And this is what we’ve been up to.
Going back to late March, we went to Big Sur and this is what it looked like:
We had my birthday dinner at the Post Ranch Inn. This was the view from our table: #dreamy
We ate burgers at Nepenthe, drank tea at the Henry Miller Library, and explored the woods of the national parks and the land around Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn where we stayed and dined. When we left Big Sur, we drove up to Point Reyes, north of San Francisco and stayed at a living ranch. Aside from our wonderful hosts (who boasted also hosting a very harried Steve Jobs at some point), our closest neighbors were cows and horses:
When we came back, I was officially a year older and better. It was also a belated honeymoon for Peter and I. We married back in October of 2010 but, short history, we were living in Barcelona at the time so marrying in Vermont was a destination wedding for us. Hence no honeymoon at the time. 10 days along that coastline was definitely a honeymoon well worth waiting for.
When we got back, we jumped headlong into a project for PNC Bank (agency: Deutsch) appealing to the needs of businesses just like our own. The initiative is called Cash Flow. We were assigned to create looping video, like animated gifs but the transitions feel more natural, less spooky. Here are some screenshots from the website though of course they are best viewed live:
It was exciting for us to do a national campaign. It struck a nice balance for us having just finished working on the story of Edible Schoolyard New York, a program that plants gardens and builds kitchen classrooms in elementary schools. Kids learn by doing and become aware of where their food comes from, why it’s vital to eat healthy food, and a whole host of social values. (Read more on our Vimeopage). The impact on the kids and the community has been phenomenal.
First we spent the day at the first NY showcase school in Gravesend, Brooklyn and then we went to the site of the upcoming school in East Harlem and spent the day there. The kids were genuinely thrilled about the program, so insightful and it doesn’t hurt to mention also impossibly cute.
The film aired at a benefit on March 15th hosted by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Mayor Bloomberg, Martha Stewart, John Lyons (ESYNYC chair and former President of Focus Features ) and Kate Spade were among the guests in attendance. We’re extremely proud to be a part of this and to be doing what we do.
Here’s the video:
Edible Schoolyard NYC from Show Love on Vimeo.
Until next time!
Chauncey co-founder / CD
Show Love LLC