BAB: Jen Herter of Macronage

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Babes, today we are introducing you to Jen Herter of Macoranage in San Diego. We have had the pleasure of knowing Jen since junior high school and have loved watching her journey from turning her passion into a business. Meet Jen!

 

BA: Where did you first get the inspiration to start your own business?

J: I’ve always loved business in general which is why I got my degree in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. However, I knew that in order to start my own business and have it be successful it would have to be something that I was truly passionate about. I’ve always loved cooking and good food, but it wasn’t until after college that I really focused in on pastry. I got inspired by the amazing restaurants in San Diego and watching way too much Food Network so finally I decided I wanted to start a bakery. In order to learn the technique and get the knowledge I would need to run a bakery, I attend The French Pastry School in Chicago. It was at pastry school when I decided to focus on french macarons.

BA: The macarons always look so delicious. Is that just your speciality or do you strictly stick to macarons?

J: Right now I only do macarons. Macarons are tricky to make so I like the challenge and niche market. Plus focusing on just macarons allows me to really play with flavor and designs. We offer macarons a la cart, macaron favors and macaron towers. I’ve always taken the approach that it’s better to do one thing exceptionally well than a bunch of things just average.

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BA: What are some challenges you faced starting a company on your own?

J: It’s always a lot more work and a lot more money than you expect it to be. Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out how to get started. It truly has to be a labor of love.

BA: You are based in San Diego but do you have any plans of getting your delicious treats to other areas?

J: We currently serve the San Diego and Temecula area. At this time, there’s more than enough business for me in just these locations!

BA: Where should the fine people of San Diego go to grab some yummy macarons?

J: Because we completely customize the macarons for each order, we focus on weddings and events only. We have a minimum order of 50 macarons or more which includes free delivery within San Diego county. We typically set up a tasting with customers prior to their wedding or event where they can try 5 flavors. At the tasting we discuss more about their wedding/event and the specifics.

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BA: Tell us about pastry school? That sounds fun…and dangerous.

J: It was fun and dangerous because you take home everything you make and let me just say, my diet was about 90% carbs and sugar during that time. So of course it was amazing and one of the best experiences of my life. It also didn’t hurt that it was in Chicago so I constantly had friends visit me.

BA: You recently got married. Is your husband your guinea pig for new recipes?

J: Most definitely, although he’s not the best judge because he says “everything you touch turns to gold”. So sweet, but so not true.

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BA: Was starting your own company always a dream of yours?

J: YES!!!!

BA: What’s next for you and Macaronage?

J: I plan on continuing to grow my business in the weddings and events markets. I really enjoy working with brides and grooms and it’s such a huge industry.

BA: What are some tricks you use for balancing a busy life?

J: Hahaha I wish I knew. It helps that I really like being busy and I love being creative. Sometimes I do get overwhelmed but I’ve been getting better at saying “no” to things as of late.

BA: Any healthy tips for the rest of us sweets lovers?

J: Everything in moderation. I love sweets and eat dessert every day but I try to limit the portion size of my dessert. That means 1 or 2 macarons instead of 3 or 4. Also, exercise is just a good thing.

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BA: What’s your favorite way to pump yourself or turn your mood around?

J: Working out always turns my frown upside down. Also, creative projects in general help me unwind most of the time.

BA: What about your favorite way to wind down?

J: My husband and I love TV. I know that’s not a great thing to admit to but we have a few shows we really enjoy watching together. (BA says this in moderation isn’t such a bad thing!)

BA: Best advice you were ever given?

J: I think my parents really did a good job encouraging me to take educated risks. Do your research and plan first but don’t be afraid to trust your gut. Failing is just a learning experience.

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BA: Who is your biggest inspiration?

J: I don’t really have one person that inspires me except for Jesus. I think there are pieces of a lot of great people that inspire me in different ways. I want to take the best qualities from all the great people around me and become that person.

BA: If you could tell all women and girls everywhere one thing, what would it be?

J: You’ve got to be your own biggest fan. You are valuable and talented and full of potential so act like it.

 

Need some macarons for an event or just some Instagram dessert inspiration? You can check out Macaronage here:

 

Instagram: macaronagesd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/macaronagesd

Website: www.macaronage.com


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The BABes of I’m With The Band

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Ladies, we are so excited to introduce you to the BABes of I’m With The Band Headbands & Turbans! They have been so inspiring and encouraging to us and we hope they find the same with us and the babes of our wonderful community! Without further adieu, meet Kailee & Erin:

BA: Go ahead, introduce yourselves and let us know a little more about you!

