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Keya Wingfield on The Food Network's Spring Baking Challenge premiering Feb. 22
Wingfield, owner of Richmond-based Candy Valley Cake Co., will be among 11 bakers competing for baking glory and $25,000 on the network’s “Spring Baking Championship,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.
“As a woman of color, I’m trying to bring my culture into everything I do — that’s just who I am,” she said, though she acknowledges it’s been a challenge to find the courage to do that. “My roots are Indian, my training is Virginian [and] I’m combining the two at all times.”
Our McDonad's Drive-Thru Drag Show Made Style Weekly's Photos of the Year List.
Dec. 11: Michelle Devereaux Livigne of Driveway Drag Show performed a drive-thru show at the McDonald’s at 9751 W. Broad St. All money raised went to the Ronald McDonald Charities of Richmond.
Photographer’s note: After a year of photographing gun rallies, coronavirus testing and protests, this event was fun to document. The people going through the drive-thru line seemed to get a kick out of the performers dancing to Christmas music in the parking lot. Nikon D850, 24-70 mm lens.
The Joys of Shopping
We're still pinching ourselves that Short Pump Town Center is our client and that we get to help out with things like this! The talented ballerina pictured here is Emma, a professional dancer with the STAVNA BALLET INC company who moved here from California to dance with them!
We’ve been working with the mall since this summer, using their marketing budget to bring joy to the community.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Thursday, 12/10: free $10 gift card and leopard print tote from J.Crew (no purchase required)
Saturday-Sunday: free gift wrap kit designed by local artists when you show your receipts totaling $75 or more.
Thursday 12/17: free $10 gift card to HOUSEpitality Family's The Boathouse at Short Pump (no purchase required)
Gift Guides and Dining Favorites
A Season of Surprises
We loved putting on the Summer of Surprises events at Short Pump Town Center so much that we decided to bring them back for the holidays. We purchased gift cards from retailers and restaurants at the mall (usually 200 at a time in $10 quantities) and gave them away to shoppers (who maintain social distancing and wore masks, of course) . We gave away gift cards to Pottery Barn, J Crew, and The Boathouse/Casa del Barco. We also partnered with local photographer Kathryn Lee Photography to bring the Snow Globe Santa to the mall and offer free photos with Santa to shoppers and their families. While they waited, we provided free hot cocoa from Frost Gelato.
For our final holiday event, we gave away custom Richmond-themed gift wrapping kits. We partnered with local artist Doug Orleski to create “to/from” labels featuring Richmond landmarks and postcards to send to loved ones that might be far away this year. They also included beautiful dove wrapping paper and red ribbon printed with “with love from Richmond." Thanks to Worth Higgins & Associates and Uptown Color for production! I also got to tap into one of my former student's talents from the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. Maria Scott (Conte) is now a freelance graphic designer and she helped us lay out our branded ribbon and gift card holders.
The Blessed Mess, Marco Style, Robey Martin, Real Food with Grattitude, and other local influencers helped us spread the word.
We also partnered with CBS6 Virginia this Morning to create on-air dining and shopping segments.
The History & Enduring Style of Leopard Print
We wrote a piece for R Home's May/June issue exploring the use of leopard print in interior design from ancient times through today. We had so much fun researching this article and talking to local Richmond designers. We are thrilled with how it turned out and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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With the Holiday season here, I have created a Gift Guide for the Tiramisu For Breakfast shop. Each of these items I have found from boutiques, Instagram pages, and brands that my friends and I love to shop at. 1. Kerri Rosenthal| Kerri Rosenthal’s paintings are the best. I am obsessed with the bright colors…
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We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” That’s why we’re excited to announce a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please our spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce….
for the second event in our Summer of Surprises series, we partnered with Casa del Barco to give out 200 free tacos to Short Pump Town Center Guests
Thanks so much to Short Pump Town Center, The Cheesecake Factory, 103.7 Play, Melissa Chase Balloons and Things, and the TFB team (Jocelyn and Kim!) for making the Short Summer of Surprises kickoff a fun and safe event! Thanks to WTVR CBS 6 News and NBC12 for helping us spread the word. See you next…
We’re so excited to announce Short Pump Town Center as Tiramisu For Breakfast Agency’s newest client! Our first project is the Summer of Surprises, and we really think you’re going to like it 😉 Short Pump Town Center Launches Summer of Surprises Series with Giveaways from the Retailers and Restaurants of Short Pump Town Center….
Open to undergraduate students in The Robertson School of Media & Culture (Journalism, PR, and Advertising) at VCU, recipients of the Tiramisu For Breakfast scholarship will receive funds to go toward conferences, professional organizations dues, and networking events. I want students to have the same opportunities I’ve had to be involved in the Richmond community.
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