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I’m Mari.
On Marivelous Me! you’ll find recipes, food gifts, food I’ve traveled for and food solutions. Poke around, maybe you’ll find inspiration for something you’re working on. Enjoy! 

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Thursday
May172012

Hello, World!

As all of my friends and family will tell you, I am obsessed with food; I love eating it, making it, finding it and can't help sharing it. 

From 2006-2011, I owned and operated an artisanal brownie company called Mari's New York. We made brownies in a variety of flavors and packaged them in gift-able baton boxes. We sold in domestic and international gourmet food and gift shops, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Williams-Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, we even shipped wedding favors to Qatar (repeatedly!) and had a fair amount of press and an award to go along with it. 

Prior to that, I was trained as a product designer and designed all sorts of things: kitchen gadgets, toothbrushes, baby bottles, cosmetics packaging, syringes, luggage, breakfast foods, umbrellas, stationery, bedding, decorative pillows and throws, dinnerware, tabletop, sleepwear, athletic wear, window treatments. Phew! I also worked at Balthazar as: a hostess, a bar maître d', a pastry grunt and finished with being the Director of Bakery Operations for their retail store. This schooling is what really enabled me to open my own business. 

What I've come to realize, after a very long and circuitous path, is that I have too many ideas swirling in my head to be focused on just one. This blog exists so my idea-generating, food-obsessed brain has a place to stretch and be free. 

I hope you enjoy my new ride!

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