Monday, October 4, 2010

Around Town with Risa Pulver: The Risa Pulver Project

Around Town with Risa Pulver: The Risa Pulver Project

The Risa Pulver Project

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new business venture The Risa Pulver Project. Over the past twenty years I have used many of my talents in the worlds of fashion, events and philanthropy. The Risa Pulver Project will offer personalized styling and shopping customized to each client's needs. My more than 20 year background in Fundraising, Development and Special Events will enable to offer consulting to Not for Profits and Individuals. Networking and Personal connections make things happen. People give to People.....

I graduated from The Fashion of Institute of Technology with a BS in Marketing and degrees in Fashion Buying and Merchandising and Home Fashion Design. I have always loved fashion and shopping. I worked for my father in his retail shoe stores from the time I was 12 until 19, every Saturday. His stores were located in East Harlem. I had an amazing experience and learned so much while working for him. I learned about all different types of people. Our customers were Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Haitian, Central American, and African American. I learned about shopping patterns, selling skills and buying merchandise for your customer not for your own taste. I started earning $15 a day in 1977 and by 1984 I was making $50 a day. I would save up and look forward to going to NYC, Roosevelt Field Mall, and "The Flea Market" at Roosevelt Raceway. Any one who grew up on Long Island in the 70's and 80's knows the Flea Market! I worked in the Fashion Industry before, during and after graduating from FIT. I left the fashion industry in 1989 and went into a career working for Manufacturers Hanover and Chemical Bank in the "Home" Banking Division. Back then we called it Home Banking not Online Banking. My fashion background has always been with me. Over the past 25 years I have gotten very involved with charitable efforts on behalf of many deserving organizations. My charity of choice is The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.
There is always time to incorporate giving back to society with your time and or money. I hope we are all doing something for someone else......

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to Frozen Yogurt

After a 2 year hiatus from my blog I decided to write again..... Back to Frozen Yogurt.... I am obsessed with the "Tart" plain yogurt... Most all of us yogurt freaks know it from Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales for many years..... There is a huge following over the years of women who eat this every day. One day, about five years ago I was at Lord & Taylor in Manhasset and there was almost a revolt. They "downsized" the yogurts. There was a new manager who decided the yogurts were way too large. Women were up in arms and needless to say the old HUGE portion sizes came back.... Then Pinkberry and Red Mango came onto the scene several years back.... Franchises have been popping up out in the suburbs for Red Mango.... I just came back from Miami and found the latest in Frozen Yogurt are Self Service Yogurt Shops. There are usually 4 or 5 machines that each have 2 flavors. You choose your cup size and fill them up.. Any flavor(s) you want. Then the toppings bar... Oh the toppings bar.... Usually upwards of 30 to 40 toppings... From assorted Fresh Fruits to Nuts to Candies etc etc.... Checkout http://yogurberry.com http://orangeleaf.com and http://www.yelp.com/biz/craving-frozen-yogurt-sunny-isles-beach ..... Also just went to Garden State Plaza in New Jersey and found another shop... A kiosk called www.16handles.com ..... Several other choices for Tart Yogurt are Haagen Dazs (they even sell it in pint sizes in the supermarkets now) Also Frogurt at Shock in Westhampton Beach and Frogurt at Yogurteria in Great Neck,,, Tasti Delite also has but not everyday... Twisted Yogurt in Little Neck is another fav!!!
I promise each one will be a delicious experience........

HAVE FUN!!! I always do....

Risa