Mochi ice cream is a hand-held Japanese favorite quickly gaining traction in the U.S. and now available for events in the New Jersey area through Mochidoki, a company founded by Ken Gordon about 16 months ago. “We take a fresh, modern approach to mochi,” Gordon says. Mochidoki offers flavors that extend beyond the traditional red bean or green tea and include raspberry white chocolate, mandarin orange cream and lychee colada. Because the mochi ice cream is hand-held and thaws less quickly than regular ice cream it can be served on a tray like an appetizer. Mochidoki will even customize mochi with an organization’s logo for private events.

 

Kevin Hubschmann is a New Jersey-based comedian who has been making people laugh for most of his life. But after not finding as many opportunities to perform live even before the pandemic, he started hosting popup comedy shows in New York City in 2019 under the business name Laugh.Events (pronounced Laugh Dot Events).

 

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.

 

Lake life provides a kind of tranquility and beauty that can’t be replicated. Often, it accompanies a woodsy cabin on the water, but in the Finger Lakes, luxury and lake life pair perfectly at The Lake House on Canandaigua. World-class amenities and a residentially inspired design throughout the building bring a sense of comfort to visitors, as well as the title as one of the “most anticipated hotel openings of 2020” by Vogue magazine.