Episode 45: Turning Passion into Profit with Nycci Nellis, The Ultimate Foodie & Multimedia Maven

Happy Monday, Foxies! We are trying something new here and are going to be posting our new episodes on MONDAYS. What better way to start your week than with us?! We thought so too.

This week, we are super excited because we have Food Critic and Journalist, Nycci Nellis, in the Foxhole! What started out as an idea 15 years ago, has now turned into a multi-media operation that covers all things food, wine, and entertaining in the greater D.C. area. Her pre-blog website, TheListAreYouOnIt.com, now has over 40,000 subscribers and covers everything from restaurant openings, industry events, local buzz, and what next best things are coming to the District. I know, we are starting to get hungry too. 

D.C.’s OG Foodie tells us all about her journey and how she “stumbled” upon her dream job. From finding support in her local community to struggling to change with social media, Nycci gets totally authentic! P.S. She also gets real about  her skincare, and if you can’t tell by that photo up there, you DON'T want to miss that. Enjoy!

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DC’s OG Foodie tells us all about her journey and how she “stumbled” upon her dream job. From finding support in her local community to struggling to change with social media, Nycci gets totally authentic! P.S. She also gets real about  her skincare, and if you can’t tell by that photo up there, you DON'T want to miss that. Enjoy!

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FOX BYTE #1: How to Ask Someone to Coffee

It's our first FOX BYTE! In addition to bringing you awesome interviews with amazing women, Erin and Casey will be chiming in with topics as they come up in our little brains. This week's mini-episode is focused all around the semi-controversial "Can I take you to coffee?" question, how to best approach the ask, what do when someone says yes and just how important the follow up is. Before going the entrepreneur route, Erin and Casey worked in the PR world where they networked their little fox tails off so they know their stuff. Enjoy this FOX BYTE. 

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Episode 44: Give THE BEST Gifts this Holiday Season, a Conversation with Secretly Gifting Co-Founders, Ashley Bronczek and Candace Ourisman

'TIS THE SEASON FOXIES. And SURPRISE we are releasing this very special episode with the incredible co-founders of Secretly Gifting on a Monday so you can download and listen while you travel (or chill at home waiting for dinner guests) for Thanksgiving so you are ready to gift the very best to your loved ones this holiday season. Of course, Ashley and Candace have way more to offer than just gifting tips (think how to thoughtfully give a gift card, how to gift to your cool BFF who has everything) they turned their passion into a thriving business in less than two years and we were left all kinds of inspired. PLUS, they are super cool, funny and down to earth and we want to be them when we grow up. Enjoy this gem.

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Episode 43: Accidental Beauty Expert | Becky Waddell, Founder of Take Care

We are so excited about this week’s guest you guys! Becky Waddell, Founder + CEO of Take Care Shop, is just an absolute gem and her journey is starting the natural beauty shop is so inspiring. Plus, Casey came prepared and got to ask Becky, who is a new mom herself, a ton of great questions - from beauty products for pregnant woman to balancing her business as a new mom. As always, we get personal and we are super grateful that Becky did too! Becky gets real about beauty trends (see Spencer Pratt’s instagram for a hint), how she manages stress, and how she deals with being the ‘face’ of her company while also being an introvert. Get ready for some serious words of wisdom!

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Episode 42: Running the Wellthy Empire with Shizu Okusa, CEO + Founder of JRINK Juicery

This week, we talk to Shizu Okusa, Founder + CEO of JRINK Juicery, a juicery that has been booming in Washington D.C. since 2014. After an Eat, Pray, Love-type experience, Shizu was inspired by all the different ways to incorporate wellness into your everyday life and JRINK was eventually born. Now, the brand has evolved to cover all your wellness needs with the opening of their sister company, Apothékary. JRINK focuses on reactionary health - think: I am hungover and so need the ‘Clean Me Up’ right now. Apothékary is more about proactive wellness and covers anything from mental health to sexual health. Shizu talks about the journey of the brand, the challenge of finding her niche, and how she’s been able to define her business in an ever-changing health and wellness industry. Plus, Shizu introduces us to the Dosha quiz, a personality test to help you identify what wellness strides are best for you - and we ALL know how we’re suckers for a good personality quiz.

