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How do you define Self-Made?

Self-made to me means being an owner and taking responsibility for every single thing in your life -- from making your bed to running a company.


Where do you feel most inspired?

Walking around New York City. The city is so alive and vibrant.


What has been the highlight of your entrepreneurial career?

Being in a position to empower other women. Watching my star intern who is now an amazing employree gain confience in her talents is literally the best thing I have ever had the privelge of witnessing.


What has been the biggest challenge?

To continue to find the drive to demand excellence of myself so I can demand excellence from others.


Mantra to live by?

Be so good they can’t ignore you.
— Steve Martin

Are there any inspiring routines we should know about?

I continue to keep a handwritten journal that I fill with sketches, quotes and cut outs from my favorite magazines. It is my ever-evolving vision board that I am very devoted to.


What is a normal day like?

I run a business in New York City luxury real estate so I have no idea what a normal day is, but I think it would include a combination of being able to work creatively wuth my team, speak or attend a business event to continue to promote my brand and a nice glass of wine with a loved one at the end of the day.


Favorite New York City spots?

Zuma.


What’s next for you?

To continue working hard -- there really isnt any other way to continue to succeed and grow.


What does NYC mean to you?

New York City is everything to me. It is the epicenter of my world and an oasis for any creative experience one wishes to have. From the moment I arrived, I knew this would be my forever home.


What tips would you give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?

Hard work, grit, and a sense of humor.


What drives you?

My biggest goal is to be able to bring interior design inspiration to all people, not just New York City. Everyone should be able to create a home that speaks to them and how they live -- no matter the location, budget or space. My family checks on each other by asking if everyone is safe and warm and I aspire to have the platform to make sure as many people as possible have access to inspirtation to create their own safe and warm homes.


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