. Hul spyskaartvoorstelle, middelpuntidees en onfeilbare partytjie -moeties is van toepassing op enige ambisieuse gasheer of gasvrou. Kyk net wat hulle te sê gehad het oor die beste vakansie -vermaak!

Op die dekor:

'Ek hou van ongeurige lang kerse, want dit gee 'n mooi lig, en ek hou ook daarvan om kleurvolle borde en bakke met patrone te gebruik en meng-en-pas. Dit maak die tafel aantrekliker vir gaste en lyk pragtig. ”

- Marcus Samuelsson

'Ek hou daarvan om 'n klomp ornamente in die middel van die tafel te draai met gaste se name daarop. Op hierdie manier versier dit die tafel en gee elkeen 'n klein geskenk om oop te maak as hy gaan sit.

- Stephanie Izard

'Ek hou van meng en kombineer produkte wat ek in die maaltyd gebruik het om 'n middelpunt te vorm. Ek koop meer as wat ek nodig het en gooi dan die oorblywende vrugte en groente in 'n vaas. "

- Takashi Yagihashi

'My gunsteling middelpunte is botvase wat nie by mekaar pas nie, en hou dit in elk geval laag, sodat u u gaste kan sien. Ek geniet dit ook om twee of drie oesjare van dieselfde wyn aan te bied vir wonderlike besprekings. ”

- Tom Douglas

Op die spyskaart:

'In die winter, en veral tydens die vakansie, maak ek 'n groot pot met my gunstelingresep vir Sweedse glühweer genaamd Glögg, met Port- of madeirawyn wat met kaneel, kardemom, naeltjie, lemoen en nog meer bedek is. Dit is warm en heerlik. ”

- Marcus Samuelsson

'Die vakansieseisoen is mal genoeg. U hoef nie op 'n laaste byeenkoms te sweet nie (soms kan dit die lekkerste wees!). Ek beplan net vooruit. Ek berei 'n cranberry-gemmerstroop voor wat maklik met enige vonkelwyn gemeng kan word vir 'n feestelike skemerkelkie. Crème de Cassis is ook beskikbaar vir Kir Royales. Vir kos is my vrieskas gevul met bevrore kluitjies en shumai - heerlike lekkernye wat jy vinnig kan verhit en geniet. ”

- Ming Tsai

'Vir cocktails hou ek van Manhattans, en dit is gewoonlik 'n skare. Ouens soos bourbon en Manhattans is 'n bietjie soet, sodat die dames dit ook kan drink. My gereg is gesoute hoenderlewers met spek, kastanjes en 'n vermindering van portwyn. ”

- Takashi Yagihashi

Die Go-To Party-wenk:

'' N Baie belangrike stap voor die partytjie is om 'n wonderlike snitlys op te stel-ek sorg dat die musiek speel terwyl my gaste die aand deurkom. Dit is lekker om die beste liedjies te kies wat by die geleentheid pas! ”

- Marcus Samuelsson

'As u 'n aandete sit, maak 'n potluck -styl. As jy gasheer is, maak die hoofgereg en vra al jou gaste om die res saam te bring. Dit is 'n wonderlike gespreksaanjaer by die partytjie, maak die eet lekkerder en persoonliker en plaas minder druk op die gasheer, sodat hulle hul partytjie saam met familie en/of vriende kan geniet!

- Stephanie Izard

"Om kos te bedien met tandestokkies of op 'n spies is 'n goeie idee vir partytjies, want die meeste mense sal 'n drankie in die hand hê, sodat ek niks wil bedien wat silwerware benodig nie."

- Takashi Yagihashi

Het u spyskaartinspirasie nodig? Hier is 'n paar resepte van Macy's Culinary Council om u te help:

Voorgeregte:

· Sjef Rick Bayless
Avokado-geklede garnale à la Mexicana
Hierdie vars en smaaklike gereg sal nooit teleurstel nie. U gaste sal mal wees oor hierdie eenvoudige partytjie -kos, en u sal dit baie geniet!

· Sjef Takashi Yagihashi
Jordi
Hierdie heerlike voorgereg sal enige gas tevrede stel. Die stewige kwartel eiers bo -op die soutgroen olywe bied komplekse en heerlike geure wat u nie by die "gemiddelde" skemerkelkie vind nie.

· Sjef Ming Tsai
Gebreekte garnale Shumai
Hierdie heerlike shumai is ideaal vir 'n partytjievoorgereg of 'n intieme aandete en sal al u gaste verheug. Hierdie maklike en smaakvolle resep is vol eenvoudige, vars bestanddele en sal 'n skare tevrede stel.

Entrees en sye:

·Sjef Michelle Bernstein
Perfekte geposjeerde eiers met Cheddar-grasuie en bros ham
Moenie geïntimideer word deur gestroopte eiers nie. Hierdie resep wys hoe u dit kan stroop en het kreatiewe en smaakvolle kante wat 'n totale treffer sal wees tydens u volgende brunch

·Sjef Mark Forgione
Rooiwyn Gesmoorde kort ribbetjies
Kort ribbetjies is altyd 'n uitstekende spyskaart vir 'n klassieke vakansie -ete. Die portwynreduksie en knoffelbotter versterk die natuurlike geure van die rooivleis, en gee u en u ete 'n natuurlike en heerlike voorgereg.

· Sjef Marcus Samuelsson
Habesha Lamb Chops
Een van die beste dinge om met lam te kook, is dat dit 'n verskeidenheid geure kan aanvul en aanvul. Die blatjang wat hierdie gegrilde lamsvleis by die vleis pas, pas perfek by die vleis, terwyl die marinade van volmelkjogurt 'n heerlike tekstuur by die voorgereg gee.

· Sjef Todd Engels
Kwartels met mieliebrood en wors
Mieliebroodvulling is 'n absolute klassieke tydens die vakansie, van dank tot Nuwejaarsdag. Met die toevoeging van bestanddele soos kwartel eiers en wors, kan u die mieliebroodvulsel na 'n heel nuwe vlak neem en 'n nuwe tradisie skep vir u gesin.

· Sjef Tom Douglas
Gebrande skaars eendbors met eendgebraaide Jo Jo's
Vir 'n stewige vakansie -ete, slaan die gebraaide dier oor en gaan vir iets meer toegeeflik. Gesnyde eend saam met hartaartappels is presies wat Kersvader wil hê jy moet eet!

·Sjef Nancy Silverton
Beetslaai met gemarineerde Radicchio en vars bokkaas
Wie sê dat die vakansie ongesond moet wees? Hierdie eenvoudige gemarineerde beet slaai het al die sjarme van die seisoen sonder die eng kalorie telling. Dit is die perfekte resep om 'n vakansie -ete af te skop of om 'n partytjie te hou.

Nageregte:

·Sjef Stephanie Izard
Pekanneut nie taart nie
Die vakansie is so gejaagd, wie het nie 'n eenvoudige en heerlike resep in hul bakarsenaal nodig nie? Hierdie nie-gebakte bolaag is perfek vir 'n vakansie-nagereg en neem amper geen tyd om voor te berei nie.

· Sjef Johnny Iuzzini
Peer en Blackberry Cobbler
Bedek met 'n krummelrige streusel, is hierdie peer- en braambessie -skoenmaker 'n wonderlike vakansie -nagereg met net die regte hoeveelheid soet en pittige geure.

Op soek na meer ongelooflike resepte? Maak seker dat u na die Macy's Culinary Council se resepbladsy vir meer inspirerende geregte wat die moeite werd is om hierdie vakansie en die hele jaar deur te deel.


Bekoor (2018 TV -reeks)

Bekoor is 'n Amerikaanse fantasiedramatelevisiereeks wat ontwikkel is deur Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O'Toole en Amy Rardin. Dit is 'n herlaai van die gelyknamige WB -reeks, geskep deur Constance M. Burge, wat oorspronklik van 1998 tot 2006 uitgesaai is. Carter Covington was die eerste seisoen as vertoners, en is vervang deur die getroude duo Liz Kruger en Craig Shapiro vir die tweede seisoen. Bekoor het op 14 Oktober 2018 in die Verenigde State op The CW verskyn. Dit volg op die lewens van drie susters - Macy (Madeleine Mantock), Mel (Melonie Diaz) en Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) - wat na die dood van hul ma ontdek dat hulle The Charmed Ones is, die magtigste trio van goeie hekse, wat bestem is om onskuldige lewens te beskerm teen demone en ander donker magte. Elke suster het 'n individuele magiese krag, wat merkbaar sterker is as al drie susters saamwerk as die 'Krag van Drie' om hul vyande te verslaan. Die susters word bygestaan ​​deur 'n Whitelighter, Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans), 'n adviseur wat hekse beskerm en begelei.

