As RPS & CICO Books embark on a new year and get ready to launch an exciting new season of books, our team in the New York office wanted to look back and share their personal highlights from 2011.
Lynda, Director - Special Markets:
My favorite part of the year was making Emmanuel Hadjiandreou’s award winning Marzipan Stollen recipe from How to Make Bread. My grandfather’s side of the family had a bakery in Germany and making Stollen has been a life long Christmas tradition. It was fun to make this recipe to share alongside the recipe that my family has been making for decades.
Kris, Gift Rep Manager-Special Markets:
I had the great pleasure of meeting Geraldine James, the author of Creative Walls, on December 2nd at her hotel here in NYC. She was able to show us advanced pictures of her upcoming book Creative Display and give us a little more insight into the book and how it was created. If only we all had the chance to sit and talk with each author. Geraldine was not only inspiring but also a wonderful conversationalist. I am hoping to see her again at the upcoming Atlanta Gift Show in January.
Sandra, Sales Coordinator:
My favorite moment was seeing Christmas Cooking With Kids at Crate & Barrel facing out, front and center in their cooking display. They had it surrounded with other colorful festive Christmas items and it looked great!
One of the highlights of the year for me was meeting author Robert O’Byrne, fashion and art guru, when he stopped by the New York office to sign copies of his book The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman. As I had hoped, he was both impeccably dressed, sporting his signature bow tie and spectacles, and a true gentleman.
Donna, Sales Administrator:
Familiar with the jingle- “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets”?….well Making Cupcakes With Lola has gotten some well deserved attention, and now adding a great stationery line, I think Lola is well on her way to getting whatever she wants…..go Lola!