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Ms. Bond on profiled member…Celina has a sense of excitement that I’m really attracted to. We both share in protecting our well being and cultivating our creativity. 

Name… Celina Paiz

Age… 32

On Twitter, I am… nothing. But on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook I’m @laselvaclothing

Profession… Fashion designer and family business owner. 

Hometown… Born in Guatemala but grew up in Miami.

Present Location… Brooklyn.

How you meet Ms. Bond… She’s my neighbor and we share a love of movies and an obsessive entrepreneurial spirit.

How long have you been a Bond member… Ooo, I’m pretty new! Six months?

1. My most recent Bond moment was… Digging deep, and despite a bad cold, getting back to my studio. 

2. I admire… Passion, sincerity, generosity of spirit. 

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… Fear of success. Fear of failure. Both! I ricochet between these two like a ping-pong. 

4. I’m guilty of… Procrastination.

5. Five adjectives that define me are… Creative, passionate, obsessive, loyal, sincere, and if I could add a sixth, silly.

6. Gin or Vodka… Tequila. Margaritas!

7. The fruit I cannot live without is… Used to be hands down bananas. But today, I’m going to say mangoes. It’s shifting.

8. My favorite Bond Tip is… Build good will.

9. Rainy day or sunny day… I like torrential rain and the desert sun.

10. I’m currently reading… My friend’s book of short stories: The Man Who Noticed Everything by Adrian Van Young.

11. Joy is… Connection. Energy. Living in the moment. Experiencing things profoundly.

12. Chore is… dishes, taking out the trash, scooping the liter box.

13. The most sexy thing about me is… My intelligence and my eyebrows. 

14. One quirky thing about me is…The other day I stepped outside fully dressed and it was so cold that for a split second I thought “Oh my god, I’m not wearing any pants!

15. The color of my toothbrush is… white.

16. When I fail… I bounce back! 

17. For me, 2014 will be about… Being in the moment.

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Ms. Bond on profiled member…Celina has a sense of excitement that I’m really attracted to. We both share in protecting our well being and cultivating our creativity.

Name… Celina Paiz

Age… 32

On Twitter, I am… nothing. But on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook I’m @laselvaclothing

Profession… Fashion designer and family business owner.

Hometown… Born in Guatemala but grew up in Miami.

Present Location… Brooklyn.

How you meet Ms. Bond… She’s my neighbor and we share a love of movies and an obsessive entrepreneurial spirit.

How long have you been a Bond member… Ooo, I’m pretty new! Six months?

1. My most recent Bond moment was… Digging deep, and despite a bad cold, getting back to my studio.

2. I admire… Passion, sincerity, generosity of spirit.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… Fear of success. Fear of failure. Both! I ricochet between these two like a ping-pong.

4. I’m guilty of… Procrastination.

5. Five adjectives that define me are… Creative, passionate, obsessive, loyal, sincere, and if I could add a sixth, silly.

6. Gin or Vodka… Tequila. Margaritas!

7. The fruit I cannot live without is… Used to be hands down bananas. But today, I’m going to say mangoes. It’s shifting.

8. My favorite Bond Tip is… Build good will.

9. Rainy day or sunny day… I like torrential rain and the desert sun.

10. I’m currently reading… My friend’s book of short stories: The Man Who Noticed Everything by Adrian Van Young.

11. Joy is… Connection. Energy. Living in the moment. Experiencing things profoundly.

12. Chore is… dishes, taking out the trash, scooping the liter box.

13. The most sexy thing about me is… My intelligence and my eyebrows.

14. One quirky thing about me is…The other day I stepped outside fully dressed and it was so cold that for a split second I thought “Oh my god, I’m not wearing any pants!

15. The color of my toothbrush is… white.

16. When I fail… I bounce back!

17. For me, 2014 will be about… Being in the moment.

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Ms. Bond on profiled member…Tia and I follow each other on Twitter but the first time we really met was when she placed an order for Bond Cards! We recently bonded over breakfast during her brief NYC trip and it felt like we’ve never not known each other. Don’t you just love that feeling? I do!

Name… Tia Butts

Age… is just a number, but I’m currently 45 and loving it. 

On Twitter, I am… @WineInkByTia

Profession… Creating, connecting and communicating.  I own my own public relations agency and work primarily with wine clients. 

Hometown… Shrewsbury, Vermont, but was also raised, in part, in Northern California.

Present Location… the heart of wine country— Napa, California.

How did you meet Ms. Bond… on Twitter!

