The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea


Spring is here and there is something very exciting about all the new fruits and vegetables now in season. Got a mother who loves to cook, loves to garden or loves seasons? Here’s a recommendation for a new twice on gift giving. Check out Etsy’s Mother’s Day recommendation: Jessica Haas Designs seasonal calendars!


JHD features over 20 states so go see if yours if there. If not don’t fret, make a custom order, you may not met your Mother’s Day deadline (custom orders are received within 3-5 weeks) but if it’s the perfect gift, it’s the thought that counts. Plus, JHD can delivery directly to your Mom with a note (just note it when checking out)!

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The Anatomy of an Agency infographic


Here’s an oldie, but new to you if you haven’t seen before (like me). It’s The Anatomy of an Agency is pretty much spot-on, hilarious portraits of agency people (art director, copywriter, account person, developer, finance person) based on their peculiar tastes and habits.

This infographic was done by Julia Morra and Trevor Gourley. Via Design Taxi.

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Jumpstart 2015 with your own Seasonal Calendar!

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The annual Winter Clearance sale has begun and the entire shop is 30% off when you use promo code “Brrr2014″. In additional, New York State and Vermont 2015 Calendars are marked down to $16 and New York State Magnetic Menu Planners/Grocery Lists are only $8!

These calendars can help guide you to bring home the best food for you and your family. When searching for foods in season you have a better chance produce was been delivered from local farmers and picked at their height of freshness. This means your receiving maximized vitamins, minerals, and most importantly flavor.

The food guides are produced within particular states and Jessica Haas Designs on Etsy has 15 states. Each loop in the circle is a category, dividing foods into herbs and spices, salad, fruit, protein and vegetables. This is a great way to help guide you to a healthy and eco-friendly 2015.

If you don’t see the location you are looking for simply ask, it may be restocked soon or custom ordered. New states are arriving continuously. Happy New Year!

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Shop Jessica Haas Designs | Society6 to receive $5 off and free shipping worldwide until December 14th, midnight PST.

Just click the link to see prices magically reduced:

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New York Public Library dressed up for the holidays















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Tiffany and Co. Holiday 2014

Tiffany & Co Holiday Catalog

It arrives in that signature blue envelope and almost all women know what’s inside. Every year, Tiffany’s never fails to unveil the most breathtaking holiday catalog, sparkled with the sophistication of shiny foils and elegant paper. This is more then a beautiful booklet, it’s a keepsake.

For 2014, Tiffany and Co illustrated scenes of a 1950-60’s New York City created in a palette of vibrant blues, lavender and pops of color to artfully compliment Tiffany jewelry and the Tiffany Blue Box. Richard Moore, Vice President, Creative Visual Merchandising of Tiffany & Co. explains, “Then as now, Tiffany & Co. was the city’s greatest jeweler, at the forefront of fashion and design. We’ve captured the era’s style and enthusiasm in witty illustrations of families and couples rejoicing in a city sparkling in snow and holiday glamour.” Below are all the illustrated spreads, click to see a slideshow of the enlargements. To see the full catalog, go here for to view the full catalog and/or request a printed copy.

Wait there’s more! If you’ve ever been in New York during late November to early January, you’d know that holiday store windows are the best activity. Grab a coffee and go have your second breakfast at Tiffany’s flagship store on 5th Avenue for a three dimensional version of these lovely illustrated scenes. There is even a magnificent light show triggered every 15 minutes, from 4:00 pm until midnight. The dazzling lights overlay the store’s elegant façade. The illuminated spectacle is inspired by the fireworks display created for the Tiffany Diamond at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and marks the 75th anniversary of that historic exhibit. Each features a yellow center stone (five feet in diameter) that replicates the cushion cut, 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond. See images below.

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And if this still isn’t enough for all the New York illustrated, holiday Tiffany & Co. head straight to  Tiffany & Co. also features an emotional animated holiday video right on their home page and you guessed it, it’s fabulous!

“Tiffany’s advertising campaign, created by Ogilvy & Mather, brings these imaginative illustrations to life with the talents of photographer Tim Gutt and set designer Shona Heath, renowned for creating dreamlike sets for luxury clients and fashion magazines. Approximately 30 people took part in building the three-dimensional scenes of New York and its legendary landmarks; each set took between 24 and 48 hours to complete. Tiffany jewels in oversized and whimsical form were later added to the images. The finished ads strike a perfect balance between the magic of the metropolis and the iconic beauty of Tiffany jewelry. The ad images appear in magazines and the illustrations are featured in video, online and other media. Each venue sends a message that rings true for all: There is but one jeweler—and one gift—that belongs at the center of every celebration.” via source: BB Media

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TIFFANY, TIFFANY & CO., T&CO., the TIFFANY BLUE BOX, ATLAS and TIFFANY CELEBRATION are trademarks of Tiffany and Company and its affiliates.

Campaign Credits
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, New York, USA
Chief Marketing Officer: Lauren Crampsie
Chief Creative Officer: Chris Garbutt
Group Creative Director: Debra Fried
Creative Director: Jeff Leaf
Executive Producer: Maureen Phillips
Animation: Psyop
Music: “Out of the Blue” by Chauncey Jacks
Executive Group Director: Leyland Streiff
Account Supervisor: Kat Bear
Account Executive: Aniella Opalacz

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Free Food and Wine Pairing at Hudson Eats, NYC this Fall!


