First off, I am very happy to announce that I am now working with the Brooklyn Flea. The esteemed creator and curator of all things Flea, Eric Demby, has hired me to help him out with blogging and other editorial tidbits, so check out my stuff at brooklynflea.com. There are just a few posts up there to start before Eric lets me go crazy with all the great things there are to say about the Flea, its vendors and fans. It's a very exciting opportunity and I can't wait for the summertime shopping and eating to be had (the outdoor markets start April 2 in Ft. Greene and April 3 at the new riverfront location in Williamsburg).
I'm now directly involved with BK Swappers, a group created for cooks/canners/picklers/bakers/makers and all around cool domestic types to share their homemade goods. BK Swappers was started by Kate Payne and Megan Paska, both of who are my heroes—these women couldn't be more motivating and amazing. In her upcoming book, The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, Kate is taking back the phrase homemaker and making it about as empowering as it gets. I am truly honored that she was willing to hand-off some of the swap responsibilities to me when she moved back to Austin, TX. Meg is a beekeeper, urban gardener and soon-to-be author, and she makes me wish that I lived in a building where I could keep chickens in my backyard (she has bees AND chickens! in Greenpoint!). The next swap is to take place on February 27, and though it sold out in record time, send me a note if you're interested in getting involved in upcoming events. I predict that the swaps are going to hit another level of amazingness soon, so watch out.
I'm continuing my food-focused freelance work with recent writing published in amNY and Metromix; I contributed to a few of NYC & Company's travel guides while also doing various editing and writing projects for them (they are the official tourism agency for New York City, so I am pleased to promote the city I love); I've been copy editing for V and Manhattan magazines with hours scheduled at Interview next month; and have fun articles planned at some new outlets for me, like Garden Design's website.
Thanks for checking in on me. Very nice of you.