DailyCandy & NYC

 (Me on 3 cups of coffee by 11am….. I crashed at 4pm* FYI.)

Coulter and I attend the DailyCandy Start Small Go Big mentorship last week. It was kind of ridiculous. The day was packed and each event was incredible to say the least.

After dropping off Quinn and Colby (our dog) at my mom’ss house, I hopped on a train and headed to Penn Station.  It was the most peaceful 2 hours I have had since both Quinn & Quinn Popcorn were born.  I should take the train more often. Who knew I could classify this ride as an extremely enjoyable mini vacation.


Coulter and I will both blog about our trip over the next week, because there is just too much to write in one post. To kick it off, I wanted to give you guys an overview of what went on! The DailyCandy folks were extremely hospitable, friendly, and beyond fun. It was a true pleasure getting to know them, and they organized quite a lineup for us!


A great room at the Cooper Square Hotel in the East Village. Such a cool hotel and DailyCandy had great gift bags waiting for us in the room.

Wed Night:

Dinner @ The Smith in NYC with our fellow winners, DC editors, and PR team.



Breakfast with Sara Balkely, founder of SPANX.


Coffee with Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef and founder of Red Rooster, Harlem.


Lunch at DBGB with Gail Simmons,  host of Bravo’ss Top Chef Just Desserts,  Lev Glassman, founder of Fresh, Ellen Diamant, Co- Founder of Skip Hop, Doug Quint& Bryan Petroff, founders of Big Gay Ice Cream, and Rick Camac, CEO of Fatty Cue & Crab Empire.
4:00pm* afternoon speed dating with:

Finance: Andrea J. Principe of Chase Bank

Marketing: Monica Halpert, former CMO of BlueFly

Public Relations: Shawn Sachs of SSA

Storytelling: MaryLee Sjonell of Storytelling

Venture Capitalist: Steve Schlafman of Lerer Ventures.


Finally, a Party at Milk Studios with a crew of 300.


More info to come later this week!