Are they still called 'clients' when they have become friends and family? Your business is very personal to you, and it is my mission to get to know you and your passion. Click the links to learn more about these businesses and what they are doing. I'm sure you will be inspired.
Favorite Daughter...favorite things!
After all, this is Favorite Daughter. And about that name. I'm the youngest of three kids and the only girl. My dad loves to introduce me as 'his favorite daughter' and it just seemed like a perfect name for my business consulting work. As a company focused on smaller businesses, we tend to become family. On this page you will find great brands, interesting products, wonderful businesses. Stop by often it's an ever-evolving list. I have intentionally added women-owned and black-owned companies. If you have something you think people need to know about, send me a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
Creatives - Design, Illustration, Words, Photography
Mirian Alvarenga - Graphic Design + Hand-Lettering
You will never work with a more pleasant, delightful and happy designer. Oh, and she's talented. Graphic and hand-lettering.
Jaquilyn Trowbridge - Graphic Design
She can handle a variety of projects that you throw at her!
Erika Nizborski (photographer)
Erika and I shared a classroom at Elizabeth Seton HS - she's an amazing photographer and all-arouond great person.
PODCASTS + PEOPLE SAYING THINGS
Row House Publishing
Row House’s mission is to create an equitable publishing model that represents the values and diversity of
the authors and audience we embrace.
Trudi Lebron hosts this podcast. She explores how entrepreneurs are remixing their businesses in a shifting
social climate. Business leaders, take a listen.
Food & Drink - i can't list them all! So many loves.
I came across this brand at Whole Foods Market. I was stopped by awesome package design.
The flavors are so great.
Hands down, the best falafel ever. And, the tahini shake is epic. Worth a trip to Philly!
Nettie's House of Spaghetti
The food was phenomenal and the vibe of the space was perfect!
GREEK Things - because you know, Greeks.
Greek-American comedian who brings to life the reality of having Greek parents.
Search for one in your community - the most fun you'll have at a church.
Stray Dog Gin
Greeks make gin? Of course, we make everything. Johnny Livanos comes from a line of food and restaurant folks. He has taken this passion to create a very special spirit.
Shops & Retail Therapy
Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. They collect donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials then, make the building materials available to the public at low cost. They also and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes.
I love this place so much - right now they could use some help as they are losing their location.
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
Have you been to the PAAC gift shop? So many local artists and makers are selling their work. You can buy gifts, cards, jewelry, prints. And right now, they are taking pre-orders for their very popular letter-press calendar.
Chartreuse & Company
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
I serve on the board of this non profit contemporary art center. Visit the store for unique, handmade gifts. Insider tip: visit Vigilante Coffee across the street.
Silver Spring Cares
Started by realtor Liz Brent (go brent) this organization supports many causes in my local community.
STABLE is a studio complex in DC that provides visual artists with an active work-space and programming for the community
Beauty & Things that Smell Good
Candles by Margot
Vintage & Upcycled 100% Soy Candles. Found Margot a street fesitval. She can turn any vessel into a candle - you can even give her some of your own vintage glassware (that's what I did!)
Savvy Scents by Sherrie
Beautiful products from a small DC-based business.
Where I’m Eating..?
Woman-owned restaurant that takes you around the world in one meal.
Your special occasion place.
Officially obsessed. there have been weeks that I've been to Zinnia more than…twice. It's because they have something for everyone - choose your dining adventure. Coffee shop in the morning, lunch in the garden, the downstairs tavern and now the fine dining menu. This is such a great use of a historic space.
Yes, it's the time of hear to hunker down and get into the kitchen. I love to cook and I'm fortunate that my partner is an excellent cook. He is better at "Iron Chef" - no recipe, just ingredients. I like a recipe - must be the pastry chef training! Some current favorites:
- Sautéed cherry tomato sauce over spaghetti squash;
- My birthday dinner of steamed mussels and grilled branzino.
- I'm hoping for chili soon! What are you cooking?
Places to Visit - an all maryland/dc list this time.
Philly is very walkable - we went from Rittenhouse Square to Penn's Landing/Spruce Street Park. We walked the Schuylkil River Trail. From DC, it's an easy trip.
Such a good food town. I might have a mild addiction to all of Michael Solomonov's cooking. The Israeli chef has a few restaurants, Zahav being a favorite of many. Should I mention Goldie again?? We also had a fantastic Italian dinner at Little Nonna. And we headed to Fishtown for a really nice seafood dinner at Kensington Quarter. Sunday wrapped up the weekend with a restaurant that had been on my list for a while - Tulula's Garden.
Most of my friends know this is one of my favorite cities. With flights being quite expensive, I'm "forced" to fly to Charleston and drive to Columbia, SC. I'm gonna update after my trip with what the latest and greatest is in Charleston!
Silver Spring, MD
A ‘suburb’ of Washington, DC which is not an actual city. We are unincorporated and we have over 80k residents. I grew up here, but never thought I’d move back. Instead of me telling you what I like about the place, I asked some locals. Check out what they had to say!