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LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH ELYSE GALLOWAY

LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH ELYSE GALLOWAY

My first impression of Elyse was that she was a presence and a person I had to know. When we met, I was bright eyed bushy tailed college freshman entering pre-orientation, and I was excited but nervous about what was ahead of me. Elyse’s infectious energy and positivity quickly gave me the boost I needed during that lonely right of passage. She’s a radiant human being, a fierce friend, and an incredibly talented writer and communicator. She’s also a stunning Sip City model— you can find her all over our Instagram feed. I’m so grateful to have Elyse in my life, and I’m so excited to introduce her and her depth to all of you! I genuinely learn so much from each of these conversations, and my biggest takeaway from Elyse is to learn to find balance in the imbalances. This is a #girlboss to keep your eye on… she’s on a mission to share her presence for the whole world to see, and we’re excited to there throughout the journey.

XOXO,

Nikki

LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH MAYA OREN OF MOJALVO

LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH MAYA OREN OF MOJALVO

For me, the best part of running a small business (and this blog) is the opportunity to connect with the women (and people) who inspire me. I had been an admirer of, and quite frankly in awe of, Maya’s work since I moved to DC, and I knew I had to leverage this business of mine to connect with her somehow. Under the guise of inviting her to a business/collaboration coffee meeting, we met up one day and talked, and talked some more… not at all about working together, which was the original premise of the meeting, but about the commonalities of our journeys and passions and hopes and dreams and fears. From her gorgeous creativity to her ability to bring people together to her unique perspective on the world and her space in it, Maya is truly a magical human being, moving beautifully throughout this world, and I feel so fortunate that she took that random coffee meeting with me.

I hope you all learn something from Maya on how she handles her days as a small business owner and mindful human being. I know I did, and do daily.

XOXO,
Nikki

LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH MARISSA RUBENSTEIN OF BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS

LET'S BE REAL: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH MARISSA RUBENSTEIN OF BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS

In our second installment of this series, we’re featuring Marissa Rubenstein: an all around badass, and event planner extraordinaire. We met Marissa through her work with Brightest Young Things. We’re constantly amazed by what she’s able to pull off, bringing together thousands of people in the coolest, most unexpected, spots in the city. We’re excited to see all the unreal things this girlboss pulls off in the future.