1 Here I am coming in from the cold and nasty winter weather. The atmosphere in Ze Cafe was warm and inviting.
2 Also coming in from the cold - Darcy Smith - AVP, Copy Director and Jody Levine - Editor-at-Large Holiday/Crafts
3 Michelle O'Connor - Home Director Publishing was happy to arrive.
4 Yolanda Burgos, Adrianna Weisberg, and Ana Velasquez - Housekeeping Associates
5 Rich Fontaine - SVP, Consumer Marketing, Mark Winkler - AVP Circulation Business Dir., Lynn Goodwin - VP Facilites, and Rita Christiansen - SVP Compensation
6 Kristen Wendling - Customer Relations Manager and Jocelyn Santos - Managing Director Radio
7 Jocelyn Santos, Kate Lewis - AVP Dir. of Standards & Compl, and Lynn Goodwin
8 Jocelyn Santos, Kate Lewis, Lynn Goodwin, Ron Palacio - Director of Social Media, and Ana Velasquez
9 Lynn Goodwin and Mike Fiore - Property Director
10 Brian Steindl - TV Promo Editor, Mark Winkler, and Rita Christiansen
11 Greta Anthony - TV Food Segment Producer, Greg Jannacone - Editor, and Brian Steindl
12 Stefanie Lynen - Deputy Design Director
13 Jodi Levine
14 Jeff Allen - Assistant Prop House Manage and Jodi Levine
15 Angus Chen - Helpdesk Manager/Exec Support and Jeff Carnevale - VP, Corporate Technology
16 Lainie Miller - Assistant Controller Finance
17 Judy Morris - Special Projects Producer
18 Marsha Hager - AVP Production Director
19 Levi Garcia - System Administrator
20 Beverages served were beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.
21 There was an impressive charcuterie platter of mixed salumi, fruits, and nuts.
22 Baskets of great bread
23 There were also lovely cheeses.
25 Passed hors d'oeuvres included smoked salmon and mascarpone, served on an endive leaf and garnished with red onion and capers.
26 Here I am with a few IT guys - Jeff Carnevale, Levi Garcia, and Angus Chen
27 Chef Sunayna Agha prepared many inventive and delicious treats.
28 A warm hors d'oeuvre was a crostini topped with sherry sauteed mushrooms, ricotta, and caramelized onion.
29 Small plates of ravioli
30 The ravioli being passed
31 Duane Stapp - Production Manager WL, Elizabeth Eakin - Design Production Manager, and Levi Garcia
32 Allyn Magrino - Susan Magrino Agency, Michelle O'Connor, and Eric Pike - EVP Creative Director
33 Jocelyn Santos
34 Mark Winkler and Kristen Wendling
35 Such nice ambiance at Ze Cafe
36 Martin Mendoza - Maintenance Supervisor, Ana Velasquez, and Aida Ibarra - Test Kitchen Assistant
37 Alison Vanek - Photo Rights & Archive Director, Denise Clappi - AVP Print/Digital Quality Control, and Evelyn Battaglia - Executive Editor
38 Gael Towey also came in from the cold.
39 Gael and I have been friends and colleagues for many years.
40 Posing with Darcy Miller - SVP Editorial Director Weddings, Gael Towey, and Kevin Sharkey - SVP Exec Edit Dir, Dec & Crea
41 With Susan Magrino and her sister, Allyn
42 Sampling a fabulous crab cake
43 With my newly-wed niece, Sophie Slater
44 And with Denise Clappi
45 Rita Christiansen, Kevin Sharkey, Gael Towey, and Lorna Aragon - AVP Style Director
46 Here I am with the owners of Ze Cafe and of Zezé Flowers, right around the corner, Zezé and Peggy O'Dea. I really like both places.
47 Tanya Graff - Deputy Style Editor, Silke Stoddard - Deputy Crafts Editor, and Marcie McGoldrick - VP Editorial Director Holiday/Craft
48 Ayesha Patel - SVP Style Director and Ellen Morrissey - VP Editorial Director
49 Lynn Goodwin and Mike Verrassi - Photo Studio Manager
50 Molly Bradford - Director of Post Production and Lynn Goodwin
52 With Ze Cafe Executive Chef Sunayna Agha
53 Rita Christiansen, Judy Morris, and Sophie Slater
54 I got up to speak and honored all of those in attendance for their many years of loyalty and hard work.
55 I asked all of the new Ten-Year inductees to speak. Mark Winkler reflected on his ten years with MSLO.
56 Deputy Design Director, Stefanie Lynen, explained that she never went to school for crafts or art and learned everything she knows about it from me and working amongst the most creative people in the world.
57 Darcy Smith talked about how enjoyable her ten years have been because of all the wonderful, talented people she has worked with.
58 Heather Kirkland reflected on all of the events that she helped to organize.
59 Desserts were mini tartletts and truffles.
60 The custard-filled waffle cones were excellent.
61 Nila Cabezudo - Accounts Payable Coordinator
62 Housekeeping crew - Yolanda Burgos, Aida Ibarra, Ana Velasquez, and Adrianna Weisberg
63 Posing with Lucinda Scala Quinn - SVP Exec Editorial Director of Food