IWTB: We are two childhood best friends who came together to create I’m With The Band, a line of headbands and turbans that takes inspiration from rock n’ roll music and original style icons and blends it with our love of health and wellness. We met at the ice-skating rink at age 8. I spotted Erin’s epic ice-skating outfit, told her how much I loved it and we’ve been practically inseparable ever since.

BA: We LOVE your story! Especially that you’re both best friends and have been for awhile. We’re best friends as well and there really is nothing better than doing what you love with your favorite partner in crime! Where did the idea of headbands and turbans arise?

IWTB: We’ve always shared a love for fashion, creating and expression and dreamt of building a lifestyle where we could do these things together on a daily basis as co creators of a brand.

It’s no secret we love the kings and queens of rock n’ roll, most of our bands are named after them. Some of our ultimate favorite life & style icons are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Bianca Jagger, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin and we were super inspired by the headwear they used to rock.

We’ve also been known to skip a hair wash or two and our bands are the perfect accessory to channel the vintage style we love and mask our dirty roots at the same time! We’re all about multi tasking when it comes to looking cute :)

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BA: Describe your vision for your brand.

IWTB: We envision creating a lifestyle brand of accessories and apparel for a fun and fearless boho babe that has a serious case of wanderlust. Who’s all about spreading light and positivity that needs the perfect head to toe get up that is aligned with her beautiful life.

BA: What’s a memorable moment from your journey thus far?

IWTB: Seeing our turbans on Beyoncé was definitely a memorable moment.

BA: What were your biggest hardships on your journey to where you are now? How did you overcome them?

IWTB: One of our greatest difficulties has been setting up and streamlining production. In the beginning we tried many different people and shops and we had to be patient to try to find that perfect fit.

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Check out Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential wearing hers!

BA: What does a day in the life of Kailee & Erin entail?

IWTB: Wake up, meditation, check emails, social media, prioritize today’s to-do list, ship orders, fabric shopping, some form of movement (yoga/hiking) and fueling our bodies with something vibrant (aka dinner date together).

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BA: We know you love your yoga! Any advice for beginners looking to get into it?

IWTB: Find a style you love and an instructor who resonates with you and you’re golden!

BA: Best tip for boosting self-confidence?

IWTB: Realizing that you’re you and that’s special, no body else can replicate it and you’re doing the best you can. Sometimes even just being your own best friend and support system and looking within for guidance and confidence works wonders. We put our trust in the universe. It’s also great to have some sweet friends who can be your cheerleaders when you aren’t necessarily feeling you’re best.

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BA: What are your favorite ways to relax?

IWTB: We love listening to music, doing yoga, hiking, being in nature, beach walks, anything by the water, meditation, treating ourselves to dinner (and dessert) at one of our favorite restaurants and playing with puppies to name a few.

BA: How do you keep yourself and each other motivated to work hard towards your dreams? / And how about your favorite way to pump yourselves (and each other) up?

IWTB: We love to envision our dream life, talk about it, picture it, feel what it feels like, talk about the details, the things we’re going to do and the places we’re going to go and remind ourselves that we’re on the path to it. Good music is always necessary for a pump up!

BA: f you could each pick one song to describe yourselves, what would it be?

IWTB: Ahh man, this is such a hard question! Music is everything and there’s so many songs we absolutely love, it’s so hard to just pick one! I guess if we had to…

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How gorgeous are they?! Ahh!

Kailee: T & A – Rolling Stones Erin: Too hard to answer!

BA: What about a song to describe each other?

IWTB: Another doozy! Star Man by David Bowie for Erin because it’s mystical and magical like her and Cosmic Dancer by T-Rex for Kailee because she’s cosmic goddess…duh!

BA: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve each received?

IWTB: I was really upset one day a few years back and a woman I was talking to just said this to me. I heard her and didn’t think much of it at the time. I had no idea I would never forget it, repeat it all the time and share it with so many others…

“The kinder you are to yourself, the kinder the world is to you.” 1. What does empowering women mean to you?

We love the thought of strong, empowered women wildly chasing their dreams. It’s so important to us to surround ourselves with women like that, and we always do all we can to support and empower one another. We’re definitely finding the truth in the saying “your vibe attracts your tribe”! Our rad girl club is rapidly growing and we couldn’t be more grateful.

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BA: If you could tell all women everywhere one thing, what would it be?

IWTB: Love yourself!

BA: What’s next for you both and I’m With The Band?

