Yesterday, the weather outside was cold and rainy in Manhattan. Nonetheless, I had so much fun at the pre-birthday party that method threw for me at their pop-up shop down in Soho. It brightened my day (along with the lunch at Telepan earlier in the day).
I’m already a method fan, so it was fun to introduce/re-introduce some of my friends to the products. To my pleasant surprise, many of them knew (and are already using!) method products. Like I’ve written before, I became a “convert” when I noticed that the cleaners worked as well as regular ones without all of the unnecessary chemicals and toxins. One mom mentioned that she had started using the products in response to her child’s allergies. Yet another mom mentioned that she uses the products because they’re one of the reasonably priced natural cleaning lines and that their products don’t aggravate her daughter’s asthma condition.
On and on – it was interesting to hear why other women were interested in using natural cleaning products. It was so much fun when we all learned what was in our “goody bags” – the French lavender all surface cleaner, the cucumber dish detergent, the sea minerals hand wash and the “lil’ bowl blu” toilet bowl cleaner (the crowd favorite!). Of course I loved the fact that the goodies came in my favorite “Plastic bag Rehab” reusable tote.
Danny Seo (who is such a handsome, fun sweetheart) led us in a crafting session using recycled items. Everyone did such a great job. (There was one exception. I won’t name names, but her plate was a mess. Danny, who was super-sweet couldn’t even think of anything nice to say about it. She jokingly blamed Danny, who promptly called for “security”. We were laughing so much, because she was such a great sport about it – I love my close friends!)
(Danny is helping with the craft project.)
(My craft project – what a great (pre)memory of turning 35!)
Besides the great method products and the fun craft, the food (primarily organic) and drinks were so good. The highlight was the beautiful super-yummy birthday cake that they had as a surprised for me. Near the end, Danny and I took pictures in the store’s special confessional booth.
(Isn’t this birthday cake beautiful?)
(This was a gift of champagne creatively wrapped by Danny.)
(It was so much fun playing in the photo booth. You’ve got to try it!)
I can’t thank method enough…they thought of everything. It was my best pre-birthday party ever!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by method’s SoHo’s pop-up shop (550 Broadway between Prince and Spring) which will be open from May 13 – June 7.P.S. If you enjoy the recipes on this site, please check out my NEW eBook Soul Food: 31 Easy Recipes for Home Cooks. Get it today for only $4.97!