Last June, we gathered at Local Creative’s #LocalLoft on a Saturday morning to eat brunch and chat business with eleven talented, creative, and successful women. Over quiche, bagels, and a cherry cake situation that was simply out of this world (thanks to Sarah from Salt House Market) we discussed everything from creative ruts to Instagram envy. It was so refreshing to hear these women get real with us about what it takes to pursue what you love. And we’re so excited to finally be sharing this video with you.
Get yourself a cup of tea and cozy spot, and get ready for some straight-up magic….
TANWI NANDINI ISLAM of Wildflower Botanica
MARTA FREEDMAN of @H0tgirlseatingpizza & Trixxie
Artist MAE KAUFMAN of @maeelvis
SARAH ASHLEY SCHIEAR of Salt House
KATIE DEEDY of Grow House Grow
JULIA ZANGRILLI of NOVA
KATYA SLEPAK of Mālayā Organics
RAWAN RIHANI of Aurora Botanica
JENNA & NICOLE of Local Creative
The first thing that struck us about Tanwi Nandini Muslim was her grace. She’s articulate, thoughtful and incredibly kind. In addition to being a spectacular human, she’s also the critically acclaimed author of Bright Lines, and the founder of HI Wildflower Botanica, a botanical perfume, small-batch skincare and hand-poured soy candle line based in Brooklyn.
Marta Freedman is the founder of the EPIC Instagram account, @h0tgirlseatingpizza and the nail decal company, Trixxie. She is a truly awesome lady who has a great eye and a magical way of connecting and sharing awesome ladies. We are endlessly grateful to have had her at our table….
Mae is an artist whose work explores fantasy, performance and pushing the standards of conventional beauty. Her work is vulnerable, smart and incredibly relevant. Check out more of her work by following her @maeelvis.
Sarah is a bad ass. She is the founder of Salt House Market, an incredible company catering to the creative, modern, and refined woman. Visit her company’s site and you will find everything from her gorgeous line of luxe, fashion–forward aprons to her start-to-finish Dinner Party Guides — it’s pure domestic gold. She was an awesome addition to our Gather Brunch and today, we are sharing her most creative time with you! @SaltHouseMKT
Before we sat down for our Gather episode with eleven incredible makers, artists and girl bosses, we asked each of them to share their most creative time of day with us. In this video, we’re sharing the amazing, talented & wise Katie Deedy of Grow House Grow‘s answer! Get some more of her wisdom here!
Julia Zangrilli is the founder of the perfumery, NOVA, which she launched in 2012. Her beautiful, one of a kind fragrances are truly stunning and can be found at Opening Ceremony, Madewell, Catbird, and OAK, to name a few!
Katya Slepak radiates beauty and wisdom wherever she goes. She is the founder of one of the most gorgeous skincare lines we know of: Mālayā Organics. (Christina swears by her Rejuvenating Face Serum) We were graced with her presence at our Gather Brunch! In this video we share Katya’s most creative time of day!
Oh man do we love Rawan Rihani. She is a florist, artist, designer and the founder of Aurora Botanica. Rawan creates dreamy flower crowns, arrangements, and hanging garlands and has worked with the likes of Stone Fox Bride, Urban Outfitters and Sycamore Flower Shop. Rawan designs weddings and parties, and also repurposes flowers to create natural dyes for textiles and more. She also teaches awesome floral and dying workshops!
She was an amazing addition to our soon to be released Gather episode & we really can not get enough of her. You can check out her #LessonImAlwaysLearning here!
This Summer, before we sat down for our Gather with eleven incredible makers, artists and girl bosses (coming soon, we promise), we asked each of them to share their most creative time of day with us. We chose this question because we’re fascinated (and occasionally frustrated) by the human relationship to creativity.
For the next 2 weeks leading up to the release of our Gather episode, we’ll be sharing their answers on the blog. It’s an opportunity for you to get to know each one of the beautiful, intelligent and inspiring women who sat at our table. And hopefully, it’ll move you to consider the question for yourself…
Today, we’re kicking things off with our personal answers and the answers of Jenna and Nicole, the founders of Local Creative and our partners in crime for this event. The whole episode was filmed at their #localloft, a space they took over during the Summer and turned into a dreamy location for work, events, parties and get-togethers.
Please let us know what your most creative time of day is! We will be sharing your responses on our instagram.