In honor of International Coffee Day – a day of celebration for the caffeinated elixir that we all know and love, we have compiled all our favorite coffee shops! Coffee can be the first sip of a productive day, the impetus for people to meet and connect, and a cultural capstone that everyone can relate to. Whether it’s Friends meeting at Central Perk or Seinfeld ‘s group bonding over their brews; coffee is the heartstring of so many communities and friendships.  This week, let’s also acknowledge all the people involved in this special drink, from farmers to roasters, baristas to…

Spring tends to be a time of reflection, renewal and rediscovery. We decided to take advantage of the sentiment and in an informal exercise, our team all took the abbreviated Myers-Briggs personality test via 16 Personalities to see where each of us lands. Interestingly, almost everybody in the office got completely different personality types! Read on to discover more about each of us. Margaux is an ENFJ-A Protagonist – extroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging and assertive. I feel super inspired to be in the company of Obama (one of the celebrities with the same personality type) and while I aspire to greatness –...
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here's what inspires us, We hope it gives you something new to love, too! - VP+C Team (Photo Credit: Hatchette Book Group) When the weather is cold, there's nothing I love more than curling up with a good book. Finishing the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, was like going through a bad breakup. - Lisa (Photo Credit: Sara Shakeel via Instagram @sarashakeel) Artist Sara Shakeel applies signature sparkle to magically transform the mundane. It's glitter we can all get behind! - Lisa (Photo Credit: Michael Bloom) I, of course, LOVE my husband's...
Cheers to a year that challenged us to open our minds and hearts. To find motivation in the madness, to make change, to act more boldly, and think bigger and broader than ever before. Here’s to creation, to cooking up something fresh, and to finding inspiration everywhere, every day. Thank you for inspiring us! Take a look at what everyone picked as their favorite moments from 2018. - The VP+C Team (Photo: Ars Electronica via Flickr) It’s exciting to see the future of architecture conscious of its carbon footprint, but also the ingenuity of buildings systems based on biology will...

It has been said that a disorderly desk is a sign of creative genius—at least that’s what I tell myself at the end of every day. But, by the looks of my talented teammates’ workspaces, brilliance is born from surrounding yourself with things that make you smile, soothe the senses, and satiate appetites…with mess mixed in for good mind-bending measure. So, pull up a chair and take a look at what goes on behind the scenes and screens at VP+C HQ with this #deskie edition. What’s your desk style recipe for success?   Margaux   Lisa   Mark   Michelle…

To know the VP+C crew is to know that we love to give…and receive. Honestly, who doesn’t?! So, if we made your nice list this year, here’s a rundown of presents—ranging from $12 to Neiman Marcus catalog-style splurges—that your favorite PR peeps are pining for. Say, what’s on your wish list this year? Margaux Caniato               Slivered Geode Coasters, $14             Issue of Monocle, $24 + under             Philippe Starck Modular House, from $2,968 to $5,342 per square meter   Lisa Jasper    …

After a stop in Michelle’s hometown, we’re cruisin’ to Wesport, CT, to check out the happy places that make Margaux Caniato, principal + chief rainbow maker, feel right at home: Just an hour outside NYC, Westport, CT, is where I spend my family time and it holds a special place in my heart. It’s a shoreline community so the beach, Compo Beach, is our everything—dinner on the beach, coffee at the beach, yoga on the beach, church at the beach, and play at the beach all year long. The famed Flag Bridge is as charming as the rainbows that regularly…

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As part of the #VPCHomeTour series, where we take a walk in each team member’s shoes and explore their neighborhoods and favorite haunts, Michelle Shen, vice president, shares her Jersey City gems: I made my move into Jersey City over five years ago, with the mindset that I’d eventually inch my way back into NYC. But, after settling in and exploring a little, the idea of ever departing makes my heart hurt. I consider myself a lucky gal to live right across the street from what I think is one of the area’s best kept secrets – The Liberty State Park…

By Connor Tippett (VP+C Summer ’17 Intern) Millions of people lay claim to the 300 square mile patch of land that is New York City, but few venture to one of the city’s largest outdoor food vendor parks with a little NYC flair of its own. Smorgasburg recently relocated to the up and coming Williamsburg neighborhood. The riverfront venue provides an iconic view of the NYC skyline overlooking the East River. The outdoor food park features a variety of food and beverages ranging from fresh juice out of an exotic dragon fruit to burgers using Ramen noodles in the place…

By Sarah Duncan (VP+C Summer ’17 Intern) A common dream among millennials involves traveling to far away cities and experiencing things that many only dream of. So what happens when you’re given the chance? I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to intern in New York City with VP+C this summer and knew immediately that I could not let a second go to waste. The concept of a New York minute is real. They move at a different speed than the rest of the world; making it easy to allow a moment to pass without a second glance. Instinctively…