November 5, 2009

A day in my life - part two

As stated yesterday, my one-day trip to Philadelphia on Monday was something of a whirlwind. To celebrate the release of my latest book, Dinner at Home, my first stop was a book signing. I greeted hundreds of fans at the Williams - Sonoma store in the King of Prussia mall and signed more 600 copies. After the book signing my traveling companions and I ate lunch at Pod, a sleek and extraordinary Asian-fusion restaurant owned by the trendsetting, Stephen Starr, and designed by the Rockwell Group, a famous architecture and design firm. Our dining experience at Pod was a unique and enjoyable experience.
Following our lunch, we walked the short distance to Wharton, the business school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, Wharton is recognized as one of the world's most prestigious and influential business schools. I was invited to speak at the Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center to a group of more than 500 business students. It's always a thrill to speak to such bright and inquisitive minds. The topic was building the Martha Stewart Brand, and I must say that after my talk, they asked many impressive and intelligent questions.

Photos By Eliad Laskin