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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Be sure to stop by Booth 4150 at the Summer Fancy Food Show at Manhattan's Javits Center! What’s New on the Farm June 2016: Garlic Flower Featured Item of the Month: Micro Mustard Dijon™

Every month we look forward to seeing the new innovations from Southern California by Fresh Origins!

Be sure to stop by Booth 4150 at the Summer Fancy Food Show at Manhattan's Javits Center and visit them!
What’s New on the Farm: 
Garlic Flower

Garlic Flowers are in full bloom! These vibrant beauties are full of bold, fresh Garlic flavor. They are a great way to add a fresh look and impart a wonderful taste to almost any dish from salads and soup to pasta, steak, seafood, and more. They are blooming in great abundance in the greenhouses of Fresh Origins and are ready for your creative plating ideas.
FEATURED ITEM OF THE MONTH: 
Micro Mustard Dijon™

Fresh Origins is the only producer of this item in the world and unlike any other Micro Mustard, this has the distinct taste of Dijon Mustard!

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga:

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DAYLIGHT: Derry Delegation Receives Fantastic New York Welcome at The New York Yacht Club on June 16, 2016! Thank You Tourism Ireland; Whom You Know Is Honored to Work with You.

From left to right

John Fitzpatrick, President, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – Founder of the Clipper Race

Alison Metcalfe – Executive Vice President, Tourism Ireland U.S.

Alderman Hilary McClintock – Mayor of Derry, Northern Ireland 

Fionnula Flanagan – Actor

Billy Carter - Actor

Andrea Houghian – Vice President Business Development, Invest Northern Ireland

Norman Houston – Director, Northern Ireland Bureau

A special delegation of leading local government and business figures from the North West of Ireland flew into New York last week to engage with corporate and cultural organisations to further strengthen business and civic relations.  Thank you to Tourism Ireland for including us.  Whom You Know was honored to attend the luncheon at The New York Yacht Club on June 16, 2016.

The Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Alderman Hilary McClintock, whom we were delighted to meet, led the delegation who enjoyed a series of high-profile engagements during the five-day visit. Leading regional business development agency Invest Northern Ireland’s NW manager Des Gartland traveled with the group to discuss the growth of the local economy and potential benefits for international investors interested in the region.

Two local companies attended as part of the delegation, with the opportunity to establish new trading opportunities for exports and services and develop relationships with potential investors in the US. Joanne Doherty, founder of cultural gift company Piecemakers, which offers a range of bespoke heritage based pieces created using the latest laser technology, and Troy Armour, entrepreneur and founder of the Patral Group which includes a range of companies such as Trojan Technologies, youth fashion company Junk Kouture and creative digital agency Wurkhouse, attended a series of engagements and networking opportunities on the trip.

The group also greeted the crew of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as they stopped off in New York before their Trans-Atlantic journey to Derry next month, where they will be welcomed during the Foyle Maritime Festival.

Speaking ahead of the trip, the Mayor said she was looking forward to enjoying a warm US welcome and further strengthening connections between the two cities based on shared cultural and economic interests.

“We have already established strong links with New York on previous visits and I look forward to reaffirming these relations during our engagements, which include meetings with key members of both the business and cultural communities,” she said.

“The Clipper Race stopover events present a great opportunity for us to celebrate our historical connections, and are symbolic in that so many many of our citizens made the epic ocean voyage to seek out new lives in the US."

“I’m particularly looking forward to catching up with the Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew who have been so successful in the race challenges to date. The team is expecting a huge welcome on arrival in New York, with many family and friends and a large number of Irish Diaspora travelling to the stopover location to welcome the team into port.”

During the visit, the North West delegation attended a series of meetings geared towards generating and strengthening existing investment and trade links. The Mayor addressed a keynote lunch event hosted by Invest NI, Tourism Ireland and the NI Bureau to mark the race stopover and promote the North West as a first class visitor destination, as well as a positive and progressive base to do global business.

The shared histories of Derry and New York was a strong focus of the trip, and Derry Genealogist Brian Mitchell gave a number of talks on local ancestry highlighting the strong historic ties between the North West and the New York Diaspora. Brian examined passenger records and traced the paths of families from Ireland who set off into the unknown to become part of the success story of New York. 