Tomorrow kicks off Hudson Eat’s free food and wine pairing series this fall. Join Hudson Eats and Vintry Fine Wines for a weekly celebration of a different theme ranging from spice to chocolate. They’ll explore wine pairings specially selected for the wide-ranging cuisines created by the chefs at Hudson Eats. All events are complimentary but pre-registration is encouraged for a guaranteed entry.

Mike Martin, wine director at Vintry Fine Wines, will lead the series. One of the city’s noted authorities, Mike has been featured and mentioned in Wine & Spirits, Food & Wine, Beverage Media, The New York Times, The Sun, Decanter, and France Magazine. In 2012, Mike was inducted into the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne as a Chevalier. The wines Mike selects for our tastings will be available for purchase at Vintry, nearby at 230 Murray Street. Cheers!

200 Vesey Street, 2nd level off the Winter Garden in New York’s Battery Park City
All events are from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Register online at
*Registration is suggested for a guaranteed entry.

Graphic designed by AgencySacks, Art Director: Jessica Haas

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America’s most affordable food cities in 2014

Detroit, Michigan - Vegetables on sale at Eastern Market, a large farmers market near downtown Detroit.

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Today, Americans spend almost 10 percent of their disposable income on food and nearly a third of every food dollar on restaurant services. For cash-strapped foodies, mastering the art of good eating also requires conquering the science of smart budgeting. So when it comes to food what city may have the easiest time, the best bang for their buck? According to an analysis by Wallet Hub, a sort of budding Yelp for finances, would you believe it’s Orlando, Florida?

Even though the United States currently has the cheapest food in history, a 2014 report from the National Restaurant Association suggests dining out is too pricey for a sizable portion of Americans. According to the association, 72 percent of consumers would consider eating out more frequently “if menu prices were lower during off-peak times.”

In celebration of World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub analyzed the 150 most populated U.S. cities to find the most and least economical foodie scenes in the country. WalletHub used the data compiled from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and several other substantial homes of statistical analysis, assessed cities in two categories: affordability of food and quality of food. Affordability, as you might expect, took into account things like the price of groceries and sales tax. For quality of food, analysts looked at access to farmers’ markets and CSAs, and the number of craft breweries, wineries and specialty food shops to give a fuller picture of the eating landscape.

After balancing affordability and quality, the results are a bit surprising. Check out the interactive map below to see how your city stacks up.

The list of top 25  Most Affordable Food Cities: (Didn’t see your city, go here for all 150 cities)

1 Orlando, FL
2 Grand Rapids, MI
3 Madison, WI
4 Boise City, ID
5 Cincinnati, OH
6 Reno, NV
7 New Orleans, LA
8 Austin, TX
9 Lexington-Fayette, KY
10 Pittsburgh, PA
11 Huntington Beach, CA
12 Modesto, CA
13 Brownsville, TX
14 Santa Ana, CA
15 San Francisco, CA
16 Denver, CO
17 Spokane, WA
18 Oakland, CA
19 Salt Lake City, UT
20 Fort Lauderdale, FL
21 Garden Grove, CA
22 Springfield, MO
23 Des Moines, IA
24 Worcester, MA
25 Providence, RI


Sourced from Original Posts:
From WalletHub: 2014’s Best and Worst Foodie Cities for Your Wallet by Richie Bernardo and from Food And Wine: America’s Most Affordable Food City will surprise you by Noah Kaufman | Today

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There’s Something in the Cupcake Mix – by Johnny Cupcakes

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Happy Halloween! Get ready to feast on these limited edition Johnny Cupcakes shirts available starting at Midnight October 10th! For this Johnny Cupcakes special Halloween edition shirts he has brought back the “There’s Something in the Cupcake Mix.”

“It’s a limited run of shirts in a special package, that is housed in a book. This years theme is called “Midnight Delights” it’s a scary story theme, using inspiration from old pulp horror novels and comics. All the illustrations and titles are completely original and drawn in house by Chris DeLorenzo. The packaging was created to open up like a book and give you a table of contents and your own personalization on the inside flap. The spine is everyone’s favorite part with everything you would expect on an old book spine.”

Usually Johnny does three shirts, all with their own box, but this year they did something totally different. We made one box that housed all three shirts and is available as a complete set.

“Priced at $80 this is our the highest price point item in the Johnny Cupcakes shop, but you get a sweet deal and an extremely collectible item. This limited box also comes branded with an entire color scheme something Johnny hasn’t done before. These shirts all use the same pantone swatches, even the box, separating it from anything else we’ve done, adding to the whole Midnight Delights experience.”

Designed by: Johnny Cupcakes
Illustrator: Chris DeLorenzo
Available: Johnny Cupcakes

Original posted by Jessica Sanchez on The Dieline (where you can also see a video)

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Autumn Foliage Report – Northeast Region, October 9th, 2014

foliagereport11_Oct0914It’s time to plan your autumn weekend in New York, Vermont, mid to southern Maine, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin! Have fun and happy travels!

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