How long have you been a Bond member… Though I don’t live in NYC and have not yet attended a breakfast club meeting, I’ve been a fan of Cynthia and the Bond newsletter for about two years or so now.  

1. My most recent Bond moment was… celebrating the one-year anniversary of my company!  I’m so proud of myself for having the courage to go out on my own. 

2. I admire…authentic, genuine souls who gracefully embrace life’s challenges and never give up on their dreams. 

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… any fear, big or small, that might hold me back from learning or experiencing something magical or amazing.  

4. I’m guilty of… not calling my mother often enough. 

5. Five adjectives that define me are…warm-hearted, engaging, organized, loyal and open.

6. Gin or Vodka… Gin

7. The fruit I cannot live without is… nectarines

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…”It’s not about your circumstances, it’s about your attitude in those circumstances.” It reminds me of a poster my mother has had hanging in her house for as long as I can remember that says something like “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you handle it.”

9. Rainy day or sunny day… Both have their benefits, but overall I’m a sunshine girl. 

10. I’m currently reading… The Art of Racing in the Rain and Farm City.  I have a huge stack of books I’m slowly working through on my bedside table.  On a more regular basis, I read a lot of magazines. 

 11. Joy is…often life’s small moments like holding hands with my 17-year-old daughter, dancing, finding the most beautiful flower on your walk in the park, laughing till it hurts or having the perfect cappuccino.

12. Chore is… anything that requires me to build or work in a spreadsheet. 

13. The most sexy thing about me is… I’ve got nice eyes and lots of curves, but sexy is more than physical, so I suppose my effervescence.

14. One quirky thing about me is…I sing the “Happy Birthday” song to myself every morning in the mirror as I’m putting on my makeup.  Every day is a blessing.

15. The color of my toothbrush is… white (I use a Sonicare).

16. When I fail… I own up to my mistakes, internalize the lesson and move on.

17. For me, 2014 will be about…traveling to see or do something I’ve never seen or done before.   My goal is at least one each month.  And, calling my mother more.

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Ms. Bond on profiled member…Tia and I follow each other on Twitter but the first time we really met was when she placed an order for Bond Cards! We recently bonded over breakfast during her brief NYC trip and it felt like we’ve never not known each other. Don’t you just love that feeling? I do!

Name… Tia Butts

Age… is just a number, but I’m currently 45 and loving it.

On Twitter, I am… @WineInkByTia

Profession… Creating, connecting and communicating. I own my own public relations agency and work primarily with wine clients.

Hometown… Shrewsbury, Vermont, but was also raised, in part, in Northern California.

Present Location… the heart of wine country— Napa, California.

How did you meet Ms. Bond… on Twitter!

How long have you been a Bond member… Though I don’t live in NYC and have not yet attended a breakfast club meeting, I’ve been a fan of Cynthia and the Bond newsletter for about two years or so now.

1. My most recent Bond moment was… celebrating the one-year anniversary of my company! I’m so proud of myself for having the courage to go out on my own.

2. I admire…authentic, genuine souls who gracefully embrace life’s challenges and never give up on their dreams.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… any fear, big or small, that might hold me back from learning or experiencing something magical or amazing.

4. I’m guilty of… not calling my mother often enough.

5. Five adjectives that define me are…warm-hearted, engaging, organized, loyal and open.

6. Gin or Vodka… Gin

7. The fruit I cannot live without is… nectarines

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…”It’s not about your circumstances, it’s about your attitude in those circumstances.” It reminds me of a poster my mother has had hanging in her house for as long as I can remember that says something like “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you handle it.”

9. Rainy day or sunny day… Both have their benefits, but overall I’m a sunshine girl.

10. I’m currently reading… The Art of Racing in the Rain and Farm City. I have a huge stack of books I’m slowly working through on my bedside table. On a more regular basis, I read a lot of magazines.

11. Joy is…often life’s small moments like holding hands with my 17-year-old daughter, dancing, finding the most beautiful flower on your walk in the park, laughing till it hurts or having the perfect cappuccino.

12. Chore is… anything that requires me to build or work in a spreadsheet.

13. The most sexy thing about me is… I’ve got nice eyes and lots of curves, but sexy is more than physical, so I suppose my effervescence.

14. One quirky thing about me is…I sing the “Happy Birthday” song to myself every morning in the mirror as I’m putting on my makeup. Every day is a blessing.

15. The color of my toothbrush is… white (I use a Sonicare).

16. When I fail… I own up to my mistakes, internalize the lesson and move on.

17. For me, 2014 will be about…traveling to see or do something I’ve never seen or done before. My goal is at least one each month. And, calling my mother more.