The trip also included a visit to the New York Irish Centre where the Mayor of Derry and Strabane launched the ‘Derry’s of the World’ exhibition exploring the city’s legacy in other locations across the world which have adopted the same name.

“I hope to engage with lots of people with a connection to the North West – it’s a great opportunity for us to encourage people in New York to come to Derry and find out more about our shared culture and history,” she stressed. “And if anyone is still planning their holidays for the summer, of course the Foyle Maritime Festival celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the region and the positive change which has revitalized the city and the district."

“I hope to further develop the relationships already established with the Diaspora in New York to ensure they continue to act as ambassadors for the city and region and help promote what we have to offer,” she added.

The delegation arrived in New York on June 15th, and returned to Ireland on June 20th. The Foyle Maritime Festival is scheduled to take place on 09-17 July 2016. The full festival programme is expected to be officially launched in the coming days and will be available at www.foylemaritimefestival.com




Delegation background information

The delegation 
included the following persons:
· Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Hilary McClintock
· Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Kelpie
· Director of Business and Culture, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Stephen Gillespie
· Head of Culture, DCSDC, Aeidin McCarter
· Genealogist Brian Mitchell
· Des Gartland, North West Manager of Invest NI
· Joanne Doherty – Piecemakers
· Troy Armour – Patral Group

The Clipper Round the World 15-16 Race will arrive in Derry~Londonderry in and around 09 July and will attract sailing enthusiasts and visitors from across Ireland and the UK.

One of the five bursary Derry City and Strabane District Council winners, youth worker Danny Bryce, will join the Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew in New York for the next stage of their journey to Derry.

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Terrific Takeout: Marcony Spring 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Amazing baked figs with taleggio cheese from Northern Italy wrapped in smoked prosciutto!
Peachy and Marco:
You must meet our friend, Tortelloni Marcony!
Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga: 

For more information about Fresh Origins, visit their website at 







We love Marcony!!!  Right up to the chandelier.
Marcony is absolutely one of our most favorite Manhattan restaurants, and Mover and Shaker Marco Pipolo always impresses us with his sensational Italian cuisine.  Actions speak louder than words, so we will document for you how many times we've featured this gem.
Marcony was most recently featured last winter:
Marcony was featured in the fall of 2015:
It was also featured last spring:
over a year ago:
Marcony first made Peachy's Picks in 2011:
It was also featured in our Manhattan Al Fresco column, and this summer you will continue to adore the outside dining, one of the best in Manhattan:
and it was featured in 2013:
Marcony continues to be one of the strongest performers on Whom You Know in Manhattan restaurants, and whether you are visiting Manhattan or are a resident, Marcony should be a dining priority for you.
Even their bread basket is impressive, and Marco has one of the most in-depth Italian wine collections we've seen, and he personally knows a lot about each and takes the time to know his guests and what they like.  
Marco Pipolo does not rest on his laurels and offer his dining clientele the same thing every season over and over, and always is enhancing his menu with seasonal hits.  Currently, the baked figs are wowing people at Marcony.
As she once was a student resident of Chestnut Hill (a section of NEWTON, as in fig), Peachy has a special appreciation for figs.  Marco has innovated an arrangement of figs filled with delicious taleggio cheese from Northern Italy and wrapped in smoked prosciutto.  They are further enhanced with lovely frisee and boast a smashing balsamic raspberry accent.
Balsamic bliss continued into our salad course.  Please meet Mediterranea.
Brilliant baby field greens, cherry tomato, olives, capers, roast pepper, and marinated carrots team up for a symphony of nutrition in your meal, and all components are fabulously fresh.  Marcony's salads are perfect, and we like that there are five salad choices.
Ms. I Don't Eat Olives, EVER, happens to just love the green olives at Marcony, which are the best green olives she's ever had.  Turns out she was just eating the wrong olives all her life!
We use the adjective orgasmic sparingly, but you should know that the Tortelloni Marcony are precisely this.  We don't meet too many pastas we don't like, and of the best pastas we've had this is among the very best, king of the hill, top of the heap.  Spinach and cheese-filled fresh pasta serenades your taste buds as it sings in black and white truffle cream sauce.
The pictures do not do this food porn justice.
Tortelloni Marcony is orgasmic and we dream about it when we're not eating it and we nearly cry when the plate is empty.  
Another aspect of Marcony we noticed this trip is that there are new modern-shaped beautiful plates!  For a fish entree, the pan-seared Halibut really is an incredible choice we'd encourage you to make.  In a creative honey sambuca sauce, this poisson is pistachio-encrusted and joined by grilled asparagus and grilled beefsteak tomato.  All culminate in a delicious, refreshing summer melody you'll adore.
If you are in the mood for a more carnivorous endeavor, you'll hear the Scaloppine al Funghi di Bosco calling your name.  Otherwise known as Loin of Veal, these medallions shine with flavor as they are sauteed with wild mushrooms (mixed: portobello, shittake).
Pineapple carpaccio marinated in white wine, sugar and cinnamon and accentuated with pink peppercorn and vanilla gelato is the perfect closing to your Marcony experience.
Marcony continues to be Terrific Takeout and Highly Recommended!


