This past week, while Condiment took a short publishing hiatus to work on some much-needed, back-end related items, things were plenty busy behind the scenes.
First, there was work to roll out the way we'll ultimately empower brands to engage with our readers. The goal here was to create ideas that maybe didn't feel so traditional or run of the mill, and to most of all create an experience that thinks about the reader -- and the brands who want to reach them -- in a new, interesting way. While there'll be lots of other ways for brands to engage and interact in the coming months, it's a commitment to make this as integrated and unintrusive to the reader experience as possible -- just like with ads in traditional print magazines.
Somewhere during it all, summer hit in the city, and with it the desire to experiement with outdoor cooking. It inspired this week's round up of chic grilling products. If you've not seen the new, cool and most of all stylish options for your next BBQ, check out this week's picks. Speaking of picks, I met the most amazing fellow entrepreneur, Mat Herman of the incredible home site, Apt2b.com. Mat kicks off a new feature for Condiment that'll run every week here as well as on our soon-to-launch Huffington Post blog, which includes the five favorite lifestyle products of interesting and entrepreneurial people.
While on a break, my sister and I both separately (3,000 miles apart!) reworked our mom's classic pepper steak dinner our own way, which was behind this week's article encouring everybody to do the same. By the way, nothing is prettier for summer than rose gold metallics. Pop a little of the hue in your home style!
Have a great week!
mazing things happen all around us every day.
Founder and Editorial Director
Super moon over the city this week