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Ms. Bond on profiled member… Marsha is a star in her spin class and knows how to entertain. She gave me one of my favorite birthday presents ever, a silver fortune cookie with a fortune inside that read “May your source of wise & witty sayings for Ms. Bond never dry up. Keep ‘em coming!”

Name…Marsha Palanci (aka The Contessa)

Age…The same as one of Bordeaux’ most celebrated vintages, 1947

On Twitter, I am…A sassy New Yorker @marshapalanci

Profession…Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Communications Ltd., a full service marketing and communications agency.

Hometown…Born in Cincinnati but raised in France and Belgium.

Present Location…The Big Apple.

How did you meet Ms. Bond…Heard her infectious laughter across the room at a wine event.

How long have you been a Bond member…I’m almost a charter member.

1. My most recent Bond moment was…Making a serendipitous decision to go to London for a Food Lovers’ Tour because I just wanted to do it!

2. I admire…Pope Francis for breaking the mold by taking on the Vatican establishment and for giving the proceeds of his Harley-Davidson sale to charity.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…feeling the pressure of always being relevant, fun and sexy. (Stole that from the cover of a People’s Magazine cover)

4. I’m guilty of…interrupting people when I get excited about something but don’t mind being told to “stop it!” as Traver—the mixologist at Betony— did last night.

5. Five adjectives that define me are… Sophisticated (I hope in a nice way); philanthropic; culture-vulture; well-traveled; one more.  Let’s see, maybe wine geeky?

6. Gin or Vodka…That is hardly a question.  As a martini drinker, gin, hands down, preferably Bulldog, served ice cold, straight up with a twist….and olives on the side. 

7. The fruit I cannot live without is…Pear.  My whole kitchen is decorated in them.  A very Rubensque, sexy fruit which happens to taste divine as well.  Remember the scene from the movie “Tom Jones?”

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…Angels fly because they don’t take themselves seriously.  Maybe not a Bond Tip but it captures the same Bond spirit.

9. Rainy day or sunny day…Makes no difference to me as I was raised in the land of drizzle, Belgium.  I am a content person under any weather condition.  

10. I’m currently reading…Prefer reading three books simultaneously.  Just started The Goldfinch  (like everyone else of reading-age!) but am also enjoying Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson and an odd little restaurant guidebook from 1924 called Dining in Paris. 

11. Joy is…big and small things such as discovering your favorite grilled hot dog stand is open (the vendor is temperamental) or listening to a recording of Sutherland and Pavarotti singing a duet from the opera Turandot. Both give me goose bumps.

12. Chore is…Anything having to do with finances.

13. The most sexy thing about me is…my ability to put a delicious meal on the table, along with wine, in next to no time.  An edible “quickie?”

14. One quirky thing about me is…I go crazy when I see people in service positions (in stores, restaurants, or airplanes) chewing gum.

15. For me, 2014 will be about…Finally making it to Oaxaca for a cooking course, trading in my Blackberry for an iPhone, and getting a food client at Cornerstone Comm.

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Ms. Bond on profiled member… Marsha is a star in her spin class and knows how to entertain. She gave me one of my favorite birthday presents ever, a silver fortune cookie with a fortune inside that read “May your source of wise & witty sayings for Ms. Bond never dry up. Keep ‘em coming!”

Name…Marsha Palanci (aka The Contessa)

Age…The same as one of Bordeaux’ most celebrated vintages, 1947

On Twitter, I am…A sassy New Yorker @marshapalanci

Profession…Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Communications Ltd., a full service marketing and communications agency.

Hometown…Born in Cincinnati but raised in France and Belgium.

Present Location…The Big Apple.

How did you meet Ms. Bond…Heard her infectious laughter across the room at a wine event.

How long have you been a Bond member…I’m almost a charter member.

1. My most recent Bond moment was…Making a serendipitous decision to go to London for a Food Lovers’ Tour because I just wanted to do it!

2. I admire…Pope Francis for breaking the mold by taking on the Vatican establishment and for giving the proceeds of his Harley-Davidson sale to charity.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…feeling the pressure of always being relevant, fun and sexy. (Stole that from the cover of a People’s Magazine cover)

4. I’m guilty of…interrupting people when I get excited about something but don’t mind being told to “stop it!” as Traver—the mixologist at Betony— did last night.

5. Five adjectives that define me are… Sophisticated (I hope in a nice way); philanthropic; culture-vulture; well-traveled; one more. Let’s see, maybe wine geeky?