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#LONDONshowROOMS LONDON show ROOMS SS17 Looks | 24th - 29th June 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Stribling and Associates

For over 30 years, Stribling and Associates has represented high-end residential real estate, specializing in the sale and rental of townhouses, condos, co-ops, and lofts throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, and around the globe. Stribling has more than 200 professional brokers who use their respected expertise to provide personalized service to buyers and sellers at all price levels. A separate division, Stribling Private Brokerage, discreetly markets properties over $5 million, and commands a significant market share in this rarified sector of residential real estate. Stribling is the exclusive New York City affiliate of Savills, a leading global real estate advisor with over 200 office in 48 countries. 







Whom You Know Congratulates their new President, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan: http://www.whomyouknow.com/2012/12/breaking-manhattan-real-estate-news.html#.VvFbTIrLIU

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LONDON show ROOMS PARIS SS17 
Friday 24th June - Wednesday 29th June 
10am - 8pm daily
(except 29th June closing at 7pm)

Address
Le Loft
3 Cour Bérard
Impasse Guéménée (off 28, rue Saint Antoine)
Paris 75004 (4ème)
Metro: Saint Paul/Bastille

Agi & Sam
Alex Mullins
Bobby Abley
BOY London
Charli Cohen
CSB London
Diego Vanassibara
E. Tautz
Edward Crutchley
Jas M.B.
Liam Hodges
Lou Dalton
Maharishi
Pieter
Rory Parnell-Mooney

MAN Designers
Charles Jeffrey
Per Götesson (Preview)


Please note the showroom is open for walk throughs to BFC, LFW and LCM accredited press and buyers.

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Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection at the Renwick Gallery Explores American Craft in the 21st Century Our Coverage Sponsored by Maine Woolens


Debra Baxter, Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles (Lefty), 2015, quartz crystal and sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist in honor of Joanna and David Baxter © 2015, Debra Baxter

Steven Young Lee, Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs, 2014, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard Fryklund, Giselle and Ben Huberman, David and Clemmer Montague, and museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art © 2014, Steven Young Lee

Dale Chihuly, Blanket Cylinder Series, 1984, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, © 1984 Dale Chihuly

Joshua DeMonte, Curtains and Balcony Bracelet, 2008, 33% glass-filled polyamide, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Irene and Bob Sinclair © 2008, Joshua DeMonte 

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The Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative arts program, presents a dynamic new installation of more than 80 objects from the permanent collection. "Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery"includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions that will be displayed at the museum for the first time. The galleries open to the public July 1 and will be on view indefinitely. Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, selected the objects and conceived the innovative presentation.


"The opening of the permanent collection galleries at the Renwick marks the perfect moment to rededicate ourselves to understanding, collecting and exhibiting American craft in the 21st century," said Betsy Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. "This installation introduces fresh ideas and modes of expression that will resonate with a new generation of museum visitors and longtime craft enthusiasts alike."

Atkinson's arrangement breaks from typical display formats based on chronology or material to instead focus on the interconnectivity of objects and the overlapping stories they tell. The display does away with hierarchical distinctions and the idea of the curator's voice as absolute authority, presenting works that engender ever-evolving associations and interpretations. Objects are organized to mimic an analog version of the Web, using an associative approach derived from the way we navigate today's "hyperlinked" world. Visitors are encouraged to find their own path through a vast network of possibilities that highlight explicit connections as well as subtle, unexpected resonances among the artworks on view.