IWTB: We’re working on a line of super cute and functional loungy, vacay wear to add to our selection to complement our headwear. We should have the first piece out any day now! And as always, continuing to build and strive towards our dreams is what’s on our agenda!

Check out I’m With the Band here:

Website: http://im-with-the-band.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imwiththebandheadbandsandturbans Instagram: @im_with_the_band_headbands
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImWithTheBandHB
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/imwiththebandLA/

Hashtags: #BabesInBands #ImWithTheBand


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BAB: Taryn Rasgon of Vegetaryn

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One thing we have started to notice about our Bowed Arrow Babes is how genuine, personable and sweet they all are. Maybe that is one of the big keys as to why they are so successful! Of course they are also driven and fearless!

Taryn is all of the above and such a big inspiration because she started her company with absolutely no experience and has taught herself along the way. It hasn’t even been a full year and she already has over 13k followers on Instagram!

Now, it’s time to meet her!

BA: Go ahead, introduce yourself and let us know a little more about you!

TMy name is Taryn Rasgon, and I am 25 years old. I grew up in Agoura Hills, CA and started my own company, Vegetaryn, in November of 2014.

BA: Tell us how Vegetaryn came to be.

TWhen I was in college my friends were all about being Entrepreneurs. Their work ethic and drive really rubbed off on me. I figured the best way to learn about business, was to go out and try to start one. Even though I have never taken a course in graphic design, SEO,  or marketing, I have figured out how to build a website, brand, and business – mostly, I can thank Google for the answers :)

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{Shop her shirt HERE!}

BA: What’s a memorable moment from your journey?

TI’ll never forget the first time I got a sale, I honestly did not know if I was going to be able to sell a single shirt. It was the best feeling when I got the first notification that someone purchased a Vegetaryn shirt, I couldn’t believe it, it felt like my hard work became worth it!

BA: What does a day in the life of Taryn entail?

TA day in the life of Taryn entails waking up in the morning and starting the day off with either Tea or a Smoothie. Then I answer emails and check my social media. Usually, each day can vary but I often spend my day in coffee shops, my apartment, or vegan eateries working on updates, blog posts, events, shipping & packaging, and maintaining all things Vegetaryn. All while eating delicious plant-based food throughout the day!

BA: The items you sell are adorable! Where did you get your inspo for the fun, creative sayings?!

TIt’s funny because I have tons of sayings and lots of exciting plans for new designs in the future. I usually think of 3 or 4 of the sayings at once. It’s like I get a burst of inspiration and my brain is on fire (usually I am with a friend or two, when we are being clever). I keep a list of all the sayings I ever come up with. I ask my friends and family which ones they like and then start from there. All Vegetaryn shirts & items are meant to be fun and worn as easy conversation starters. What better way to meet a stranger than over a good laugh?!

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BA: Any tips to supplement a healthy lifestyle for the other busy girls of the world?

TOther girls of the busy world keep up your good, hard, work. We need more of you. And if HEALTH isn’t one of your top priorities, take a step back and realize it is important, take care of it and nourish it.

BA: Best tip for boosting self-confidence?

TTell yourself how beautiful and awesome you are EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

BA: What is your favorite way to pump yourself up?

TNot really sure how to answer this one. I do not know if I have a certain way.

BA: If you could pick one song to describe yourself, what would it be?

TI am the worst with music. I don’t even know the name of the top song that’s always playing on the radio :/

BA: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

TOne of the best pieces of advice I have received is if you want something, create it.

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{How freakin’ cute is she?!}

BA: What does empowering women mean to you?

TWorking with other women, to support, and give strength to each other.

BA: What’s next for you?

TI have an Ebook and some other really exciting surprises coming out for Vegetaryn! Stay tuned!

Be sure to check her out and give her some support, babes! AND!!! She’s offering 20% off to all of our babes! Use the code BOWEDARROWBABE at checkout in her shop to receive the discount! Her Ts and reusable bags are seriously the cutest!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vegetaryn

Instagram: @vegetaryn

Website: www.vegetaryn.com

Shop!: The Vegetaryn Shop


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BAB: Kelly Robyn of Miss With-It!

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Okay, Babes! If you have not been following/shopping Miss With-It you are Miss-ing out! Tees, Pillows and sassy make-up pouches are just the beginning. The merch is awesome but the woman behind it all is absolutely fabulous! We are so excited to introduce you to Kelly, the founder of Miss With-It!

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BA: How did you get into fashion?