6. Gin or Vodka…That is hardly a question. As a martini drinker, gin, hands down, preferably Bulldog, served ice cold, straight up with a twist….and olives on the side.

7. The fruit I cannot live without is…Pear. My whole kitchen is decorated in them. A very Rubensque, sexy fruit which happens to taste divine as well. Remember the scene from the movie “Tom Jones?”

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…Angels fly because they don’t take themselves seriously. Maybe not a Bond Tip but it captures the same Bond spirit.

9. Rainy day or sunny day…Makes no difference to me as I was raised in the land of drizzle, Belgium. I am a content person under any weather condition.

10. I’m currently reading…Prefer reading three books simultaneously. Just started The Goldfinch (like everyone else of reading-age!) but am also enjoying Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson and an odd little restaurant guidebook from 1924 called Dining in Paris.

11. Joy is…big and small things such as discovering your favorite grilled hot dog stand is open (the vendor is temperamental) or listening to a recording of Sutherland and Pavarotti singing a duet from the opera Turandot. Both give me goose bumps.

12. Chore is…Anything having to do with finances.

13. The most sexy thing about me is…my ability to put a delicious meal on the table, along with wine, in next to no time. An edible “quickie?”

14. One quirky thing about me is…I go crazy when I see people in service positions (in stores, restaurants, or airplanes) chewing gum.

15. For me, 2014 will be about…Finally making it to Oaxaca for a cooking course, trading in my Blackberry for an iPhone, and getting a food client at Cornerstone Comm.

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Ms. Bond on the profiled member…Hands down, Aileen has a lot of Bond qualities. Her spirit is higher than anyone I know and she is constantly jumping from one Bond feat to the next.

Name…Aileen Robbins

Age…Somewhere between sexy and senility

On Twitter, I am…non-existent

Profession…Strategic planning & marketing for the wine & spirits industry

Hometown…NYC

Present Location…NYC

How did you meet Ms. Bond…At wine events in the City

How long have you been a Bond member…Over 2 years

1. My most recent Bond moment was…writing a letter to the principal of a major French château, who rarely accepts visitors of any kind, and in response, receiving a very gracious invitation on behalf of a friend who is a very talented sommelier, who uses a wheelchair (he enters marathons). With any luck, I will accompany him. 

2. I admire…people who set goals for themselves and figure out a way to achieve them.                                       

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…fear of  speed—on skis, bikes, on-line skates, snowmobiles, etc.  

4. I’m guilty of…eating chocolate Rice Krispies bars as a mid-morning snack (most every morning).

5. Five adjectives that define me are…funny, optimistic, helpful, dependable, and energetic!

6. Gin or Vodka…gin. At least it has a taste profile.

7. The fruit I cannot live without is…nectarines.

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…”Are you savoring this moment?”

9. Rainy day or sunny day…sunny.

10. I’m currently reading and loving…”Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan, (recommended to me by my daughter).

11. Joy is…spending time with family; going to the opera (especially ones that my best friend has directed) or theatre or ballet or concerts; having a great meal with people who enjoy it as much as I do; laughing and making people laugh.  

12. Chore is…cleaning up after I cook a multi-course meal.

13. The most sexy thing about me is…my ability to wear hats, especially the black evening hat with a huge satin bow and a veil with black jet beads.

14. One quirky thing about me is…for fun, I translate words from French into Italian.

15. For me, 2014 will be about…getting more involved in programs to help others.

 

 

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Ms. Bond on the profiled member…Hands down, Aileen has a lot of Bond qualities. Her spirit is higher than anyone I know and she is constantly jumping from one Bond feat to the next.

Name…Aileen Robbins

Age…Somewhere between sexy and senility

On Twitter, I am…non-existent

Profession…Strategic planning & marketing for the wine & spirits industry

Hometown…NYC

Present Location…NYC

How did you meet Ms. Bond…At wine events in the City

How long have you been a Bond member…Over 2 years

1. My most recent Bond moment was…writing a letter to the principal of a major French château, who rarely accepts visitors of any kind, and in response, receiving a very gracious invitation on behalf of a friend who is a very talented sommelier, who uses a wheelchair (he enters marathons). With any luck, I will accompany him. 

2. I admire…people who set goals for themselves and figure out a way to achieve them.                                      

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…fear of  speed—on skis, bikes, on-line skates, snowmobiles, etc. 

