FEATURE: ESSELLE SF

You are doing better than you realize.
— Sherry Lee, Esselle

What is KIS?

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Image Source @Essellesf

Image Source @Essellesf

KIS is an extension of the new Esselle studio space.

We think of Kinsfolk Inspired Space (aka KIS) as a social club for empowered women creatives. It is our mission to connect, learn, grow and support each other because without these amazing women, esselle wouldn’t be what it is today. That is why we carved out a beautiful space to foster this community and see it thrive. 

Image Source @Essellesf

Image Source @Essellesf

Image Source @Essellesf

Image Source @Essellesf

It is our goal to get KIS up and running by the end of September so we can start hosting fun activities and connect with fellow creatives in the neighborhood! We want this space to be used in many ways – from workshops, off-site meetings, presentations, and classes to intimate gatherings, and photography! We really can’t wait to start inviting people over and talk about all the fun things we can do together!

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Photography by @Induhuynh / Florals by @floralmaker

Aside from busy setting up KIS, esselle has grown tremendously as we officially entered into the wholesale market. We survived summer tradeshows and with that had to learn how to produce products quickly as we hand-paint all the wooden products in house.  Because when things happen, they always seems to happen all at once, the best thing I could do to keep grounded, like any entrepreneur would be to take it day by day! For me, prioritizing day-to-day task has really helped me get things done, instead of becoming a ball of anxiety. And one quote always stays in my mind when I am approaching “insanity” : “You are doing better than you realize.”  That’s a great daily reminder when things are chaotic and you just need to take a breather and know that you are doing the best you can.

 

 

Riviera Maya, Mexico 2017 Tour

Hard to believe that our Mexico sketch class was just last month, but wanted to share some of the amazing details from this class!  First of all, how can you not be inspired by this amazing setting and location?  We were dare we say, spoiled from beginning to end by some of our favorites vendors! Our hosts @dreamsrivieracancun + @marialimon made our trip SO SO amazing!! And our wonderful photographer, Enrique Leon from Agencia FVS was there to capture it all! Guys, we're telling you - the hospitality in Mexico is by far the best in the world!!  Maybe this is why we keep coming back!!

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