  • Poppy Productions
  • Openbaar vermaak
  • Still Married Productions (seisoen 2)
  • Voortplant [1]

In Januarie 2019 het The CW die reeks hernu vir 'n tweede seisoen, wat op 11 Oktober 2019 in première was. [2] In Januarie 2020 het The CW die reeks hernu vir 'n derde seisoen, wat later in die herfs seisoen op 24 Januarie in première was, 2021 weens die COVID-19-pandemie. [3] [4] In Februarie 2021 het Bekoor is hernu vir die komende vierde seisoen. [5]


Saterdag, 29 November 2008

'N Kamer met uitsig- Boekresensie en vergelyking van New York Times.

'N Kamer met uitsig, Deur: E. M. Forster gebaseer op die reise in Florence, Italië. Groot artikel vandag in die New York Times Book Review. Kyk daarna.

(Beeld-Chris Warde-Jones vir The New York Times) Tweet

Joe Avati, danksegging.

Hier is ek op Thanksgiving, met my hele gesin in die huis, hard gesels, kos oral, kinders rondhardloop. Ek bedoel 'n regte partytjie in teenstelling met 'n tradisionele aandete. Ons was hierdie jaar vol van krag by my ma, wat broers en susters insluit, kinders, noem maar op, dit is by my ma. Ek en my broers het 'n soortgelyke humor as dit kom by grappies, en ek het gedink wat 'n beter manier om my gesin te vermaak as om hulle aan 'n Joe Avati -komedie voor te stel.

Nou, wat vir my verbasend is, is die feit dat ek eers baie onlangs van Joe Avati geweet het. Noudat ek van Joe Avati weet, gaan my gesin Joe Avati ken. Wat die komedie van Joe Avati baie gepas in my huis maak, is die feit dat ons 'n Calabese is en om te hoor hoe Joe Avati sy grappe vertel met die einste dialek, is ongelooflik. My werk is nie net vir die gesin nie-die sosiale direkteur, reisagent en wat ook al 'n rekenaar behels, ek is ook die hoofmediaverslaggewer. Ek gee hulle altyd die nuutste nuus.

Onmiddellik en tussen die gesigte vol, gryp ek my skootrekenaar en sit dit op die eetkamertafel waar oral nog sit. Die snaakse deel van hierdie verhaal probeer almal laat stilbly. Ek dink ons ​​hoor. "SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH". 'n goeie tien minute voordat ek die snitte drie keer moes herbegin voordat ek almal kon luister. Toe hulle na Joe Avati luister, was daar 'n kort stilte of hulle sou dink of hy nie snaaks was nie. (Let wel, niks beïndruk 'n Italiaanse gesin nie. U weet dit al.)

Nodeloos om te sê dat almal histeries gelag het; my broer se eerste woorde was: "wie se man is dit, en waar is hy?" Ek val amper van my stoel af, dit was die eerste ding wat ek oor JA gesê het toe ek hom die eerste keer hoor tyd. Joe Avati was in elk geval 'n groot treffer tydens die Thanksgiving -ete en hy het nie eers geweet dat ek hom as my afspraak bring nie. Ek dink Joe Avati het nou 'n klomp mal Calabrese uit New Jersey as sy nuwe aanhangers.

Rosella Rago- "Kook met Nonna"

Hier is 'n baie aangename manier om kontak te maak met u tradisionele Italiaanse kookwortels. Rosella Rago, 'n opkomende nuwe talent, werk aan 'n webreeksprojek met kooktradisies en resepte van nonnas oor die hele wêreld. Sy het 'n oproep in die Italiaanse Amerikaanse gemeenskap geroep dat almal moet deelneem en hul gunstelingresepte van hul Nonna kan aanbied. Die projek sal na verwagting hierdie jaar begin. Ondersteun ons Italiaans -Amerikaanse talent en besoek Rosella se webwerf vir opdaterings, nuwe shows en deelname.


5 kooklesse geleer deur sjef Marcus Samuelsson

Dankie aan Macy ’s Culinary Council Top Chef Master ’s Seisoen 2 -wenner Marcus Samuelsson het pas 'n paar lekker resepte vir Superbowl Sunday gedeel. As 'n huldeblyk aan die spanne en die gasheerstad, New Orleans, het sjef Marcus Samuelsson krapkoeke berei met chipotle mayo, vuil rys en gebakte “yard bird ” beter bekend as gebraaide hoender.

Ek begin met 'n paar Instagram -foto's voordat ek by die kooklesse kom wat die sjef Marcus Samuelsson geleer het. ”

Instagram -foto's van die Macy ’s Culinary Council -geleentheid

Hier werk sjef Marcus Samuelsson saam met 'n jong sjef wat lid is van 'n Atlanta -kookklub.

Die wonderlike krapkoek met chipotle mayo en sitrus slaai.

Hy het gas gegroet en boeke geteken.

Ek het baie geleer oor sy benadering tot kookkuns toe hy gehoorvrae beantwoord het.

5 kooklesse geleer deur sjef Marcus Samuelsson

  1. Skryf 'n gesins kookboek. Samuelsson het voorgestel dat dit 'n uitstekende manier is om tradisies deur te gee en u familie se geskiedenis te bewaar. Omdat ek nie die beste kok is nie, moet ek miskien my ma, susters, neef en selfs my man ondervra/ondervra om hul resepte te kry.
  2. Moet nie ontsteld wees nie “arm man ’s etes. ” Hy het gesê dat sommige van die beste resepte afkomstig was van arm mense wat vindingryk moes wees met hul oorskiet.
  3. Varkie steun oor die onderwerp oorblyfsels en#8211 Samuelsson het gedeel hoe Amerikaners mors ongeveer 30% van hul kos. Ons gooi die oorblyfsels weg, koop in grootmaat en wonder dan hoekom dit bederf en maak te groot porsies. Hoe kan u gesin die hoeveelheid voedsel wat u mors, verminder??
  4. Moenie skaam wees nie bestel 'n goedkoper vleissnit. Gebruik die vet vir die geur van rys, 'n bykos of om sous te maak.
  5. Die yin en die yang van geneties gemodifiseerde voedsel. Ek het die reaksie van Samuelsson opreg waardeer toe 'n gehoor hom vra hoe hy oor hulle voel. Samuelsson het erken dat ons ons gesondheid nie in gevaar moet stel met kunsmatig geproduseerde voedsel nie, maar in sekere dele van die wêreld waar voedsel skaars en beperk is, kan dit nuttig wees.

Openbaarmaking: Ek is 'n lid van die Be Everywhere Society en was

vergoed vir my tyd om hierdie verhaal te skryf. Alle gedagtes en opinies is my eie.


Die beste Martha Stewart -produkte om op Black Friday en Cyber ​​Monday te koop

Vakansie -inkopies beteken verskillende dinge vir verskillende mense. Sommige mense begin vroeg en koop 'n geskenk vir almal op hul lys, voor die danksegging. Ander wag tot op die laaste minuut en gryp geskenke net voordat winkels vir die vakansie sluit. En dan is daar ook diegene wat inkopies doen tydens die lieflike plek in die middel, wat toevallig met Black Friday en Cyber ​​Monday saamval, wat beteken dat hulle die eerste keer goedkoop is vir die beste pryse van die seisoen. En of u nou op soek is na die perfekte kous of noodsaaklikhede wat 'n geliefde (of hulself!) Help om die kroeg op te slaan, u sal presies vind wat u van Martha Stewart nodig het. En die beste van alles is dat so baie van haar moet-hê-produkte te koop is vir Black Friday en Cyber ​​Monday.

Van kospakkies wat u gesin help om 'n heerlike aandete en geskenkmandjies saam te stel tot beddegoed met koue weer en 'n wye verskeidenheid CBD-welstandsbenodighede, Martha maak 'n paar van die mees geskenkwaardige produkte wat daar is. En met al die groot afslag, was daar nooit 'n beter tyd om vakansiegeskenke op te slaan as nou nie.

