I met Meagan in New York around 2015. She was starting out her collection, Ollari. I actually have no idea how we first connected (hahah!). But we did, and I’m so glad. Every time I would visit the city I would check in. I consider her to be one of my fearless friends as she moved countries to pursue her passion. Read 5 Minutes/5 Questions with Meagan Ollari here.
Here is my latest instalment of my interview series, 5 Minutes/5 Questions…This time it is one-half of the duo behind AVEC. AVEC is a Brooklyn-based, good-for-you line of cocktail mixers. Winners of Pharrell William’s Black Ambition Program, you can read my interview with Dee Charlemagne here.
I tuned into an IDEO session with Donald Burlock, Jr. He was speaking about his book, Superhuman by Design. I read it and thought he would be great to kick off an old interview series that I used to run on my Tumblr blog; now for a THRIVE audience with a focus on success and mental-wellbeing. Read Donald’s interview here.
I know, this isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse – yet it took an IG post from my friend in the UK to get my wheels turning. Before I knew it, I had a roundup on my hands. Here it is for BELLA. Read the piece here.
I love Mini-Eggs and so today I organized a mini egg ice cream run for the department at work. While these eggs are almost too pretty to eat, I’m sure I wouldn’t have a problem devouring them. Read the BELLA article here.
Ever since I went behind the scenes at Gucci’s offices in Milan and Florence two years ago (eek!) I’m always intrigued with the craftsmanship behind luxury goods. So I was happy to learn more about the Lady Dior Art collaboration with artist Chris Soal. Read about it here.
This roundup was inspired by the Netflix show Bridgerton. Set in the Regency period, the show featured over 700+ costumes in the 8 part series! I’m a big fan of ruffles, bows and lace myself – so this made for a fun roundup.
Here is my convo with Chef Douglas McMaster of Silo London and the new Zero Waste Cooking School and food educator experience designer, Charles Michel for Thrive. This is the sequel to my initial article, Food for Thought. Both had really aligned POVs and values and it was nice to hear more of their thoughts on the Future of Food.
I had the pleasure of visiting Supernova Ballroom back in Jan. so I was sad to hear that it had to close down. Here is a piece I wrote based on an interview with Kelsey Ramage and Ivy Mix about the trials and tribulations of owning a business during this uncertain pandemic time.
A few months back, I wrote an article on my thoughts on the pandemic (which is still going on!) and because of that article I was asked to participate on a private group panel for Deloitte about the Future of Health. Incredibly honoured for two reasons. First, when I graduated I actually thought about moving into management consulting and Deloitte was on the list (so working with them has come full circle). The second reason is that being able to use my 16 years of healthcare in a different way is a nice consolidation of my experience to date!
Other panelist include
Jennifer Jolly – an Emmy award winning journalist in the Tech and Health Space (New York Times, USA Today, Today Show)
Robin Raskin – a Health and Tech industry leader
Robin Plotnik – Nutrition and Fitness influencer @WhatRobinEats
Anna DeSouza – Digital and Broadcast journalist in the Tech and Health Space (Yahoo! and Today.com). This is my second time working with Anna – the last time, she was pregnant and now she has two beautiful baby twin girls.
It’s midsummer! Can you believe it? I’m just finishing off the last of July with two stories to share. The first is a roundup for BELLA about being able to have those vacation vibes – while staying at home. The second story is about the Charmsters #iSeeMyself campaign for Thrive.
This piece went live on BELLA in March.When I wrote this piece I was thinking quarantine might be for a month or so. Unfortunately, it’s looking like its longer. No matter – you still need to get outside and get some moments of fresh air (just think – with less cars – the air is actually fresher!). I want to personally thank you to all the essential mail carrier/courier companies out there as they are allowing me to still online shop without much of a delay.
I had the incredible opportunity to talk about my book live on national daytime TV on the Tamron Hall Show in NYC. It was so much fun, but I don’t think I had much time to process everything that was going on. It was nice to visit my friends though, I haven’t been back to NY since Jan of 2018.
Being on TV is not something new to me, I was re-occuring on a TV show for a bit and in 2018 I did three taped segments including Good Morning Washington, The TODAY show in Sydney Australia and NBC News BETTER for my book.
Yet, this was the first time there was a live audience. I can’t wait to do it again as I had a lot of fun.
I attended Glimpse 2019 (A HydraFacial and FastCompany event) in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and I wrote this piece on a few of the speakers that shared their wisdom with the crowd. I love when I can tie in my business knowledge into real life scenarios. This is Open Operations for Thrive.
They are seriously everywhere. And while the jury is out if they actually work, I thought I would round up a few on the market. Here is the RESIDENT piece. I will say, gummy vitamins are my favourite – they are better than the Flintstone ones I had as a kid.
So I decided one day that I would try out facial oils. I ended up going down a rabbit hole and realizing that there are so many options out there it only made sense to do a round up. Here it is for RESIDENT.