4. I’m guilty of…eating chocolate Rice Krispies bars as a mid-morning snack (most every morning).

5. Five adjectives that define me are…funny, optimistic, helpful, dependable, and energetic!

6. Gin or Vodka…gin. At least it has a taste profile.

7. The fruit I cannot live without is…nectarines.

8. My favorite Bond Tip is…”Are you savoring this moment?”

9. Rainy day or sunny day…sunny.

10. I’m currently reading and loving…”Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan, (recommended to me by my daughter).

11. Joy is…spending time with family; going to the opera (especially ones that my best friend has directed) or theatre or ballet or concerts; having a great meal with people who enjoy it as much as I do; laughing and making people laugh. 

12. Chore is…cleaning up after I cook a multi-course meal.

13. The most sexy thing about me is…my ability to wear hats, especially the black evening hat with a huge satin bow and a veil with black jet beads.

14. One quirky thing about me is…for fun, I translate words from French into Italian.

15. For me, 2014 will be about…getting more involved in programs to help others.

 

 

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH MS. BOND
Whip up your holiday gift list and I’ll take you to my favorite stores in Williamsburg (hottest designer destination in NYC!). 
We will cover something for everyone in your life, from the men & boys to your best friend who is impossible to please!
We’re only visiting boutique stores with highly curated selections. 
I’ll even show you a store or two where you can pick up your smashing outfit for your holiday parties!
In 2 hours, you will be done with a good part of your holiday shopping. 
Bring 2 friends and you’ll get to come along for free!

P.S. We’ll also have a juice stop along the way!

The vintage stirrers in the picture is just one of the things you can pick up on shopping with me!


DATES & RSVP:
SAT 12/07 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/524296
SUN 12/08 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/524299

TIME: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

MEETING SPOT: Lobby of the Wythe Hotel 
                           (80 Wythe, Williamsburg)
                           (L train Bedford stop; 5 min from Union Square)
COST: $45/person

SPECIAL REFERRAL PROGRAM: 
Bring 2 friends and you’ll get to come along for free! 
Just make sure your friends e-mail me mentioning your name once they purchase their tickets.


ONE-ON-ONE: I am also offering personalized shopping services. E-mail me for details at 005@msbondsbreakfastclub.com
HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH MS. BOND
Whip up your holiday gift list and I’ll take you to my favorite stores in Williamsburg (hottest designer destination in NYC!). 
We will cover something for everyone in your life, from the men & boys to your best friend who is impossible to please!
We’re only visiting boutique stores with highly curated selections. 
I’ll even show you a store or two where you can pick up your smashing outfit for your holiday parties!
In 2 hours, you will be done with a good part of your holiday shopping. 
Bring 2 friends and you’ll get to come along for free!
P.S. We’ll also have a juice stop along the way!
The vintage stirrers in the picture is just one of the things you can pick up on shopping with me!
DATES & RSVP:

SUN 12/08 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/524299

TIME: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
MEETING SPOT: Lobby of the Wythe Hotel 
                           (80 Wythe, Williamsburg)
                           (L train Bedford stop; 5 min from Union Square)
COST: $45/person
SPECIAL REFERRAL PROGRAM: 
Bring 2 friends and you’ll get to come along for free! 
Just make sure your friends e-mail me mentioning your name once they purchase their tickets.
ONE-ON-ONE: I am also offering personalized shopping services. E-mail me for details at 005@msbondsbreakfastclub.com
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Bond Member Profile 
Ms. Bond’s few-liner on profiled member…I love Alice’s energy! She’s a frequent Bond breakfast goer and always so open about her vulnerabilities because she’s not afraid to be. A lovely, just-herself kind of women.
Name… Alice Ryan
Age… 27
On Twitter, I am… I have two handles - @DreyfusWines for work and @aliceryan12 for fun.
Profession… I handle the Public Relations for NYC-based wine importer Dreyfus Ashby & Co.
Hometown… Westfield, NJ
Present Location… West Village, NYC
How did you meet Ms. Bond… through the wonderful world of wine! Ms. Bond is sort of a woman about the NYC wine scene and she’s a fun person to saddle up next to at an event. She’s spunky, a great story teller and she loves to laugh – my kind of gal.  
How long have you been a Bond member… about three years.
1. My most recent Bond moment was…  yesterday when I successfully convinced the GM at Carbone to change my reservation from four people to five people. I know this might sound trivial, but this guy was a hard nut to crack – took me at least five tries.
2. I admire… my mother
3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… failure. I know it’s cliché, but that’s what scares me the most.
4. Five adjectives that define me are… charming! Effusive! Gregarious! Loyal! Ambitious!
5. Gin or Vodka… Can I choose wine instead? Preferably Burgundian Chardonnay.
6. The fruit I cannot live without is… lately it’s watermelon, but historically blueberries
7. My favorite Bond Tip is… “My mother taught me to never take no for an answer.” 
8. Rainy day or sunny day… depends where I am. I love a rainy day in bed with the windows open, but a beautiful, sunny day outdoors.
9. I’m currently reading… “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles and I just finished “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Jay Fowler.  
10. Joy is… Spending time with my boyfriend.. oops husband…and family. And friends.
11. Chore is… cleaning the bathroom. Actually, really cleaning anything.

