My wife and I were privileged to be invited to the Mrs G' Very Import Blogger (VIB) event on Wednesday January 27th hosted by Debbie Schaeffer, CEO of Mrs G's TV and Appliances in Lawrenceville, NJ. The event was planned and promoted by Hillary Morris, a blogger and owner of the social event planning company, H. Morris Solutions.. The VIB event provided an opportunity to network with some of the blogging talent in the Princeton area and also a chance to see the Mrs G's store for the very first time. I met Sue Gordon who writes for the Examiner and blogs for Food Network Musings. I met two expert mommy bloggers, Bay and Heather. Bay blogs at Queen Mother Blog, a blog about the daunting task of saving money. Heather - The Penny Pinching Mama - is a mother of a 13 month old and "home finance manager". If you are looking for contests and give-aways, Heather's blog is the place to find it.
The guest speaker, Dr. Joanna Dolgoff is a Princeton University graduate and Board Certified pediatrician. She is also the author of a book on childhood nutrition, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right. The book gives parents a fun way to learn and apply healthy knowledge to everyday activities. Dr. Dolgoff gave an overview of the problems facing many parents, namely how to develop healthy eating habits and fend off obesity. She highlighted the growing trend of child hood obesity, letting us know that it was in our power as parents to guide our kids to making healthy food choices.
After Dr. Dolgoff's presentation, we had a break to eat some delicious low-fat turkey and vegetarian chili and tour Mrs G. show room. It was my first time and I am very impressed.
Mrs. G TV & Appliances is a 3rd generation family owned Retail Appliance and TV super store that has had an outstanding reputation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 70 years. Mrs. G is located on the north bound site of Route 1 in Lawrenceville and has outlasted retail chains like Crazy Eddie and Tops. The store showroom has stunning displays of home appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele, Monogram, Viking, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Kitchen Aid, Jenn Air and more. I especially enjoyed touring the the Living Kitchen. Looking at the display, I felt my current kitchen was inadequate and immediately wanted a re-model.