The Marc J. Sievers brand encompasses the savvy home cooking, entertaining, and life-styling know-how of our co-founder and Director of Creative Strategy. Marc's persona is shared across multiple media, including his own web site and blog, YouTube web series, the blog Taste and the City on the ChicagoNow network, a Tribune Media venture, and a vibrant and fresh social media presence. Marc-Ryan Group produces this robust network of brands and content.
Part of the Marc J. Sievers brand, La Vie Piquant—the spicy life—is a direct extension of Marc's persona delivered via a visually stunning and engaging blog. Marc shares with his readers and viewers his simple, beautiful, realistic, do-able, and truly re-creatable recipes, entertaining ideas, and home décor advice. Authored and photographed by Marc J. Sievers, and produced by Marc-Ryan Group, to help ignite a little bit of “piquant” in the lives of his readers and viewers – after all, we only live once!
Marc connects with viewers directly from his very own home kitchen where he teaches and explains with fun and easy-to-follow how-to webisodes that demonstrate and encourage viewers to be savvy home cooks and stress-free hosts! Marc deploys helpful cooking and entertaining tips and tricks that are always fun, and always delicious! Produced entirely in-house, Series 1 of From My Kitchen to Yours debuted in January 2013 and established Marc-Ryan Group as a true multi-media content company.
The Watermarc brand is a creative collaboration between Marc J. Sievers, cookbook author and entertaining expert, and Linda Marie Clark, artist and award-winning photographer—that combines the worlds of art and appetite onto innovative recipe card collections, dinner invitations, menu cards, and other entertaining essentials.
Imagined by Marc and Linda, and produced by Marc-Ryan Group, Watermarc is a line of vibrant and collectible occasion cards created around collections of Marc’s original recipes and Linda’s original watercolor artwork. Available now online at marcsievers.com. Watermarc is our first consumer packaged goods (CPG) venture.
The Ryan L. Sievers, MBA brand encompasses the business and creative strategy, and project management expertise of Marc-Ryan Group co-founder and Director of Business Strategy. Through his web site at ryansievers.com Ryan provides an overview of his expertise as a starting point for client engagement, as well as a number of valuable business essays and case studies he has authored throughout his career. Ryan writes the Art of Business blog for ChicagoNow.com, a Chicago Tribune Media Group venture. Ryan is a sought-after trusted advisor, mentor, and speaker. He is also researching and making progress on his first book (a guide to the fundamentals of what it means to be in and run a business) to be published in Spring 2017.
Entertaining with Love—Inspired recipes for everyday entertaining was published by Marc-Ryan Group in 2012 as our first flag-ship book and helped to establish our mark as a publishing house with an attention to detail and full spectrum of production capability. Entertaining with Love is an elegant and visually stunning guide for everyday entertaining with 238 pages of beautiful photographs, easy-to-follow recipes, and a compendium of useful entertaining tips and tricks assembled from Marc's years of professional experience and know-how. Originally published in soft cover, a hardback second edition was produced in 2013. Both formats are made in the USA using sustainably sourced paper from FSC-accredited print houses. Entertaining with Love is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (BN.com). You can also order directly from marcsievers.com for your own autographed copy.
We each have different plus-ones in our lives—those friendships, relationships, and special connections who deserve our undivided attention. Table for Two, Marc's second cookbook, is a masterful guide to simplified and elegant entertaining, just for two! He has created flavorful, easy, and elegant vegetarian recipes portioned perfectly for two, and chic entertaining and tablescape ideas—for you and your +1! Set up a catch-up around the coffee table, enjoy a kitchen island soirée, or a marvelous in-bed fête—Marc has set these scenes and more with useful guides, easy menus, and inspired stories, all centered on wonderful recipes made just for two, with fresh ingredients, straight-forward preparation, and truly fabulous flavors.