Life sometimes takes unexpected twists and turns. Empire Delicious has been on the back burner for 2013 thus far due to what has been a roller coaster of a time for me and my family this year. In a nutshell, here’s what happened:
My mother, Pamela Banker, started an interior design firm in the 1960s in NYC. The business was a part of the fabric of my life growing up and from 1999 to 2007 I worked with my mother at her firm. We wrote two books together, The Pocket Decorator and The Pocket Renovator, we developed a line of fabrics for Cowtan & Tout, and we worked on many great interior design projects together.
Then, in 2007 my husband and I moved to Rhode Island, we had a baby, and I launched Empire Delicious. Last summer, I was itching to get back to NYC. So, when my mother suggested I come back to work with her I jumped at the opportunity and my husband, daughter and I moved back to NYC last September.
Mom was diagnosed with melanoma right around then and that’s when life turned upside down. She died on April 22nd, 2013 and I am now running Pamela Banker Associates.
It is a pleasure to bring Empire Delicious to the forefront again. And, our collection of accessories compliments the interior design business very well.
Please stay tuned for new items to be added to the shop shortly. You can sign up for our occasional newsletter to hear about trunk shows, specials, and new products. You can see our classic items here and read more about us here.
It feels great to be back! I look forward to hearing from you.