Last month I went to New York to go see one of my favorite authors, Seth Godin, be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. I called up my former Martin Agency colleague and friend, Kendree, who now works in the city to meet me there. The week leading up to the trip I reached out to friends at Vice, Facebook and Pandora Radio. They were all super generous with their time and I got to see their awesome offices.
I arrived at JFK around 9/10 and went straight to VICE’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn office to visit my friend Alyse.
VICE had an iPad check-in that took my photo when I signed in.
Here’s the control room:
After she showed me around, we headed to an early lunch at Sunday In Brooklyn. I ordered the burger and then changed to Whipped Ricotta Toast with Citrus Marmalade and Marigold when I heard her order avocado toast.
And I got to meet Seth :)!
Kendree took me to Haru after the event. The sushi was great, but my favorite part was our shishito pepper appetizer.
On Friday I met up with my friend Gray at Pandora Radio’s office near Grand Central Station. Here’s what it looked like inside:
Next up was Facebook. My sweet friend Matt took me on a tour, and it was just as cool as I thought it would be.
Facebook has free ROSE-INFUSED water. Can you believe it?
This digital word cloud showed conversation themes on Facebook in real-time.
After Facebook I was on the hunt for all the beauty stores I could find. I went to Au Bon Pain and used heir free WiFi to research and found a bunch of places I wanted to visit in SOHO.
My first stop was Space NK. They saw the camera around my neck, asked if I was a blogger and were SUPER friendly.
Reps from several lines were working in the store that day. Then
I came across a little spa called Daphne that was beautiful. They carried a French line called Biologique that I’ve seen all over beauty reviews but have found impossible to find in the US.
I bought their famous Lotion P50.
After checking out every beauty store I could find. I met my cousins Rosalind & Travis & their son Phoenix for dinner in Little Italy at Aunt Jake’s. I got penne vodka and it was perfect.