Every year, I always enjoy getting together with colleagues to share some good holiday cheer.
Last night was our annual company party. More than 100-employees from Martha Stewart Living and Sequential Brands Group attended the event at our historic Starrett Lehigh Building in New York City. There was an array of delicious foods, various cocktails, plus music and dancing. It was a great time to celebrate the season and the year's many accomplishments. Enjoy these photos.
I wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday!
Our grand clerestory was decorated with lots of gold and silver for this year’s holiday soiree.
At the end of a busy business day, everyone was eager to gather together for the celebration.
The staff from Perella Events was ready to serve the great wines and Sixpoint beers.
The wine selection included Cannery Row Chardonnay, Cantus Montepulciano, Les Chartrooms Bordeaux, Villa Amoroso Moscato and Racine Rose.
Here are Mike Winner and Paul Delmiche enjoying the Sixpoint beers. We had Sixpoint Bengali, Sixpoint Resin, Sixpoint Sweetaction and Sixpoint Crisp. http://sixpoint.com
Plus, Adonis punch with Tanqueray gin. Snoop Dogg sent us the Tanqueray for our party. http://www.tanqueray.com/en-us/
And, of course, delicious champagne from Chandon. http://www.chandon.com
As each employee entered the clerestory, they were asked to pick up a puzzle piece.
Everyone made a giant puzzle showcasing some of the highlights of our year.
Here is the section showing my newest television show, “Martha & Snoop Dogg’s Potluck Dinner Party” on VH1 – have you seen it yet? It airs Monday nights at 10pm ET.
In one corner, we set-up a ping pong table.
Lucy’s Whey Artisanal Cheese provided a wonderful raclette – a traditional Swiss melted cheese with accoutrements including potatoes, fennel, cauliflower, country ham and cornichons. http://www.lucyswhey.com
Here I am with Jackie Mitchell, co-owner of Lucy Whey Artisanal Cheese.
Our friends at Breads Bakery also provided some delicious foods. http://www.breadsbakery.com
Here are the smoked salmon mini sandwiches.
Goat cheese chili jam bites
And, the avocado bites
Bun-ker Vietnamese served cha ca la vong – wild blue catfish with turmeric, crushed peanuts, rice noodles and dill. http://bunkervietnamese.com
Our EVP of strategic development and operations, Chad Wagenheim, president of Sequential Brands Group, Andrew Cooper, and SVP of video development and programming, Kim Miller-Olko
Here I am with Josefa “Mommy” Palacios, Ana Velasquez, Adriana Weisberg, and Martin Mendoza.
A group shot with Erwin Kersellius, Joe Wertz, Angus Chen, Angelo Cardenas, Gregory Mathis, Ana, Josefa, Levi and Sonya Nguyen.
Here I am with Marissa and her team of designers for Staples and The Home Depot – Dan Vissac, Akira Yoshimura, Zaki Kamandy, David Burbidge
Rachel Stewart showing her Christmas spirit.
Sean Battoni and Kim
We also had bites from Foremost Ram Caterers – they provided smoked salmon Napoleon, grilled vegetable & tofu kabobs, Thai steak sticks, miso glazed chicken cucumber cups and Peking duck rolls. http://www.foremostcaterers.com/#home1
Editor-in-chief of Weddings, Amy Conway, and Ellen Morrissey, our SVP editorial director of Living content and books.
Heather Kirkland, Alexa Stark and Jeffery Pidgeon. Heather oversees our company events and parties.
Here’s Alexa with Iolanda Burgos enjoying some wine.
Everyone enjoyed a great evening of dancing.
Comfortable seating areas surrounded the dance floor – just in case anyone wanted a break.
Fortina provided lots of pizza and spaghetti and meatballs. http://fortinapizza.com
Their “original famous Ray’s” and Luigi Bianco pizza – both were big hits.
Here I am with staff from EN Japanese Brasserie – they brought crispy fried chicken and house-made tofu. http://www.enjb.com
Our CEO, Yehuda Shmidman, welcomed everyone to the event, and talked about the year’s successes.
Everyone listened in as Yehuda thanked departments for all their hard work.
Here are Darcy Miller Nussbaum and Kimberly Dumer.
I posed for photos with all the food vendors – we had such a delicious array of bites.
Hosanna Houser and Greg Lofts
Sean and Blaney Rotanz
My newly wed makeup artist, Daisy Schwartzberg Toye, and Anduin Havens
Daisy and Anduin joined me for a fun pose at the photo booth.
For dessert, we had a selection of wonderful cookies from Milk & Cookies Bakery. http://milkandcookiesbakery.com
We also had ice cream from Ample Hill Creamery. The Chocolate Milk & Cookies was very popular. http://www.amplehills.com
Here I am “scratching” the turntable with Jason Jani, our excellent DJ. http://www.sceeventgroup.com/jasonjani-sce-dj-nj/
Downstairs at street level, Andrew Zurica, owner of Hard Times Sundaes, served burgers on the way out! http://www.hardtimessundaes.com
It was a lovely gathering for all.
I wish you and yours a very safe and joyous holiday season!