Kyk na 'n paar van die beste aanbiedings vir Martha Stewart -produkte by Macy & aposs, Bed Bath & amp Beyond, Marley Spoon en meer hier.


Aangesien reis na Israel op die oomblik ingeperk word, sal Michael Solomonov* die gaping oorbrug deur Israel se buitengewoon uiteenlopende en lewendige kookkunslandskap in mense se huise in te bring via weeklikse onderhoude met kos en kultuurfigure in Israel, en kook beide nuwe en kenmerkende resepte in sy huiskombuis en deur lewendige gesprekke.

*Michael Solomonov is 'n geliefde kampioen van die buitengewoon uiteenlopende en lewendige kookkuns van Israel. Hy is mede-eienaar van Philadelphia's CookNSolo Restaurants, waaronder Zahav, die baanbrekende restaurant waar Solomonov sjef is, en hy is die mede-outeur van drie kookboeke. Solomonov is die ontvanger van vyf James Beard -toekennings, waaronder 2016 "Book of the Year" vir sy en CookNSolo -vennoot Steven Cook se topverkoper Zahav: 'n wêreld van Israeliese kookkuns, sowel as 2017 "Outstanding Chef" en 2019 & quotOutstanding Restaurant & quot vir Zahav. Food & amp Wine Magazine erken Zahav as een van die belangrikste 40 restaurante van die afgelope 40 jaar in 2018. Die ander uitstekende restaurante in die Israeliese dorpie van Solomonov is Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, Goldie, K’Far, Merkaz en Laser Wolf.


Sjokoladepampoenkoek met gekruide bruin botterversiersel

Dit is Oktober en pampoenresepte slaan nou hard op my blogfeeds en Pinterest — en dit lyk alles so goed. Ek sou my volgende koek moes maak, so ek het resepte gesoek vir die perfekte sjokoladepampoenkoek. Ja, ek het sjokolade in my koek nodig. Maar ek is 'n sjokoladesuiwer. Ek wil nie hê dat my pampoenstukkies met my sjokoladestukkies gemeng word nie. So kom ek by hierdie sjokoladepampoenkoek met gekruide bruin botterversiersel. Die lae hou die twee geure apart, en die ryp van die bruin botter is so ongelooflik dat ek 'n blog daaroor geskryf het.

Sjokoladepampoenkoek met gekruide bruin botterversiersel

Hierdie koek lyk pragtig met die diep oranje pampoenlae en donker sjokolade lae, toegedraai in 'n wit ryp vanieljeboon. My man sê dis my beste tot dusver. Dit is lekker om te sien hoe my bakvermoë verbeter noudat ek klaar is met my sesde sjokoladekoek (nie in my leeftyd nie, maar op my blog gedokumenteer). Ek het probeer om 'n paar van my ander koeke aan te trek, en ek was nie baie goed daarmee nie. Hierdie keer het ek die agterkant van 'n lepel gebruik om die ryp om te draai sodra dit op die koek was. Dit het soos 'n sjarme gewerk.

Sjokoladepampoenkoek met gekruide bruin botterversiersel

Die koekresepte is redelik basies en ek het al voorheen die sjokolade -resep gemaak. Ek het pas die koekresepte gehalveer en dit is klam en heerlik. Die koek bly ook 'n rukkie klam in die yskas. Myne gaan op dag drie en is selfs 'n dag lank gesny en onbedek gelaat. Die ryp is aangepas volgens 'n resep van gekookte meel deur Leelabean Bakes. Dit is waarskynlik die moeilikste deel van die resep, want daar is 'n paar ekstra stappe en daar word gewag dat dinge moet ontspan voordat u na die volgende stap kan gaan. Dit is egter alles die moeite werd. As die botter bruin word, gee dit 'n neutagtige geur wat perfek pas by die pampoenkoek.

Bedien hierdie koek tydens u vakansiepartytjie en u sal goeie resensies kry. Ek belowe. As u dit wel neem, neem 'n foto en stuur dit vir my ... Ek sou dit graag in iemand anders se hande wou sien.

Sjokoladepampoenkoek met gekruide bruin botterversiersel

Pampoenkoek aangepas uit Pumpkin Cake III deur Sue Case.

Voorverhit die oond tot 350 ° F/175 ° C. Smeer 2 8 ”ronde koekpanne en voer uit met perkament.

Sif die meel, bakpoeier, koeksoda, sout, kaneel en neutmuskaat saam in 'n mengbak.

In 'n ander mengbak, klits suiker en olie saam. Voeg die vanielje- en pampoenpuree by. Klits een eier op 'n slag by en voeg dan die meelmengsel geleidelik by. Die gevolglike beslag sal dik wees. Voeg dit in jou pan en tik dit op die toonbank om dit gelyk te maak.

Bak in die oond vir ongeveer 35-40 minute. Die pampoenlaag sal langer neem om te kook as die sjokolade laag, dus wees gereed met 'n tandestokkie (ek gebruik 'n lang bamboespen) om te toets of dit gaar is.

Sif die meel, suiker, kakaopoeier, bakpoeier, koeksoda, sout en espressopoeier saam in 'n groot mengbak.

Voeg die melk, groente -olie, eier en vanielje by die meelmengsel met u hand- of staafmenger. Klits op medium spoed tot goed gemeng. Verlaag die spoed tot laag en voeg die warm water versigtig by. Meng ongeveer 'n minuut hoog en skraap die kante.

Giet in die koekpan en bak 30-35 minute totdat die koekmeester skoon uitkom.

Laat koeke 10 minute afkoel en haal dan uit die panne om heeltemal op 'n draadrak af te koel.

Sny elke koek horisontaal met 'n broodmes, koeksnyer of tandvlos. Versamel met 'n sjokolade laag op die bodem. Ryp met 'n groot skeppie ryp. Voeg 'n pampoenlaag by, ryp. Voeg 'n sjokolade laag by, ryp. Dan die laaste pampoenlaag. Vries die bokant en kante van die koek met die agterkant van 'n lepel om die wervels te maak.

As u 'n vanieljeboon gebruik, moet u eers u melk/room toedien. Dit voeg 'n ekstra stap by, maar al die vanieljeboonvlekke is die moeite werd. Voeg die melk, room en gesplete vanieljeboon in 'n klein kastrol. Verhit ongeveer 10 minute op lae hitte. Moenie dat dit tot kookpunt kom nie. Verwyder die vanieljeboon en skraap die sade in die melk/room. Laat heeltemal afkoel.

Voeg die botter in 'n klein kastrol oor medium hitte. Klits totdat dit skuim, en kyk dan versigtig totdat u bruin stippels aan die onderkant van die pan sien. Moenie dat die botter swart word nie. Verwyder van die hitte en sif die botter. Verkoel tot stewig, sowat 20 minute. Haal uit die yskas en laat staan ​​tot kamertemperatuur.

Noudat alles koel is, kan ons die ryp begin maak. Klits die meel in 'n klein bakkie by ongeveer ¼ van die afgekoelde melk/roommengsel. As dit 'n lekker pasta vorm sonder klonte, voeg dit by die res van die melk/room. Voeg die suiker by en verhit op lae hitte, klits, sodat daar geen klonte is nie. Sodra dit warm is, verdik die mengsel.

Verwyder van die hitte en laat afkoel tot kamertemperatuur. U kan gereeld oor 'n bak ys roer, of met plastiekwrap bedek en in die yskas plaas om die proses te bespoedig. As jy nie roer of bedek nie, vorm dit 'n vel en vorm klonte.

Voeg bruin botter, pampoenpastei en neutmuskaat by kamertemperatuur in 'n mengbak. Klits op medium spoed tot lig van kleur en donsig. Voeg die melkmengsel (en vanielje -ekstrak, indien gebruik) by en klits tot glad en donsig.


