1 Our ad sales party was held at The Park, a hip spot in the heart of the meatpacking district, featuring new American cuisine.
2 The restaurant boasts this massive decorative bench, which is 900-year old redwood root system.
3 The park abounds with flora from a giant cluster of bamboo in the dining room to this staircase lined with lush potted plants.
4 With so much natural light pouring in, it's little wonder these plants are thriving.
5 The party was held in the glass enclosed atrium in the restaurant. These lit trees reminded me of spring forsythia.
6 Crostinis have become a very popular appetizers and The Park served some delicious ones, including this crostini with lemon and parsley hummus.
7 There were also pizzas with great toppings. The one on the left is topped with soppressata, sun-dried tomato, and goat cheese.
8 Here's a closeup of the autumn squash and asiago cheese pizza.
9 And the yummy pesto and ricotta pizza
10 Julie Sinchioco - Director, Digital Ad Ops; my niece Kristina Christiansen - NY Manager, Digital Sales Planning & Account Management; Wendy Robbins - Integrated Sales Director in Chicago
11 The Park Employee Bonnie and Mary Hanna - Integrated Solutions Assistant at MSLO
12 Debra Brenman - Integrated Sales Director MSL; Emily Chard - Integrated Sales Manager; Susan Perryman - Integrated Sales Director in Los Angeles
13 Posing with Judy Gregoire - Integrated Sales Director, Chicago; Arlene Schusteff - Midwest Sales Director; Kerry Tucker - SVP, Integrated Marketing; Joe Petrillo - Integrated Sales Director, Los Angeles
14 With Megan Piro - Integrated Sales Manager, NY; Joy Gariepy - Integrated Sales Director, Detroit; Rikka Runyon - Integrated Sales Manager, Chicago; Emily Chard - Integrated Sales Manager, NY
15 Here I am with Steve Hiel - Integrated Sales Director, NY Manager
16 With Michelle O’Connor - Home Director of Publishing
17 And with Joe Lagani - EVP, Chief Revenue Officer
18 Laura Petasnick - VP, Integrated Sales MSL and Lisa Gersh - President and Chief Operating Officer of MSLO
19 With Ken West - SVP, Publisher; Joe Petrillo - Integrated Sales Director, NY Manager; Steve Hiel - Integrated Sales Director, Los Angeles; Dan Taitz - Chief Administrative Officer MSLO; Norman Miller - Integrated Sales Director MSL
20 Ken West and Dan Taitz
21 We shared some memorable and funny moments.
22 Marii Sebahar - Integrated Sales Director, San Francisco; Alison Adler Matz - Everyday Food and Whole Living Publisher
23 Joe Lagani, Lisa Gersh, Karen Schuchardt - SVP, Digital Media Sales, Emily Chard, and Susan Perryman
24 Karen Schuchardt, Emily Chard, Susan Perryman, Lizzie Meier Utt - Integrated Sales Director, Consumer Goods; Raylene Salthouse - Executive Director, Beauty Integrated Sales; Laura Petasnick, Heather Kimoto - Integrated Sales Manager, Los Angeles, Wendy Robbins, Kathy Staib - Senior Integrated Sales Director, Natural Products
25 I thanked everyone for their continued hard work.
26 Denise Silverberg - Exec Dir. Jewelry and Luxury Goods, Weddings; Kristina Christiansen; MaryRay Lombardo - Account Manager Weddings CH; Marii Sebahar; Allison Adler Matz; Norman Miller; Christine Vystricil - Integrated Sales Director; Jessica Hollander - Digital Sales Director
27 It was really terrific getting the 'team' together.