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Episode 41: Carving Your Own Path with Mimi Miller, CEO + Fashion Designer of Mimi Miller Womenswear

This week, we sit down with Mimi Miller, Founder + CEO of Mimi Miller Womenswear, a clothing brand that is dedicated to designing timeless garments for the everyday girlboss.  Even from a young age, Mimi has always been fashion-forward and studied Fashion Design at Marymount University. When she was having trouble looking for more ‘conservative but cute’ clothing options, she decided to launch her own line of loose fitting and longer pieces.  Mimi’s formula for beautiful clothing is simple: Ethical Production + Quality Fit + Excellent Textiles = Effortless & Modern Pieces. We talk to her about where she finds inspiration, living a natural lifestyle, and her EIGHT bunnies. Basically, she is the coolest woman in the world ya’ll.

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Episode 40: Disrupting an Industry with Nicole Gibbons, CEO + Founder of Clare Paint

This week in the Foxhole, we sit down with Nicole Gibbons, interior designer and founder of Clare, an innovative company challenging the status quo of paint. Rachel’s journey is inspiring, motivating, and colorful. We talk about the logistics of starting your own business, the emotional stress that can come along with that, and how “an idea, a dream, and a whole lot of hustle” can get you where you want to be.

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Episode 39: Going ALL IN on Your Dreams with IVY WILD CEO + FOUNDER, Rachel Mulcahy

This week we chat in person with Rachel Mulcahy, CEO + Founder of Ivy Wild Beauty, non-toxic beauty retail store located in Washington D.C.'s Manhattan Laundry building. Rachel's story and perspective on starting her business is refreshing, humble and super practical. We talk about the emotional and mental lead up to leaving the cushy corporate world, Rachel talks about why she skipped the side hustle and went all in on Ivy Wild, our reoccuring feelings about cutting out toxic people comes up and LOTS more. 

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Episode 38: REAL LIFE Dermatologist Dr. Lucey is BACK! Fall/Winter Skincare, Micro-needling, Dermaplaning and Probiotics for Your Face

Back by popular demand, Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Patricia Lucey is BACK to talk about fall and winter skincare, the working mom life, her newest celebrity crush and obvsiouly so much more. We ask Dr. Lucey what is microneedling and who should get it, what the heck is dermaplaning, what are the best cosmetic treatments to get during the fall/winter and she explains why ingesting collagen might not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Episode 37: WHAT'S IN YOUR VITAMIN?! Redefining the Vitamin with Sara Cullen, CEO & Founder of GEM

In this week's episode Casey is super, awkwardly pregnant and Erin rants about why Zika is still a real thing (I mean DUH). But more importantly, we talk to Sara Cullen, the CEO & Founder of GEM, she is redefining the vitamin with daily real food bites. Sara tells us about her journey to wellness, what it was like to start her second business, her INSANELY interested perspective on life and how she built community around GEM before she even launched, so genius. Sara's interview is interesting, inspiring and out favorite, REAL. Enjoy foxes! 

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Episode 36: The One Thing to Ask Your Network with Rachel Silver, CEO & Founder of LoveStoriesTV

This week we're talking to Rachel Silver, CEO and Founder of LoveStoriesTV about how she started her business, raised funds and built her team. Rachel talks about the unique and underestimated value of tapping into your network. We also talk to Rachel about LoveStoriesTV's marketing and partnership strategies and why sometimes it's better to jump and figure it out on the way down than get stuck in over planning and preparing.

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Episode 35: Salt + Sundry CEO & Founder, Amanda McClements

You guys asked for it and we DELIVERED. Our Foxhole interview with Amanda McClements, CEO and Founder of Salt + Sundry and Little Leaf Shop. Amanda was a write for Food + Wine for 15 years before she decided to take the leap into retail opening her first Salt + Sundry shop in Union Market. Amanda's take on business and life is just SO DOWN TO EARTH but still so positive - her perspective is refreshing and inspiring at the same time. Also, don't mind Erin asking her how she gets her teeth so white LOL. This one is GOLD so listen, tell your friends and spread love little foxes. 

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