Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Le Shopping" at Stissing House

The best venue to date!  We loved the setting and had a great weekend with our dear friends including the "Madder Hatters" and "Annie Walwyn-Jones".
A big thank you to Michel and Patricia Jean, owners of this great restaurant in Pine Plains, New York.

We showcased some new products:
For Christmas, Dan and I decided to add Holiday Pickles from friend, Anne Williams' Pennsylvania Pickle Company to our insulated lunch totes, 

A big hit!  the lemon colored spiket vessel for lemonade, Ice tea, Margaritas or Hot cider... It will sit on your counter or you can  make room for it in the refrigerator. Also available in blue with green trim.

My good friend Marta P.  stopped by and I'm modeling a "Madder Hatter"  Gone Fishing hat!

We sold the second of the two Forest Floor Trays  from Dan's collection.  He is busy working on new trays for 2011.  These are  luminous gold and copper  leaf images with free form drawings of autumn leaves.under durable high gloss resin.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Down Town Accociation shopping evening 11.10.10

The Three Tomatoes hosted a lovely evening of shopping at the Down Town Association at 60 Pine Street in Manhattan on November 10th..  One of the oldest private clubs in New York..

Monday, November 8, 2010

Future Tailgate Adventure at the Down Town Association in New York City!

Far Hills Races

It was great day for a Steeple Chase at the Far Hills Races!
We set up the Tailgate event in the frosty, dark, wee hours of Saturday , October 23rd. 40,000. tailgaters drifted past the vendor village held at Moorland Farms in Far Hills New Jersey.

We showed three new collections!
French Bull “Dining out” takes on a whole new meaning when you dine al fresco with this fabulous housewares collection by French Bull. Perfect for backyard parties, picnics and everyday dinners at home, this vibrant array of plates, bowls, salad servers, platters, containers will surely add a punch of color and fun to any gathering.
Picnic Time traditional European-style picnic baskets in America that everyone could afford. Since then, Picnic Time has become famous for developing innovative and practical outdoor leisure products that inspire us to spend quality time with family and friends.
TableVogue. You'll be especially thankful for TableVogue's patented design - tailored pleats - which keeps the skirt from blowing up in the wind. Perfect for the great outdoors! TableVogue can transform even the most standard table into a fashionable display. Three size options – a 6’, 8' and 34" card table size.

and also our best sellers
Picnic at Ascot – “A New Era of Outdoor Style” Picnic baskets, totes and coolers, fleece blankets and BBQ sets

“Trays” – by Daniel F. Gliubizzi.

Bon Chef proudly introduces its patented 3 Wall Cold Wave Miracle Bowls. Pre-freezing these bowls will keep your food cold for 8 hours at ambient temperature. Outer air chamber prevents the bowl from sweating while keeping the inner chamber gel frozen. Each bowl comes with a stackable plastic lid. In our test results, a bowl was put in the freezer until gel was frozen. 35°F potato salad was placed in the bowl without lid and stirred every 30 minutes. After 8 hours the potato salad was at 38°F.

Christmas Pickles by The Original Pennsylvania Pickle Company dressed up in lime green and red lunch totes with plaid ribbons or the regular line of Chipotle and Habanero dynamite pickles.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Concours d'Elegance

This weekend we presented "Tailgates" at the Concours d'Elegance car show in Westport Connecticut.

This elite car show will be featured on Discovery Channels HD Theater "Chasing Classic Cars" with Wayne Carini

Friday, September 10, 2010

Third Tailgate Adventure Limerock Racetrack "A Taste of Litchfield Hills" Labor Day weekend September 4, 5 & 6th

Second Tailgate Adventure Summer Classic in Springfield MA Aug 5,6 and 7th

Launch at Fitch's Corner July 24 &25th 2010

The Dress Rehersal

Our friends were so supportive! We popped up the tent and had a photo shoot for the pre-launch publicity.

It all started with a passion for picnics and summers in Millbrook

It happened a few days before Easter Sunday. A simple idea ignited a passion in me that spawned a  retail business. TAILGATES! Yes, Dan and I conjured up Tailgates. The flood gates of creativity and desire launched us on July 24th at Fitch's Corner Horse Trials. We incorporated and became weekend retailers. Our business plan requires that we attend at least 17 venues a year on weekends at events where we can pop up our follie and sell. We love tailgating and picnic parties so it was easy to imagine all of the accessories that make up the perfect outdoor movable feast.  The baskets and bags to carry or wheel to the venue, the revolutionary thermos bowls to keep food fresh. The elegant champagne bucket with stand, the melamine plates and trays, cheese boards, martini travel set and the ideas keep coming.  Dan produced beautiful lacquered trays with collages under impervious finishes and i designed the folding Camp table.
Alex Ross, of Public Relations firm 30 Segundos designed our logo and colors. He also art directed the photo shoot of our dress rehearsal before the launch on the driveway at "Beyond Time" . It was picture perfect!
So our weekend adventures began. We concentrated on venues that appeal to our spectator sport enthusiasm. Horses, Polo, car racing, antique cars, crew, sailing, hot air ballooning etc. Please help us with suggestions on where we should go next!
I make a press release for each up-coming event and launch or promote a new product.