Electopickle, vervaardiger van die wonderlike herinneringvideo van Marshall Field met meer as 102 000 kyke, het nou 'n nuwe video om punte op te neem van ons 2012 -saamtrek in State Street. Kyk gerus-en vertel dit ook aan 'n vriend! Bring Marshall Field's terug! http://youtu.be/AXp-8BXxJN8

Datum: Vrydag 5 Oktober 2012   12:03 CT
Gepos deur: Jim McKay

In reaksie op die pos van Richard Leas, is burgemeester Emanuel baie 'n voorstander daarvan om maatskappye, spanne en ander instansies terug te trek na Chicago en dies meer. Ek en ander het meer as 'n paar aanbiedings deur die burgemeester bygewoon om idees te kry in ons strewe om Marshall Field's te herstel. Soos u weet, het ons die vooruitskouende voordele van ons saak bevorder met die konsep, ''n 21ste-eeuse Marshall Field's vir 'n 21ste-eeuse Chicago.' Sedert ons daarmee begin het, was ons baie bly om burgemeester Emanuel se eie doel te hoor om Chicago 'een van die top 50 internasionale stede van die 21ste eeu' te maak. Ons dink dus dat ons doel baie ooreenstem met die visie van die burgemeester.

Dit gesê, burgemeester Emanuel-of 'n politikus of 'n bekende (dink Oprah, Michael Jordan, ens.), Sal waarskynlik nie in die openbaar uitkom nie, tensy hulle eers hul eende in 'n ry kan kry en 'n ooreenkoms aangegaan word. Net my twee sent.

Meer later. en dankie.

Datum: Vrydag, 5 Oktober 2012   09:41 CT
Gepos deur: Richard Leas

Datum: Woensdag 3 Oktober 2012   19:12 CT
Gepos deur: Eric B.

Datum: Woensdag 3 Oktober 2012   19:12 CT
Gepos deur: State Street Watcher

Ek het opgemerk dat hulle die winkelvensters in State Street weer gedoen het. Hulle toon die huidige 28 winkelaanbiedings met reuse swart-en-wit beelde van Marshall Field se 28 winkel van die 20ste eeu as agtergrond.

Die boodskap is duidelik. Miskien het Macy's 'n paar nuwe dinge, maar die rede waarom mense na State Street kom, is vir Marshall Field's, nie vir Macy's nie.

Datum: Maandag 1 Oktober 2012   09:28 CT
Gepos deur: Mikea

was die afgelope week WEER by die Staat sTREET EN SIEN DAT MASIE NOG WEER DIE WINKEL ROND VERANDER. nou verdubbel hulle die grootte van mansskoene en keer hulle weer om die afdelings beweeg. Oakbrook word ook weer opgeknap, maar alle departemente word opgeknap, behalwe mans. Ek wonder of hulle daaraan dink om mans uit die hoofwinkel te verwyder, net soos in San Fran -winkels.

Ek was verlede week in San Fran nad ja die Macy's menswinkel is nou vergroot tot 6 vlakke en volledig opgeknap. Dit lyk asof die San Fran Macy's meer soos Field's lyk as die seer van die Chicago State Street.

Datum: Sondag 30 September 2012   09:28 CT
Gepos deur: Richard huur

Datum: Saterdag 29 September 2012   08:07 CT
Gepos deur: JoEllen B.

Datum: Vrydag, 28 September 2012   09:12 CT
Gepos deur: Danielle M.

Ek het in die laat 90's by die winkel in State Street gewerk.

Ek was seisoenaal vir die Kersafdeling.

Ek sou my dogter saambring om na die venster te kyk en na die afdeling waarin ek gewerk het, te gaan kyk.

As 'n ware liefhebber van Marshall -velde, het ek tot vandag toe nog nie by Crazy's gekoop nie, ek bedoel Macy..lol! Dit is soos om op Marshall Fields te bedrieg jammer, kan dit nie doen nie!

'N WARE liefhebber van Marshal Fields neem meer as 'n paar sinne om die liefde wat hulle het vir 'n ware Chicago -stapelvoedsel te verduidelik!

Datum: Woensdag, 26 September 2012   09:12 CT
Gepos deur: P.D.

Datum: Woensdag, 26 September 2012   06:37 CT
Gepos deur: T.G.

Datum: Dinsdag 25 September 2012   15:33 CT
Gepos deur: Drew

Datum: Dinsdag 25 September 2012   14:41 CT
Gepos deur: Mike Russell

Hier is 'n skakel na 'n London Telegraph -artikel oor twee reekse oor afdelingswinkels wat in Brittanje uitgesaai gaan word.

Datum: Maandag, 24 September 2012   19:21 CT
Gepos deur: i_miss_the_regional_nameplates

Weet jy, ek het net presies dieselfde gedink s.b. verduidelik: verkoop 111 N. State Street, die Marshall Field -handelsmerk en alles wat Field's (Frangos en al) aan 'n ander kleinhandelaar het. Twee moontlike scenario's:

1. Ons weet almal dat Neiman Marcus die beroemde Bergdorf Goodman van New York besit, nie waar nie? Miskien kan Neiman's ook Field's in Chicago koop en J.W. Robinson's, Bullocks, of (koop weer, danksy wyle Carter Hawley Hale) The Broadway in Los Angeles. NM kan aantoon dat hulle meer as net die winkel met die wêreld se grootste kersfees-katalogus is deur drie historiese handelaars in die drie grootste stede in Amerika langs hul ongeveer 30-40 plekke te bedryf. As antitrust dit egter verhoed.

2. Ek verag dit om "el cheapo" naambordjies hier by FFC op te roep, maar miskien wil Kohl's van Wisconsin Field's terugbring? Geskiedenis KAN homself hier herhaal: toe Dayton-Hudson (ook die ouer van Target en wyle Mervyn's) Marshall Field's besit het, het hulle die groot Chicago-winkel uitstekend van hul taak gekwyt (behalwe vir die een keer dat hulle NIE die groentas gehad het wat almal aanbid het nie) . Dit kan die uiteindelike Midwest -kleinhandelkragspan wees! Sears, ook as hulle Field's as 'n bestemmingswinkel kan terugbring, kan dit die moederonderneming ook baie help!

Kyk, ek gee nie om wat Wall Street of selfs mikea sê oor macy*mart wat probeer om winsgewend te wees as 'n 800-winkelketting nie; ek wil net Field se rug sien!

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Datum: Maandag, 24 September 2012   12:01 nm CT
Gepos deur: Jim

Datum: Sondag 23 September 2012   19:04 CT
Gepos deur: Jim

Iemand het my uitgevra oor die waarde van die handelsname en waar die getalle vandaan kom.

Die syfers vir Marshall Field en ander MayCo -name was afkomstig van May Department Stores se jaarverslag vir 2004 wat vroeg in 2005 uitgereik is. Macy's/Blooomingdale se syfers kom uit Federated se 2004- en 2005 -jaarverslae wat ongeveer dieselfde tyd vir 2004 uitgereik is.

- Die handelsname van Marshall Field is gelys as $ 419 miljoen.
- Die handelsname van Federated is gelys as $ 377 miljoen.
- Ander Mayco-name, waaronder Famous-Barr, Foleys, Hecht's, Filene's, ens. EN Lord & Taylor is ongeveer $ 165 miljoen gelys.

Datum: Vrydag 21 September 2012   11:10 CT
Gepos deur: Veld se waaier

Datum: Woensdag 19 September 2012   18:24 CT
Gepos deur: chitown veldwerker

Jan Rodgers, voormalige SVP van May dept. winkels verwys na Target as cool, hip en op datum. Die koelte kom van Marshall Field's en hul kopers het van Target 'n nuwerwetse nasionale kleinhandelaar gemaak. Field's was altyd vooruit en die handelsmerk bly te sterk om te laat sit. Macy's weet nie van die onbenutte potensiaal wat Field se handelsmerke en reputasie inhou nie.

http://marketday.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/10/13785906-jc-penney-making-free-haircuts-for-kids-promotion-permanent#comments

Datum: Dinsdag 18 September 2012   18:24 CT
Gepos deur: s.b.

Datum: Maandag, 17 September 2012   22:42 CT
Gepos deur: Alan

Datum: Maandag, 17 September 2012   22:35 CT
Gepos deur: Alan

Datum: Maandag, 17 September 2012   18:30 CT
Gepos deur: N.H. in Georgië

Datum: Sondag 16 September 2012   20:34 CT
Gepos deur: Bill Roe

Datum: Saterdag, 15 September 2012   18:01 CT
Gepos deur: Mark Weiser Russell

Ons was oor die Labor Day in Oakbrook, Illinois, en het ons Marshall Field's gemis! Macy's probeer moontlik sy bes om die Oak Brook -winkel iets besonders te maak, maar dit mis die merk. Gebreekte teëls, vuil toilette, 'n krimpende fynproewersgedeelte maak die winkel nie aantreklik nie. Die handelsware wat uitgestal is, was onversoenbaar. Gelukkig kon ek 'n paar Frango Mints in die ou Marshall Field and Company -boks koop.

