Reality Check: Fantasy Building Designs Must Meet Local Codes

There is some discussion in the industry about whether or not it is beneficial to have building inspectors involved when trying to mimic a 400 year old village. We are designing retail spaces that look like they belong in an English village in the 1600s. Levels and plumb-lines can make a structure look a bit “too crisp”.… More Reality Check: Fantasy Building Designs Must Meet Local Codes

In the Weeds

It’s November … and the Texas Renaissance Festival is open. I spend all of October, and most of November in “The Weeds”. “The Weeds” is restaurant-speak for way-behind-schedule-and-needing-to-hustle-because-business-is-Rockin’ … so it’s a good thing. Spare moments are spent cat-napping rather than writing blog posts, so I feel I’m way behind here. However, now we’ve hit… More In the Weeds

Summer Job Lady

I’ve been the “Summer Job Lady” for 20 summers now. Before we had our own businesses there, I managed all of the personnel and payroll for the man that owned 75% of the food program at the New York Renaissance Faire. With an attrition rate of 10%, and 85 positions to fill, some summers I’d… More Summer Job Lady

TechMUNCH NYC

I’m headed to NYC for a couple of days. This is not unusual in summer, because I live only 40 miles from Manhattan from mid-June until Labor Day. However, I’m going to attend a workshop/conference called TechMUNCH, and it’s on the day I would normally begin my drive from Atlanta to New York. I tried… More TechMUNCH NYC

Compostables

I want to have a styrofoam-free bakery service-wear program in 2010. It’s easier said than done in the Houston market, so I may schlep some of my disposables down from NY. The Hubby and I do two music festivals in NY, mostly selling Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Frozen Bananas, and Cheesecake. The festivals are Clearwater’s Great… More Compostables