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Ms. Bond’s few-liner on profiled member…I love Alice’s energy! She’s a frequent Bond breakfast goer and always so open about her vulnerabilities because she’s not afraid to be. A lovely, just-herself kind of women.

Name… Alice Ryan

Age… 27

On Twitter, I am… I have two handles - @DreyfusWines for work and @aliceryan12 for fun.

Profession… I handle the Public Relations for NYC-based wine importer Dreyfus Ashby & Co.

Hometown… Westfield, NJ

Present Location… West Village, NYC

How did you meet Ms. Bond… through the wonderful world of wine! Ms. Bond is sort of a woman about the NYC wine scene and she’s a fun person to saddle up next to at an event. She’s spunky, a great story teller and she loves to laugh – my kind of gal. 

How long have you been a Bond member… about three years.

1. My most recent Bond moment was…  yesterday when I successfully convinced the GM at Carbone to change my reservation from four people to five people. I know this might sound trivial, but this guy was a hard nut to crack – took me at least five tries.

2. I admire… my mother

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… failure. I know it’s cliché, but that’s what scares me the most.

4. Five adjectives that define me are… charming! Effusive! Gregarious! Loyal! Ambitious!

5. Gin or Vodka… Can I choose wine instead? Preferably Burgundian Chardonnay.

6. The fruit I cannot live without is… lately it’s watermelon, but historically blueberries

7. My favorite Bond Tip is… “My mother taught me to never take no for an answer.” 

8. Rainy day or sunny day… depends where I am. I love a rainy day in bed with the windows open, but a beautiful, sunny day outdoors.

9. I’m currently reading… “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles and I just finished “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Jay Fowler. 

10. Joy is… Spending time with my boyfriend.. oops husband…and family. And friends.

11. Chore is… cleaning the bathroom. Actually, really cleaning anything.

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Ms. Bond’s one-liner on profiled member… Sabrina and I met on Twitter and the first time we met in person, we had a 5-hour dinner. We felt this connection that was so strong that in a buzzing restaurant, they never sat anyone next to us the entire night because we both were so into our space and our bonding.

Name… Sabrina Dandridge

Age… 29

Profession… Model/Writer/PR and Marketing specialist/Fashionista

Hometown… Providence, Rhode Island

Present Location… Brooklyn, New York

How did you meet Ms. Bond… Twitter!

How long have you been a Bond member… 2+ years ~

 

1. My most recent Bond moment was… Practicing what I preach (self-love + self-respect) and walking away from a career opportunity that proved to be an unhealthy environment for me. Blind faith!

2. I admire… Anyone who has the ability to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is everything.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… The fear of living to my fullest potential.

4. Five adjectives that define me are… Imaginative. Courageous. Charismatic. Sentimental. Philosophical.

5. Gin or Vodka… Vodka. 0 calories ;)

6. The fruit I cannot live without is… Banana!

7. My favorite Bond Tip is… “If you don’t believe in Unicorns, you will never see Unicorns.”

8. Rainy day or sunny day… Sunny day! Sunshine is healing.

9. I’m currently reading… The Diamond In Your Pocket by Gangagi and StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.

10. Joy is… Being in the company of smiling, happy friends and family.

11. Chore is… Laundry. Can’t clothes just magically clean themselves (Unicorns, anyone?)

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Ms. Bond’s one-liner on profiled member… Sabrina and I met on Twitter and the first time we met in person, we had a 5-hour dinner. We felt this connection that was so strong that in a buzzing restaurant, they never sat anyone next to us the entire night because we both were so into our space and our bonding.

Name… Sabrina Dandridge

Age… 29

Profession… Model/Writer/PR and Marketing specialist/Fashionista

Hometown… Providence, Rhode Island

Present Location… Brooklyn, New York

How did you meet Ms. Bond… Twitter!

How long have you been a Bond member… 2+ years ~

 

1. My most recent Bond moment was… Practicing what I preach (self-love + self-respect) and walking away from a career opportunity that proved to be an unhealthy environment for me. Blind faith!