Ek word steeds beïndruk deur hierdie poging om my gunsteling winkel te laat herleef.

Dankie!

Die uwe,

Mark Russell
Lexington, Kentucky

Datum: Vrydag 14 September 2012   20:34 CT
Gepos deur: Ronald

Datum: Vrydag, 14 September 2012   12:13 CT
Gepos deur: Mikea

Ek mis die plaaslike naampale

Ja, die plaaslike winkels was deel van die geskiedenis van elke stad en stad. Daar was egter soveel winkels in die laat 1800's en vroeë 20ste eeu, soos in elke stad 'n eie bank, kruidenierswinkel en apteek.

Die probleem is VERANDER dat tye verander. As dit winsgewend was vir plaaslike handelaars om mee te ding en geld te verdien, sou die plaaslike winkels nog steeds bestaan.

Verbruikers as 'n geheel wil lae pryse hê. Die Walmarting and Targeting of America het plaaslike handelaars verwoes. Die afdelingswinkels as streekswinkels was ondoeltreffend om mee te ding met die nasionale winkels, naamlik Target, Kohl's, Sears, JC Penney, Norstrom, Saks, Neiman's. en die spesiale winkelsentrums. Field's in sy bloeitydperk het goedere van Target -vlak na Neiman's vervoer. In die huidige kleinhandelomgewing is dit nie moontlik nie.

Macy's het die streekswinkels saamgesmelt tot een handelsmerk vir skaalbesparing. Whty het byna dieselfde handelsware in al die winkels, maar moet dit onder 7-10 verskillende name bemark, daarom sal die koste van besigheid verhoog word en die prys van die goedere of die onderneming op die langtermyn. Waarom het die May Company soveel winkels ingesluk en hul name verander? Waarom het Target die name van hul vlagskip Dayton's en Hudsons se winkels verander?

U praat oor die waarde daarvan om iets besonders terug te bring uit die winkels, dit wil sê Field's, ens. Dit is wonderlik en toe ek in Toronto was, het ek, ahh The Bay, Holt Renfrew en tot my verbasing The Bay baie gelyk aan Macy's, met die uitsondering van 'n huis en noem handelsmerke in werklikheid The Bay het 6 of 7 van Macy se eie handelsmerke. Holt Renfrew is 'n kruising tussen Neiman's en Nordstrom in 'n winkel van Neiman. Ja, ek wens ook dat die plaaslike winkels daar was, maar in die huidige omgewing is dit nie moontlik nie.

[Antwoord van die webmeester, Jim:
Daar is beslis 'n argument vir konsolidasie. Bon-Ton het probeer om sewe plaaslike naamborde met gemengde resultate te behou. As 'n voormalige klant van Famous Barr, weet ek nie dat ek Famous Barr mis nie-net my persoonlike mening. Marshall Field's was egter op 'n internasionale klas. State Street would certainly be brought back as Fields's with great success, on par with Bergdorf's, FAO Schwarz, Harrods, and others. It's a "no-brainer."]

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012  4:23 pm CT
Posted by: H.S.

You people on State Street last Sunday are my heroes.

I don't understand why Macy's didn't do much with Frango as a national brand. They tried it for a few months and that was it. They really should have done much more to market them nationally with full pages ads, etc., with the same excitement as Martha Stewart merch. Like I.N.C., they should have carried Frangos at both Blooomingdale's and Macy's.

Perhaps Frango is too synonymous with Macy's deep-sixing Field's.

I just don't get the wacky people who run Macy's.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012  9:52 pm CT
Posted by: i_miss_the_regional_nameplates

Richard, Drew, and Jim y'all are on the right mark. After all, what was Field's longtime slogan? Give the Lady What She Wants, of course! And now, Field's isn't just what the lady wants. it's what Chicago and the whole world wants! What we DON'T WANT is an egotistical businessman keeping the old names in captivity and grubbing up the money that goes into this ill-fated retail operation (if one can call it that).

- To Richard in Houston: I slowly read that history excerpt about Houston "lacking" a department store in 1944 and I thought, "balderdash!" I knew that Houston has had Foley's since 1900 until the macy*marting in 2006! Just another reason for Lunkhead to erase what identified America's great communities, large and small! And about the 1986 original Macy's that has now fallen apart, I know exactly what you're talking about! We here in Dallas have had a real Macy's since 1985 and it, too, has the same problems the Houston store has (ripped carpet and all)! The Sonny Bryan's Barbecue our store had closed down recently, since I no longer see the Galleria Macy's listed as a location (check out the Yelp picture of its current state - how shoddy!). Hey, at least Sonny's has good local taste now that they no longer want to be associated with what was a nice-looking store once upon a time.

- To Drew: You're right - even in sleepy, rust-belt communities like Cleveland or Pittsburgh, every community needs a local mercantile icon that not only serves the community and gives back to local charities (for example), but gives visitors something different and something to look forward to. On past trips and vacations in my lifetime, I had that same feeling, usually with supermarkets and restaurants.

- Finally, to Jim: Very excellent reasons from the 2012 rally flyer to bring Marshall Field's back! Just imagine: less-than-stellar annual reports from super-rare fashion houses because Field's is gone, lighter luggage at O'Hare and Midway due to little or no opportunity for great Chicago souvenirs (why? Because of no Field's and no Carson's, among other prized stores!), and reduced or cut staff from Chicago's government and public works (maintenance, road repair, etc.) due to tax dollars lost from losing Field's. I think we should track down documents showing these dismal changes dating back 15 years or so: numbers from before 9/9/06, and numbers after that date. Then we can present them to Mr. Lunkhead next May (in addition to the State St. Surveys - I hope for 5 out of 5 next year!) and he can see how his homogenization plan has hurt Chicago and the nation!†

Keep up the fantastic work, Field's Fans! We would love to eat creamy Frangos and wear high-quality clothing now and forever! And please, Mr. Lunkhead: no more pushing the macy*mart brand hard. If I want to be subjected to falling-apart stores with minimal help and cheap, counterfeit brand merchandise, I'll go dumpster diving and see what someone has thrown out in there.

YOU GO, FIELD'S FANS CHICAGO.

i_miss_the_regional_nameplates

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012  11:01 am CT
Posted by: Susan NY

There were no colored lines through 1968 when I left town. Maybe Howard is remembering some other city. Or if he is using "green line" simply as a modern point of reference, maybe he is remembering Wieboldt's which would make Macy's look smart. I suppose it is possible Field's could look ordinary to some people but that is beyond my ability to imagine.

I remember riding, as a young child with my mother, from what must have been the Logan Square stop of the Douglas Park el to the loop- a very romantic and exciting adventure. Yes, the smells, the grinding, rattling, racking and squealing- and the old cars which were long in the tooth. the reversible seat backs with serious bronze handles and dark green scratchy mohair (probably) velour upholstery. Heavy windows that snapped into place up or down. And COLD COLD COLD in the winter.

At the end of the journey- Field's-- marble, mahogany? and cast iron splendor.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  9:19 pm CT
Posted by: Richard in Houston

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  9:17 pm CT
Posted by: Richard in Houston

Where does Macy's get its facts? I am cutting and pasting a part of their "history overview" from their own website: "As the nation went on to recover from the strife of a long war, Federated surged forward into a new era of the companyís history. It was about to embark on a new venture sparked by another epiphany credited to Mr. Fred. During a trip to Houston, TX, in 1944, he was astonished to find that the sizeable city had not a single department store. It became obvious to him that Federated had to begin acting on such opportunities that were there for the taking. Upon his return, he convinced Federatedís directors that remaining a holding company was no longer conducive to achieving the kind of success possible in the countryís booming retail industry."

This is so not true. Mr. Fred Lazarus visited Houston in 1944 and saw Foley's and the potential to grow the store to match those on the East Coast. Subsequently, Federated invested millions purchasing Foley's and opening the new flagship store in October, 1947. Macy's, there WAS a department store in Houston in 1944.