"Craft objects do not exist in a vacuum," Atkinson said. "Each artwork tells many stories, and each is made even more interesting through relationships to other objects and ideas. As that object continues to develop meanings and spawn questions through contact with other artworks, it remains vital in a changing world."

The artworks range from the 1930s through today and comprise a variety of media. New acquisitions such as John Grade's "Shoal (Bone Shoal Sonance)," Judith Schaechter's "The Birth of Eve," Marie Watt's "Edson's Flag" and Akio Takamori's "Woman and Child" make their debut in the gallery while visitor favorites, including Wendell Castle's "Ghost Clock," Karen LaMonte's "Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery," Albert Paley's "Portal Gates" and Lenore Tawney's "Box of Falling Stars," return to view.

In selecting both pioneering and contemporary pieces, Atkinson explores the underlying current of craft as a balancing, humanistic force in the face of an efficiency-driven, virtual world and disposable material culture. Her presentation particularly highlights the evolution of the craft field as it transitions into a new phase at the hands of contemporary artists who are untethered by the medium-based distinctions of the past and who effortlessly incorporate new ideas and technology into their work.

Credit
The Henry Luce Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation generously support the reinstallation of the Renwick's permanent collection.

About the Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's branch for contemporary craft and decorative arts. The Renwick is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free.Follow the museum on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Flickr,iTunes U and ArtBabble. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Website: americanart.si.edu.

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The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Wayne Jackson June 22, 2016

"A 2012 recipient of The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of the incredible Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson and his trumpet were a perfect pair. Primarily with his decades-long musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, he performed on standout recordings such as Otis Redding's 'Dock of the Bay,' Aretha Franklin's 
Respect,' Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline,' Elvis Presley's 
'Suspicious Minds,'
 Al Green's '
Let's Stay Together,' Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer,' and countless others. We have lost a brilliant musician and our heartfelt condolences go out to Wayne’s family, friends and all those who benefited from his tremendous talents."
-
Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

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DC’S ‘WORST OF THE WORST’ SUPER-VILLAINS TAKE OVER THIS YEAR’S COMIC-CON Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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In anticipation of the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ high-octane actioner “Suicide Squad,” heading into theaters everywhere on August 5, DC’s massive team of Super-Villains will invade this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego with a major presence both on and off the main floor, including appearances by the film’s stars.

Highlights of the convention’s “Suicide Squad” events include:

SQUAD UP!
• Fans are invited to enter DC All Access’s (DCAA) “Suicide Squad” online Cosplay Contest starting Thursday, June 9, with their best Squad-inspired look as Deadshot, the Joker, Harley Quinn, Colonel Rick Flag, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, Diablo, Killer Croc, Enchantress, Slipknot or Katana.

• Eleven winners, selected by visitors to the site, will then receive an all-expenses-paid trip for four days and three nights to San Diego and passes to the Con, where they will take part in a range of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” activities throughout the weekend.

• Details are now on www.dccomics.com/squadup, Twitter and Instagram.

BUST INTO BELLE REVE! 

• Every day of the Con, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., have an immersive “Suicide Squad” experience when we transform 6000 square feet of San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel into the infamous Belle Reve penitentiary—the very place where the “worst of the worst” were incarcerated before forming the Suicide Squad. 

• Take part in a live-action virtual reality experience, fighting alongside Squad members in a scene from the film. 

• Get your own “Suicide Squad” skull “ink” at Harley Quinn’s tattoo parlor.

• Take photo ops in a re-creation of one of Belle Reve’s jail cells.

GET UP CLOSE WITH THE “SUICIDE SQUAD”

• Catch “Suicide Squad” talent as part of the big Warner Bros. Pictures’ exclusive presentation in Hall H, additional details of which are forthcoming, and connect with them directly at the DC booth, where stars of the film will meet fans and sign movie posters.

• The cast will also make a special ensemble appearance on Saturday, July 23 to tape “CONAN,” which will air that evening at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC, the film also stars Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roman Vasyanov (“Fury,” “End of Watch”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Edge of Tomorrow”), editor John Gilroy (“Pacific Rim”), costume designer Kate Hawley (“The Hobbit” Trilogy) and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (“Stuart Little,” “Fury,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (“Gravity”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.



