Havens Kitchen….and Kirsten Gillibrand

I was invited to a small gathering of women to hear Kirsten Gillibrand speak.  It was held at Havens Kitchen.  Havens Kitchen is a fabulous new store that not only has specialty food products to purchase, they have cooking classes, a sweet event space and a nice big kitchen.  The people behind Havens Kitchen have done a great job and I hope they hit one out of the ball park.  Great concept.

I came to the event because my friend invited me and for her I came.  I lost my interest in getting behind candidates a few years back because of the money, the game, the whole shooting match.  I wrote about my experience awhile ago.  Yet for the first time in awhile I liked what Kirsten said.  She gets the issues that important to women.  Healthcare, childcare, birth control, issues around obesity, education and jobs. You would think all senators would care about those issues and try to reach over the table and work together to get funding and bills that are proactive instead of reactive but unfortunately it is never that easy.  What I like is that she is working with all the women in congress, regardless of their party affiliation to pass bills that are important to all of them and to work together.  That is what I want to hear.  We can agree to disagree with lets get something passed that makes us all happy.  Really enjoyed listening to her and the other women in the room having a free flowing conversation.  Kirsten has really grown into the job over the past three years. 

Back to Havens Kitchen…here are the pics.  This is the check out area.

Here is a small table set up with a few wares.

Classes available.

More product.

Stairwell en route to the event space. 

So do I see myself getting back into the world of raising money for politicians?  Never say never but I will absolutely support Kirsten…and Havens Kitchen going forward.



Comments (Archived):

  1. John Revay

    Sounds like you are gald you attended, The few times that I hear her speak – news clips – I have generally liked what I hear – she seems very sensible and in touch w/ today’s issues.Re: Haven’s Kitchen – looks like a nice place – great concept!

    1. Gotham Gal

      she is all about womens issues which is a platform she can certainly stand on having young kids.

  2. KDCUK

    Haven’s Kitchen looks like a great place, just the right amount of modern and class 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      totally agree.

  3. LGBlueSky

    I love Haven’s Kitchen. Can’t wait to take some classes, go to events and eat some delicious snacks there. 

    1. Gotham Gal

      the kitchen is fantastic.

  4. Laura Yecies

    She is definitely a pragmatist and I appreciate Senator Gillibrand’s support for issues regarding women and children as well as the economy.  I was glad to go to school with her at Dartmouth and hope she continues to serve in politics.

    1. Gotham Gal

      must be interesting on some level to watch someone you knew in college become a senator.

  5. mwilkotz

    I stumbled upon Haven’s Kitchen during a visit to New York last week.  I was on the phone with a friend and wound up saying, “I have to get out of this store.  I want to buy everything.”

    1. Gotham Gal

      i know exactly what your friend was talking about. really well curated store

  6. Modern Housewivery

    Wow- I’ve never seen this place before, or heard of it. Will have to check it out. There classes look fun! More intimate than ICE. It looks like a pintrest lovers dream store. 

    1. Gotham Gal

      absolutely…much more intimate and perfect for pinterest.

  7. C B Construction

    I love that they have blended a shop and a kitchen into one, and it’s fantastic how they offer customers classes. Well worth a visit when I’m next over that side of the pond.