What is sad is there is NO MENTION of Marshall Fields at all. That was their most prized store.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  7:45 pm CT
Posted by: Richard in Houston

I am astounded. Without words. I just looked up Macy's flagships and they list the old, dilapidated original 1986 Macy's Houston Galleria as their flagship. The Foley's was only 2 or 3 years old that they took over in the same mall. The Galleria is one of Houston's attractions and sees millions of international visitors yearly. Are they crazy? The store they are referencing has filthy, torn carpet, broken tiles, housewares stacked in what was obviously the Cellar Restaurant in the 80s. It is just horrible. What about the Downtown Houston store? That was 9 floors and has been reduced to 5 (the last time I saw it when Macy's first took over). Federated and, subsequently May Co., had reduced the floors to 6 solely for buying offices and personnel since the chain was the largest in both Federated and May.

Whoever is in the PR department at Macy's sure has a strange interpretation of their magic for international visitors to Houston.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  4:35 pm CT
Posted by: gle

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  3:23 pm CT
Posted by: Pete

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  11:56 am CT
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Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  8:12 am CT
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Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012  CT
Posted by: FieldsFansChicago.org

Date: Monday, September 10, 2012  9:29 pm CT
Posted by: Marla

Date: Monday, September 10, 2012  8:41 pm CT
Posted by: Jim McKay

Date: Monday, September 10, 2012  10:01 am CT
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Date: Monday, September 10, 2012  7:02 am CT
Posted by: L/K/

We live in Florida but support what you are trying to do. Macy's is everywhere. and it's no where as good as Marshall F. I. E. L. D. S.

Sterkte! You fight for minions!

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012  9:41 pm CT
Posted by: Carla

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012  9:23 pm CT
Posted by: Jim McKay

Thanks to all who helped make this year's September rally for the return of Marshall Field's a success.

About 18-24 people showed up and cycled through the rally through the course of the event. Normally, we publicize the event beginning in mid-July, if not earlier. But because of other personal resposibilities, the rally was only announced five days before, last Tuesday, September 4. So that was a good turn out on such short notice.

Moreover, there were dozens who stopped to talk about how much they missed Field's their main cynicism wasn't about wanting Field's back but how to convince Macy's to listen to the vast majority of customers. I'll didn't encounter anyone opposed to our cause, but I will guess there one or two, not that I heard them.

Also what was interesting was that on two separate occasions, people stopped to take rally signs! At one point a couple driving by on State St. slammed on their brakes, grabbed a pair of signs, put them in their car, got back in and left saying they just had to have those Marshall Field's signs! A young man came by and took a sign and then proceeded to march through the Loop with it, last seen headed west on Washington. It all reminded me of how popular Marshall Field's shopping bags were, so popular that in the late 1990s, so many employees were giving them to friends that they were asked to stop. The head of Field's even asked them to bring them back!

I know many of you couldn't attend because there was only five days notice but we hope you will attend next year, probably on the second weekend of September.

Thanks to all, especially, A., Chris, Marianne, Gail, Gloria, Lucie, Carole, Paul, W., Gayle & Pete, and many more.

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012  6:01 pm CT
Posted by: Sharon K

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012  6:06 am CT
Posted by: Susan NY

Interesting, Kay! I worked there for about 7 years and while I knew I was happy there in the midst of personal misery, I had not thought to frame it as the happiest years of my work life. That is a great way to put it. On my breaks I could choose some part of the store to wander-- some new part of paradise or a favorite part. Didn't leave the store til I had to. And it has never left me. take that, Macy's. Even the employes wanted to be at Field's. It wasn't for the pay-- sorry! Wonder how much of the salaries Field's dispensed went right back into the coffers. Maybe it is just as well we were not paid more. (:-)

Macy's can kill the store but they can't kill the idea. Their heritage will be the memories of the destruction they wrought.

So kudos to those out there still demonstrating the faith today.

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012  12:01 am CT
Posted by: FieldsFansChicago.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(CHICAGO-September 9, 2012)

FieldsFansChicago.org ANNOUNCES
RALLY for THE RETURN OF CHICAGO'S MARSHALL FIELD'S TO STATE ST.

AT 1:00 pm, TODAY, SUN., SEPT. 9, 2012, Marshall Field's supporters will once again meet under the great clock to rally and demonstrate that more than ever, Chicagoans and want the return of Marshall Field's to State Street.

While Marshall Field's great history and legacy is widely recognized locally and internationally, the main focus of FieldsFansChicago's activities is on the future. FieldFansChicago organizers assert, "To be one of the 21st century's greatest 50 international cities, Chicago's Marshall Field's on State Street must be restored and reinvented as a premiere 21st-century, international emporium. In the process, the value and power of Marshall Field's assets will be unlocked and maximized for Chicago's citizens and tourists as well as Macy's stockholders. There is still no other Chicago retail brand that is better known and respected world-wide in fact, when last compared, Marshall Field's brands and trade names were valued at $419 million, while Macy's brands and trade names were valued at $377 million. The increased store performance will significantly increase tourism and tax revenues. Civic pride will be boosted greatly."

FieldsFansChicago's 2012 annual survey of hundreds of Chicago shoppers found that four out of five still want to see Marshall Field's return to State Street.


The Style Council: 8 Bay Area women (and one dude!) changing how we shop, live, socialize, and stay well in 2018

There were up-and-comers—Sabrina Riddle, then the co-owner of Elizabeth Falkner's restaurant Orson (RIP), who was also dabbling in a fashion label—and icons, including event design guru Stanlee Gatti and the beloved retailer Wilkes Bashford who, like Orson, has also sadly left us. It was a snapshot of the city at the time.

Of course, trendsetters come and go, and sometimes they change course (Riddle went on to help launch the Mission-based eco-friendly haircare brand Madison Reed), but I'm certain of one thing: The fashion, design, and wellness mavens featured in this year's Style Council absolutely represent the Bay Area at this current moment. And whether their projects are everlasting or just for the now, they are emblematic of our society today—the one where Snapchat and Instagram rule and, happily, so do strong, creative, and persistent women.

That's right, this year's Style Council is bursting with femme power, and while it wasn't purposeful on our part, it wasn't totally an accident. Because in this age of the Women's March and #MeToo, women have stepped up and launched forward to share their ideas, rally their tribes, and manifest their goals—and here in the Bay Area, they're getting it done like gangbusters. So give them a round of applause (and also keep an eye on 7x7's Instagram for their very stylish takeovers this September). —Chloé Hennen

Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey, cofounders of Birdies

Bianca Gates (left) and Marisa Sharkey, inside Birdies' Cow Hollow boutique.

Birdies founders Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey are flying high these days. You could hardly miss their stylish slippers-cum-flats popping off the pages of virtually every fashion glossy here and across the pond.

Granted, the fact that a certain duchess—who recently married a certain royal ginger—is a fan of the San Francisco brand has fueled its turn in the spotlight. But with a cult following, a beautiful Cow Hollow boutique, and a couple million in seed funding, Birdies success is no fluke.

Bottom line, it's really about the slippers themselves. They're comfy and luxurious, made to wear around the house and sturdy enough for the street, especially with the recent addition of a slightly thicker rubber heel. (Most pairs retail for $140.)

Birdies hatched three years ago when longtime friends Gates and Sharkey bonded over their inability to find slippers to wear while entertaining. "At the time, our only options were going barefoot, wearing socks, or worse—wearing ugly, frumpy slippers that went more with our pajamas than stylish outfits," Gates explains. "We were frustrated that nobody had solved this problem and being solution-oriented women, we decided to solve it together, once and for all," she adds.

Filling a void in the market doesn't happen overnight, but both women brought their complementary business skills (and $50,000 each) to the table. At the time, Gates was working as an ad sales exec at Facebook, and Sharkey, who has an MBA and worked in corporate strategy at Ross stores, had just relocated to Sacramento and was on the hunt for her next gig. The stars aligned, and in fairly short order a prototype slipper was made and the minimum order required by the factory was placed.

Meghan Markle, pictured here on her now-deleted Instagram feed, announced her royal engagement on Cyber Monday in 2017—"an incredible day for our brand," says Gates, "with various media outlets calling Birdies the 'slippers made for a princess.'"

Next, the ladies hit their personal social networks…hard. "We had very little money left for marketing and advertising so we had to get creative," Gates explains.

"Within weeks, influencers and celebrity stylists began reaching out to us for Birdies. This helped us generate organic buzz and imagery, which we then used on our website and social media channels," recounts Gates. (Yes, one of those early celebs was Ms. Markle, an ardent Blackbird lover.)

