June 9th, 2013
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting hot-off the-press author Brian Sweany for his book launch party at Sweet Revenge®. On the first night of the publishing industry’s NYC Book Expo week, 50 guests celebrated his debut novel “Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer”. Brian signed books, which were available thanks to bookbook, our fave neighborhood bookstore around the corner on Bleecker street. He captivated the audience while reading his prologue from our bay window. A huge thank you goes to his publisher The Writer’s Coffee Shop for generously sponsoring the evening of cupcakes & booze at Sweet Revenge®. And of course a massive thank you goes to Brian for having his reading/signing soiree at mine.
Brian and I know each other from back in the day when big 80s hair was synonymous with aqua net, Foreigner & the Steve Miller band provoked teenage rebellion, rattails & mullets came & thankfully went, and Coors silver bullet was only available outside state lines. I’m very proud of my fellow hoosier. It’s a helluva an accomplishment to get published. And this did not come lightly or easily – it came hard won after 5 years and 55 publishers turned him down. I commend him on an impressive perseverence, and I know the book took many turns along the way. I’m happy for Brian that he is enjoying a taste of his own Sweet Revenge. JK Rawling 2.0 has arrived – go Brian! I am delighted to report he just submitted his first draft of his second novel into his publisher this week. I HIGHLY recommend “Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer” for bookclub. I’m reading it now, enjoying it immensely. I’m hoping we can catch Brian on one of his next trips to NYC for one of mine. It will make me the fave member of bookclub for sure.
Congrats Brian! Cheers to the success of “Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer” and many more of your successes to come my friend!
Buy his novel now at your fave local independent bookstore or on Amazon!
Cheers to great books, 80s memories & writers everywhere,
May 14th, 2013
Marlo with a Kwak & Pure Cupcake
I am thrilled to be in DRAFT Magazine’s List of distinguished Beer & Food Innovators! What a huge honor. As an extra distinction, I’m the only woman on this list of 6!
My Kwak (Belgium) & Pure cupcake pairing is lookin’ good. Cheers to beers (& cupcakes)!
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May 1st, 2013
Marlo on Fox Business “Wine with Me” show with Tracy Byrnes
For Tracy Byrnes’ Mother’s Day segment on her Fox Business “Wine with Me” show, we discussed what to do for Mom. ANSWER: red velvet Belgian waffles + raspberry bellinis, and of course cupcake, wine & beer pairings!
Our Dirty cupcake & Sweet Smaak Rose Moscato (S. Africa), Sweet Revenge cupcake & Region 1 Malbec (Argentina) and our Very Strawberry cupcake & Lunetta Prosecco (Italy) got the good tv love. We also talked shop on Sweet Revenge®, Marlo Scott Productions and life as an entrepreneur.
April 24th, 2013
We are thrilled to be included in Travel Nerd’s Top 5 Wine Bars in NYC! We are in very swank company with the other four: The Bourgeois Pig, Bar Baloud, The Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen and Zampa. What an honor!
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April 7th, 2013
Sweet Revenge® is featured in Manhattan Magazine’s “Have Your Cupcake, And Eat it Too“. Brilliant photograph of our Pure cupcake, Kwak & Principato Pinot Noir by professional photographer and friend John Bentham.
April 3rd, 2013
We hope our beautiful bird ceiling tattoo inspires your lovely notes to friends, family and loved ones. Available for $4.50/ea!
Cheers to inspiration taking flight!
March 23rd, 2013
Five years into owning my business, I’ve got more headspace for creative solutions and problem solving. When a recipe goes awry in the kitchen, I feel good that thanks to some quick team brainstorming, we are making dang tasty lemonade out of the ole proverbial lemon. In our case, we are whipping up fabulous walnut chocolate chip cookie bars, red velvet whoopie pies and sticky buns covered in a decadent Chocovine cream cheese glaze.
Where there is an unsavory issue, there is a delicious opportunity.
cheers to tastefully and tastily overcoming your not so savory challenges
March 15th, 2013
Luck-o-the-Irish! NY Daily News included our Black & Tan cupcake (Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Cake with Chocovine Cream Cheese Frosting) for their St. Patrick’s story. The Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Chocovine pairings make it like finding the dessert & drink pot of gold .
Read “Sweeter Than a Pot o’ Gold: St. Patrick’s Day Treats Across New York City”
March 13th, 2013
Our red velvet Belgian waffles and Chocovine & Coffee got a most fabulous write-up by inspiring writer/photographer/blogger, SheenaLaShay. We were tickled she visited us and took some excellent food porn pics of our brunch!
I just had to share this quote from Sheena’s About page: “I live my life, unapologetically, wholeheartedly & full of love”. Brilliant!!