The second in our Summer Market Jam Series, Mar Jam is made with Yellow Peaches and Saffron. It's specifically the smell of this jam that makes me think of Mar---warm, sweet, distinctively aromatic. Mar is all of these things. I love the color too, the deep amber and the red saffron threads.
Read below for a chat with Mar Peidro on her career inspiration, french fries, and "very dark chocolate".
Mar Jam is available through August and available from our pantry retail.
SOO N: Mar, you are a fashion-jack-of-all-trades! You are a stylist but you also are a writer and specialize in brand strategy. How did you get into your field and why did you choose fashion?
Mar: I got interested in fashion through Sex & the City...I know, what a cliché! Both my mom and my friend Anna, who was the most culturally advanced friend I had as a teenager, told me how much I reminded them of Carrie Bradshaw... and so I started watching. It introduced me to Vogue, New York City and Manolo's. Then I started looking for other books and magazines, schools to attend to in New York, and people that could show me little bits of the industry.
S: What is your perfect snack?
M: Snacking is my way of life. I snack on everything. I am constantly hungry so I eat continuously. I really enjoy French fries, they make the best snack, appetizer, side dish, and even entrée, at all times of the day and night.
S : Do you have a favorite way you like to eat Mar Jam?
M :Directly from the jar, with a tiny bit of salted ghee.
S: What's in your refrigerator, right now?
M: Very dark chocolate only.
photos by Stella Berkofsky
styled by Mar Peidro