When I started Curated Life, all I had was a passion to create something that would inspire you. I had limited finances and no industry connections… Yet, everything just kept coming together right on time. There was a flow to it. I just knew that this was the way things should be. And as I write this, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all the strangers who came along side me to help make this dream possible.
We have so many milestones to celebrate. Within a year, we have built a community of millennial women entrepreneurs who support each other and connected them to community resources through 6 events (3 of which were at capacity). We built connections with Canadian and women-owned businesses through in-kind sponsorships of our gift bags that were distributed at each event. We also launched a print/digital magazine as a platform to further share the inspirational stories of these entrepreneurs.
I’m very pleased to share with you our second issue, just in time for the holidays. In this issue we recap each master class event, profile Canadian millennial women entrepreneurs like Aurora James (Brother Veilles), Jessica Ching (Eve Medical) and Hayla Amini (Influencer). You can catch up on business advice from experts like Chantel Chapman (holler for your dollar) and Nikki Singh (Real Estate in Stilettos). And enjoy lifestyle and health content as well. Here’s a sneak peek featuring Chyauna Francis’s Boss Babe Gift Guide (on page 47).
One of the many fun things to do during the Holiday season is to exchange gifts with your friends and loved ones! I have put together some gift ideas catering to the many different boss babe personalities. Which boss babe best describes you or your loved one? Get inspired and take a peek at what we thought were some great gift ideas for this holiday season!
The Organized Boss Babe
She usually manages her time wisely and can be seen with a day planner filled with sticky notes. She is goal oriented, motivated and thoughtful. And no matter how busy she is, she will take the time out to dream big.
1. Celine card holder / nordstrom / see price in-store
2. Clinique “great skin everywhere” travel set / holt renfrew / $83.00CDN
3. Acrylic stapler and tape set / homesense / $24.99CDN
4. Gold and marble jewelry tree / homesense / $19.99CDN
5. 3 subject spiral notebook / indigo.ca /$11.95CDN
The Stylish Boss Babe
This boss babe is expressive and has a strong sense of personal style. She keeps her closet curated with the best classics. And stays up-to-date the latest trends and events despite her hectic work schedule.
The Conscious Boss Babe
When it comes to her community and important causes this babe knows it all. You will find nothing but organic, sustainable and ethical products in her kitchen, closet or bathroom. She is passionate and has a lot of love to share.
The Techie Boss Babe
This boss babe will impress you with her knowledge of the newest apps and electronics. This chic geek practices poise and patience day-to-day. Yet she loves being the know -it-all.
1. Charlotte Tilbury mini lipstick charms / holt renfrew / $55CDN
I hope this issue is one that inspires and empowers you. I hope you have a joyous Christmas and a prosperous 2017. We’re looking forward to seeing you again next year.