Joyous Joy 39: I Heart Food (and fellow foodie advice)

If you know me well, you know that I’m a total foodie. Checking out new restaurants is one of my most joyous pastimes, but being unemployed for this past year has definitely made this a challenge. Now, I tend to live vicariously through others, including my friend Lindsay Feinberg.

Lindsay writes a foodie blog called The Lunch Belle. She recently wrote the below review on a restaurant she took her sister to that I’ve been trying to try – Public. This may just be were I plan my “I got a new job” celebration dinner! Now that would be a serious joy.

The last girl in NYC to…eat at Public

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:49PM
  • Restaurant  Public
  • Cuisine  American, eclectic
  • Location  210 Elizabeth St. (between Prince & Spring Streets), Manhattan
  • Phone  212-343-7011
  • Directions  Hopstop
  • Atmosphere  spacious, cabin/après-ski chic, sexy
  • Attire  smart/hip casual
  • Ideal for  group dining, 1×1, foodies, open late, date night, private parties, brunch, dine at the bar
  • Price  moderate – expensive
  • Public on Urbanspoon

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Joyous Joy 33: Interviewing a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Accomplished, Quick Witted & Brilliant – That is Bruce. Oh, and he is an Ohioan, so he gets extra cool points.

It’s not everyday that someone wins a Lifetime Achievement Award, and it’s not everyday that I get to interview one.

I recently covered the CLIO Healthcare Awards with my colleague, Kate Fowler, at The Paris Theater in NYC. Kate is the one responsible for this post! She harped on me to write it all of Tuesday! I refused for the first 7 ½ hours, because I hate my voice and because of my extreme excitement, I sound a bit giddy! Okay, a lot giddy. Continue reading

Joyous Joy 22: Noticing Rising Stars

A StarDuring my career transition, I’ve hit plenty of highs and lows.

Some days I feel like I’ve got the biggest, badest bull by the horns and am steering him straight in the direction of the greenest pasture I can see. He fights me at first, but once we see the green grass and serene lake in the distance, he’s a happy little camper who remembers how wonderful pastures are and happily moves along.

Other times, I feel a bit lost and defeated. How can I not feel a tad let down when I hear radio silence after submitting my resume for a position I know I would rock out like nobody’s business? Then there are of course opportunities that come my way that are simply mirages. They are alluring and seem like such a good fit, but upon closer examination are not at all suited for me and my goals.

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Joyous Joy 19: I am Officially Famous!

Not really, but I do feel pretty cool that I’ve created a video to share the purpose and mission of this blog with my friends, family and other potential followers.

Inside Communications with Kate Forster for Joyous Joys from Media Training Worldwide on Vimeo.

You can also read the official press release about it at PRLog!

Thanks to Mike Bako, Kate Fowler and Erica Serio for making this all happen!