Indulge Your Hunger

Keep up with the latest from
Coffee & Champagne

"In success you deserve it and in defeat, you need it" — Winston Churchill on Champagne


At it's core, Coffee And Champagne is an e-magazine that explores the lifestyle of how New Yorkers eat. From a first person perspective on my experiences dining in my favorite restaurants, to one-on-one cooking experiences with executive chefs, to homemade uniquely developed recipes, to behind the scenes of exciting events, I'm giving my awesome readers new and exciting recommendations for what they should explore next in this ever evolving culinary world. Explore it all with me first!

 

These are not the chronicles of an expert rather, this is me enjoying my journey towards becoming one. Whether I’m cooking with a chef while furiously scribbling down notes in my tattered notebook that is constantly being shoved into my overstuffed purse, off sharing a toast with people I never thought I was important enough to be in the same room as at a once-in-a-lifetime event where I’m constantly reminding myself not to drink too much bubbly or I’ll blur the experience too much to write about it, exploring a restaurant and noting experience from coffee to champagne and all that lies in between, or developing a unique recipe in the confines of my iddy biddy in dire of a HGTV makeover Manhattan kitchen, I love knowing that you’re there living it all with me!

 

I’m a born and raised New Yorker that grew up eating far too much takeout—to be clear, I’m talking back in the day takeout. If you’ve lived in this city long enough, you know that Chinese food delivery from a restaurant that if you set foot into in person you were terrified of the mutant you would turn into. I mean if a simple spider bite could turn Peter Parker into Spiderman what the what would happen to you with the happenings growing inside—blah, I know. I’m not entirely sure of the exact moment when the switched clicked, but once it did, I became a food explorer! One bite quickly led to the next, I was mesmerized by the intricacies of flavors and how they could be paired. I couldn’t—and still can’t—get enough!

 

Writing about the New York culinary scene is about style, flare and a genuine desire to know and explore the city that raised me inside and out. This is my ode to my city and all of the delicious eats that come out of it.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Identity

 

I identify as so many different things, blogger, influencer, food writer, founder, owner, explorer—name it, you’re probably spot on.

 

Social Media

 

I do focus heavily on content for social media. It’s my way of showing more of the Coffee And Champagne brand both behind the scenes and in more playful ways. See me on Instagram as @coffeeandchampagne, Twitter as @coffeeandchamps, Pinterest as @coffeeandchamps and Facebook at Facebook.com/coffeeandchamapagne.

 

Clients And Partnerships

 

I work with amazing brands and companies on a regular basis for both features on CoffeeAndChampagne.com as well as for social campaigns. I only work with companies I relate to, believe in and find exciting in one way or another. I’m always open to a conversation so please reach out, I’d love to hear from you! My direct email is michelle (at—aka the "@" sign) coffeeandchampagne.com. **Media kit and rate card upon request.

 

Travel

 

While Coffee And Champagne is heavily New York City focused, I do travel quite a bit to explore the flavors that are happening everywhere else. I love to get inspiration for future recipes while also getting some of the chefs I meet along the way to contribute recipes of their own to the Coffee And Champagne website. Plus, I find it a really great way to work with different kinds of brands in a more lifestyle centric way.

 

Fashion

  

Yes, I work with fashion brands. I’m a New York City girl, of course I like to look awesome wearing something new and trend setting—always have and always will. I have my own style that I identify as classic with an edge most days. I’m always looking to show off full looks for the “what I wear to [insert a specific restaurant]” or “taking sometime at the pool in my awesome new bikini from [insert super cool brand]". For fashion brands, it has proven to be a great way to seamlessly integrate with a different kind of style savvy targeted audience

 

Clients

 

Click here to see some of my favorite clients I’ve worked with.

 

Previous Life

 

Before founding Coffee And Champagne, I worked for some amazing companies from start ups in stop motion animation and health and beauty to companies like NBC where I created on-air graphics for the Today Show and MSNBC shows; ABC where I took over all of the design needs including photo editing, motion graphics openers and website builds for the entire Daytime Television digital needs; and Ogilvy & Mather where I created motion graphics based pitches. Feel free to check me out on LinkedIn.

 

Current Camera

 

Canon Rebel t5i with several lenses my favorite of which is a Sigma.

 

Guest Writer

 

Pitch me! I'm always looking to add more writers to my team. If you have an idea that you think works well for Coffee And Champagne, I so want to hear it! Email me at michelle (at—aka the "@" sign) coffeeandchampagne.com.

  

AS FEATURED IN

 

Across A Table

Michelle Williams

 

Cheddar Live X Bustle

Coffee And Champagne But First, Baileys Cocktail Demo

 

Petrone On The Rocks

Coffee, Champagne & Conversation With Michelle Williams

 

PureWow

10 Essential NYC Sandwiches That Aren't The Pastrami at Katz's

14 NYC Foodies You Need to Follow on Instagram

 

The Dr. Oz Show

On-Air Three Minute Segment with Dr Oz on The Dr. Oz Show

Oolong Tea Oatmeal Recipe

The Regimen

 

InStyle

I Planned My Own Wedding And This Is What Happened

 

Splacer

Community Spotlight: Coffee And Champagne

Going Splaces: Brunch With Coffee And Champagne

Best of 2016: Meet 5 of Our Most Interesting Community Members

 

Tasting Table

You're Summer Rosé Cheat Sheet

The Best Ways To Beat The Heat 

How To Get Away With Burger

The Correct Way To Eat A Slice of Pizza