OCCUPATIONFounder of Newmark Beauty
It’s Sunday, the one day of the week where everyone isn’t doing anything. Besides resting, what’s your favorite part of it?
I love sunday because I allow myself to eat whatever I want! My dog also gets a treat of some kind. I get to order a coffee that’s 1000 calories or have a ham and cheese croissant or a large brunch and desserts are always part of the day at some point.
What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for my parents and having a loving and supportive family. I think you take that for granted when you’re a kid, but when you get older you realize how many people either don’t have family or don’t have good family. That is always what makes me incredible humble and grateful for the family I have.
Everyone has a Eureka moment, when do you feel the most inspired?
I am most inspired late at night or early mornings. When the world is awake that’s usually when I am burdened with tasks. It’s the quiet hours I am usually the most inspired. But then I must withhold from texting and sending emails to people during the odd hours! LOL.
Most profound learning experience ever?
I think running my first company was the most profound learning experience. I left the beauty industry to start a technology company with my partner at the time and some friends. There were days I was making it by the skin of my teeth. It was one of the most exhausting yet exciting times I can remember. I learned so much during that time. Then we had some major failures and I think that’s what really taught me to grow up. I dust myself off when I fall and try for another win. Overcoming those first few business failures is what has given me the most wisdom and tougher skin.
Name the biggest pet peeve you have. It can be anything and it’s no holds-barred.
Maybe one of my biggest pet peeves is when people send text messages that should be emails. Or long paragraphs in text that should be a quick call. Or simply send me an email and then text me to “check my email”. But text messages should be short messages not for long communications.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
Coffee, Dogs, Music
If we were to ask you. What are your top guilty pleasures?
Flaming hot Cheetos, Chocolate ice cream, Happy hour, Netflix binges
What’s your hidden and weird talent that no-one, not even your partner knows about?
Well, it’s not that weird, but many don’t know I like to fly planes. I had to take a break during covid, but I am working on completing my private pilot’s license. I am looking forward to getting back into my wings again!
What is a trend that you wish to obliterate forever?
Black lipstick and people who wear colored contact lenses.
What did you want to do with your life at the age of 14?
When I was younger, I did want to be a rock star at one point but Honestly the life I am living now is incredibly fulfilling. I think the only thing left to do is settle down and have a family. I am grateful for my oath because I feel like at this point the person I settle down with will truly get the best version of me.