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On Women and Beauty, by William Butler Yeats

"To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful."
-William Butler Yeats

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MOVERS and SHAKERS: Harriet Campbell, Founder and CEO of BowlOvers and Hunter Gatherer Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

Harriet Campbell

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Harriet Campbell was born in the Worcestershire countryside in 1961. After school, she did a BA in History of Art at Courtauld Institute of Art in London and went and worked for Sotheby’s in their publications department for 4 years. 

In 1986, she married a Scottish baronet and together they dabbled in property moving house 7 times in as many years. When the first of 3 children came along in 1990 the moving slowed down and Harriet worked part time for a couple of interior decorating companies and then Thomas Pink the shirt company in their newly set up Mail Order department on the customer relations team. The property development and working for the decorators cemented her love of finding fun and unusual pieces for the home and Thomas Pink instigated a desire to set up her own on-line business.

In the millennium year, Hunter Gatherer was born – a mail order business sourcing practical gifts for the home with an unusual or quirky twist – the kindle cone firelighters – just one of the products became such a best seller they are now wholesaled throughout the UK including a bespoke set for Highgrove – the home and gardens of Prince Charles.

In 2002 the Campbells moved to Dorset to a converted Victorian village school with 3 children and growing collection of dogs, cats, horses and chickens. The house was featured in several magazines before being sold in 2008. 

Hunter Gatherer began to sell on NotontheHighStreet.com and has been growing from strength to strength but Harriet was becoming more conscious of how much food is wasted in this country and became determined to reduce the family’s contribution to landfill. A light bulb came on and BowlOvers were born. The elasticated washable cotton covers for bowls were an instant hit and came runner up in the Country Homes & Interiors rural business award and were finalists in the Mumpreneur awards – they are now selling around the UK, in several outlets in Europe, Dubai and the USA. The plan is to develop the range, offer a more bespoke service and of course think of the next big thing! BowlOvers Earned Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation:

We are so pleased to present Harriet Campbell as our latest Mover and Shaker! Peachy Deegan interviewed Harriet for Whom You Know.
Peachy Deegan: What is your first artistic memory?
Harriet Campbell: 
First artistic memory. From when I was very young my parents used to take us every holidays up to London to go and see a museum or gallery and my favourite one was always the Victoria & Albert Museum – I remember loving the paintings and the jewellery and even at the age of about 6 thinking how amazing it was that everything was made by someone who was no longer alive and in a time that I could hardly imagine. There was a book I loved – and still read called the queen Elizabeth Story by Rosemary Sutcliffe and just wanting to wear a ruff and live in a house with old oak furniture and rushes on the floor!

How did your art background influence your creativity that is reflected in your business today?
I think more that I am amazed by the creativity of others and that it is wonderful if you can think of something that might be used in future generations.

What is Worcestershire like and is that where the sauce originated?
Worcestershire is indeed where the sauce comes from and I grew up in a little village called Colwall at the foot of the Malvern Hills where Malvern water comes from. The Malvern Hills are beautiful and were inspiration to the composer Edward Elgar.

Please define Baronet for the Americans that have not read Mover and Shaker Carol Wallace’s “To Marry an English Lord” and please tell us how you met! (and maybe tell us how to marry one…)
My husband is baronet it is part of the peerage – you are called Sir – it is an inherited title and came to him after his father died and was awarded to his ancestor for saving Gibraltar for the British. We met at a tennis party, were engaged 10 weeks later and married the following May. – it was our 30th wedding anniversary yesterday!

What should everyone know about owning an online business that they might not know yet?
Having an online business and working from home seems a great thing to do – keeping to your own hours and seemingly low overheads but have all the usual worries mainly cash flows and getting the message of the business out there – it is often harder to build a story when you don’t have a bricks and mortar shop and I think I still find it hard selling things that sell rather than always selling things I like!

Please tell us how Hunter Gatherer was born and its evolution over the years.
Hunter Gatherer came about as after I had children I just didn’t want to work full time for anyone else. My time at Thomas Pink made me realize it was quite easy to set up an online business (mail order was in its early stages in the year 2000). I chose the name as it seemed to encompass almost anything you wanted to sell – it has ended up by being home orientated – we have just invested in a laser cutting and engraving machine so we can now personalize a lot of the items.