2. I admire… Anyone who has the ability to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is everything.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is… The fear of living to my fullest potential.

4. Five adjectives that define me are… Imaginative. Courageous. Charismatic. Sentimental. Philosophical.

5. Gin or Vodka… Vodka. 0 calories ;)

6. The fruit I cannot live without is… Banana!

7. My favorite Bond Tip is… “If you don’t believe in Unicorns, you will never see Unicorns.”

8. Rainy day or sunny day… Sunny day! Sunshine is healing.

9. I’m currently reading… The Diamond In Your Pocket by Gangagi and StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.

10. Joy is… Being in the company of smiling, happy friends and family.

11. Chore is… Laundry. Can’t clothes just magically clean themselves (Unicorns, anyone?)

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Ms. Bond’s Breakfast Club just celebrated its third anniversary last week! On this occasion, I want to share my own profile.
Name…Ms. Bond
Age…44
On Twitter, I am…@boldmsbond
Profession…A superhero(ine) whose super power is empowerment.
Hometown…Taipei, Taiwan
Present Location…Williamsburg, Brooklyn
How did you meet Ms. Bond…I am Ms. Bond!
How long have you been a Bond member…I created this club on September 14, 2010.
1. My most recent Bond moment was…Getting my condo management company to  respond to a recent request I made that they were neglecting. I decided I needed results by the end of the day, and I made it happen!
2. I admire…People who go for exactly what they want in life.
3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…Accepting and managing my fear of the death of my loved ones.
4. Five adjectives that define me are…Vivacious, bold, single-minded, playful and intuitive.
5. Gin or Vodka…I’m a gin girl all the way.
6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Husk cherries
7. My favorite Bond Tip is…If you don’t believe in unicorns, you will never see unicorns. (April 10, 2013)
8. Rainy day or sunny day…Rainy day if I’m in my apartment looking out my floor-to-ceiling windows at the rainy scenery and listening to Keith Jarrett.
9. I’m currently reading…My dad’s autobiography, Suze Orman’s Women & Money and a poem a night before bed from Sharon Olds’ Stag’s Leap.
10. Joy is…Cooking, alone or with my family.
11. Chore is…Cleaning through all the work files I’ve kept for the past 20 years.

Bond Member Profile

Ms. Bond’s Breakfast Club just celebrated its third anniversary last week! On this occasion, I want to share my own profile.

Name…Ms. Bond

Age…44

On Twitter, I am…@boldmsbond

Profession…A superhero(ine) whose super power is empowerment.

Hometown…Taipei, Taiwan

Present Location…Williamsburg, Brooklyn

How did you meet Ms. Bond…I am Ms. Bond!

How long have you been a Bond member…I created this club on September 14, 2010.

1. My most recent Bond moment was…Getting my condo management company to  respond to a recent request I made that they were neglecting. I decided I needed results by the end of the day, and I made it happen!

2. I admire…People who go for exactly what they want in life.

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…Accepting and managing my fear of the death of my loved ones.

4. Five adjectives that define me are…Vivacious, bold, single-minded, playful and intuitive.

5. Gin or Vodka…I’m a gin girl all the way.

6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Husk cherries

7. My favorite Bond Tip is…If you don’t believe in unicorns, you will never see unicorns. (April 10, 2013)

8. Rainy day or sunny day…Rainy day if I’m in my apartment looking out my floor-to-ceiling windows at the rainy scenery and listening to Keith Jarrett.

9. I’m currently reading…My dad’s autobiography, Suze Orman’s Women & Money and a poem a night before bed from Sharon Olds’ Stag’s Leap.

10. Joy is…Cooking, alone or with my family.

11. Chore is…Cleaning through all the work files I’ve kept for the past 20 years.

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Ms. Bond presents…Katia, who is one of our newest members. I was impressed by her from our first conversation when I found out she’s a cool attorney who brews her own beer at home!
Name…Katia Jamaica Leiselsen
Profession…I am a solo practitioner with my own immigration law practice. I assist French artists and entrepreneurs in securing US work visas.   
Hometown…Seattle, Washington
Present Location…New York City
How did you meet Ms. Bond…Introduction through a fellow Bond-er
How long have you been a Bond member…4 months

1. My most recent Bond moment was…One Bond philosophy is to believe that you can achieve your aspirations. I always dreamt of being my own boss and finally opened a solo practice in December of last year. I have new self-confidence in running my own business and knowing I will be successful on behalf of my clients.
2. I admire…My clients. Many uproot their entire lives to pursue their dreams in the United States and I love working with people who dream big!
3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…Fear of failure and swimming in the ocean.
4. Five adjectives that define me are…Dedicated, caring, punctual, tenacious, organized.
5. Gin or Vodka…Beer. A good IPA.
6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Pink Lady apples.
7. My favorite Bond Tip is…The first time I met Ms. Bond she gave me a Bond card that reads “What you prioritize becomes your reality.” I put this card on my refrigerator and I think about this every day.
8. Rainy day or sunny day…This Seattle gal loves the rain.
9. Joy is…Running in Central Park with my dog, watching a Yankees game with my man, and snowboarding.
10. Chore is…Finances: taxes, budgets, bills, ugh. 