KR: I have a background in fashion photography. After I returned from shooting fashion photography in Paris, I was eager to continue on a creative path to learn more about design. I think my skills and years of experience in fashion photography really helped sharpen my eye for design. While I was in design school, I continued directing, and shooting my own fashion editorial spreads for fun and for submissions. I also created my own fashion magazine project where I managed the roles as editor, photographer and layout designer. Later on that year, my magazine won the Gold Award for Graphis International New Talent Awards which was exciting! Then, after I graduated from design school I worked at a design studio in London, which is such a major fashion capital. London will always be my favorite fashion city! After working in London I went on to direct and photograph some fashion shoots in Berlin, which had a totally different fashion aesthetic than London. I think every city I’ve been to has inspired my style sense in different ways. I’m back in Los Angeles now, and I find this city to be just as inspiring as the others. LA has so many cool new and old things to discover, it’s really inspired my brand. To me, LA is like wearing an old dress that you’ve worn 100 times, but you just discovered this old dress has cool little pockets that you never knew were there before.

BA: What were you doing before you started your own company?

KR: After I graduated from Design school I ditched everything I owned (including my car), I left my family + friends behind in California in order to live out my dream of living + working in London. I had always wanted to live in London. It’s such a creative, fashion forward, BRILLIANT city, that it has always captivated me in ways nowhere else could. I wanted to feel a part of something bigger. I wanted to be in a place where I could be constantly inspired with every turn of my head. I absolutely LOVED London, and everyday was like living the dream. I was so inspired daily, just like I had always hoped. But, after some time, it didn’t work out in London for me because of complicated UK visa restrictions, so I came back to the States. I felt so lost + ashamed that my dream didn’t work out for the long term. I would constantly beat myself up, and I had many identity crisis freak outs. It was a huge process to rebuild & reinvent myself again. Then one day I realized, this IS my reality so I better learn to like it, or even love it.

BA: When did you get the idea for Miss With-It?

KR: I was sick in bed one day + I wanted to feel somewhat productive, so I just started coming up with funny sayings and designing them on pillows to entertain myself and give myself a little chuckle, haha. I shared them on social media for my friends to see, and everything really just picked up from there. From the positive response I received, I continued designing more, and through this Miss With-it was born. While I was in the midst of my depression, I focused all of my energy on starting up this new business. It brought me so much joy when my audience thought my designs were funny and shared them with their friends. I love making people laugh, and I absolutely love it when my customers tag me in a photo on social media of how they are enjoying their new goodies. Without them even realizing it, the support of my engaged customers all over the globe managed to pull me out of my daily pity parties haha. I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone for their support of Miss With-it.

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BA: Have you always been into fashion and home decor or was it a twist of fate?

KR: Yes, very much so. I’m an inspired person. I am the product of my environment(s).

BA: Describe your vision for yourself and Miss With-It.

KR: Well, I’ve always been a multi-passionate, super-creative, with massive amounts of incurable ADD. There are so many things that make my heart sing! Design, photography, fashion, travel, color, beautiful typography, laughing… I’d love to just spend the rest of my life laughing haha. Being a lover of so many beauties, I can’t imagine giving any of them up to stick to just ONE thing, and be great at that ONE thing. You know what I mean? With Miss With-it my intention is to combine all of my loves into one vivacious environment in order to spread a little sass, humor + individuality. Miss With-it is about creating a community of With-it Babes that also have a love for multiple interests, the beautiful things in life, and also witty personalities to boot!

BA: So what’s next for you?

KR: Just recently Miss With-it got a completely new makeover! I had so much fun designing the new line, and I’m really excited to bring in the new pouches! These are great for make-up, change, credit cards, and cute emergency items like bobbi pins and additional flair. They’re cute & handy. What could be better? I like to surprise people and keep popping up with new items and designs. So stay tuned for what’s next!

BA: What’s a memorable moment from your journey to becoming a business owner?

KR: The moment a major idea strikes is the most electric and energizing feeling. I’m a passionate person that thrives on new ideas. I hope to continuously carry these electric moments with me throughout my journey.

BA: What were some of the biggest hardships on your journey to where you are now? How did you overcome them?

KR: Oh, definitely overcoming the blues I felt when I came back to the States. My dreams felt like they had shattered into a million pieces. It was a huge lesson in resilience for me. I learned to just get back up, dust myself off, and reinvent myself again. I learned that all of life is a process and to trust that all the dots will connect some day, but you can’t see the dots looking forward, you can only see the dots connect when looking back. Living abroad definitely happened for a reason; I’m a lot tougher than I ever used to be. I pay no mind to any pettiness. The biggest lesson to take away from any disadvantage in life is that failure is a much more faithful teacher than immediate success. Trust me on that.