Since then, things have only gotten better. A beautiful flagship boutique on Union Street turns one in November, and the coffers are flush thanks to $2.1 million from a seed round led by Forerunner Ventures. And best of all (for the shoe addicts among us): 21 new styles will be dropping this fall/holiday season.

What else can we expect from the label in coming months and years? "World domination," Gates deadpans. "I'm only half kidding," she smiles. -Gail Goldberg

Go-To Store

"I love Anthem Home on Sacramento Street. I always feel like I want to redecorate my entire house when I'm there!" says Gates.

Choice Slipper

"I'm loving our blush color Birdies in both The Songbird and The Robin. It's a great transition to fall, and still my favorite color," says Sharkey.

Getaway: Lake Tahoe

"I love High Camp Home in Truckee. It's upscale mountain chic. And Jake's on the Lake—it's not fancy, but it's the perfect place to grab a drink on the beach," says Sharkey.

Nicole Modic, founder of Kale Junkie

(Eddie Hernandez Photography)

Nicole Modic, aka Kale Junkie, at Dolores Park in San Francisco.

Nicole Modic is in recovery. Recovery from the hellish stress of her past life as a lawyer (the courtroom yelling, the drudge of billable hours), and from decades of binge eating, bulimia, and the mental weight of all of it.

Except you'd never know it: The nutritionist, recipe developer, workout warrior, and all around wellness goddess, who's known to her whopping fan base as Kale Junkie, seems the picture of work/life balance and health.

And then you check out her Instagram feed, and omg it's the party of your #foodporn dreams, bursting with photos and recipes for the tastiest, gooeyest treats (mmm, chocolate chip pecan cookies), gorgeous toasts, and heaping bowls of grains and noodles. And when you soon discover it's all pretty healthy—no refined sugars, and often gluten- and dairy-free—you want to give Modic a hug and thank her for showing you the way.

The 37-year-old gets this a lot: If you dig deeper into that feed, you'll find that her nearly 90,000 followers can't get enough of Kale Junkie's menu of inspirational quotes and tales of struggle and experience, everything from botching a recipe and balancing work with parenting ("they are hard ass work!") to eating disorders and her recent 30-day experiment giving up booze. It's enough to make you forgive her preternatural thirst for exercise (even if you do want to comment hey, where did you get those awesome leggings?)—she does it all, from Barry's Bootcamp and SoulCycle to running the Lyon Street stairs and the Dipsea Trail.

It all started back in 2015, while she was on maternity leave with her first son, Gavyn, when her habit of posting food pics became too much for her personal Instagram feed and the handle @kalejunkie was born. As her photography skills improved and she completed a Functional Nutrition course to become a health coach, people—and brands—started taking notice, and iKale Junkie the brand became a viable alternative to that dreadful career in law.

Today, much of Modic's time is spent in brand collaborations, with the likes of Whole Foods, Belcampo Meat Co., and Bonafide Provisions, that shed light on what a healthy lifestyle can actually look like. She's even launched a "healthy-ish" guide to SF eats. Now, the Corte Madera resident is also taking her game IRL: She recently hosted a panel on body image for a group of 50 women, and on September 6th, will join an entrepreneurship panel in San Francisco hosted by the podcast "Brains Behind the Brands." She hopes to produce and participate in more pop-up events down the road—it's FTF connection with her community that really feeds her soul.

"While Kale Junkie definitely is food-focused," she says, "it's also a lifestyle designed to empower women [who are] struggling with food and body image issues with a safe space to just be, recover together, and start loving themselves." -Jen Woo

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"Hands down, my Berkey water filter system. This is the best investment I've made, and the water tastes incredible! It also helps that it's a stylish-looking home accessory." (Multiple sizes available starting at $175 berkeywaterfilter.com)

Bucket List

"Because I have a 16-month-old and a 3-and-half-year-old, legit getaways are tough. We do love driving to Healdsburg, Napa, and Sonoma, and dream of having a second home there one day. And, I'm dying to go to Australia."

Alexandra Bigley, cofounder of Bright Side Collective

Alexandra Bigley, at home in Oakland.

When you meet Alexandra Bigley, a 35-year-old marketer based in Oakland, there's a high possibility she'll be dressed all in pink, from her cotton candy hair and cateye spectacles to her vintage gingham dress and ballerina flats.

Two things will instantly feel certain: This woman is a lady and she looks terrific on Instagram.

But you wouldn't want to take her five-foot-two frame to mean that's she diminutive in any way: Bigley, the founder of the burgeoning women's community known as Bright Side Collective, has big personality and high-minded plans.

When she found herself momentarily unemployed in November 2017, the 13-year San Franciscan crossed the bridge to Oakland and found herself in a tough spot: out of a job, out of her element, and in need of social connection, work prospects, and confidantes. She imagined a group of women like herself—creative, entrepreneurial, collaborative—and set out to find it, or rather to create it after all, the former criminal defense paralega with a master's degree in sports management from USF is nothing if not resourceful.

With her best friend, art director Danielle Moore, Bigley launched Bright Side in February 2018 with a networking event at Oakland's Lola Creative Agency. They invited all their Instagram followers and, to their surprise, 150 women showed up. Four events later, Bigley appears to have fulfilled that "burning desire to cultivate a diverse, purposeful, and accessible group." Her most recent event—a panel discussion on social media and branding with East Bay talent including stylist Bianca Sotello and holistic healer Maryam Hasnaaat, held at VSCO headquarters in August—filled up almost instantly and even garnered a wait list. It seems Bigley wasn't the only woman in town yearning for a tribe and an inclusive space (the group strives to welcome women of color and diverse socioeconomic statuses and backgrounds) to help cultivate career goals, side hustles, and friendships.

By day, Bigley still goes to her day job at Touch of Modern, where is the brand strategist. By night, she's strategizing how to keep bringing Bright Side to the forefront in order to share her "dreams for authentic connections and an inclusive community" with all the women around her. -Jen Woo

Dress Code

Kamperett's simple, cotton Varo dress ($385). "Made in California out of 100 percent Japanese cotton, this is a go-to for any event."

Bag Lust

Susan Alexandra's Joni bag ($265), inspired by Joni Mitchell's Blue album. "This bag represents freedom, innocence, and sweetness all in one."

Girl Crush

Alicia Garza, cofounder of Black Lives Matter. She "has organized around issues of health, student services, domestic workers, police brutality, anti-racism" and more.

Angela Tafoya, editorial director of Lonny

Angela Tafoya, editorial director of Lonny.

She may be soft-spoken, but Angela Tafoya is not afraid to tell it like it is.

For example, she's more than happy to divulge her anti-minimalist leanings when it comes to home design. "I like to call it 'controlled clutter,' and I am not ashamed of that," she declares. No big deal, except as the editorial director of Lonny, a popular home and décor site, she shapes how millions of people view interiors.

One whirl through Tafoya's gorgeous and personality-packed Inner Sunset home, which she shares with her husband and three-year-old daughter, and it becomes instantly clear that her use of the word clutter is, um, ridiculous. Every chic, lived-in room (she describes her look as "bohemian modern") is worthy of its own magazine spread. "I love a rich color palette, and texture and pattern. And I love stuff. Overall, I have a cozy approachable home. With a kid, there's nothing too precious," she says.

While Tafoya has served as the top editor at the Redwood City–based site (owned by Livingly Media) since 2016, the tastemaker has really found her groove this year: Not only did she get a promotion, the lean team she built from the ground up is flourishing and Lonny's national profile is on the up, with three million visitors each month and brand partnerships and event sponsorships such as West Coast Craft.

When it comes to her personal career growth, she's particularly proud of her role as bosslady to two editors and a designer. "When I was hired at Lonny, it was the first time I ever had to manage anyone. Over the past couple of years, I've developed a certain skillset in this area, and I consider that a real accomplishment," she says.

Something the New Mexico native never had to develop, because it's part of her DNA, is the ability to transform a room: "I've always been into rearranging things. I remember moving around furniture in my parents' house when I was growing up (and always begging them to take me to Michaels.) How people choose to live in their houses and what they choose to surround themselves with is just fascinating to me," she says.

Lucky for her, scouting houses and covering home tours—two of her favorite things—are key parts of her job.

