weekly wrap up + design*sponge newspaper

It’s been a busy few weeks here at the Design*Sponge office. We (finally!) put the finishing touches on the 2012 Summer Newspaper and sent it off to the printer. On Monday, we’ll be posting all the newspaper details and letting you know where you can get your hands on one. To celebrate, we threw a little camp-themed office party. The Jewels of New York, who contributed recipes to the newspaper, made us delicious sandwiches, strawberry shortcakes (in tiny mason jars!) and a minty cocktail. We had Smilebooth on hand (after the book tour, it’s become a bit of a tradition), and our amazingly talented summer intern, Maxwell Tielman, created a fun map backdrop, and everyone got into the summer camp spirit! We even had a craft station where people could make friendship bracelets, beaded necklaces, potholders and God’s eyes. It was such a blast — although we did learn that we need to invest in an office air conditioner! On that note, I’m heading out a little early to Connecticut to escape the NYC heat, and Grace is doing the same in San Francisco, but heat or no, we’ll be back Monday! Enjoy your weekend! xo — Amy

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

  1. Karen says:

    If you’re going to be in the Northwest Corner, I suggest a stop at the Litchfield Historical Society and at the Arethusa Farms ice-cream shop in Bantam. Mmmm!

    1. Amy Azzarito says:

      Karen – I love Arethusa Farms ice cream! Did you see this Times article about them – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/nyregion/arethusa-farm-dairy-started-with-manolo-blahniks-and-took-off.html?pagewanted=all but I’ve never been to the Historical Society. Thanks for the tip!
      xo Amy

  2. Susan says:

    What a fabulous week it’s been (I may be a tad biased)…but stay cool and I look forward to finding the newspaper near me soon!

  3. Shannon says:

    hehe love that smilebooth!! :)

  4. Sounds like you know how to throw one heck of a party! Wish I could join in. Lookin’ forward to the newspaper! Congrats!!!!

  5. Frances says:

    The pictures reminds me of Moonrise Kingdom!

  6. dorene warner says:

    How or where does one get a copy of the newspaper?

    1. Amy Azzarito says:

      Dorene – We’ll have the news on Monday! xo Amy

  7. what an incredibly attractive group of friends you have, particularly that looker of a group in the top left photo.


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