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BA: Best tips for boosting self-confidence?

KR:

1. Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. Comparison is the thief of joy.

2. Watch your thoughts carefully. Train your brain to be positive.

3. Surround yourself with loving, supportive people. Strive to enhance + inspire other people’s lives too.

BA: Any advice for young girls?

KR: Absolutely. Your choices matter; even the seemingly small ones. So, live consciously. Create a vision for your life. What you think about you bring about. Dream build. Read books. Find someone that has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Pick your role models wisely; find out what they did and do it.

BA: How do you motivate yourself or pump yourself up when you are feeling a little “bleh”?

KR: I’ve always loved punk rock, it really gets me going! So, when I’m feeling “bleh” or low energy, I’ll throw on some Bad Brains, Cramps, The Saints or Dead Kennedys, and just go nuts. Haha, it’s an instant cool fix.

BA: What’s your favorite way to wind-down and relax?

KR: I’m a pretty relaxed and mellow person generally. But, I like to light my Voluspa candle in French Cade Lavender + drink some wine while watching New Girl (it’s the only show I watch). Oh, the simple things.

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BA: If you could pick one song to describe yourself, what would it be?

KR: Nancy Sinatra “These boots are made for walkin’ “. My go-to song for Karaoke!

BA: Something you are totally obsessed with right now?

KR: I just moved to LA, so I’m obsessed with exploring new areas and finding new pockets that I never knew existed. I love taking walks around my neighborhood in West Hollywood, and people watching!

BA: Any health tips for busy women?

KR: Get at least 7 hours of sleep. Limit your sugar intake. Stay away from processed foods + fast food. Drink green tea everyday. Take probiotics for a healthy gut. Start your day with a protein packed smoothie, throw in a spoonful of coconut oil + apple cider vinegar for energy + to boost your metabolism. If you’re stressed, get outside and go for a walk, you’ll feel much better.

BA: What does empowering women mean to you?

KR: Instead of trying to compete with one another, I’d like to see us all succeed. It all starts with having a vision for your own life, and that can have an impact on the world.

BA: Best piece of advice you have ever received?

KR:

“Instead of striving for perfection, strive for excellence; it’s way more fun.” – Mama

“Always set your own standards, or someone else will, and they will set them low.” – Papa

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Love Kelly and her line as much as we do? Good, because she is giving one lucky BAB a make-up pouch or pillow of their choice! Check out our Instagram to find out how to win @bowedarrows!

While you are there, follow Kelly @shopmisswithit!

Twitter: @shopmisswithit

Facebook: Miss With-It

Pinterest: Miss With-It!

You can also shop here.

Keep on babing, Babes!


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Bowed Arrow Babe: Kiersten Rich of The Blonde Abroad!

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It’s our favorite day of the week, babes! Woman Crush Wednesday! We are thrilled to be talking with Kiersten Rich of The Blonde Abroad today!  Many of you may already be familiar with Kiersten, but for those of you who are just getting to know her, she is an award-winning travel and fashion blogger. Kiersten has been featured on many Top Travel Blog Lists and Top Instagram Account Lists plus so much more. Kiersten, Jenna and Chantelly all lived in the same city and never crossed paths but it just seemed like a perfect fit to feature someone so close to home! Read on to see why we love Kiersten and her blog so much!

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Kiersten! We are thrilled to have you be our featured Bowed Arrow Babe this week. So, let’s talk Blondes…namely The Blonde Abroad!

BA: What is The Blonde Abroad ?

Kiersten Rich: The Blonde Abroad is an award-winning solo female travel & lifestyle blog featuring travel tips, fashion, festivals and photography from around the world.

BA: What was your inspiration for wanting to start your own Blog and website?

 Kiersten Rich: I initially began writing a blog for hobby. I always loved storytelling and writing and it was a great way to share my travel experiences with friends and family.

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BA: Your trips aren’t always for leisure, tell us about some of the philanthropic work you have done in other countries.

 Kiersten Rich: Volunteering abroad has been the most rewarding travel experience for me. My first philanthropic trip was with a water quality project in Honduras, but since then I’ve volunteered with and helped raise money for organizations around the world.

I was a volunteer for Team USA in the 2010 Paralympic Games in London and have also helped raise money for organizations like Biblioworks in Bolivia and Peruvian Hearts in Peru, to name a few.