Tafoya is no slouch when it comes to the fashion front, either. After all, much of the Freda Salvador freak's career has been devoted to San Francisco style: first as community manager at Popsugar and then as SF/West Coast Editor at Refinery 29, where she worked for four years. That is, until Lonny lured her away.

Smart move, guys. -Gail Goldberg

AT's Fashion Icon

"I love Solange Knowles. Her quiet artistry. her style…how she plays with volume, texture, and color."

Fav Local Shops

Shoe Obsession

"I have at least 10 pairs of Fredas. I am such a loyal customer. They're amazing, and functional."

Lauren Farleigh, founder of Dote

The founder and CEO at work in the closet at Dote.

Lauren Farleigh is a serious, no frills kind of gal—the kind who can deftly discuss quarterly numbers among her investors.

But the 31-year-old Bernal Heights–based founder of Dote can also crush out a live Snapchat show with the prowess of a social media influencer—in fact, her business kind of depends upon it.

Dote, touted as the shopping platform for Generation Z, is a one-stop app where fashionistas can shop the latest trends from brands including Sephora, Asos, and Urban Outfitters but like all good startups in 2018, it's also an immersive experience targeting women, er girls, where they hang out. And in the case of Gen Z, that's on Snapchat and Instagram.

Sort of like a mobile mall, Dote is leveraging social media with its army of #dotegirls—a tribe of more more than 100 YouTube and IG stars who paper the feeds with their teen and 20s spirit while traveling to cool locales (most recently Fiji) or just living their covetable lives, all while wearing cute outfits (and tagging up the brands) which are, of course, all purchasable from head to toe on Dote.

And if more than 100,000 IG followers and 30 million app users are any indication, the plan is working.

"Part of our thesis, and the way we've built our product, is centered around this idea of 'commerce around a person.' It means that a Gen Z girl today would rather get inspired and shop from her favorite social stars than from top-down big-brand advertising budgets," says Farleigh, who recently partnered with YouTube sensation Emma Chamberlain to create Dote's first private-label brand.

When the Alaska native once obsessed with catalogue and online shopping got her first cell phone back in the day, she blew her own mind with the idea of creating an app where she could access every store from anywhere. It plagued her by day at her job as a product manager in mobile gaming it caught up with her in the shower and while daydreaming on the street. She sought funding—Dote has received a total of $10.8 million so far, partially secured through Planet of the Apps—and launched her biz in August 2014.

"We have a phenomenal team that I truly believe is best-in-class and has enormous heart. That's a pretty special combination. It really does take a village," says Farleigh. "If I've learned anything, [it is that] all great results come down to the people who are doing the work to make the incredible happen." -Jen Woo

Top Pick

Free People Why Not zip-through pullover ($128). "I have been loving Free People lately, and this plaid zip up is perfect for fall."

The Wknd

"I am often times traveling on the weekend for marketing trips, but if I'm not, I like to take my dog, Taco, to Fort Funston with my fiancé, Dustin."

The Throwback

"Scrunchies are back, and I'm here for it! This white one can complete any look," Farleigh says. High Key's go-to scrunchie ($6.50).

Lindsay Meyer, cofounder of Batch

Linsday Meyer, at Batch HQ.

Imagine stalking the blog of your favorite style maven—the midcentury modern furniture of her jewel-box apartment jeujed just so with mismatched throw pillows and trendy monstera leaves.

Or quietly coveting those cool tassel earrings tossed on the bedside table of your most fashionable friend—where did she get those, Morocco? Tulum?

You could make a mental note of this look or that, perhaps collect a piece and a memory on your next trip to Oaxaca, Los Angeles, or New York. Or you could just buy it all (I'll take this, and this, and this) because you're a millennial after all Instant Gratification is thy middle name. Don't worry, Batch cofounder Lindsay Meyer's got you.

"Every two months I want to redo my home," says the 32-year-old, who doesn't seem to mind in the least that "it's not the most pragmatic." The capital-M millennial knows all too well that a stayed interior doesn't make for a very fresh IG feed (Batch's is, fittingly, dripping in millennial pink), and so she's turned her compulsion into a now one-year-old "contextual commerce" concept that's banking on the equally short attention spans and Veruca Salt demands (I want it now!) of design-minded apartment-dwellers from San Francisco to L.A.

Part retail showroom and part home-staging company, Meyer's Batch is a one-stop shop for furnishings, home and fashion accessories, and even household essentials, from a Molekule air purifier all the way down to a hipster wooden toothbrush. Collections (called batches) are changed out quarterly inside the Nob Hill showroom where literally everything you see is for sale and in the case you truly have no imagination, you can order entire "glo-bo" (that's global bohemian) rooms via email. Done and done.

If you're in the market for a co-living or co-working environment, Batch Showcases, as they are called, turn those environments into shopping experiences with locations currently at three SF condo developments (including the Dogpatch's Knox and 815 Tennessee) as well as one in beachy Venice. (As the company's website says, you can "fall in love with the vaulted ceiling and the dining room table, too.")

"People have always told me I have an amazing sense of style and I'm the most creative person they know," Meyer says with the rattling confidence of a well-funded startup CEO. And to be fair, she's earned her moment as the boss: Meyer was featured in Time's 2017 cover story "The Silence Breakers," which commended #MeToo proponents who were speaking out against sexual harassment, in the tech-workplace in Meyer's case.

She's between meetings and speaking from her car, which is parked outside the construction site of Batch's soon-to-be-fourth showcase in the Castro, about how her work is her life, and her life her work. When she does come up for air, you might catch her drinking bloody marys at Thieves Tavern and hanging out with her Apple-staffer-partner and their fluffy white rescue mutt Ralphie, also an Instagram star. Natch. -Chloé Hennen

The Gear

"I go for a sporty-chic look, and that's become even more key lately since my days are really physical," says Meyer, who swears by Aday's sports bras and leggings to keep her comfy while on the move.

Signature Drink

On the weekends, Meyer and her partner like hanging out in Dogpatch, where they go for the fish tacos and margaritas ("I order them spicy!") at Glena's.

At Home

"I'm currently loving Croft House's Latigo table for all of the holiday moments ahead, and I'm a huge fan of their oversize mirrors—they're stunning statement pieces."

Molly Goodson and Carnet Williams, cofounders of The Assembly

Carnet Williams and Molly Goodson, on the patio at The Assembly.

In this new era of the reinvigorated women's rights movement, ladies clubs are trending.

Representing in the Mission are Molly Goodson and Carnet Williams, founders of the buzzy coworking and wellness space known as The Assembly.

Opened in January 2018, the former cathedral—with its glorious stained glass windows shedding polychromatic light on a stylish design compliments of women designers from around the Bay Area—is already a hub for women who want to connect over kombuchas, share ideas, get some work done and a workout in.

And it's thanks to a pair of seemingly subdued and serious characters who, incidentally, turn into a couple of giggly school girls at their daily 7am breakfast meetup.

The former Sugar, Inc. VP of Content (Goodson) and tech exec who did stints at InMobi and Sprout (Williams) put their heads together in the wake of the 2016 election with the aim of providing a gathering space for women. The idea wasn't totally outside the box for the two friends: They had previously cofounded Spright, an app connecting mothers with pediatric experts. Thanks to the right connections and word of mouth, the pair managed to amass a social media following and paying members before the club's buildout was even complete.

Since their sold-out opening weekend, The Assembly has ramped up its offering of fitness classes, inspirational talks, and self-care activities such as sound baths, acupuncture, and mani/pedis to include fundraisers as well—they recently raised $40,000 for RAICES' efforts to rejoin Mexican immigrant families who were separated at the border.

Currently, they are organizing offsite adventures for their 450 members (and non-members) and plotting The Assembly's next location (the whereabouts are still top secret). -Jen Woo

MG's Creative Hero

"All the authors of the books that have stayed with me—women who are able to show their vulnerabilities," Goodson says. "I think Cheryl Strayed has done this with a lot of honesty and truth."

(Courtesy of Cheryl Strayed)

Die skoonmaak

Goodson loves Monastery rose cleansing oil ($39). "We sell this in the shop and it's available from local aesthetician Athena. I'm super into facial massage these days and enjoy this nightly ritual."

Culture Fix

"I love being a member of SF Jazz, and recently went to a delightful Zoe Keating concert there—live music, as much as I can," Goodson says. "Podcasts—do they count? And reading every single day."


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