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January Newsletter

Happy New Year All!

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Can you believe it’s 2015? Aren’t we supposed to be in space suits flying around by now – it is the future isn’t it?

The new year started off with a bang for me. (Keep it clean boys). Big news – I sold my condo and I am moving to a swanky new SOMA apartment with my girls Daisy and Tulip. There will be a lot more about the reasons I sold and how the deal went down in the coming months. Hint – BRAVO. So I am in the midst of moving and truly I hate it. How can one person collect so much crap in 6 years — it’s crazy.

The big question I am asking myself now is – am I a hoarder?!!!! Sadly, I think so. Among the treasures I found in the last week of packing are 10 pairs of pants I haven’t fit into in 4 years (I filled out), 6 pairs of castanets from a Spanish party I threw 8 years ago, 5 grass skirts with matching leis (don’t ask) and my Grandmother Esther’s mink stole complete with claws and teeth. I have dragged this stuff around with me for most of my adult life and I am here to tell you I am purging and if feels fabulous. Go to your closet now and find something you haven’t worn in 7 years, take it out and put it in the charity pile – it will make you feel amazing.

In addition to the move, business at AF&Co. is booming – our clients have amazing plans for you all. Dinners, Restaurant Week, parties, tastings and so much more. We have new clients all over the country and are thrilled to be working with another amazing chef. Hint – French DJ by night.

According to my horoscope this past Sunday, Minerva thinks this is going to be my year. She had better be right. At AF&Co., we have big plans.Who knows maybe a few of us will get married, one will have a baby (I know this for sure) and some of us will find love. For me—my search for Mr. Right as opposed to Mr. Right Now starts in February (after I move and lose a good 5 pounds). I also resolve to spend more time with my family and friends and strive to work with people I love and respect. And of course, continue supporting the charities I love so much. What are your plans, goals and resolutions – fill me in!

Wishing you a magnificent year ahead! We look forward to toasting all of your successes.

To Life! L’Chiam!

– Andrew and everyone at AF&Co.

P.S. — In case you missed it… OpenTable launched a new blog, Open For Business, and yours truly was asked to contribute a piece — so without further ado, here is how to Send A Perfect Pitch

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