We are bowled over by the Bowl-Overs. Please share with the readers the story of this creation.
I have always hated wasting food and how much ends up in landfill – not just the food but what we use to cover things – plastic wrap and foil. One day my husband threw a tea towel over a bowl and I realized you could make a cover out of cotton that you could then wash and re-use over and over again. The printed messages are to encourage you not to waste food as well. 

What is Dorset like?
Dorset is the most beautiful county famous for Thomas Hardy, Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, miles of unspoilt coastline where you can find fossils in the cliffs and hills covered in wild flowers. We live at the foot of Hambledon Hill which is an iron age hill fort.

Please tell us about your animal family.
Animal family at the moment is 2 dogs: a border terrier and a black Labrador – new puppy coming in the summer, a cat and 4 chickens until recently ponies too but now my daughter is at university they have gone but missing them so much will probably have to get a new one.

What or who has had the most influence on your pursuit of excellence?
I have always admired my husband’s cousin – the decorator Nina Campbell – she has always been a mover and shaker in the decorating world and still it – she has always kept her style but has adapted it to suit the trends of the time. Other than that, my father always said that you should never do anything unless it was the best you could do.

What are you proudest of and why?
Proudest of – Ok it probably is what everyone says but my children who are now 25, 21 and 18 – all great company, pursuing what they love doing and have great lives ahead.

What would you like to do professionally that you have not yet had the opportunity to do?
Professionally – Hmm Im not sure but wish I could master photoshop!

What honors and awards have you received in your profession?
Not received any really – The BowlOvers came runner up in the Country Homes & Interors rural business award.

What one word best describes you and why?
What one word describe you – kind – I am not a hard person perhaps that’s weak but think that kindness goes a long way in all things.

What do you take your sense of identity from?
What do you take your identity from – my parents were amazing and I hope some of their qualities have rubbed off a bit on me.

What is your favorite place to be in Manhattan? And the UK?
Because I don’t go to New York that often, I just love every bit of it: it all seems so iconic. So standing on Brooklyn Bridge, walking past any of the iconic buildings probably the Flatiron is my favourite. Here either on top of Hambledon Hill or if in London standing on any of the bridges and looking up the river Thames.

What is your favorite shop in Manhattan? And the UK?
Fave shop Manhattan Dean & Deluca – I love foodie shops everywhere and there is a great one in Bath called The Foodie Bugle.

If you could hire anybody who would it be and why?
I'm not sure of an actual person I am very disorganised and would like someone to coach me in starting one job and sticking to it.

What is your favorite drink?
Definitely a cup of tea but otherwise a very, very cold glass of champagne 

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at a cocktail party?
Usually reminiscing with old friends where the stories over time have become more and more exaggerated and seem hysterical to us but are probably very dull and tedious to everyone else.

What is your favorite restaurant in Manhattan? And the UK?
I love the Odeon in Tribeca but any typical USA diner is great it all seems so different from the UK– we don’t often go out to smart restaurants here and are not often in London but there is a great seafood restaurant called Shellbay by Studland beach near us which is great.

What is your favorite Manhattan book or favorite character in Manhattan literature? And the UK?
Must be Eloise by Kay Thompson which I used to read to my daughter when she was little - 
Hmm re UK book – I love reading and have a book on the go all the time but one I read again and again and still love is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Who would you like to be for a day and why?
I would be happy to stay as myself but would love to be able to write so to have a brainwave from some amazing writer in that direction would be amazing

If you could have anything in Manhattan named after you what would it be and why? And the UK?
Gosh no idea maybe a cocktail in a famous bar- here, maybe a beautiful English rose?

What has been your best Manhattan athletic experience? And the UK?
Because I don’t know the city very well I just love walking everywhere and always try and pick a different route just to see what's round the next corner - I love walking here too and in London hardly ever use the tube or bus.

What is your favorite thing to do in Manhattan that you can do nowhere else? And the UK?
I think actually that view as you fly into New York and see Manhattan from the air – it's incredible. In the UK: watching the changing the guard at Buckingham Palace.

If you could have dinner with any person living or passed, who would it be and why?
Maybe Leonardo da Vinci or Queen Elizabeth 1st .

What has been your best Manhattan art or music experience? And the UK?
All the galleries are amazing: MOMA, the Guggenheim, any of them are fantastic! Love the V&A and Museum of London in London but with music in the 1990's we saw Georg Solti conduct The Magic Flute at Covent Garden which was incredible but love all live music and have seen people from Michael Jackson to The Rolling Stones at Wembley stadium.