BA: You left a career in corporate finance, but you still do consulting through The Blonde Abroad, tell us about that!

 Kiersten Rich: One of my skills, regardless of career, has always been branding and business development. One of the key ways I have turned my own brand into a business is through sharing my expertise and helping businesses with social media, content creation and lifestyle marketing. I also offer blog mentorship where I work 1-on-1 with bloggers of all skill levels on everything from website design to social media strategy.

BA: What does a day in the life of Kiersten Rich entail?

 Kiersten Rich: Admittedly, it’s not as glamorous as it may seem on social media. The Blonde Abroad requires a lot of work and I have an entire team that helps ensure everything runs smoothly. I typically get through my emails first and tie in with my Community Manager to discuss the goals and deliverables of projects, campaigns and content.

When I’m not traveling, I typically spend about 10-12 hours a day working on everything from graphic design to writing. A lot of my time is spent managing ongoing projects and negotiating future partnerships and campaigns.

When I am traveling, I try my best to disconnect and be present so that I can still enjoy my experience and to better offer authentic advice when it comes time to vlog or blog about it. And of course, a lot of my time is spent behind and in front of my camera lens developing content and shooting travel photography.

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BA: Favorite place you have traveled?

Kiersten Rich: My recent trip to Iceland has definitely topped the charts. With everything from the Blue Lagoon to glacier trekking, it was definitely one of the most magical destinations I’ve ever been to.

BA: What’s next for you and The Blonde Abroad?

 Kiersten Rich: I just returned from the Sundance Film Festival and, I haven’t announced it yet, but I’m about to embark on a big All-American road trip through the south. I’m going to be visiting some major cities for the first time, including Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans and meeting up with readers along the way!

(Kiersten is currently on her All-American Road Trip and you can check her itinerary to see if she is coming to your town here!)

BA: What’s a memorable moment from your journey?

Kiersten Rich: I have to say most of what I do as a travel blogger is memorable, but the travel community is what truly touches my heart. I get countless email each day, but I often hear from women that tell me I was their inspiration for their first solo trip. I also hear from college students a lot that tell me my advice gave them the confidence to study abroad.

Knowing that my business and my passion inspire others and motivate them to live a life they love is the ultimate reward.

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BA: What were your biggest hardships on your journey to where you are now? How did you overcome them?

Kiersten Rich: Pursuing a blog as a business has to be one of the biggest emotional roller coasters. I think most entrepreneurs deal with self-doubt. The high risk of going all in on something that isn’t guaranteed is incredibly scary.

I still deal with some of the same lows that I had in the beginning of my blogging career, but I would say that I now translate that doubt and fear into motivation and determination which, in the end, has made me more successful.

Now for the fun questions! 

BA: What did you want to be when you grew up?

Kiersten Rich: An actress!

BA: What does confidence mean to you and how do you achieve it?

 Kiersten Rich: I think confidence comes in owning both your strengths and weaknesses. Confidence isn’t about always being the best at something or lying about the type of person you really are.

Our weaknesses make us human and when you love yourself regardless, you shine a little brighter.

BA: Any tips to supplement a healthy lifestyle for the other busy girls of the world?

 Kiersten Rich: A good night’s sleep, lots of water and limit your sugar intake.

BA: What’s your favorite way to relax?

Kiersten Rich: I’m a big fan of day spas. A good book is also my favorite way to relax and clear my head.

BA: And how about pumping yourself up?

 Kiersten Rich: All I need is a cup of coffee and I can take over the world.

 BA: If you could describe yourself in a song, what would it be?

 Kiersten Rich:Miles Away” by Years Around the Sun

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BA: Something you are totally obsessed with right now?

Kiersten Rich: I recently discovered travel-friendly airbrush makeup and it’s been a total game changer for me. I’m obsessed.

BA: What does empowering women mean to you?

 Kiersten Rich: Overcoming stereotypes, for starters. That’s a big part of what inspired the “Blonde” in my brand. What you look like does not define you.

It’s also about giving women the motivation and tools (whether it’s confidence, knowledge or education) to better themselves.

BA: If you could tell all women everywhere one thing, what would it be?

 Kiersten Rich: You are capable and worthy of an amazing life and career. Having mentors and surrounding yourself with people that believe in you is essential, but you don’t need permission to live a life you love.

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Be sure to check out Kiersten and follow her around the world on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Warning: You WILL get the travel bug!

XX,

J&C

 

 

 


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