Bond Member Profile

Ms. Bond presents…Katia, who is one of our newest members. I was impressed by her from our first conversation when I found out she’s a cool attorney who brews her own beer at home!

Name…Katia Jamaica Leiselsen

Profession…I am a solo practitioner with my own immigration law practice. I assist French artists and entrepreneurs in securing US work visas.   

Hometown…Seattle, Washington

Present Location…New York City

How did you meet Ms. Bond…Introduction through a fellow Bond-er

How long have you been a Bond member…4 months

1. My most recent Bond moment was…One Bond philosophy is to believe that you can achieve your aspirations. I always dreamt of being my own boss and finally opened a solo practice in December of last year. I have new self-confidence in running my own business and knowing I will be successful on behalf of my clients.

2. I admire…My clients. Many uproot their entire lives to pursue their dreams in the United States and I love working with people who dream big!

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…Fear of failure and swimming in the ocean.

4. Five adjectives that define me are…Dedicated, caring, punctual, tenacious, organized.

5. Gin or Vodka…Beer. A good IPA.

6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Pink Lady apples.

7. My favorite Bond Tip is…The first time I met Ms. Bond she gave me a Bond card that reads “What you prioritize becomes your reality.” I put this card on my refrigerator and I think about this every day.

8. Rainy day or sunny day…This Seattle gal loves the rain.

9. Joy is…Running in Central Park with my dog, watching a Yankees game with my man, and snowboarding.

10. Chore is…Finances: taxes, budgets, bills, ugh. 

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Ms. Bond presents…Yosh was at the initial Bond pour hommes breakfast (June 2011) and has been a loyal member since.  He may be one of our youngest members but is wise beyond his age.
Name…Yusyin Hsin
Profession…Program Coordinator, The Mental Health Association of NYC
Hometown…Paramus, NJ
Present Location…New York!
How did you meet Ms. Bond…Twitter! (And then over dim sum in Chinatown!)
How long have you been a Bond member…for over 2 years!

1. My most recent Bond moment was…not working on my birthday!
2. I admire…teachers. I wouldn’t be who I am without teachers. (http://zenpencils.com/comic/124-taylor-mali-what-teachers-make/)
3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…making mistakes.
4. Five adjectives that define me are…affectionate, compassionate, quirky, amusing, and philosophical.
5. Gin or Vodka…Neither. Whisk(e)y.
6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Lemons: Lemonade, honey-lemon tea, scent.
7. My favorite Bond Tip is…Good relationships are completely intuitive (6/9/12)
8. Rainy day or sunny day…Sunny days for leisure walks; rainy days for dancing.
9. Happiness is…being inspired.
10. Chore is…eating healthy.

Bond Member Profile

Ms. Bond presents…Yosh was at the initial Bond pour hommes breakfast (June 2011) and has been a loyal member since.  He may be one of our youngest members but is wise beyond his age.

Name…Yusyin Hsin

Profession…Program Coordinator, The Mental Health Association of NYC

Hometown…Paramus, NJ

Present Location…New York!

How did you meet Ms. Bond…Twitter! (And then over dim sum in Chinatown!)

How long have you been a Bond member…for over 2 years!

1. My most recent Bond moment was…not working on my birthday!

2. I admire…teachers. I wouldn’t be who I am without teachers. (http://zenpencils.com/comic/124-taylor-mali-what-teachers-make/)

3. The biggest fear I want to overcome is…making mistakes.

4. Five adjectives that define me are…affectionate, compassionate, quirky, amusing, and philosophical.

5. Gin or Vodka…Neither. Whisk(e)y.

6. The fruit I cannot live without is…Lemons: Lemonade, honey-lemon tea, scent.

7. My favorite Bond Tip is…Good relationships are completely intuitive (6/9/12)

8. Rainy day or sunny day…Sunny days for leisure walks; rainy days for dancing.

9. Happiness is…being inspired.

10. Chore is…eating healthy.