Patti and I finally got to meet the wonderful Stan Ades of Pacific Shaving company two nights ago. We were in San Francisco--home of the shaving revolution. I had organized a little dinner for friends, and invited Stan to join us. I had a hunch he would fit in just fine with five people he had never met. He even helped me pick the restaurant--Il Cane Rosso, in the Ferry Building. (Stan's wife is a chef so the man knows his food.)
We had a fine evening of culinary delights (all locally grown, organic food sources in inventive combinations) and conversation. Stan's had a terrific year. He took the big leap and shed his corporate paycheck to devote himself fully to growing Pacific Shaving. He doubled the Pacific Shaving product line, and secured a number of key new retail accounts. He'll be out looking for financing next quarter, and I will be happy to be a reference for any potential investors. He's got a very good business going and is the kind of person you want to root for. (And in case you are wondering, his face is very clean shaven and looks well-moisturized.)
Pacific Shaving products make terrific stocking stuffers too...I've given away dozens of them as gifts and the response is uniformly positive. People are just surprised there really is a better, all natural, way to shave that doesn't involve big rusty, wasteful cans and bad smelling products.