This summer interview series focuses on Connecticut women who work hard to take their talents to the next level. Wilton artisan Ana Kristina is a perfect example of this. She’s turned her love of paper crafts and an eye for detail into a full-time business, HandHewnFromMe2You. In an email interview, she and I talked about… Continue reading Women in Business, Part VII: HandHewnFromMe2You
Cherry Street Station on a Saturday night is a transformative place. Librarians and tee-shirt salesmen, truckers, college students, and waitresses all shed their prescribed work-week identities to become a united body of heavy metal musicians and fans. And to see Angela Rose Vartuli’s pictures of this transformation, one would think that stepping through Cherry Street’s… Continue reading Women in Business, Part VI: Photography By ANROVA
By Jillian Lyons In June of 2015, Mad Hatter & Company opened its doors to their Southbury location in Bennett Square. This three-room cooperative boutique is home to nine women-run small businesses and several independent brands. It boasts everything from handmade to vintage, home decor, and children’s items as well as indie fashion and accessories.… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall with Mad Hatter & Company of Southbury
By Jessie May, Cie Grant Cahn, and The Headbanging Hostess The holidays bring both joy and stress to many of us — but Alternative Control can at least take some stress out of your seasonal shopping! Here are a few suggestions for funky, tasty, and memorable gifts that will have your friends and relatives smiling… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall, 2015 Edition
Laura Grasseler Flake is yet another college buddy of mine. She makes the coolest soap you’ve ever seen. Little works of art that clean you up! How did you start making soap? I stumbled upon soapmaking while researching in an inexpensive way to avoid the contact dermatitis each of my children had been experiencing. Since… Continue reading Women in Business, Part V: Laura Grasseler Flake and Storybrook Soap Co.
Lauren Wolfe Abdulrahmen is another college buddy of mine. Lauren is a family therapist, but she also sells essential oils. How did you get into essential oils? I have always loved adding fragrance to my home. I have also been passionate about using non toxic products for myself and my family for the past 12… Continue reading Women in Business, Part IV: Lauren Wolfe Abdulrahmen and Doterra Essential Oils
Barbara Hillman Davis and I went to college together at WestConn. She has a great business selling Thirty-One bags that fits in well with raising her family. If you haven’t heard, Thirty-One bags are the 21st century’s Tupperware parties, except they’re way more stylish. Here’s what she had to say… How did you first hear… Continue reading Women In Business, Part III: Thirty-One Bags with Barbara Hillman Davis