Posts by jfialkovich

Happy Birthday to “The Boss”

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just a short post (and great video of one of my favorite songs) as a shout-out to my favorite all-time musician and the only celebrity I credit with inspiration to my life.  Happy 62nd Bruce! If I can have half as much energy as you when I’m in that age bracket, I will have lived a great...

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Where in the world is Jess?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I admit it, this blogging thing (personally + a business blog) is definitely not easy and for the faint of heart and mind. As life moves faster and faster and I take on more and more I feel even too exhausted to write a simple post about what I’m enjoying out of life. To inspire myself to focus more on the site, accomplish my goals, and keep my sanity I’m going to start keeping the posts shorter with more pictures. So what have I been up to? Business: Al and I are working on two new business completely separate from Decanted, one is to open very soon (within a matter of weeks!) We’re also opening a new office/warehouse exclusively for online sales and...

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#1: Start a business

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011 in Completed Items | 1 comment

#1: Start a business

It was the Fall of 2008 amidst a growing recession, Al and I sat in front of the television staring at the news just before leaving for work. We were living in Aspen, Colorado working for a real estate conglomerate partially (a good partial) financed by Lehman Brothers. We were in trouble. There were layoffs, and more layoffs and we began talking. Were we next? What would we do on one income or no income? Aspen is not a cheap town to live in and we would definitely need to relocate. But to where? We began formulating a plan to move to the west cost of Florida which we had become familiar with through his parents’ second home. On the subject of what to do, no...

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#154: Purchase my own stationery

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Completed Items | 2 comments

#154: Purchase my own stationery

Ok, it’s not the most exciting item on my bucket list but purchasing stationery is like a sign of adulthood (at least I think so). We finally took the plunge and purchased personalized stationery because we are at that point in our adult life that it is necessary for business and personal reasons. Well maybe just business. I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a letter for personal...

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#173: Eat at the world’s greatest restaurants (Garces Trading Company

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Completed Items | 0 comments

#173: Eat at the world’s greatest restaurants (Garces Trading Company

To me, some of the best culinary experiences transpose me to a different time and place. I like to think that I’m sitting in a café amongst the vineyards of France or Italy outside in the sunshine and warmth. That’s hard to recreate on a hot and humid street in downtown Philadelphia, but somehow Jose Garces accomplished it. Jose Garces is most famous for his win on The Next Iron Chef, but he has been operating Garces Trading Company on Locust Street in Philadelphia since 2009. The café not only contains a list of unique and fresh ingredients on their menu, but also a boutique wine and cheese shop. You can sit inside among the shoppers of the store or...

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