Author Archive | Christina

I am a Cat Lady.

What does it mean to be a cat lady? Neither of us would have guessed all the things that would fall into place after Simon announced that he wanted to bring Mr. Socks inside. How could we have known? What are the chances that finding an ungrateful cat would lead me to three more – […]

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Becoming a Cat Lady

About 8 months after our first store opened, Simon and I finally decided that the store would not burn down if we weren’t in it. So we slowly started to pull back and take evenings off. I’m a stress eater and I gained some 15 lbs in between our wedding and when we opened our […]

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Important Tips

We’re fast approaching some big anniversaries. Simon and I debuted Macaron Parlour at the Hester Street Fair on April 25, 2010. Less than two years later, we were married on April 21, 2012. We met at the end of 2009 and how foolish are we to start a business with someone we had known for […]

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We Are NOT Planners

I always knew I would eventually own a business. I just always imagined that it would be a one person business and maybe I’d have a studio and some clients, but I never imagined it as a multi-unit business with so much staff. So, it surprised me to realize that we have over thirty employees […]

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2015 in Review

2015 was probably not a year I ever could have predicted. Sometimes I’ll think about it and realize that I dealt with 100 cats (literally), that my kitchen staff trimmed down and leaned out while somehow producing more than ever, that Simon and I got back into working FOH, that I wouldn’t have a day […]

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