Fanny & Jane made its Soho debut! A few weeks ago, Jen and I were approached about bringing some of our Fanny & Jane goodies to a party happening at the chic and funky Soho boutique, Operations. The party was last night, and it was a wild success! We were in good company – the party was sponsored by Sam Adams, Nespresso, Inocente Tequila, Prometheus Springs, and there were hot dogs too. The Fanny & Jane sweets were a hot ticket, and we ran out quicker than we expected! I had such a blast meeting a ton of new people and eating yummy food and even shopping a little (woops!). With the DJ spinning great dance-worthy tunes all night, the constant stream of people coming in and out of the store, and my natural desire to shmooze it up, it was hard for me not to be constantly buzz buzz buzzing around (especially since Nespresso was providing delicious coffee drinks throughout the night, and I got more than my fair share of caffeination). But in my few moments of calm throughout the evening, when I wasn’t replenishing the cookie tray or obsessively fixing my hair (the party was for fashion people, after all), I was able to snap a few photos. Enjoy!
Apparently, it’s a monthly tradition for Operations to host summer BBQs on the sidewalk in front of the store. Brilliant. So, last night was no exception. In fact, it was even a little fancier and more extravagant than usual because it was one of the owner’s birthdays.
As the night wore on, and the grill got goin’, the party started to spill into the street. It was the perfect summer night to chill outside with friends, a Sam Adams summer ale and a mini chocolate chip cookie.
Unfortunately, Jen was unable to make it to the party. So we enlisted the help of our dear friend to help with set-up and for shmooze support. For all intents and purposes, last night’s sweets were brought to you by Fanny & Jane & Adam.
It was pointed out to me early on in the evening, that our mini chocolate chip cookies were the perfect taste and size for dunking into Nespresso‘s espresso drinks! I made friends with Josh, the Nespresso guy, and while I was gushing to him about the deliciousness of their cappuccinos, I found out that he was a big fan of our red velvet cake bites. Their coffee drinks were so good, they even got my boyfriend to try some – he’s more of a Hot Chocolate guy. Of course, the particular drink he tried was more of an ice cream float than your traditional macchiato. I also found out that Nespresso is a fairly new business, trying to get their name out there. It was interesting to talk to him and hear where they are in their process, and maybe there will be a Nespresso/Fanny & Jane collaboration in the future! To me, coffee and sweets are always a winning combo.
I also met one of the owners of another new small food/drink business, Prometheus Springs, a new spicy refreshing beverage. Now usually, when I hear “spicy”, I run the other way – I’m a wuss, and I’m always “that girl” at the Thai restaurant who asks for things as mild as possible. But feeling brave last night, and encouraged by the owner that the drink gets less spicy the more you drink it, I decided to try one of the flavors. I opted for the Pomegranate Black Pepper (I wasn’t feeling daring enough for the Lychee Wasabi), and it certainly had a kick, but I didn’t die, and I actually quite enjoyed it! He reminded me that sometimes a little bit of spice can be a good thing, it helps you sweat out toxins. And after all the sweet treats I’ve been inhaling lately, maybe sweating out a bit of those extra chocolate toxins was a good idea.
The DJs set up their turntables on a wooden plank, spanning across the tops of the dressing rooms. The view from inside the dressing room was quite adorable.
The few remaining mini chocolate chip cookies!
The last of the cake bites for the night!
This is Jesse. Him and Mika got us involved in this whole fabulous party in the first place. (We first met Mika when she tasted our brownies during one of our Wednesday night Sweets Sales at the PIT). Jesse had the idea to showcase our goodies on the long, gorgeous glass table in the middle of the store, and he was so helpful with setting up, and made the whole event run so smoothly. Thanks for everything, Jesse and Mika!
Empty trays! Not a crumb left to nibble on.
Thanks to all the friends who came to party and support (and to help me carry the cooler home)!