February 15, 2011
A Book Signing at The New Fairway Market for "Power Foods"
Last Saturday, I was in Stamford, Connecticut at the recently opened Fairway Market on Canal Street. I was given a tour of the store and the adjacent wine market and I was really impressed with how much variety is offered in all departments. I was actually there to sign copies of our latest book, “Power Foods,” written by editors of Whole Living magazine. “Power Foods” is a beautifully photographed collection of 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients, such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts. (You can get some of the recipes from the Power Foods book here) This book teaches how to incorporate those ingredients into everyday meals, for a healthier way of eating. After the book signing, Whole Living editor-in-chief Alex Postman greeted visitors to an afternoon of talks and demonstrations geared to de-stressing and increasing energy. It was a fun and informative day.
1 Here I am with Charles Santoro of Sterling Investments and Howie and Dan Glickberg of Fairway Markets. Howie and Dan are the 3rd and 4th generations of Glickbergs to run Fairway Markets. Photo credit - Bill Hilson
2 I was taken on a tour of this amazing supermarket. Photo Credit - Bill Hilson
3 Shopping with Memrie Lewis and Heather Kirkland from the events department - Dan Glickberg helped us find some specialized yogurts and milks before we went to tour their amazing wine shop. Photo Credit - Bill Hilson
4 There was a very large turnout for the book signing.
5 Here I am with Tallie Macdonald, who was excited to get her book signed!
6 Fairway's attentive staff did a great job managing all of their normal sales, in addition to our book sales.
7 Those in line were treated to samples of recipes from our new book, Power Foods, and were handed out by the lovely staff at Fairway.
8 These three were so excited to meet me.
9 Missy Foristall, who runs our Digital department, brought her daughters Molly and Anna by to say hello and do some shopping!
10 Kristin Courtien and Hollen Spatz from our Consumer Marketing group, came out to sell subscriptions to Whole Living magazine.
11 Employee Ana proudly holds up her copy of Whole Living.
12 There were many young fans who showed up that day.
13 It's never too early to start eating healthy.
14 Guests were instructed to purchase their books before getting in line.
15 This lovely display was set up in front of Fairway's extensive olive oil selection.
16 Our line of Martha Stewart Clean - excellent cleaning products, by the way - are sold at Fairway.
17 It was such a pleasure to meet so many of fans.
18 Our editor of Whole Living, Alex Postman, was on hand for the day's events.
19 MSLO employees Jean Graham - Director of Community Relations and Susie Ercole - one of my Administrative Assistants
20 Another young fan
21 Sweet Potato Hummus - one of 150 delicious and healthy recipes
22 Our Whole Living editors and some of our favorite experts led workshops packed with tips to help you improve your energy, shop smarter, and cook healthier meals. My niece, Sophie, came to share her expertise on yoga!
23 Uncle Carlos brought the 'kids,' who love book signings!
24 Francesca kept me company while I signed books.
25 More of the crowd
26 Many people bought multiple copies as gifts.
27 This fan had a stack of books and a list of names for me to sign.
28 I signed 373 books that day!
29 Ellen B. Deutsch, SVP at The Hain Celestial Group (our partners for Martha Stewart Clean product) and her son, Jordan.
30 This young lady wore a very cute shirt that she had made herself!
31 An adorable young fan
32 All set up and ready for a Power Foods-fueled day!
33 The Stamford Fairway has a popular cafe with many dining choices. The chefs there - Alan Moy, Justin Jacobson, Alan Riesenburger and Vincent Olivieri -
created an entire menu of Power Foods to be served all day in their rotisserie area.