Amanda and I met Jason Johnson, one of the Managing Partners in San Francisco last week. This shared office is a space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs.
It is buzzing with start-ups and it done on an invite-only basis. It is also supported by great sponsors, including Rackspace, DLA Piper and Bullpen Capital.
While walking inside the Ferry Building, San Francisco, we came across a tiny kiosk selling vegan donuts. Josh Levine founded Peoples Donuts in 2007 (name now changed) and flavours include lemon poppy seed, candy cup and chocolate sprinkle. Their bakery is 100% organic and don’t ask about shipping – you simply need to visit.
Miette, founded by Meg Ray, is in San Francisco’s Ferry Building, but also at the airport if you want to take back some exquisite cakes. Not only is the packaging memorable, but the cakes are stunning, and they also sell shortbread and macarons. They also host cookie decorating classes and sell baking accessories.
On my last day in New York I walked by this Pop Up at 188 Lafayette and met Charles Lahti. He is a renowned silkscreen artist and there were beautiful papers, masks and boxes for sale. The gift wrap is good enough to frame and I bought 4 sheets to bring back to London. Definitely worth a detour if you are in Soho.
Now in its fourth year running, Pick Me Up at Somerset House is a definite must-see. The contemporary graphic arts festival is back for 11 days showcasing talent in graphic art, design and illustration from small start-ups to the elite. There are many ways to get involved – you can model for your own one minute portrait, try out screen printing or even get your nails painted by the artists themselves. A fun filled afternoon with an array of awe inspiring work, the festival runs until 28th April.
Written by Camron Intern: Francesca Zavieh