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September Newsletter

Hello Everyone!

Happy September? Click on the link here! Get on your dancing shoes and read this newsletter while you sway to one of my absolute favorite songs that celebrates a month we love here at AF&Co. It’s September!!

But brace yourselves – I haven’t always loved September. For me, going back to school and leaving my days of summer behind was always a challenge. It was mentally exhausting. Let me take you back…

Picture it. Westmount Swim Club: the huge pool, the diving boards, the lifeguards, and so much more. I truly thought I was like Sandy in Grease and had picked out many Danny Zukows to fall in love with throughout each season – though they had no idea. I was touched by the sun and in love with life.

My mom would take me and my brother Ricky up to the club every day about 1pm and we were free to do our thing till 6. I was a little chubby Jewish kid running around in a bathing suit that was always a tad too snug (somehow I demonstrated the art of how to show just enough ass crack.) My group of pals got busy every day playing water tag, Marco Polo, and red Light/green Light. There were sunset movies, lots of BBQs, and the big camp show (of which I was always the star – of course).

One of my favorite summer memories was how my mom would step into the pool insistent not to wet the hairdo that Mr. Frank, her beautician, had created for her that week. She would dunk herself in and out and exclaim to all, “Isn’t the water delicious today!” Summer meant freedom!! Summer meant hot dogs. Summer meant no rules. Summer meant lovin’ and I had me a blast.

Then Labor Day crept up…and sadly all of us kids became depressed. Back to life, back to reality, and well, back to school, rules, shoes, and studying. It always took me a good few weeks to embrace September.

Now that I am an adult (no comments please), I actually can’t wait for September to hit. It means parties, big openings, great events, Dancing with the Stars (no comments please), and so much more.

So here’s to a new season that kicks off now. Read on for a wonderful newsletter filled with some wonderful summer memories, new happenings, and some incredible secret recipes just for you.

See you soon and often I hope!!!

Sealed with a summer kiss –

Andrew

PS – We couldn’t be prouder of our client Bluestem Brasserie who recently achieved a three-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle’s food critic Michael Bauer. Being lucky enough to work with this amazing team of professionals and knowing how the five-year-old restaurant has strived for continuous improvement, I can say there is no one more deserving of these accolades. Stacy and Adam – you are my heroes.

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