What do you personally do or what have you done to give back to the world?
Well I hope that my BowlOvers will do a tiny bit to encourage people to eat up leftover food and not contribute to landfill and help do their bit to save the planet.

What do you think is most underrated and overrated in Manhattan? And the UK?
Underrated - how friendly New Yorkers are - overrated some of the big department stores 
Ditto the UK!

Other than Movers and Shakers of course, what is your favorite WhomYouKnow​.com​ column and what do you like about it?
Chez Peachy!  I love all the homey things.

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you?
I would just like them to try BowlOvers and give them a go.

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers?
Contact by email 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Terrific Takeout: Walker's Tribeca Restaurant Est. 1986 (With a Liquor License Dating back to 1896) Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Our friend Owner Scott Perez!
Their liquor license dates back to 1896!  Maybe the coolest thing we've seen in the course of doing all of these reviews...!

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We've been fortunate to see and taste an awful lot of amazing edibles over the years, but with a cocktail named after her, Peachy Deegan has a special appreciation for a liquor license that dates back to 1896!  Owner of Walker's, Scott Perez, showed us on our inaugural visit the liquor license that dates back to this year at 16 North Moore Street in Manhattan, the location of Walker's which was established in 1986.  Peachy's degree is a B.A. in American History from Boston College and had we had the chance to take "The History of Liquor Licenses" we would be studying here.  We understand this building is a landmark, and it dates back to the 1860's.  Walker's is owned by Scott Perez, who has a background in St. Louis restaurants, and he also owns Toad Hall.  Scott owns Walker's along with Jerry Walker and Martin Sheridan, both of whom we look forward to meeting someday.  The three of them also own Girello, a nearby trattoria since 2011, and Sheridan and Walker also own the Ear Inn.  The Executive Chef at Walker's today is Reagan Angelle, who joined the establishment in 2012.
We absolutely adored their classic American fare, and we applaud Walker's for their laudable salad choices.  As you know, we always order a green salad.  Scott suggested the Chopped Cobb Salad with organic grilled chicken, which was indeed sublime.  They thoughtfully put the dressing on the side, as requested, and it is a lovely lemon vinaigrette: refreshing for the summertime.  Fabulous bacon, bleu cheese, egg, tomato and cucumber join this party of nutrition that will make your tastebuds rejoice.  Everything is splendidly fresh.
We absolutely adore cheeseburgers and find Walker's edition to be highly competitive with the best we've had in Manhattan.
We love American cheese!
Can Peachy open her mouth this wide?  Actually, don't answer that.  Maybe her Twitter mouth...
The 8 oz sirloin burger will wow you tremendously with its flavor supremacy.  Grass-fed from Larry Kurtz in Hunts Point, this Black Angus wonder is served with lettuce, tomato and red onion on a sesame seed roll.  It comes with a choice of potato and we chose fries.  Additionally you can add bacon, mushrooms, sauteed onions, chili and cheese; we only added cheese of these choices and were extremely happy!
Not everyone makes a great chili.
But Walker's certainly does!!!
You will absolutely revel in this amazing mix of more Black Angus goodness with sour cream, cheddar, and onion which has a beautiful kick to it.  It's called Cowboy Chili because it was a fun name 30 years ago and it still is today!  Your stomach will say giddy up and order this, silly.  It is so good you might even eat your leftovers for breakfast if you don't eat it all!  Every component is in perfect proportion to the other components.
Not every restaurant in Manhattan endures for three decades, and when you taste the entree selections at Walker's you will see why this place is great!  You'll be enticed by the classy cripsy pan-roasted half chicken with natural jus, amazing mashed potatoes and spinach.  The chicken is organic and this is top-of-the-line comfort food that you'll want to visit multiple times.  
Just as convincing is the pan-roasted Atlantic Salmon, for all the pescatarians out there!  Farm raised and sourced from Simply Seafood, this salmon has a nice crust on it and is cooked just right.  The herb broth it swims in is completely phenomenal, and it is joined by asparagus, peas, grape tomatoes, and roasted potatoes.  Linda, below, has been enjoying her vocation here for 16 years and counting!
Walker's is Terrific Takeout and we can't wait to see what they do next.
Also, they have eight specials every day and we liked seeing they have crayons on the table!



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