A Message from the Creator of Dinner Dealer

— November 21, 2017 —

I fold.

For me, it was never a deck of cards. It was a symbol of TOGETHERNESS — where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

To those that shared (and appreciated) my vision. You know who you are. I will never forget you, and will forever hold a special place in my heart for you. Thank you, seriously.

Regret is something I deeply fear in life. But at the same time, it’s my barometer for making those gut-wrenching decisions. (The type of decisions that fill your belly up with butterflies.)

Building Dinner Dealer is something I will NEVER regret.

Honestly, my life will never be the same because of it.

Dinner Dealer has been a catalyst for countless friendships, connections, events, collaborations (NorthShoreEmporium.com), communities (FeastCookbookClub.com), and the next chapter of my career.

So, as I bid farewell to Dinner Dealer . . .
I feel as though I’m saying hello to much more.

Often, I hear the quote, “You are the author of your life story.” Personally, I like add a little more to this popular phrase:

“You are the author of your life story.
No one is going to write it for you.
Nor will you let them.”

Dear friends, while our eyes can see; our hands create; and our minds dream . . . let us honor such privileges by stepping forward to do the work.

Believe me . . . taking those fearful steps forward into the unknown, is WAY more FUN than holding yourself back. #NoRegrets, right?

The minute you make that first step,
you will never be the same.

And doesn’t that feel amazing?

Cheers to you,
to doing the work,
and to believing in the impossible.

All my love,
Jessica Brand



UPDATE • May 2018

My new online magazine, ATasteforLiving.com, has officially launched. I welcome you to join me and my delicious adventures over there! I have a feeling you’re going to like it. xo